Tuition & Financial Aid
We believe that an independent school education is an investment that will pay off in many ways throughout your lifetime. Making a VVS education accessible to families from many economic backgrounds is important to us, and we are committed to enrolling a talented and diverse group of students. While the primary responsibility for financing a student’s education rests with the family, VVS supplements family contributions through a generous financial aid program.
Annual Tuition: $49,800
One Semester Tuition: $27,500
5-Day Boarding Student
Annual Tuition: $41,000
One Semester Tuition: $22,600
Annual Tuition: $18,900
One Semester Tuition: $10,400
Boarding Students live on campus in dormitories 7 days a week, excluding designated school breaks. Boarding student tuition includes room and all meals served in the VVS dining hall.
5-Day Boarding Students live on campus in the dormitories Sunday night through Friday afternoon and are expected to leave campus Friday after dinner and return after dinner but before Study Hall on Sunday. Five Day boarders are permitted to stay on campus for the four required weekends in the year: Fall Adventure Weekend, the weekend before Field Trips, Spring Adventure Weekend, and the weekend during Project Period.
Day Students live with their parent(s) or guardian(s) in the Sedona area. Day students participate fully in both academic and community life programs and remain on campus all day attending all classes, sports and work jobs. Lunch and Community Dinner are included in tuition. A Day Student Meal Plan is required for those eating breakfast, dinner (other than Community Dinner) and weekend meals at school. The annual meal plan cost is $1,500, payable August 1.
Additional Charges We recognize that tuition is a substantial financial commitment, therefore we try to include as many activities as we can in the tuition cost. For example, November Field Trips (excluding independent field trips), Decembermester and Project Period are included in the tuition fee. There are times, however, where additional fees are charged, including horseback riding, golf and other activities. Please refer to the Verde Valley School Financial Guide for a list of additional charges students could incur.
It is our goal to build diverse, engaged, talented, and interesting classes. Our Financial Aid Program supports deserving students for whom otherwise a VVS education might not be a possibility. Financial aid and admission are separate processes; admission decisions are never based upon a family’s ability to pay. Financial Aid is need-based, and Verde Valley School is guided by the principles and methodology of School and Student Services (SSS). Once a student is accepted, the Financial Aid Committee uses the Parent Financial Statement (submitted through SSS) to help determine the family’s financial need, which is defined as the difference between a family’s discretionary resources and the cost of tuition. The school grants financial aid to approximately 45% of the student body every year.
• Parents of applicants must send copies of their most recent 1040s, all related schedules, and copies of all W-2s and 1099 forms to SSS. Please note that SSS will not request the 1099 Forms online at this time, but we ask that you still mail the 1099 form to SSS with all other financial forms and the SSS cover sheet, which you will find on the SSS website. Tax returns are due by February 1.
• Parents submitting an application for a returning student currently receiving financial aid at Verde Valley School must send copies of their signed 2015 1040s, all related schedules, and copies of all W-2s and 1099 forms to SSS. Please note that SSS will not request the 1099 Forms online at this time, but we ask that you still email the 1099 form to SSS with all other financial forms and the SSS cover sheet, which you will find on the SSS website. Tax returns are requested as soon as completed but no later than March 15.
• If a student applicant applying for the first time has filed or will file a federal tax return, we require copies of his/her most recent signed 1040 and related schedules, as well as a signed 4506T-EZ form be sent to SSS. Due on February 1
• If a returning student currently receiving financial aid at Verde Valley School will file a federal tax return, we require copies of his/her most recent signed 1040 and related schedules, as well as a signed 4506T-EZ form be sent to SSS. Due on March 15
Click below for more Verde Valley School’s financial aid guidelines and policies.