Tuition and Fees

altThe Vanguard School prides itself on fiscal responsibility. Over the years, Vanguard has had good stewardship of tuition and gifts. As a result, we have been able to pass this savings on to our parents. This allows Vanguard to offer a superb educational value year after year. The tuition at Vanguard is highly competitive, and we have no "hidden costs". The tuition at the Vanguard School is designed to be primarily all inclusive. There is no uniform or fee, but students are expected to conform to the published dress code. Additional Academic Materials Activity Fees are collected from Boarding and Day Students; it is requested that parents replenish the account as funds are expended throughout the school year.

Transitional Learning Community (TLC) Students:

Tuition fees for our post-graduate program students for the 2014-2015 school year are $47,500.

This includes:

·         Tuition, Room and Board

·         All Required Textbooks, Fees, Labs, and Required Items for Post High School courses at College or Vocational School

·         Life, Social, and Vocational Skills Training

·         Money management training

·         Counseling for a maximum of 1.5 hours per week

·         Meal planning, shopping, and preparation

·         Tutoring at Polk State College and/or Vanguard

·         Transportation provided for all school/vocationally related activities

·         On campus nursing services

·         Internships and career shadowing

·         Internet access

Residential Students:

Tuition fees for Full-Time Boarding Students (grades 5-12) for the 2014-2015 school year are $44,000.

For Weekday Only Boarding Students (grades 5-12) the tuition fees for the 2014-2015 school year are $38,000. 

This includes:

·         Room and Board

·         Three meals per day, seven days a week

·         Academic Program

·         Textbooks

·         Classroom Materials

·         Initial Supplies

·         Special Training such as Speech Therapy

·         Individual Tutorials

·         Evening and Weekend Sports  

·         On-campus Recreational Activities

An additional Academic Materials Activity Fee of $650 ($1,250 for international students) is required of Residential Students at the time of enrollment to provide for costs associated with special class project materials, yearbooks, student class pictures, academic lab fees, etc. International Students' medical expenses may also be paid from this fund; U.S. parents are billed directly for medical expenses.

It is requested that parents send $100-$150 per month allowance to their student for personal expenses. Trips are made approximately once per week to local stores for students to purchase personal items. Laundry services are billed to the student's Academic Materials Fee ($150 per semester).

Additional expenses which may affect residential students: transportation charges to and from home, driver education, off-campus recreational activities, membership and/or participation in special programs or events, off-campus medical or dental services, and prescription drugs.

Day Students:

Tuition fees for Day Students (grades 5-12) for the 2014-2015 school year are $22,500. 

This includes:

·         Academic Program

·         Textbooks

·         Classroom Materials

·         Initial supplies

·         Special Training such as Speech Therapy

·         Individual Tutorials

·         Lunch (Monday-Friday)

An additional $350 Academic Materials Activity Fee is required of day students at the time of enrollment to provide for costs associated with special class project materials, yearbooks, student class pictures, academic lab fees, etc.

Additional expenses which may affect Day Students: transportation to and from home, and replenishment of school supplies, as needed.

 

International Students:

There is a one-time I-20 fee of $150.00 required for processing and mailing of I-20 documents.