We believe that a Wayland Academy education should be accessible to students of all backgrounds — regardless of their families' financial means — and the school commits more than $3.5 million each year to that commitment.
The purpose of Wayland’s financial aid program is twofold: to assist families whose only barrier to a Wayland education is the cost of tuition, and to enhance the entire student body through socioeconomic, cultural and geographic diversity.
In 2017–2018, about 68 percent of students received financial assistance. The average award for boarding families is just under $25,000, whereas for day families the average award is just over $10,000. Due to generous donations from current and former families, our alumni, and friends of Wayland Academy, financial aid awards are not expected to be repaid. Their donations have ensured that we are able to find the best students for Wayland Academy.
Wayland Academy offers financial aid to families from a wide range of income levels, and we encourage families to apply for financial aid if they believe they need any level of support.