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Tuition, Financial Aid & Scholarships

We believe cost should not prevent deserving young women from receiving an exceptional education at Visitation. Since our school's inception, the Visitation Sisters have honored this commitment; each year we offer a total of over $2 million in financial aid 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.


"My daughter is truly happy and filled with joy to be a part of Visitation. The school is an amazing and special place for our girls. I remind myself of 'Be who you are and be that well' on a daily basis. Visitation isn't just a special place for our daughter but for our entire family."


By the Numbers

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33%

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20

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$30,100

2018-19 tuition

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2018 - 2019 TUITION

$30,100

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.

FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Beginning fall 2018, families can apply for aid for the 2019-2020 school year at http://sssbynais.org/parents. All applications must be submitted online by January 7, 2019. Families must submit a Parents Financial Statement (PFS) and should send their 2018 IRS 1040 electronically to SSS as soon as possible. Instructions are located here.

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.

Financial Aid Application Deadline

Jan. 7, 2019

Financial Aid Guides & Resources

  • Financial Aid Handbook
  • Average Cost of Visitation Education 2018-19
  • Financial Aid Supplement Fund
  • The Tuition Refund Plan
  • Use of Your Section 529 Plan
  • Financial Aid Application Instructions
  • FACTs Tuition Payment Program

  • 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. You will find some of these options below.


    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.



    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

    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

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