Did you know that almost 60% of Webb students receive some form of financial aid or scholarship? On an annual basis, Webb awards approximately $2.5 million to deserving students thanks to the generous support of alumni, family and friends of the school. Financial aid and scholarship awards are grant awards, meaning they do not need to be paid back. It is very important to note that applying for financial aid has no bearing upon the Admissions Committee’s deliberation and assessment of student’s potential as a Webb student. Decisions regarding admission to Webb and eligibility for financial aid are made independently of each other.
- Need-based Financial Aid Program
- The Honors Scholarship Program
- Legacy Scholarship
- Tennessee and Neighboring States Tuition Rate
- Tuition and Fees
- Tuition Payment Plans/Loan Information
- Daily Bus Service Fees (Optional)
The Webb School recognizes that not all of the students interested in attending our school may be able to afford the full cost of a Webb education. The financial aid office is committed to attracting mission-appropriate students by meeting the financial need of the family. Webb, like many independent schools around the country, uses the School and Student Services (SSS) to determine financial need. SSS will start processing applications in October 2019. The priority deadline for new families to apply for need-based financial aid is Feb. 20.
To get started applying for need-based financial aid through SSS, click here.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Does my applying for financial aid impact my child’s application for admission?
No. The processes of determining admission and financial aid are separate. We recommend that you submit your admissions application first. Students will not be considered for a financial aid award until they have been officially accepted by the Admissions Committee.
Is there a deadline?
We strongly suggest that you apply by our priority deadline of Feb. 20. After that date, applications will still be accepted, but awards will only be made if funds are still available.
How does SSS determine a family contribution?
In determining eligibility for financial aid, SSS considers gross taxable income, liabilities, assets, family size and the number of children in tuition-charging schools as well as the cost of living allowance. Built into the assessment is an allowance for basic necessities and taxes. SSS uses all of these items to determine your discretionary income. SSS will recommend to Webb a portion of your discretionary income to pay for education. This recommendation is sent via the SSS Parent Financial Statement.
What about a divorce, step-parent situation?
If both the custodial and non-custodial parents have agreed to participate in the support of their child, Webb requires both parents to complete the financial aid forms. It is up to all parties involved to communicate and participate in good faith in this responsibility. In addition, if a child is living with a step-parent who has agreed to accept financial responsibility, Webb will consider the step-parent’s income as well.
Does Webb require any additional documents when applying for financial aid?
We require applicants to submit your family’s most recent income tax forms, w-2 forms, and any additional documents that you file such as Schedule C, Farm Statement or K-1’s. After an evaluation of all submitted information, we may we may request additional information. You can submit these documents online at http://sss.nais.org/parents or mail them directly to the Webb School.
How does Webb determine a financial aid award?
Your Parent Financial Statement (PFS) is verified with your tax return and then, after your child has been accepted, reviewed by the financial aid committee. The committee will also consider the potential for income to be earned by a non-working parent. The decision for an award is based on the affordability determined by your PFS and the funds available in our budget.
How much aid is awarded to families and where does the money come from?
Each year Webb gives approximately $2.5 million in financial aid to almost 60% of our student body. These funds come from our school’s $33 million endowment and from our generous donations from alumni and friends of the school.
Will my financial aid award stay the same each year at Webb?
Financial aid forms must be resubmitted each year and awards will be re-evaluated on an annual basis.
The Honors Scholarship Program is an exciting opportunity available to new boarding students who are applying for grades 7-11. Based on the determination of the selection committee, the Webb School will award grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 per year and which are based on academic merit and extracurricular involvement. The scholarship will continue for the student’s entire time at Webb contingent upon the student’s continued success.
To be considered for the Honors Scholarship Program, students must:
• Demonstrate academic excellence and extracurricular involvement.
• Demonstrate a commitment to help improve one's community.
• Demonstrate leadership skills and a strong desire to take full advantage
of a boarding school environment.
• Be a new student who is applying to Webb as a boarding student.
Application Process for the Honors Scholarship:
• Submit the standard Webb School application by Feb. 20.
• Take the SSAT test. The SSAT is offered in many locations nationwide.
Visit http://www.ssat.org/ to look up test locations and to register
for the test. We advise that you do this as soon as possible. You may
also take the SSAT test at Webb. Contact the admissions office for
• Have the applicant's school counselor or principal submit the
Honors Scholarship Nomination Form.
For more information, contact Carrie Auwarter in the admissions office at 931-389-5783 or Email.
Webb is committed to providing a Webb education to Alumni family members. Legacy Scholarships are available to qualified applicants with a Webb connection and these scholarships are awarded each year the student attends the school. Alumni families are also encouraged to apply for financial aid or additional scholarships. Webb provides more than $2.5 million each year in financial aid and scholarships.
Who is eligible for a Legacy Scholarship?
• Applicants must have a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle who
attended The Webb School.
• $10,000 Legacy Scholarships are given to boarding student in the
United States who live outside of Tennessee and its eight
• $5,000 Legacy Scholarships are given to boarding living in Tennessee
or one of the eight contiguous states. Tennessee and contiguous states
qualify for a special in-state tuition rate.
• $1,000 Legacy Scholarships are given to day students.
For more information regarding the Legacy Scholarship Program, please contact Director of Enrollment Management Julie Harris, ’95 at 931-389-6003 or Email
Boarding school can be a difficult decision for families because of distance as well as cost. For residents of Tennessee and its eight neighboring states – Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, and Virginia – we offer a discounted tuition rate which is approximately 20% less than our regular boarding tuition rate. We also encourage you to apply for one of our Honors Scholarships or for financial aid. Our goal is to make boarding school affordable for the remarkable students we seek.
Day Student Tuition
- Grades 6-8: $19,650
- Grades 9-12: $21,000
Tennessee & Neighboring States Boarding Student Tuition
(Available for residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia)
- Grades 7-12: $41,250
Boarding Student Tuition
- Grades 7-12: $48,750
International Boarding Student Tuition
- Grades 8-12: $52,300
Additional Required Fees
Matriculation Fee (first year only): $550
School Uniforms: Estimated Cost $200-500
*Student Account Deposits: Day Student $500, Boarding Student $1,000, Seniors $500
*Students Accounts are used for additional school fees such textbooks, campus store purchases, field trips, yearbook, transportation (if applicable), national AP testing, and other miscellaneous expenses. The Senior Account is used for senior blazers, senior photos, graduation announcements and the senior survival trip. Any funds remaining at the end of the year may be credited toward the next school year or reimbursed to the family.
Additional Optional Fees
English Language Learners (ELL) Intermediate Level: $4,250
English Language Learners (ELL) Advanced Level: $2,200
LIFT Learning - Tier 1: $2,300 per year
LIFT Learning Support - Tier 2: $800 per year
International Medical Insurance: $1,690
For more information regarding financial aid, please contact Carrie Auwarter, director of financial aid, at 931-389-5783 or Email
We realize that a Webb education is a significant investment for our families. Webb offers financial aid to qualifying families and a variety of payment plans to help make tuition affordable.
Tuition Payment Plan
- Convenient online payment plan sign-up
- Multiple payment options, including a checking or savings account draft each month, or credit card payments.
- Web-based interface for account viewing.
Webb offers the following tuition payment options.
- One-time payment plan
The tuition and all fees are due in August
- Two-time (60/40) payment plan
60% of tuition balance plus all fees are due in August. The remaining 40% of the tuition balance is due in December.
- 7-month payment plan
The tuition balance is divided into 7 payments. The first payment and all fees are due in June. The 7th payment is due in December. Payment can be made by auto draft or credit card.
- 11-month payment plan *
The tuition balance is divided into 11 payments. The first payment and all fees are due in July and the final payment is due in May. Payments can be made by auto draft or credit card. *There is a fee for the 11-month plan of $500 for day tuition, $1000 for boarding tuition.
The following companies offer loan programs specifically for families who wish to afford an independent school education.
prepGATE is an education loan program for families with children attending K-12 private schools. For more information, please call 1-866362-4283 or visit www.prepgate.com .
Your Tuition Solution is an education loan program for families with children attending K-12 private schools. For more information, please call 1-800-920-9777 or visit www.yourtuitionsolution.com .
Sallie Mae provides K-12 educational loans. For more information, call 1-888-272-5543 or visit www.salliemae.com/k12loan .
Questions concerning billing or payment may be addressed to Joe Iorio, Assistant Head of School and Chief Financial Officer, at 931-389-5708 or Email