Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition covers most curricular and extra-curricular activities. It includes room and board for boarding students and lunches for day students.
2014-2015 ACADEMIC YEAR TUITION
Upper School Boarding Student………………………….....….......$52,900
Upper School Day Student………………………………..................$35,900
Middle School Student……………………...................................$29,200
Each student is accepted and enrolled as either a boarding student or a day student. The director of admission and the associate head of school must approve any changes in status.
A one percent (1%) net tuition discount is offered if the year’s net tuition and fees are paid on or before June 1, 2014.
HEALTH SERVICES FEE
$400 Boarding Students
$265 Day and Middle School Students
The school provides around-the-clock nursing care in a professionally staffed medical service facility that is available to all students (overnight services are limited to boarding students). The Health Service fee helps to defray the costs of providing these services, the services of the school’s physician, and a consulting psychologist. All students must carry appropriate medical insurance from a company with a servicing address in the United States.
$500 All Students
This fee covers access to a personal device for use in the classroom and in the dorms or home, the academic software necessary, support, and ongoing infrastructure improvements.
INTERNATIONAL ADDRESS FEE
$200 International Students or Students Living Abroad
For students with a primary address outside the United States, a fee of $200 is charged to defray the costs of international fax communications, higher mailing costs, and a range of other support services.
I-20 PROCESSING FEE
$250 International Students or Students Living Abroad
For students who require annual immigration registration, a fee of $250 is charged to absorb the costs associated with processing information through SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System).
ROOM and KEY DEPOSIT
$100 Boarding Students Only
This amount is withheld from the student’s account in July as a deposit for the room interior and a room key in the dorm room. At the end of the school year, if the student’s dorm room is left completely clean and the room key is returned, the $100 deposit will be credited back to the student’s account. If any one of the three guidelines is not met, the deposit will be kept in increments of $30 for the room key and $70 for room cleanliness.
Families can to apply for financial aid starting on November 1, 2014, as described below.
For new families, applications should be completed by February 1, 2015.
For returning families, applications should be completed by February 15, 2015.
1. Go to http://sss.nais.org/
2. Click on the prompt to begin your Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). You only need to complete one PFS, even if you have several children applying to Williston. Each parent household must complete a PFS. However, if an applicant’s parents are divorced or separated each parent must file a PFS form and submit the required documentation separately. In addition, families who own a business or a farm must file a business/farm statement, which can also be completed on the SSS website.
3. You will be given a username and password that will allow you to return to your PFS at a later date before submitting your completed PFS. Your information will be secure.
4. For help uploading documents for your PFS, check the SSS website.
OTHER FINANCING OPTIONS
Tuition Management Systems (TMS) allows families to spread out costs over ten or twelve payments, interest-free. View TMS payment options.
A letter notifying the recipient of awarded financial aid is sent at the same time as the letter of admission. A signed copy of the financial aid agreement should be returned with the deposit prior to April 10. This deposit signifies understanding and acceptance of the award.