Tuition & Financial Assistance
Independent Schools receive no federal or state funds and depend on tuition and fundraising alone to operate. Providing an independent school education for your child is an investment in their future.
2019-2020 Domestic Tuition & Fees
2019-2020 Domestic Tuition & Fees Upper School Domestic Tuition (Grades 9-12) $18,450
Middle School Tuition (Grades 6-8) $16,850
International Tuition available upon inquiry.
Independent School may be more in reach than you think.The Board of Trustees sets aside Financial Assistance to award to students based on need in order to honor our commitment to cultural and economic diversity. The Financial Assistance Application is separate from your admissions application and is considered independent of admissions.
Don’t let this process stop you from applying! The WSA staff is dedicated to making you feel at ease with the financial assistance application process. They are committed to making a WSA education possible for as many students as possible.
Financial assistance and scholarships are grants that do not need to be repaid. However, we do require that recipients re-apply for financial assistance annually.
Need for financial assistance is determined by an objective process utilizing FACTS Tuition Management and Grant & Aid Assessment. This process is coordinated by our West Sound Academy’s own Financial Assistance Committee. Based on the financial information you provide, FACTS G & A gives us an estimated amount your family can contribute to educational expenses. This allows the committee to make fair and impartial financial assistance decisions.
You may begin applying for financial assistance for any given academic year starting in early November of the preceding year. (For example, applications for the 2020-2021 academic year start on November 1, 2019) The process is outlined below. While we consider financial assistance requests regardless of the date submitted, there is a finite amount of assistance to be awarded each year. It is to a family’s benefit to submit your application as early as possible. Your family’s FACTS G & A application must be submitted online. FACTS G & A delivers your information quickly to our school, and this in turn allows us to move promptly on making a decision about your eligibility for financial assistance.
The 2020-2021 Admissions Application & Financial Assistance Application deadline is February 14, 2020. For more detailed information on applying for Financial Assistance, please download and review these flyers from FACTS: