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Tuition & Financial Grants

Our Financial Grant Philosophy

Visitation is committed to working with families to help provide a Visitation education for their children. We seek a diversified student body, which brings to the school students with many different talents and experiences from a variety of socioeconomic, religious and ethnic backgrounds.

For the 2020-21 school year, Visitation committed more than $1.7 million to the need-based financial grant program. Students in kindergarten through grade 12 are eligible to apply for these funds, and approximately 30 percent receive a financial grant. All awards are based on demonstrated need, with the Financial Grant Committee reviewing each case individually.


To be considered for a Visitation grant, families are required to complete an online grant application through School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS), which is a subsidiary of NAIS (the National Association of Independent Schools). Visitation School uses SSS to ensure that the awarding of financial grants is determined in an equitable manner. SSS applies a consistent and objective formula to calculate a family’s ability to pay. This formula considers income, assets, liabilities, family size and the number of children attending tuition-charging schools.

In addition to the online grant application, Visitation requires families applying for a financial grant to submit additional supporting documentation. Please see the Financial Grant Checklist for additional details regarding the required documents.


Montessori Pre-K
(33 months – 5 years)


Lower School
(Grades K - 5)


Middle School
(Grades 6 - 8)


Upper School
(Grades 9 - 12)


Visitation Child Care Center
(6 weeks - 5 years)

see program page



Tuition for K-12 includes lunch, book fees and a yearbook fee. Upper School includes a $450 laptop fee.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are processed through Smart Tuition. (Download a PDF of their FAQs)

Annual Plan
Due in July.

Semi-Annual Plan
Due in July and December.

Quarterly Plan
Due in July, October, January and April.

Monthly Plan
Ten monthly payments from July through April.

For the 2021-22 school year, the financial grant application deadline is February 1, 2021. Please note that if your financial grant application is not complete by the February deadline, we may not be able to process your request for a financial grant. For additional information, please contact Katie Owens at 651-683-1742 or

Financial Grant Checklist

Additional Opportunities for Tuition Assistance

In addition to Visitation financial grants, funding may also be available through the Catholic Services Appeal Foundation (kindergarten - 12) or the Aim Higher Foundation (kindergarten - 8). To apply for a grant from these organizations, complete the TADS financial grant application, with fee, by February 1, 2021.

The Pioneer Foundation and Achieving Dreams, organizations independent of Visitation, provide programs for volunteers seeking additional opportunities for tuition assistance. These programs, for both parents and students (16 years and older), provide funds for families who wish to volunteer their time and talents. Please see the contact information below.

Pioneer Foundation: Bonnie Nelson at 651-303-9515 or /


Achieving Dreams: Holly at 763-424-2431 or /