We were so glad we didn't let the price of tuition stop us from having our daughter apply to WRA. We went through the easy financial aid application and were thrilled that WRA was able to help with a need-based financial aid award. We are delighted that our daughter is now attending this outstanding academic institution.
WRA's Financial Aid Office worked with our family's financial situation to make it possible for us to send our son to WRA.
WRA's financial aid program supports our commitment to enrolling talented and diverse students. The cost of education should not deter you from applying. WRA awards more than $4.6 million in need-based financial aid to 39 percent of the student body each year. If you are offered admission, WRA puts forth every effort to make education affordable for you. Need-based financial aid awards are not loans; they are grant awards that do not need to be repaid. WRA's financial aid budget is funded through the school's endowment.
WRA strives to have an all-inclusive tuition and does not have extraneous fees. Tuition covers classroom instruction, room & board, laboratory equipment and material, athletics, admission to athletic contests and weekend campus entertainment. The families do have to pay additional fees for books, uniform and laundry.
Tuition for the 2012-13 School Year
Day tuition: $31,500
Boarding tuition: $45,000
WRA bases aid decisions on demonstrated need, which is defined as the difference between the amount of money a family can afford to contribute and the cost of tuition. The family's contribution is calculated according to information provided on the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS), which is created by the School & Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS). For more information on SSS, read Financial Aid Application Information for Families.
Due ASAP (Day and Boarding Applicants):
- Go to School & Student Services (SSS) by NAIS and complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) online. SSS opens their application process Nov. 1, 2012.
- Submit a copy of your 2011 IRS 1040, W-2s and 1099s for parents and/or step-parents to SSS for processing.
March 1, 2013 (Day and Boarding Applicants):
Send a signed copy of your 2012 IRS 1040, W-2s and 1099s to SSS.
Mail all documents to:
SSS by NAIS
Application Processing Center
P.O. Box 449
Randolph, MA 02368-449
(Overnight mail should be sent to 437 Turnpike Street / Canton, MA 02021)
Merit Scholar Program
WRA’s Merit Scholar Program offers scholarships to students who have distinguished themselves as outstanding scholars and displayed additional talents in their extracurricular areas (e.g. leadership, dance, music, athletics, acting, art, volunteerism, etc.).
To be considered for a Merit Scholar Scholarship, candidates must meet all requirements for admission. This scholarship is highly selective and is limited to a few new students each year, typically two or three. Candidates do not have to apply for financial aid to be considered for the merit scholarship, and no additional application is required.
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