Families Value Williams

Why invest in a Williams education for your child?

The adolescent years can be the most influential. It is important for children, during this particular time of their lives, to be curious and inspired to achieve their best. Surrounded by engaging teachers and students who value our safe and inclusive learning environment, students discover their individual learning styles, skills, and possibilities. Whether in the classroom, on stage, competing athletically, or serving others, every student finds their passion, purpose, and potential at Williams.

2024 - 2025


Grades 6-9: $34,000

Grades 10-12: $36,000

Additional expenses range from $1,000 – $2,000 for books, transportation (optional), and lunch (optional).

Need-Based Tuition Assistance Program

The Williams School Need Based Tuition Assistance program is designed to help make a Williams education possible for all families based on demonstrated financial need and the availability of funds.

Williams is proud to use the Clarity Application to determine a family’s level of financial need based on the information that families share in the application which includes assets, income, expenses, and debts. To get started, please go to the Clarity Application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The Clarity Application is also mobile-friendly so you can complete it from anywhere. You are also able to save your progress and return at any time. At the end of the application, there is a $60 fee to submit, and you can share your application with additional schools that accept the Clarity Application for no additional charge. Simply use the dropdown menu in the application to select those schools.

Please remember to return to your dashboard after you complete and submit your Clarity Application, as Williams requires you to upload additional tax documentation.

The deadlines for completing the financial aid application including relevant supplemental documents are:

  • Returning Students – January 10, 2024
  • New Students – February 10, 2024

If you need support during the process of completing your application, there is in-app support available through the “Help” button in the bottom left of the screen, as well as email and phone support at support@clarityapp.com or 206-210-3752, in both English and Spanish. The application itself is also fully translated into Spanish. 

Please note, need-based funding is available to families that qualify based on a financial needs assessment by Clarity and The Williams School Tuition Assistance Committee. Need-based grants are awarded at the time of admission. Providing the student remains in comparable academic and citizenship standing and the family’s annual financial need assessment remains comparable to the initial assessment, the grant will be offered each year the student re-enrolls at Williams.

Please be aware that our need-based grants, while helpful, do not fund a student’s entire education at Williams, regardless of need. We work closely with families on various ways to afford a Williams education; however, we do not offer Tuition Assistance grants that cover the entire tuition.

Clarity Application

SCC Merit Award Grants

SCC Merit Award Grants are available to newly accepted students who have demonstrated the highest level of achievement in Williams’ Core Values of  Scholarship, Character, and Community prior to attending Williams as well as the promise of continued achievement at Williams.

Students do not apply for SCC merit award grants. Recipients are determined by Williams’ Admissions and Tuition Grant Committees upon a comprehensive review of each student’s candidacy.

Merit award grants are offered to qualified students at the time of admission. Providing the recipient continues to demonstrate the highest levels of achievement in Williams’ Core Values of Scholarship, Character, and Community while enrolled at Williams, the SCC Merit Award will be offered each year the student re-enrolls at Williams.

Tuition Discount for Connecticut College Employees

A Tuition Discount is available for full-time Connecticut College Employees. If interested in being considered for this discount, please contact Williams Assistant Head of School for Enrollment & Advancement Sharon Gaudreau.

Notification of Tuition Assistance Grants

Notification of Need-Based Tuition Assistance, SCC Scholarship, and/or Tuition Discount grants are communicated via the Williams Enrollment Contract. Please note that all new students must apply for admission and be accepted to Williams before any grants will be considered.


Tuition Payment Plans

FACTS Tuition Payment Plan

One half of your Williams tuition is payable by August 1st; the remainder is payable by December 1st.

Other payment plans are available at a minimal charge through the FACTS Tuition Payment Plan. This must be arranged when the Enrollment Contract is returned. Students are admitted for the entire school year and there are no allowances for refunds in cases of withdrawal or dismissal.

FACTS Tuition Payment Plan


Submission of the Enrollment Agreement and a 10% deposit are required as stated on the Enrollment Contract to reserve a place.


Tuition Refund Insurance, offered by A.W.G. Dewar Co. for $350, is mandatory for all domestic students enrolled at Williams, unless tuition is paid in full by August 1 and the parents choose to waive the insurance. Students who enroll after the first day of school may not participate in the Tuition Refund Insurance program.

Tuition Refund Insurance