Williston’s tuition and fees includes room and board for boarding students and lunches for day students, and covers most curricular and extracurricular activities.
Health Services Fee
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.
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
For students with a primary address outside the United States, a fee of $285 is charged to defray the costs of international fax communications, higher mailing costs, and a range of other support services.
I-20 Processing Fee
For students who require annual immigration registration, a fee of $335 is charged to absorb the costs associated with processing information through SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System).
Room Key and Deposit
The school bills all boarding students a $150 deposit at the beginning of the year and holds the deposit until after check out in the spring. At the end of the school year, if the student’s dorm room is left completely clean, in the school’s sole discretion, the $150 deposit will be credited back to the Student Account. If this requirement is not met, the deposit will be kept.
Tuition Refund Insurance
Tuition refund insurance is billed at 1.35 percent of net tuition. This program is mandatory unless the full year’s tuition and fees are paid by July 15, 2022.
Williston’s financial aid grants help make opportunity accessible to hundreds of exceptional students from all income levels. Each year, the school provides $6.2 million in financial aid, ranging from significant grants to modest awards, to help qualified applicants bridge the gap between the cost of tuition and family resources. Our goal is to open the door of opportunity, and to create a vibrant and diverse student body.
If you have Financial Aid or Tuition questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (413) 529-3075 or by email.
Financial Aid FAQs
How is financial aid awarded?
Grants are awarded on a year-by-year basis at the discretion of the Financial Aid Committee. These grants are based on family need, strength of a student’s application, and financial aid resources. While we are fortunate to be able to offer $6.2 million in financial aid to our student body, we are unable to accept all capable students who qualify for financial aid, and candidates may be placed on the school’s waiting list.
How do I apply for financial aid?
Williston partners with School and Student Services (SSS) to process financial aid applications. Please visit the parent portal of SSS to begin your Parent’s Financial Statement (PFS) and upload your supporting tax documents. Your financial aid application is complete after you have filled out the PFS and uploaded your supporting documents. Please note that all documents must be uploaded directly to your PFS online. Williston’s school code for SSS is 8230.
You may also find these two documents helpful in applying for financial aid.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
What information and documents do I need to submit with my financial aid application?
Everything you need to know about submission information and appropriate tax documentation can be found in the Financial Aid Application Guidelines.
What are the deadlines?
For new families, financial aid applications should be completed by February 1, 2022. For returning families, financial aid applications should be completed by December 15, 2021. More specific deadline information can be found in our Financial Aid Timetable.
I didn't receive financial aid my first year; can I in years following?
In general, returning students who do not apply for or receive financial aid their first year are unlikely to receive aid in the following years.
Meet Our Director of Financial Aid
Our goal with financial aid is to make a Williston education accessible to a wide variety of students. —Lee Greener ’06, Director of Financial Aid
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