Tuition & Financial Assistance
|At Montrose School we seek families that are invested in our mission to educate women of Faith, Character & Vision regardless of their ability to pay tuition. The Montrose School Board of Trustees reviews tuition costs annually.|
|Tuition for the 2013-2014 school year is $21,450|
A deposit of $1000, applicable towards tuition, is required to reserve a place for the next academic year. The remainder of the tuition and fees are paid annually, biannually, or over a 10-month period. Tuition for the next school year is set in January by the Board of Trustees.
|Tuition for international students for the 2013-2014 school year is $28,000|
Tuition must be paid in full by August 1 for international students; a $5,000 deposit is due upon acceptance. For a complete list of the costs of our International Student Program click here
|Why is tuition at Montrose lower than other independent schools in the area? |
Tuition at Montrose is lower than other independent schools because Montrose strives to make its distinctive education affordable to as wide a range of families as possible.
Through the generosity of the parents, alumnae and friends of Montrose School, a tuition assistance program has been established to help families pay for a Montrose education. Montrose School is committed to helping families who may not be able to afford the total cost of tuition. If you believe you are in need of assistance, we encourage you to apply for it.
Determination of financial need occurs after admissions decisions have been made. Due to the constraints of the tuition assistance budget, some admitted students may be denied tuition assistance or placed on a tuition assistance waiting list.
|Montrose has partnered with a company called Premier Payment Solutions Incorporated that offers educational loans to families through a program called Your Tuition Solution. To learn more, click here or call them at 800-920-9777.|
|Does Montrose offer payment plans? |
The school offers monthly, quarterly and semi-annual payment plans through SMART Tuition Management for domestic students. Applications can be obtained from the Business or Admissions Office. International students must pay tuition in full by August 1, prior to the school year.
|Is tuition assistance renewed automatically each year?|
No. Family circumstances may change from year to year. Montrose School requires each family requesting tuition assistance to re-apply each year.
|Tuition Assistance Application Process |
Montrose School uses a program called Financial Assistance for School Tuition or FAST.
- The tuition assistance application must be completed online. To complete online, visit the F.A.S.T. website after November 15.
- FAST will process your application and the results will be sent directly to Montrose.
- Once your F.A.S.T. application has been filed you will receive an addressed envelope to mail a copy of your current tax return directly to F.A.S.T. (A list of required documents will be included.)
- There is a nominal processing fee.
FAST does not decide whether tuition assistance will be given or how much to give; rather FAST provides a need-based tuition assistance analysis service which includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition.
- All information from FAST is kept confidential.
- Results are reviewed by the Tuition Assistance Committee who makes recommendations to the Head of School based on next year's budget.
- Upon approval by the Head of School, tuition assistance offers are then sent to the families.
If you have any questions regarding tuition assistance or the application process, please feel free to contact the Admissions Office or the Business Office.
|What is the application deadline for tuition assistance?|
Parents are encouraged to file the application as soon as possible after November 15.
- The deadline for new and returning students is February 15.
- Requests for Tuition Assistance received after the deadline will not be considered.
- Tuition Assistance awards are contingent upon financial verification by F.A.S.T.
|Whom should I contact with additional questions?|