Tuition & Financial Aid
Wyoming Seminary endeavors to keep tuition affordable for the greatest number of families. Through annual endowment and gift income, we underwrite approximately 30 percent of the cost of educating our student population. In this way, every student benefits from these significant tuition reductions.
Information regarding tuition and financial aid can be found below. For more information on the financial aid process or required documentation, please contact Joe Rovelli, Director of Financial Aid, at 570-270-2157 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Lower School Tuition
- Upper School Tuition
- How to Apply for Financial Aid
- Financial Aid Timeline
- Payment Information
2024-25 Lower School Tuition Rates
Toddler: 3 Mornings $7,800, 5 Mornings $9,460
Preschool: 3 Mornings $7,800, 5 Mornings $9,460
Pre-Kindergarten: 5 Mornings $10,860 (mandatory)
($550 additional per afternoon for Toddlers, Preschool and PreK)
Toddler-Grade 5: $50
Grades 6-8: $50
Cafeteria Service (optional)
Full Lunch (Grades 1-4): $440
Full Lunch (Grades 5-8): $630
Milk Only (Grades 1-8): $140
Upon enrollment, a deposit is required. This amount will be credited to the student’s tuition fee. A deposit of $700 is due upon enrollment for Toddler through Grade 4. A deposit of $1,500 is due upon enrollment for Grades 5-8. The remaining balance is due prior to August 1, 2024. Families may also enroll in a 10-month payment plan through FACTS Tuition Management. Please note that the academic fee includes book, technology, and field trip fees. All payments are due on their scheduled payment dates. School documentation (report cards, transcripts, diploma, etc.) will not be issued until all tuition fees have been paid in full.
2024-25 Upper School Tuition Rates
Day Student Tuition and Fees - $31,100
Boarding Student Tuition and Fees - $65,320
U.S. applicants: $50
International applicants: $75
Medical Insurance (international students only)**: $1,460
Alternative Learners Program: $3,000 to $5,000
A deposit of $1,500 is due upon enrollment. The remaining balance is due prior to August 1, 2024. Families may also enroll in a 10-month payment plan through FACTS Tuition Management. All payments are due on their scheduled payment dates. School documentation (report cards, transcripts, diploma, etc.) will not be issued until all tuition fees have been paid in full.
Transportation fees are applied for students requiring travel to/from airport.
*Book fees are estimated. Books are ordered through Sem’s virtual bookstore partner, MBS Direct. Each student's course selection will determine actual costs.
**Wyoming Seminary requires all non-U.S. residents to subscribe to a U.S.-based, private health insurance plan. No national health insurance or private health insurance based outside the United States will qualify. Wyoming Seminary automatically enrolls international students upon arrival, pays the premium on the student’s behalf and charges the student’s account this medical insurance fee. Wyoming Seminary reserves the right to increase fees to cover premium costs as necessary.
Wyoming Seminary uses the Clarity Application to determine a family’s level of financial need. To get started, click here and create an account. In addition to submitting the application, please follow the instructions provided by Clarity to submit tax documents. Please note that 1040 and W2s (for 2022) will be automatically pulled in by Clarity. However, additional tax documents that may pertain to your specific circumstances should also be uploaded prior to the deadline.
If you need support during the process of completing your application, there is in-app support available through the “Help” button in the bottom left of the screen, as well as email and phone support at email@example.com or 206-210-3752, in both English and Spanish. The application itself is also fully translated in Spanish.
Family Application Guide: https://clarityschools.com/library/family-application-guide/
September 1, 2023: Clarity’s financial aid application opens for families applying for the 2024-2025 school year.
December 1, 2023: The deadline to apply for financial aid for returning students.
December 18, 2023: The deadline to apply for financial aid for new students applying to the Lower School.
January 5, 2024: Re-enrollment forms are provided for returning students. If approved for financial aid, the award will be displayed on the enrollment agreement form.
January 12, 2024: Lower School admission decisions are released. If accepted, your decision will include your financial aid award, which will be displayed on the enrollment agreement form.
January 22, 2024: The deadline to apply for financial aid for new students applying to the Upper School.
February 16, 2024: Upper School admission decisions are released. If accepted, your decision will include your financial aid award, which will be displayed on the enrollment agreement form.
There are two types of payment plans to choose from. Please review the options below and decide which plan works best for your family. Once you have chosen a payment plan, please review our Payment Options below.
Option One - Pay full amount
Total tuition and fees due by August 1, 2024. Payment may be made by check, bank wire transfer, or online.
Option Two - 10-month payment plan
Total tuition and fees paid over 10 months, starting August 2024.
HOW TO PAY
Full Year Tuition
Please see below information regarding online tuition payment, the FACTS 10-month payment plan and bank wire transfers. Additional information is provided for education loans.
Fees for books and other charges are payable as billed. All financial obligations must be satisfied before the student may begin classes or take term examinations. School documentation (report cards, transcripts, etc.) will not be released until all tuition and fees have been paid in full. Wyoming Seminary financial aid grants will be subtracted from tuition, room and board fees.
Option One - Diamond Mind
Diamond Mind offers a secure, online payment system for enrollment deposits and tuition & fees. You may choose to make payments via credit card (MasterCard, American Express, Visa or Discover) or electronic checks (ACH). Visit their ePayment Portal to begin.
Option Two - FACTS
FACTS is not a loan program, so no debt is incurred and no credit check is conducted. The monthly payment plan runs for 10 months, beginning in August. Please note that the enrollment deposit cannot be included in the 10-month total amount.
FACTS accepts either Automatic Bank Payments or credit card payments. Please read through the two choices below and determine which is best for you.
Choice A: Automatic Bank Payment (ACH)
ACH are payments you have authorized FACTS to process directly through your financial institution. It is simply a bank-to-bank transfer of funds that you have pre-approved from either your checking or savings account on the 5th or 20th of each month.
Choice B: Credit Card Payment
If you elect to use this choice, your monthly payment will be automatically charged on the 5th or 20th each month to your credit card. Paying with your credit card allows you to take advantage of various bonus programs offered by your credit card company.
You will be charged a 2.85% convenience fee for each credit card transaction. When using your credit card (MasterCard, American Express, Visa or Discover) on a 10-month payment plan, the 2.85% convenience fee will be distributed over each month.
Important Notes for both choices
• August 24, 2024 is the last date to enroll for the September 5 payment.
• September 8, 2024 is the last date to enroll for the September 20 payment.
• For families enrolling in a monthly payment plan after the August date option, enrollments will be accepted in September and so on. Please contact Amy Keiper (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Business Office at 570-270-2131 for more information on the cut-off dates. The automatic bank payment plan option is processed online through the secure Wyoming Seminary website by clicking on the logo below:
• To protect your privacy, you will be asked to create your own unique FACTS Access Code, which should be something you can easily remember. Please be sure to have the following information to make your application process a simple one:
I.) The name, street address, and e-mail address of the person responsible for making the payments.
II.) Account information for the person responsible for payment: bank name, telephone number, account number, and the bank routing number. Most of this information is located on your check. Wyoming Seminary Business Office calculates the total tuition/fees owed and submits this amount to FACTS to complete your tuition payment agreement. FACTS will notify you of the monthly payment amount to be deducted from your account.
Option Four - Your Tuition Solution
Your Tuition Solution offers education loans. There are no application or pre-payment fees. Rates range from 3.99% to 24.99%. Terms available based on amount financed and credit history. Please visit www.yourtuitionsolution.com for current rate information.
If I miss the deadline for the financial aid application, can I still apply?
Yes, funding is limited and applications completed after the deadline go into a rolling financial aid process, which is first-come, first-served.
If I am applying for financial aid for more than one child, must I submit two applications?
No. You are only required to complete one application per family.
What should I do if I am divorced and am no longer in contact with my child’s mother/father or they refuse to comply?
We strive for a complete understanding of custodial and non-custodial parents’ ability to contribute to the applicant’s education expenses, but each applicant for financial aid is dealt with on an individual basis. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 570-270-2157.
Will I receive the same amount of financial aid each year?
Returning students are required to apply for financial aid each year. In determining awards, Wyoming Seminary evaluates the student’s financial needs in combination with his/her contribution to campus life.
Are application fee waivers provided for the admission application or financial aid application?
We do not provide fee waivers for the financial aid application. Clarity offers an internal fee waiver program that reviews your information and automatically waives the $60 application fee for students who qualify.
If you are planning to apply for financial aid and would like to request a fee waiver for our admission application, please contact Jan Butcher, Associate Director of Domestic Admission, at 570-270-2160 or email@example.com; or Tiffany Maakestad, Director of Lower School Admission, at 570-718-6610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I meet face-to-face to discuss my financial case?
Yes. We encourage you to set up a meeting with a member of our staff to answer any questions you have about financial aid.
What is the difference between financial aid and merit scholarships?
Financial aid is awarded based on a student's financial need, which is determined by factors such as family income, assets, and the overall cost of attending a particular school. Merit Scholarships are awarded based on a student's achievements, talents, or abilities. Unlike financial aid, Merit Scholarships are not tied to financial circumstances,