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Tuition and Fees

We recognize that a quality private educational experience comes at a significant cost for any family.At Emma Willard School, we are committed to making the cost of our learning and living experience as clear and manageable as possible for families. The annual cost to attend Emma Willard for the 2024–2025 academic year is:
Boarding Student Day Student
Tuition, room, and board Tuition
$73,995 $46,105
SmartCard deposit (see details below) SmartCard deposit (see details below)
$600 $400
$650 for seniors $450 for seniors
$1000 for international students N/A for international students

Our boarding rate is inclusive of tuition, dining, rooming, and laundry. Our day rate is inclusive of tuition and dining. Annual tuition does not include student SmartCard spending, off-campus activities, and certain weekend programming. Books, athletic equipment, and services such as private instruction in music and/or transportation are billed separately. See below for a full breakdown of additional costs and fees.

To learn more about our generous financial aid offering, visit the Affording Emma page.

View Your Statement

For current Emma families, you may view your account activity and make a payment through myEmma under the "Billing" dropdown menu.

To add money to your student's Smart Card account you may also log in to myEmma select the "Make a Payment" tile under Resources.

Payment Options

We offer multiple payment plan options in order to allow families flexibility and to best fit within their own finances. If you have questions at any time, please contact the Business Office at 518.833.1794 or


Additional Costs & Fees

Most of the costs associated with an Emma Willard education are incorporated in the tuition for boarding and day students. However, the annual tuition does not include optional off-campus activities and various weekend activities. Books, athletic equipment, and special services such as private instruction in music or practicum transportation are also billed separately. See below for more details on any additional costs and fees you may incur.

Some fees may or may not pertain to your student, depending on their needs and interests. If you need further information about program offerings and the associated costs, please contact the Admissions Office at (518) 833-1320 or via email at, or contact the Business Services Office at (518) 833-1794.