Tuition, Financial Aid & Scholarships

Since our school’s inception, the Visitation Sisters have firmly believed that cost should not be a barrier that prevents deserving young women from attending our school. Today, we continue to honor this commitment, offering a total of $2 million in financial aid each year to nearly one-third of our student body.

In keeping with our mission and the Sisters’, our aid is primarily distributed on the basis of financial need, although we do offer some merit scholarships as well.

NEED-BASED FINANCIAL AID

We encourage any family who thinks that Georgetown Visitation might be beyond their means to apply for financial aid. We use the School and Student Services (SSS), a service of the National Association of Independent Schools, to process aid applications. The SSS applies a consistent and objective formula to calculate the amount of money a family has available to contribute to their child’s education. 

FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Beginning November 2016, families can apply for aid for the 2017-2018 school year at http://sssbynais.org/parents. All applications must be submitted online by January 9, 2017. Families must submit a Parents Financial Statement (PFS) and should send their 2015 IRS 1040 electronically to SSS as soon as possible. 

FACTS TUITION ASSISTANCE

Georgetown Visitation can arrange for parents to pay tuition in monthly or semi-annual installments through the FACTS Tuition Management Program. Currently, more than 50% of our families take advantage of this option. Information is sent out with acceptance notices.  

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

Each year, Visitation recognizes applicants that we feel have the potential to make especially significant contributions to our community. All students who submit ninth-grade applications are considered for these awards.  Scholarships continue for four years as long as the awardees remain in good standing.

ST. JANE DE CHANTAL AWARD: $20,000
($5,000 per year for four consecutive years)
Our most prestigious honor for applicants, the St. Jane de Chantal Award recognizes several students who follow the model of its namesake and our religious foundress. Recipients demonstrate the highest levels of scholarship and leadership and truly embody St. Jane’s enduring commitment to service, community, and sisterhood.

VISITATION SCHOLAR: $10,000
($2,500 per year for four consecutive years)
Our Visitation Scholar award recognizes young women who show exceptional academic achievement, strong leadership skills, and outstanding character.

1799 SCHOLAR
(Honorary Recognition)
This award honors well-rounded applicants who stand out because of their academic accomplishments, citizenship, and dedication to personal excellence. 

2016-2017 TUITION


$28,300

Financial Aid Guides & Resources

SSS Info for Families 
Financial Aid Handbook 2016-17 
Average Cost of Visitation Education 2016-17 
Financial Aid Supplement Fund

QUESTIONS?
Please contact:
Janet Donnelly Keller '79
Director of Admission & Financial Aid
202.337.3350, ext. 2241
janet.keller@visi.org 

SSS by NAIS CONTACTS:
Application Processing Center
P.O.Box 449
Randolph, MA 02368-0449
sssbynais.org
800-344-8328

OTHER FINANCIAL OPTIONS
Community, religious, and civic organizations often provide educational financial assistance to students who meet their eligibility requirements. Local banks may also offer low-interest educational loans. Listed below are a few financial resources:

Archdiocese of Washington

The Archdiocese of Washington works hard to keep Catholic education as affordable as possible and offers several tuition assistance programs. For more information, please contact the Resource Coordinator at 301-853-5356 or by email at schools@adw.org.

The Archdiocese of Washington
P.O. Box 29260
Washington, DC 20017-0260
301-853-5356
www.adw.org

The Black Student Fund

The Black Student Fund is a local organization that serves black students in the Washington area by awarding financial grants and providing support services to students enrolled in independent schools.

The Black Student Fund
3636 Sixteenth Street, NW
Suite A423
Washington, DC 20010-1146
202-387-1414
www.blackstudentfund.org

Capital Partners for Education

Capital Partners for Education (CPE) is a youth organization providing D.C.-area low-income students with a combination of private high school tuition assistance, adult mentor and academic support, and enrichment opportunities.

Capital Partners for Education
1413 K Street, NW
2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20005
202-682-6020
www.cpfe.org
info@cpfe.org

The Latino Student Fund

The Latino Student Fund serves the District's Spanish speaking community by awarding financial grants and other services to students enrolled in independent schools.

The Latino Student Fund
P.O. Box 5403
Washington, DC 20016
202-244-3438
www.latinostudentfund.org

DC Opportunity Scholarship Program

The DC Opportunity Scholarship Program provides scholarships to low-income families residing in the District of Columbia with expanded educational opportunities for their children.

DC Opportunity Scholarship Program
1400 Sixteenth Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
www.servingourchildrendc.org