Financial Aid

The Waterford School admits students from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds. To fulfill this commitment, the School maintains a Financial Assistance Program to support highly qualified students.

These need-based grants are for partial tuition, with priority given first to the oldest students, and then to younger students, as funds are available.  Waterford’s need-based financial aid program has a limited budget. Assistance may range from a minimum amount to one-half tuition grants. Grants are based on the level of demonstrated financial need and take into account current income and other family assets. Grants are made for one year but may be renewed upon the evaluation of continuing need; thus grants are reassessed annually.

The Financial Aid Committee considers achievement, merit, integrity, citizenship and the potential for full participation in the Waterford community. Students must demonstrate a desire to learn, to be ready to study, practice and achieve in a rigorous academic environment.

Values Added: The Lifelong Returns

The Waterford School is a proud member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). In this study, the National Center for Education Statistics selected a wide range of 8th graders from a variety of schools and followed them over a 12-year period.

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How to Apply

To be eligible for financial assistance, parents must complete the School and Student Service for Financial Aid application by March 31.
Supporting tax documentation (1040 and relevant schedules) is required.

The School and Student Service for Financial Aid is a service that provides Waterford with a calculation of need, yielding the recommended Parental Contribution for Education. Guided by this recommendation, the School determines the amount of the financial assistance grant. Click on the button below to begin the online application.

To learn more please contact Todd Winters, Assistant Head of School for Enrollment & Institutional Advancement.

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