Tuition, Financial Aid & Scholarships
Since our school’s inception, the Visitation Sisters have firmly believed that the cost of an exceptional education should not prevent deserving young women from attending our school. Today, we continue to honor this commitment, offering a total of over $2 million in financial aid each year to one-third of our students.
In keeping with our school mission and the Sisters’ belief in an affordable education, our aid is primarily distributed on the basis of financial need, although we do offer some merit scholarships as well.
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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 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.
Beginning fall 2017, families can apply for aid for the 2018-2019 school year at http://sssbynais.org/parents. All applications must be submitted online by January 8, 2018. Families must submit a Parents Financial Statement (PFS) and should send their 2016 IRS 1040 electronically to SSS as soon as possible.
Jan. 8, 2018
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.
This award honors well-rounded applicants who stand out because of their academic accomplishments, citizenship, and dedication to personal excellence.
- SSS Info for Families
- Financial Aid Handbook
- Average Cost of Visitation Education 2017-18
- Financial Aid Supplement Fund
Janet Donnelly Keller '79
Director of Admission & Financial Aid
202.337.3350, ext. 2241
SSS by NAIS CONTACTS:
Application Processing Center
Randolph, MA 02368-0449
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 Black Student Fund
- Capital Partners for Education
- The Latino Student Fund
- DC Opportunity Scholarship Program
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Archdiocese of Washington
P.O. Box 29260
Washington, DC 20017-0260
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
Washington, DC 20010-1146
Capital Partners for Education (CPE) is a youth organization providing DC-area low-income students with a combination of private high school tuition assistance, adult mentor and academic support, and enrichment opportunities.
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
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
Washington, DC 20036
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