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Affording a Williams Education

Why invest in a Williams Education for your child?

The adolescent years can be the most influential. It is important for children, during this particular time of their lives, to be curious and inspired to achieve their best. Surrounded by engaging teachers and students who value our safe and inclusive learning environment, students discover their individual learning styles, skills, and possibilities. Whether in the classroom, on stage, competing athletically, or serving others, every student finds their passion, purpose, and potential at Williams.

Tuition

Williams’ 2022-2023 tuition for domestic students is $30,150 for Middle School (grades 6-8) and $31,150 for Upper School (grades 9-12). Additional expenses range from $1,000 - 2,000 for books, transportation, and lunch.

Need-Based Tuition Assistance Grants

Funding is available to families that qualify based on a financial needs assessment by School and Student Services and The Williams School Tuition Assistance Committee. Need-based grants are awarded at the time of admission and providing the student remains in comparable academic and citizenship standing and the family’s annual financial need assessment remains comparable to the initial assessment, the grant will be offered each year the student re-enrolls at Williams.

Please be aware that our need-based grants, while helpful, do not fund a student's entire education at Williams regardless of need. Families identified by School and Student Services (SSS) as "full-need" should plan to pay a minimum of 50-60% of Williams' annual tuition. 

Applying for Need-Based Tuition Assistance

Williams uses School and Student Services (SSS) to process need-based tuition assistance applications and your most up-to-date tax forms. SSS is a service approved by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

Based on the financial information that you provide, SSS provides Williams with an estimated amount that your family can contribute to educational expenses. This helps us make fair and objective tuition assistance decisions. The Williams School SSS Code is 8222. If divorced or separated, the non-custodial parent must also submit a Parent Financial Statement (PFS) as well as the appropriate tax forms by the same deadlines.

For directions on applying for aid and submitting your tax forms through SSS, please reference: School and Student Services - Applying for financial aid at our school for the 2022-2023 academic year.

For families provided with need-based tuition assistance, a complete copy of your most up-to-date Federal Tax Return must be submitted to Williams' Business Office prior to your student attending school.

Notification of Need-Based Tuition Assistance Grants

Notification of Need-Based Tuition Assistance Grants for new students who have all documents submitted to SSS by the appropriate deadlines will be communicated by the Admissions Office with the enrollment contract. Please note that new students must apply for admission and be accepted before an award can be offered.

Current students will receive notification of Need-Based Tuition Assistance Grants with annual re-enrollment contracts. Current students must apply for tuition assistance each year by January 1st. 

Tuition Assistance Grants are considered final once a signed Enrollment Contract and Tuition Assistance Grant Agreement are received by the School.

Tuition Payment Plans

One half of tuition is payable by August 1st; the remainder is payable by December 1st. Other payment plans are available at a minimal charge through the FACTS Tuition Payment Plan. This must be arranged when the Enrollment Agreement is returned. Students are admitted for the entire school year and there are no allowances for refunds in cases of withdrawal or dismissal.

1. Submission of the Enrollment Agreement and a 10% deposit are required as stated on the Enrollment Contract to reserve a place.

2. Tuition Refund Insurance, offered by A.W.G. Dewar Co. for $350, is mandatory for all domestic students enrolled at Williams, unless tuition is paid in full by August 1 and the parents choose to waive the insurance. Students who enroll after the first day of school may not participate in the Tuition Refund Insurance program.

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    Kathy Trammell 

    Assistant Head of School for Finance & Operations
    860.439.2757
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    Sharon Gaudreau 

    Assistant Head of School for Enrollment and Communications
    860.439.2789

SCC Merit Award Grants

SCC Merit Award Grants are available to newly accepted students who have demonstrated the highest level of achievement in Williams’ Core Values of Scholarship, Character, and Community prior to attending Williams as well as the promise of continued achievement at Williams.

Students do not apply for SCC merit award grants. Recipients are determined by Williams’ Admissions and Tuition Grant Committees upon a comprehensive review of each student’s candidacy.

Merit award grants are offered to qualified students at the time of admission. Providing the recipient continues to demonstrate the highest levels of achievement in Williams’ Core Values of Scholarship, Character, and Community while enrolled at Williams, the SCC Merit Award will be offered each year the student re-enrolls at Williams.


Tuition Discount

A Tuition Discount is available for full-time Connecticut College Employees. If you are interested in being considered this discount, please contact Assistant Head for Enrollment and Communications Sharon Gaudreau.


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