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A Winsor education is an incredible investment in a girl’s future. Winsor believes in enrolling talented students with great potential regardless of their families’ financial circumstances, and awards over $5.4 million annually in need-based financial aid to make the School financially accessible to a range of families. 

For the 2023–24 academic year, Winsor’s comprehensive tuition is $59,500. Over 25% of our students receive need-based tuition assistance, with grants covering from 5% to 100% of overall tuition.

 
We welcome applications for need-based tuition assistance and offer a variety of payment plans. Families with a wide range of income levels apply for aid, but income is just one factor in the calculation of financial need.

To be considered for tuition assistance, families with students currently enrolled and families with students who wish to apply to the Winsor School must complete our financial aid application
. We recommend that you begin the process as soon as possible. You may start the financial aid application using estimated data as early as September. Your complete and final application with all required documentation is due no later than January 15th. We cannot offer assistance to families whose applications are incomplete.
Tuition Payment Plan Options

A number of Winsor families participate in one of three plans. You may pay with a credit card or through your checking account.
  • Monthly Payment Plan-Ten Equal Monthly Installments.
  • Two-Payment Plan-Payments are due in equal amounts on August 1 and January 1.
  • Pay in Full-Families choosing to pay in full by August 1 receive a 1% tuition discount.

FAQs

List of 10 items.

  • Are decisions about admission and financial aid made separately?

    Yes. The admission committee selects students for admission without knowledge of who may have applied for tuition assistance.
  • Do a significant number of girls qualify?

    Yes. More than twent-five percent of the student body receives aid. The school awards partial and full financial grants to deserving students.
  • Do families need to re-apply for financial aid each year?

    Yes. We are committed to continuing to support families who receive tuition assistance. However, awards are not renewed automatically each year. Families who have received assistance will be invited to apply for the next year. Those families may expect to receive a similar proportion of tuition assistance from year to year provided that the family’s and the school’s financial circumstances remain essentially the same. A significant change up or down in the financial profile may result in a change in the tuition assistance package.
  • Do only families at specific income levels qualify?

    Families with a wide range of income levels apply for aid. You can earn a significant income and still qualify for aid depending upon your overall circumstances. Winsor considers each family's financial situation on an individual basis.
  • How do families apply for aid?

    To confidentially inquire about tuition assistance, parents must apply for financial aid online. Winsor uses a tuition assistance calculation service provided by an outside company to make financial assistance awards. This process begins early September, and the deadline is January 15th. We strongly advise you to begin working on the application as soon as possible. The school requires that both natural parents contribute to the cost of education for their child to the extent of their ability. If the student’s parents are divorced, separated, or were never married, both will be asked to privately complete their own financial aid application.
  • How do we learn more?

    If you have additional questions about your eligibility for tuition assistance or about the Winsor application for aid, please email or call our office at 617.735.9503, and we would be happy to assist you.
  • How much assistance is available?

    Winsor currently awards over $5.4 million a year through its tuition assistance program. Individual awards range from $2,000 to full tuition.
  • If my student enrolls and does not receive tuition assistance, can we apply for aid in the future?

    All applicants who anticipate they may require financial aid at any point during their tenure at Winsor must apply for financial aid at the time they apply for admission. If the student enrolls and does not receive financial aid, they are only eligible to apply for aid in a future year following a meeting with the Director of Admission and Financial Aid where the family provides documentation to prove a significant change in financial circumstances that occurred after the time of admission. Elective changes to family finances, such as a parent choosing to leave a job for further education, or a family choice to purchase a home, are not qualifying events. Please refer to our financial aid handbook for more information. 
  • What is included in the tuition charge?

    The tuition charge includes a daily lunch and snack, the after-school program, and educational retreats and field trips.
  • When are families informed of decisions?

    Decisions regarding both admission and tuition assistance are sent out together, provided all documentation is completed by the deadline.