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Westminster means opportunity.

You won't find another school like Westminster.
Our students are insatiably curious and tirelessly innovative. In response, our faculty–91 percent of whom have graduate degrees–reinvent courses, reimagine classrooms, and redefine paradigms. Westminster is a place where students can test their scientific theories, stretch their athletic abilities, explore the creative spark inside, and more. We're not surprised when our alums become distinguished photographers, environmental advocates, professional athletes, renowned actors, and state Supreme Court judges. That's because their classroom isn't only our 180-acre campus. It's the world. A Westminster education is the investment of a lifetime.

2019-20 Tuition and Fees

   
Pre-First through Fifth Grade $26,370
Sixth through Twelfth Grade $30,330

Tuition and fees include lunch, academic activity fees for all students, and technology resources. Students in pre-first through second grade have the use of iPads, while students in grades three through twelve use MacBooks. Book fees also include any software licensing fees for specific courses. While included for Lower School students, books typically average $400 to $500 for Middle School students and $700 to $850 for Upper School students.

Tuition Schedule

February 28, 2019

  • Pre-First through Fifth Grade: $5,274
  • Sixth through Twelfth Grade: $6,066

June 1, 2019

  • Pre-First through Fifth Grade: $13,185.00
  • Sixth through Twelfth Grade: $15,165.00

November 1, 2019

  • Pre-First through Fifth Grade: $7,911.00
  • Sixth through Twelfth Grade: $9,099.00

Financial Aid

Westminster is committed to providing bright, motivated, curious students with an unparalleled education regardless of their ability to pay. More than $4 million is awarded each year to families with demonstrated need.

Families must apply annually for financial aid directly through The School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) website.

Westminster families may access the financial aid resource page in Wildcat Web to learn more.

Applying for Financial Aid

Step 1: Notify the School

Any parent interested in applying for financial aid should indicate this on their online application. Our admissions application process is need-blind, therefore the Admissions Committee does not know who is applying for or is in need of financial aid to attend Westminster.

As you complete the family information portion of the online application, answer "yes" to the question, "Do you plan to apply for financial aid?"

Step 2: Collect Required Documents

A list of all required documents required by SSS can be found in the 2020-21 Parent Guide to Financial Aid. All documents must be uploaded to the SSS site along with your completed application.

Please note that the Admissions Office is unable to accept any financial aid documents directly. All required documents should be uploaded directly to the SSS website. The Admissions Office cannot fax or upload on behalf of the applicant.

Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid Online

The deadline for completing the application is February 7, 2020 for non-Westminster families and December 5, 2019 for current Westminster families.

Please read the 2020-21 Parent Guide to Financial Aid prior to submitting your application.

FAQ's About Financial Aid

Should my family apply for financial aid?

Financial aid can bridge the gap for a family who needs assistance to cover the cost of attending Westminster. We encourage families to pursue the process rather than make assumptions about qualifying for financial aid that might prevent your child from receiving a Westminster education.

How many students receive financial aid?

Approximately 15% of our students in grades pre-first through twelfth grades qualify for financial aid.

Does Westminster offer scholarships?

As a member of and in accordance with the guidelines outlined by the Georgia High School Association (GHSA), Westminster does not provide merit-based scholarships to incoming students, solely financial aid.

Will my award automatically renew the next year?

As financial aid is based on a parent's ability to pay, we ask each family to reapply for financial aid each year. The school makes every effort to ensure the level of aid from year-to-year does not change if the family’s financial circumstance does not significantly change.

How will my child's experience be different if we accept an award?

Financial aid information is confidential and is not shared. To ensure the best possible experience for all families, recipients also are required to keep financial aid awards confidential.

What if I am divorced or unmarried?

In keeping with the NAIS Principles of Good Practice for Financial Aid, the School considers tuition the responsibility of both parents. Accordingly, both parents must complete a Financial Aid application and provide required documents. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis depending on several factors. For students in the Admissions process, email financialaid@westminster.net if you would like to find out if you qualify for such an exception. In cases where applications are completed by non-married parents, information is kept separate and confidential and will never be shared by the School with the other parent.

The Westminster Difference

Why Westminster?

132,000

print and electronic books in three libraries

286

championships and 74 athletic teams

91%

of faculty with graduate degrees

$4.5 million

awarded in financial aid

58,211

miles traveled during JanTerm