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Tuition & Affording Vistamar

Tuition

Vistamar School’s tuition falls within the median range of independent schools throughout greater Los Angeles. Our tuition for the 2019-2020 school year is listed below:

Domestic Students: $38,600

International Students: $42,100

There is a one-time new student fee of $1,900 for all students.

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

Affording Vistamar

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

We at Vistamar 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.
 
The application process for 2020 - 2021 Academic Year for new 9th graders has now opened. 

Steps to Apply for Moderated Tuition

List of 4 items.

  • STEP ONE

    Apply by going to sss.nais.org/parents and set up an account. Moderated Tuition applications are due by January 31, 2020. 

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

    Complete the Parent's Finanacial Statement (PFS) and upload or attach all supplemental documents within your SSS portal. The cost to complete your application is $51. 

    Schools and Student Services (SSS) will use the Federal poverty guidelines to use family size, income and assets information in the Parents Financial Statement (PFS) itself to assess the family situation, and automatically apply a waiver if the family qualifies.
  • STEP THREE

    Families will be notified if they have been awarded Moderated Tuition on Friday, March 6, 2020. 

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

    All returning families who wish to participate in Vistamar’s Moderated Tuition Program for the 2019-2020 academic year should make every effort to meet the January 10, 2020, priority-filing deadline.

FAQ

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

Payment Plans

Vistamar School Offers Families Three Payment Plans

List of 3 items.

  • Single-Payment Plan

    One payment for tuition and fees is due in June. This plan allows for optional Tuition Refund Insurance.
  • Two-Payment Plan

    Two equal payments for tuition and fees are due in June and December. A processing fee of $220 is required and Tuition Refund Insurance is mandatory.
  • Four-Payment Plan

    Four equal payments for tuition and fees are due in June, September, December and February.

    A processing fee of $440 is required and Tuition Refund Insurance is mandatory.
Vistamar School is a private independent high school in the South Bay region of Los Angeles.

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