We work really hard to keep a Worcester Academy education within the economic reach of a broad range of families. If WA is the right place for your child, and finances are an issue, we’ll work with you to come up with a plan.
Here’s how you can get a head start on the process:
- Worcester Academy subscribes to the School and Student Service for Financial Aid program by National Association of Independent Schools (SSS by NAIS) to determine a family’s eligibility to receive financial assistance. Visit the NAIS online parent information page to find out how the financial aid process works at independent schools and what steps you must take to apply. You will find tips on completing the application accurately and on time, as well as learn how schools determine your eligibility and consider your special circumstances.
- All families (new and returning) must complete the SSS application each year. You may start the financial aid application using estimated data as early as November. A completed application with all required documentation is due no later than February 1st for new families, and January 15th for returning families.
- Read our FAQs (below) for much more information on how our Financial Aid process works.
- It is important to note that in the middle school, we do not offer financial assistance in excess of half of the tuition cost. This means that all families in the middle school are expected to pay at least 50% of the tuition, even if they qualify for more.
Please Note: We do our very best to work with as many families as possible when awarding financial aid.