Tuition & Fees

Tuition 2019-2020 (August - May)

Full-Time (7-Day) Boarding: $49,000 per year*
Weekday (5-Day) Boarding: $43,000 per year*
Day Student: $25,500 per year*

Student Tuition

Includes: academic program, textbooks, materials and supplies, and special training such as social pragmatics or remedial reading. Residential Student Tuition also includes: room and board, meals, evening and intramural sports, and on-campus recreational programs/activities. Please see below for other required accounts and their related expenses for students during their enrollment at Vanguard School.

*An additional 3.7% of the total tuition amount will be automatically be applied to all new students to cover the cost of mandatory tuition insurance. Tuition insurance is mandatory for all students any time that tuition is not paid up front in full. Tuition costs are prorated if a student's start date is on or after October 15, 2019.

Student Account - Materials/Activity Fund:

$350 is required of domestic Day Students to provide for classroom fees, recreation activities, etc.

$700 is required of domestic Residential Students to provide classroom fees, laundry, medical expenses, travel, etc.

$1,300 is required of international Residential Students to provide for the cost of specific classroom lab fees, laundry, medical expenses, and transportation to and from Orlando or Tampa Airports or the Winter Haven Train Station.

Student Allowance Account

Parents of residential students are asked to fund this account every three months for their child's personal allowance, according to the dispersal amount designated by the parent. An allowance account may be established through the Vanguard School Business Office with distribution to students weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly at the parent's discretion.


Laundry is done weekly for our boarding students at a cost to the family of $300 per semester for students living in Berry, West, and Boyd Hall, and $200 per semester for students living in Sabbagh Hall.


Residential students are provided transportation to and from the Tampa International (TPA) and Orlando International (MCO) Airports at a cost of $75 each way. Transportation is also provided to the Winter Haven Amtrak Train Station at a cost of $75 each way. These services are only offered at these prices during specific times on officially scheduled Travel Days. Additional fees will apply for transportation outside of the specified dates and/or times. Please consult the Student Handbook for specific dates and times.

I-20 Fee (International Students)

For international students requiring an I-20, there is a one-time fee of $200 made payable to The Vanguard School in order to process and mail the I-20. This fee must be paid up front prior to the I-20 being issued.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance may be available, and may be applied for by visiting the financial assistance portion of our website. For additional information, please contact The Admissions Office or see Financial Assistance under our Admissions tab at the top of this page.

The Vanguard School provides special education services. A Vanguard education may be considered a deductible medical care expense under the Internal Revenue Code (Section 213). Before taking a tax deduction for expenses relating to the special education of a student, parents/guardians should consult with their attorney or tax professional.