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."
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We are committed to working with families to make a Visitation education possible for every deserving student. We recognize the financial pressures on families today and strive to keep Visitation's tuition and fees as low as possible while delivering an exceptional Catholic education in a Salesian environment. Here you can find out more about our tuition payment plans, scholarships and awards, partners, and financial aid program.
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.
For more than 20 years, the Financial Aid Supplement Fund has been ensuring that every student has access to the full Visitation experience.
Financial aid covers tuition, but what about all the extras - from basics like uniforms, textbooks, iPads, and AP exam fees to the special experiences like service and immersion trips to the iconic class rings and graduation dresses? No young woman should have to go without these defining elements of a Visitation education.
And, thanks to the Financial Aid Supplement Fund, they don’t.
This Fund helps more than just the 33% of students who receive financial aid, though; it helps families who have emergencies - if a parent loses a job, if there is a medical crisis. It is here to help all Visitation families who find themselves in need. It is the way we, as a community, take care of each other.
In 1994, Visitation launched a new initiative that would transform hundreds of lives and become the cornerstone of the school’s scholarship program. Today, as the Visitation Partners Program enters its second quarter century, we celebrate the vision and generosity of our donors, the passion of our student scholars, and the spirit that animates their shared commitment.
They say it takes a village, and the Partners program is beautiful evidence of this - it represents a true partnership on many levels - among the student, her parents, our generous donors, and the school itself. Each Partner pledges to cover $10,000 or more of a student’s tuition for all four years. A Partner can be an individual, a family, a group of friends or classmates, a corporation, a foundation, or a business. In return, the student shares updates - anonymously - on her Visitation journey. The Visitations Partnerships help convert promise into purpose as we educate young women equipped to change the world with their vision and faith.
Whenever I think of how much I’ve changed mentally and spiritually since being here, I am truly astonished.
Visitation is bringing out my daughter’s greatness to shed light on the lives of others.
The Covid Student Aid Fund was created to ensure that no young woman needs to discontinue her Visitation education as a result of this pandemic. Specifically, this fund addresses the immediate need for financial aid as a result of the current crisis and ensures that our current freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors can remain with their classes and celebrate treasured milestones together: laughing at Marshmallow Roast, cheering at Gold-White, enjoying a sunset during Junior Retreat, and many more.
Now, more than ever, we need to lean on our faith and each other. As St. Jane urges, we place all our confidence in God’s strength, even as we turn to one another for help.
Jan. 4, 2021
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 Handbook
- Average Cost of Visitation Education 2020-21
- Financial Aid Supplement Fund
- The Tuition Refund Plan
- Use of Your Section 529 Plan
- Financial Aid Application Instructions
- FACTs Tuition Payment Program
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.
Georgetown is at the core of who we are and what we offer students. The school provides proximity to many of DC's opportunities.
Joyful minds thrive in our interactive, hands-on classrooms.
Sisterhood, traditions, spiritual life, and student activities are are just a few of the incredible aspects of the Visi experience.