Tuition & Expenses
Tuition & Fees
Upper School Boarding Student: $52,985
Upper School Day Student: $35,640
Middle School Student: $18,500
Tuition Refund Program
- Boarding Student $600
- Day Student $400
Health Services Fee
- Boarding Student $125
- Day Student $50
- Boarding Student $500
- Day Student $150
Books Range from $700 to $1,000
International Fee $2,500
Middle School Trip Fee: $500
English as a Second Language $5,000
- Full coverage is mandatory
- The plan cost is $1,695 for those not otherwise covered
Schedule of Payments
- 10% deposit due with enrollment contract
- August 1 - 60% percent of the tuition and 100% of all applicable fees due
- December 1 - Remaining 40% of the tuition less enrollment deposit due
International Exchange Rate
Wilbraham & Monson Academy has partnered with peerTransfer to streamline the tuition payment process for our international families. With peerTransfer, you are offered excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save a significant amount of money, as compared to traditional banks. You will also be notified via email when your payment is received by the school.
Visit their website to begin the payment process.
The Academy partners with the companies listed below to provide affordable and convenient payment options to help you manage your costs. If it is not financially feasible for you to pay your tuition in two installments, then you must enroll in one of the following plans:
Monthly Payment Plan
Monthly Payment Plan by Smart Tution allows you to pay annual expenses, interest-free, over a period of up to 12 months. Use WMA's Smart Tuition code: 12499.
Your Tuition Solution
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Convenient Payment Options from Your Tuition SolutionSM
Extended payment plans are available from Your Tuition SolutionSM. Plans range from 24 to 84 months and cover tuition amounts to $40,000. Interest rates are fixed and can be as low as 3.99% APR. There are no application or origination fees and no prepayment penalty which allows parents to pay the loan off early if they’d prefer. You can calculate monthly payments, learn more, or apply online at tuitionsolution.com.
Extended Payment Plan (using Your Tuition SolutionSM)
- Covers tuition amounts up to $40,000
- Fixed rates as low as 3.99% APR
- Plans from 24-84 months
- Calculate monthly payments at tuitionsolution.com
- No application or origination fees. No pre-payment penalties.
- For more information or to apply, visit tuitionsolution.com
Borrow up to 100% of the cost of tuition with terms as low as three years and no prepayment penalties.
prepGATE® Loan Program
The prepGATE Loan application takes as few as 15 minutes to complete online, with qualified applicants receiving repayment terms instantly.
Qualified families benefit from:
- Flexible repayment terms
- No prepayment penalty
- Origination fees as low as 0%
- Funds disbursed directly to your child’s school
Flexible Tuition Pricing supported by financial aid
Wilbraham & Monson Academy strives to bring a private school education to exceptional, well-rounded students who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend. We have a tremendous respect for the significant personal and financial sacrifices families make to ensure their children have an outstanding education.
We recognize that many families, who might not expect to be eligible for financial aid, do qualify for a tuition break.
Through our Flexible Tuition Pricing, we are committed to making our school accessible to families of varied economic backgrounds. If you feel your family cannot afford the full tuition, during your admission process we encourage you to also apply for a financial assessment to determine if you are eligible for Flexible Tuition Pricing. (Please see Applying for Flexible Tuition Pricing below.)
We are offering two named Scholarships for the fall of 2015 applicants who have demonstrated need. These scholarship recipients will be selected by the Admission and Financial Aid Committee during the review process.
The Ratcliffe Hicks ’58M Memorial Fund provides needed scholarship to an outstanding student with a preference for students from Connecticut. Created in 1958, the fund honors Ratcliffe Hicks, Monson Academy class of 1858 and his mother Mariah Sterns, who also attended Monson Academy in 1837.
The Margaret Steiger Scholarship fund began providing scholarships for Academy students in 2004. Mrs. Steiger taught at the Academy for many years. To be eligible for the award, students must demonstrate financial need, academic merit and participation in extracurricular activities.
In addition, we have added the Head of School award, a merit-based scholarship for incoming freshman new to the Academy. Students who show exceptional potential in varied areas, and who may not qualify for need-based aid, will be reviewed and selected during the Admission process. Students who are selected will receive an award of up to $10,000.
Wilbraham & Monson Academy has a strong responsibility to our student body and school to build a community of remarkable students who will hold themselves to the highest of standards, in all aspects of their lives.
Kate Gaw, Director of Admission & Financial Aid
Applying for Flexible Tuition Pricing/Timeline
Wilbraham & Monson Academy utilizes information compiled by School & Student Services (SSS), a service of the National Association of Independent Schools. SSS analyzes the information you provide to them on your Personal Financial Statement (PFS) and calculates an estimate of what your contribution to educational expenses may be. The Academy uses this calculation as a tool along with your financial documents, such as tax returns and W2s, to determine your tuition pricing.
New Students: Please note on your Admission application that you will be applying for Flexible Tuition Pricing.
As early as November 1, complete a Personal Financial Statement online at sss.nais.org but no later than January 1 for Returning Students and January 31 for New Students.
Once your PFS is complete, please remit the following documents to SSS with your cover sheet.
- 2014 W2s
- Signed copies of your 2014 Tax Return and all supporting schedules. If your 2014 Return is not complete, you may remit a copy of your 2013 and once completed, remit the 2014 Return. Please note that all discounts are conditional upon our review of the 2014 Return.
- Business Owners: You must file a Business/Farm Statement on the SSS website and remit your business return to SSS.
- Divorced or Separated Parents must each file individual Personal Financial Statements and remit your tax returns.
Tuition decisions are mailed to new students on March 10 with their admission decisions and to returning students on February 1 with their enrollment contract.
Late Applications for Flexible Tuition Pricing: Families who have initiated the application process too late to allow them to comply with the deadlines above are encouraged to proceed. However, the financial resources cannot be guaranteed, and amounts of discounts at this time may be limited.
Wilbraham & Monson Academy prohibits discriminatory conduct of any kind, including in admission, financial aid, program involvement, employment or otherwise. Unlawful discrimination is the unfair or unequal treatment of an individual (or group) based on certain characteristics that are specifically protected by law or Academy policy. These characteristics include: race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, military status, gender identity and any other categories protected by federal, state or local law.
Frequently Asked Questions