2023-2024 Annual Tuition
The Board of Trustees sets the annual tuition in January of each year. Additional fees may be charged for learning support.
Toddler: Age 18-36 months
Early Childhood: Age 2.5-6 years
Lower Elementary: Grades 1-3
Upper Elementary: Grades 4-6
Middle school: grades 7 & 8
high school: Grades 9-12
- A non-refundable tuition deposit in the amount of 10% of net annual tuition will be due on enrollment.
- Enrollment agreements are a non-cancellable contract to pay tuition for the entire school year.
- Tuition payments will begin in advance of the upcoming school year - beginning in April and ending in January.
- Your enrollment agreement will include detailed payment schedules and additional policies.
The WMS Board of Trustees is committed to building and maintaining a diverse student body, so it devotes significant funds to tuition assistance. The WMS Tuition Assistance Committee offers aid to qualified students, based on school policies, demonstrated financial need and available funds.
No. Each student is expected to maintain the high personal and academic qualities shown at the time of admission to the school.
WMS does not discriminate in the administration of our tuition assistance policies on the basis of race, color, nationality, religion, gender, sexual identity, disability, age, national or ethnic origin, or other legally protected status. Using a uniform methodology, we annually assess each family’s ability to pay for education. Financial need is not a consideration in determining a student’s eligibility for admission, as all financial award decisions are made independently from admission decisions. Providing all deadlines have been met, applicant families will be notified of tuition assistance decisions before they are expected to give a binding reply to the school with an enrollment agreement.
The Tuition Assistance Committee attempts to ensure that each family is subject to the same guidelines by evaluating the needs of every applicant family relative to the needs of other applicants. The committee also reviews any appeals or requests for changes in aid awards. The committee comprises key administrative staff and non-parent members of the Board of Trustees. The committee maintains strict confidentiality, accessing only information that is necessary and relevant to its mission.
WMS subscribes to a third-party financial aid evaluation program (FACTS). This program does not decide whether financial assistance will be given or how much to give; it provides a need-based tuition assistance analysis service. The school is provided with a report which includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute towards tuition. All information entered by families and reported to the school is kept confidential. Applications and reports are reviewed by the Tuition Assistance Committee, who then determines the awards.
No funds remain for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year.
Families begin an online tuition assistance application for the 2023-2024 school year as early as Dec. 1, 2022. The application process takes time, so start early! Please note that if you begin the online process before mid-January 2023, the tuition amount that you see will be for the current school year; we will post updated tuition rates for the next school year when the Board of Trustees approves them in mid-January 2023.
Prospective families must submit an admissions application and tuition assistance application together in order to be considered for tuition assistance.
In order to be eligible when the greatest amount of financing is available, and to receive award information for the 2023-2024 school year by March 17, 2023, the following will need to be uploaded to FACTS by Feb. 28, 2023 (priority deadline):
- Copies of your 2021 Federal tax forms including all supporting tax schedules. If you uploaded your 2021 tax forms with last year’s application they will be rolled over to the new application.
- Copies of your 2022 W-2 forms
- Copies of supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers’ Compensation, and TANF
Copies of your 2022 Federal tax forms including all supporting tax schedules, must be uploaded as soon as available.
All supporting documentation can be uploaded in PDF or JPEG format online.
Families may still apply after these deadlines, and awards will continue to be made to eligible families until tuition assistance funds are depleted.
All families, including those who are currently receiving tuition assistance, must annually submit a new application for financial assistance. Families must apply each year, so any changes will be accurately reflected in the assessment of financial need.
Prospective families applying must submit an admissions application and tuition assistance application together in order to be considered for tuition assistance.
There will be a FACTS link posted at the top of the page when the application is open. It will not appear until the application is open.
After completing the online application, you will be required to upload or mail all of your 2022 tax documents for both state and federal taxes, with all schedules and W-2’s.
If you have questions or concerns about the application process, you may speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 866-441-4637.
As a general rule, we require financial disclosure of all parents regardless of the status by which they have filed their taxes, to include both natural parents as well as any stepparents where a divorced parent has remarried. The same is true for civil unions as well as “common law” couples. “Deadbeat” dads or moms are not exempted, and in fact, their refusal to complete disclosure forms may impair the child’s chances for assistance. The only exceptions tend to be when we cannot identify a responsible party. Custodial financial arrangements often do not have a bearing on aid eligibility as we consider all parents to share responsibility for the child’s development and educational success.
To appeal a tuition assistance decision, a family should address the Tuition Assistance Committee in writing and include any additional information and/or special circumstance that has occurred since the submission of the application that would warrant reconsideration. It may also be helpful to submit additional information that may not have been included in your original application, such as monthly expenses, copies of recent pay stubs or unusual expenses. However, because offers will already have been made to other families, WMS cannot guarantee that funding will be available to modify offers based on information received after the deadline. The school’s inability to supply tuition assistance or a family’s not qualifying for tuition assistance does not excuse families from honoring the terms of their signed enrollment agreement(s) with the school.
Should you need more aid due to job loss, etc. or need less aid due to an increase in resources, you should contact the Tuition Assistance Committee via the WMS Business Office.
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