Tuition & Affording Vistamar


Vistamar School’s tuition falls within the median range of independent schools throughout greater Los Angeles. Our tuition for the 2023-2024 school year is listed below:

Domestic Students: $45,468
International Students: $49,366

There is a one-time new student fee of $2,100 for all students.

The cost for books and miscellaneous expenses range from $400-700 per year, depending on the student’s schedule of classes.

Affording Vistamar

Introducing “Moderated Tuition”—Vistamar’s exceptional take on financial aid.

At Vistamar, we are deeply committed to working with qualified students from all socioeconomic backgrounds to assist with tuition costs. To do this, we’ve developed a robust, need-based program we call Moderated Tuition. Many schools refer to these programs as financial aid, but Vistamar’s program is preferable because it serves a wider variety of family circumstances including families who have moderate need. The chart below illustrates the range.

How to Apply for Moderated Tuition

Vistamar uses the services of Schools and Student Services (SSS) to evaluate and recommend a family’s financial capacity to pay tuition, but the final decision rests with our Moderated Tuition Committee.
For the 2023 - 2024 Academic Year for 9th graders, moderated tuition applications for new families were due February 1, 2023

Vistamar provided a short “how to” session to walk you through the steps and explain Vistamar’s Moderated Tuition program, a robust, need-based offering that serves a wide variety of family circumstances. 

In case you missed that event, here are:

--the video from that presentation, and
--the slides from that presentation.

Steps to Apply for Moderated Tuition

List of 4 items.


    Apply by going to 

    and set up an account. Moderated Tuition applications are due by February 1, 2023. 

    Be sure to include code number 4027 so that your information is forwarded to Vistamar School.

    Complete the Parent's Financial Statement (PFS) and upload or attach all supplemental documents within your SSS portal. The cost to complete your application is $60 per application.  Fee waivers are available, see below.

    Schools and Student Services (SSS) will use the Federal poverty guidelines, which take into account family size, income, and asset information provided in the Parents Financial Statement (PFS) itself to assess the family situation, and will automatically apply a waiver if the family qualifies.

    Families will be notified if they have been awarded Moderated Tuition by early March 2023. 

    Please note that some families may be placed in a waiting pool, pending availability of additional funds.

    All returning families who wish to participate in Vistamar’s Moderated Tuition Program for the 2023-2024 academic year should provide all updated information by January 10th, 2023.


List of 5 frequently asked questions.

Payment Plans

Families have the option of making a single payment for annual tuition, due in June, with the option to purchase Tuition Refund Insurance. 

Or, families may choose a range of multiple payment plans, from two payments up to ten payments annually. The first payment is due in June. A processing fee of $25 per payment will be added. Purchase of Tuition Refund Insurance is mandatory if choosing to use a multiple payment plan.
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