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.

Generally, additional expenses may arise which include, but are not limited to, charges for transportation to and from home, driver’s education, off-campus recreational activities, memberships or optional special programs, off-campus medical or dental services and prescription drugs, etc.

*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.

Student Account - Materials/Activity Fund:

An additional $700 Student Account - Academic Materials/Activity Fund ($1,300 for international students) is required of 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 Account - Academic Materials/Activity Fund for Day Students is $350. It is also requested that parents of residential students send $150-$200 per month for their child for personal allowance.


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. This charge is deducted from the Student Account - Academic Materials/Activity Fund.


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 $50 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 at: For additional information, please contact The Admissions Office.

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.