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Affording Walker’s

When you invest in Walker’s, you invest in your daughter’s future.

We believe that the cost of independent school education should not be a deterrent to families considering private education.

When you invest in Walker’s, you invest in your daughter, not just academically, but in every aspect of her life.

The cost of educating a student at Walker’s, with our personalized attention, stellar faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities, is substantial. At Walker’s we are committed to making our education accessible and affordable for the family of each student we admit regardless of financial circumstance. 

At Walker’s, we value a diverse school community that includes students with a variety of economic backgrounds. We offer tuition payment options and we award over $5 million in financial aid each year with an average award of $33,000. We encourage all families who feel they may require financial assistance to apply for financial aid.

55%
of students receive financial aid
$5M
financial aid budget

Financial Assistance

Walker’s Financial Assistance Program provides qualified girls with the opportunity for a premier independent school education, while fostering a well-balanced, richly diverse student body. Our financial aid program is need-based and does not include merit, athletic, or academic scholarships.

How the Process Works

The Ethel Walker School uses the service “School and Student Services (SSS)” to process our financial aid applications. Families must submit their financial information on the form entitled “Parent’s Financial Statement (PFS)”. Based on the financial information families provide on their Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS), a standard calculation is used by SSS to determine a family’s“Estimated Family Contribution EFC”, which denotes the estimated financial amount that families can contribute toward educational expenses. The Ethel Walker Financial Aid Committee then uses this estimation, in concert with supporting tax documentation, as a starting point to determine a fair and objective financial aid award.

Deadlines

Please note the following financial aid application deadlines:

  • Returning families: January 1, 2021
  • New families: January 15, 2021

Financial Aid awards are delivered as part of the enrollment contract. Returning students are notified on February 1st and new students receive decisions March 10th.

Tuition & Fees

We are committed for the long-term to educating our students while also being mindful of our budget. In setting tuition rates, the Board of Trustees works to keep tuition as low as possible while ensuring that our facilities are well maintained, safe and conducive to the best teaching and learning, and that salaries are competitive, allowing us to recruit and retain the most talented faculty and staff. The 2020–2021 tuition rates are as follows:

Middle School Day$40,148
Middle School 5-Day Boarding (7th/8th Grade)$60,834
Middle School 7-Day Boarding (8th Grade Only)   $65,916
Upper School Day$48,474
Upper School Boarding$65,916
International$68,866
Included in tuition is a $1,300 annual fee. The annual fee includes a technology fee, on-campus meals, student activities fee, use of the Health Center, as well as membership in The Ethel Walker Parent’s Association (EWSPA). Riding lessons, private music lessons, some field trips and private tutoring services have additional costs. Health insurance can be purchased for an additional fee through the school and is available only for international students.
Walker’s has partnered with FACTS tuition management, an online system which offers flexible tuition payments for our families. FACTS works with schools across the country to provide tuition management services that make education more affordable. Through their programs, parents can pay tuition and fees over time, using a variety of payment methods, making it easier to afford a quality education for their children. The payment plans offered do not carry any monthly interest.

1 Payment Plan Entire tuition payment is due on or before June 15.

2 Payment Plan (June and September) Payment due on or before June 15. Second payment due on or before September 1.

2 Payment Plan (June and November) Payment 1 due on or before June 15. Second payment due on or before November 15. Tuition Refund Plan is required with payment plan.

Monthly Payment Plans The ten month installment plan begins in May and ends with the last payment in February. The Tuition Refund Plan is required with the 10-month payment plan. This plan has a one time sign up fee of $46.00. The payment plan is available for domestic students only.
Walker’s Financial Assistance Program provides qualified girls with the opportunity for a premier independent school education, while fostering a well-balanced, richly diverse student body. Please watch the video above and visit our Financial Assistance page more more information.