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Affording Emma

We are committed to making an Emma Willard education accessible and affordable for any family.

Emma Willard School strives to make its exceptional educational experience accessible to as many families as possible, and we do this by offering tuition assistance to qualified students based on their financial need and availability of funds. In fact, for the 2022–2023 academic year, we awarded nearly $5.9 million in need-based grants to Emma students. 

All financial aid is offered in the form of a grant and does not need to be repaid, making an Emma education affordable for families from all backgrounds. The amount each family receives varies depending on their financial circumstances. To apply for financial aid, simply complete the Clarity Application by February 1 (or by January 18 for returning families).

Please note that the majority of our financial aid budget is awarded to families who apply by the deadline, but we will do our best to provide assistance to late applicants based on our available budget.

Financial Aid Statistics for 2023-2024
Average Award: Boarding $48,043
Average Award: Day $25,100
Number of Awards 155
Percent Receiving Aid 43%

Start the Conversation

We understand that every family's financial situation is unique, which is why we offer personalized counseling to help you afford an Emma education for your child. Our experienced team is here to listen and address any questions or concerns.

Please contact:
Sarah Borom
Accountant and Financial Aid Coordinator


Frequently Asked Questions

Our goal is to make the financial aid application process as transparent and accessible as possible. While our financial aid budget is limited, we are committed to using our resources to ensure as many qualified students have access to the education they deserve. Each year, Emma Willard provides financial aid assistance to nearly half of the student body.



All scholarships granted by Emma Willard School are awarded on the basis of financial need and the availability of funds. There are no merit-based awards. Many of these awards are endowed, in full or in part, through the generous contributions of individuals and foundations.

Access Organizations

We work with access organizations to help ensure that all students have access to an excellent education. We currently have students from the following access organizations or "sending school" programs that support educational access for underrepresented students in the U.S.