Tuition and Financial Aid

Financial Aid

A Wayland education gives your student an advantage for their future. Their Wayland experience not only prepares them for college, but establishes a foundation for a successful life of discovering knowledge and building character.

Because opportunities at Wayland have a significant impact on a student’s future, we strive to ensure that each qualified student has an opportunity to join our community regardless of the family’s ability to afford the full cost of tuition.

While a private education may appear costly, it may not be as high as many expect. Wayland offers need-based financial aid to qualified families. Wayland Academy is dedicated to assembling a diverse community of talented, eager, and ambitious students. We encourage any family who may need assistance to apply for financial aid. To apply for financial aid, complete an application through SmartAid. Download the SmartAid Financial Aid Instructions (PDF) here.

With some creativity, research, and help from the Wayland staff, an independent high school can be affordable. If your family is committed to invest in the Wayland Experience, our staff will work with you to secure financial aid and establish a payment plan. Contact the Admission Office at (800) 860-7725 or email


The tuition rates per year for the 2018-2019 school year are:
Day Students: $20,655
Boarding Students: $46,599
International Students: $55,415
Comprehensive School Fee: $400*

*The Comprehensive School Fee (CSF) is a fee that covers access to Wayland’s network, access to Microsoft Office 365, American Players Theater admission and transportation, a yearbook, and antivirus software.

Wisconsin Tax Deduction

The state of Wisconsin now offers a tax deduction for private school tuition. Taxpayers may deduct up to $10,000 per year per student in grades 9 through 12. Tuition must be paid in the tax year which it is being filed. For more details, you can view the Wisconsin Department of Revenue form online here: Private School Deduction (PDF).

You may also contact the Admission Office with any questions at (800) 860-7725 or email