Tuition & Affording Vistamar


Vistamar School’s tuition falls within the median range of independent schools throughout greater Los Angeles. Our tuition for the 2018-2019 school year is listed below:
Domestic Students: $37,400                   
International Students: $40,900
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.

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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. 

Here are the steps you should follow to apply for Moderated Tuition:

List of 4 frequently asked questions.


    Go to to enter the parent’s financial statement. You can begin this process as early as October 2, 2018, up until the application deadline of January 31, 2019.

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

    Complete the Supplemental Form and the IRS Form 4506-T and upload or attach it with your application. 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.

    Families will be notified if they have been awarded Moderated Tuition on Friday, March 8, 2019. Funds to support the Moderated Tuition Program are usually fully committed by this date. Students who apply by the January 31 deadline and qualify for, but are not awarded Moderated Tuition, will 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 2019-2020 academic year should make every effort to meet the January 11, 2019, priority-filing deadline.


List of 5 frequently asked questions.

Payment Plans

Vistamar School offers families three payment plans:

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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