Admissions

Tuition and Fees

2017-18 Tuition & Fees

Boarding Students

Tuition, room, and board
$59,990

SmartCard deposit (see explanation below)
$600
$650 for seniors

Day Students

Tuition, room, and board
$36,380

SmartCard deposit (see explanation below)
$400
$450 for seniors
The annual boarding tuition covers instruction, room, board, all meals in the dining room, health and wellness center privileges, use of laundry facilities, physical training and athletic privileges, use of laboratory and computer equipment and admission to all school concerts, assemblies, plays and athletic contests. The annual day student tuition covers all of the above with the exclusion of room and laundry.

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 billed separately.

More Details

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  • SmartCard

    Typical Student Expenditures
    Essential expenses: This unrestricted category includes academic supplies (purchased at the school store) and activities, art and athletic charges, health care and practicum related transportation, class dues, etc.

    Discretionary expenses
    This category can be restricted/limited at parents’ request and includes student allowances, non-essential school store charges, calling cards, postage and student activities.
  • Other Fees*

    ESL
    $2,125

    Writing Support
    $500/semester

    International Student Health Insurance, 10 months
    $1,725

    International Student Health Insurance, 12 months
    $1,905

    Tuition Refund Insurance
    2.6% of net annual tuition, excluding fees

    PSAT testing
    $12

    Studio Art class fee
    $75

    Photography class fee
    $90
  • Books

    We have a “virtual” bookstore, and Follett is our textbook provider. The cost of books and associated course materials averages $350 per term. Orders may be placed online using your credit card or school SmartCard account.

  • Music and Voice Lessons

    Students interested in pursuing private music and/or voice lessons have the opportunity to do so at a cost of $650 per semester.  This per semester cost covers 13 50-minute lessons.  

    Students will be allowed to add/drop lessons for up to two weeks or two lessons, whichever is sooner. If a student drops the course before the third lesson, a full refund (less the pro-rated cost of the lessons attended) for the semester will be given. If a student drops the course after the third lesson, no refund will be given.
  • Class Dues

    Freshmen
    $6

    Sophomores
    $6

    Juniors
    $10

    Seniors
    $25
  • Transportation

    School Holiday
    Emma provides free, faculty-sponsored transportation to and from the Albany airport and local rail and bus stations when the school closes for various holidays. There is a charge, however, for students who need transportation to JFK or Newark Airports. This charge is divided equally among the students making the trip together.
*Some of these fees may or may not pertain to your daughter depending on her 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 admissions@emmawillard.org, or contact the Business Services Office at (518) 833-1794.

Payment Options

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  • One payment plus deposit

    Under this plan, your advance deposit is due on March 10, 2017 and 100% of the remaining tuition and applicable fees is due on July 10, 2017. There is no cost to enroll in this plan.
  • Two payments plus deposit

    Under this plan, your advance deposit is due on March 10, 2017, 60% of the remaining tuition and applicable fees is due on July 10, 2017, and the remaining 40% is due on November 10, 2017. There is no cost to enroll in this plan.
  • Ten payments

    Smart Tuition monthly payment plan allows you to spread your daughter’s education expenses over smaller interest free monthly installments paid over the course of the school year. Your only cost is a $50 enrollment fee.

    The monthly payment plan at Emma Willard School begins on April 10, 2017 with your advance deposit payment and ends on January 10, 2018. If you select this option, Emma Willard will enroll you in the plan upon receiving your daughter's enrollment contract and Smart Tuition will bill you for monthly payments as they come due. You can also arrange to have payments automatically deducted from your bank account.

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