Tuition & Costs

Affording a Linsly experience

A Linsly education is an investment in your son or daughter's future. For many families, affording a Linsly education is one of their first concerns as they begin the Admissions process.

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During the past school year, Linsly awarded financial aid to 64% of our student body. We take great pride in making the “Linsly Experience” affordable and accessible to our students as we continue to attract a highly capable and diverse student body.
Below you will notice Linsly’s tuition and fees. In addition, you will discover how to apply for financial aid and answers to additional financial aid questions.


Every November, ISM fast is available to start the financial aid process for the next academic year. Enrollment Contracts are sent out in the following manner:

    • Full Pay Contracts are sent out end of February and asked to be returned no later than April 1st.
    • Families applying for financial aid need to complete all forms by January 15th to be considered in the first round of financial aid decisions. The first round of financial aid decisions will be sent out in early March. Those completing financial aid after January 15th will hear on a rolling basis starting in April.

Private Boarding School Tuition

2019-2020 Academic Year
  • Middle School Day Student: $17,400
  • Upper School Day Student: $19,400
  • Middle School Boarding Student: $39,140
  • Upper School Boarding Student: $41,140
  • Books, Uniforms, Supplies: $1,000 *
* Variables include grade level, course selection, new versus used books, and care of uniforms. Families may incur additional miscellaneous expenses associated with school or class-sponsored trips. All Middle School students are required to purchase an iPad for daily use in our middle school curriculum.

NAIS Member School Tuition Discount
After completing the admission process, students who have a parent employed as a full-time faculty member (administrator or teacher) at a NAIS member school may qualify for a tuition reduction of 50%. In addition, need-based financial aid may be offered beyond the 50% tuition break for those families who demonstrate additional need through ISM Fast.  
Because of additional expenses incurred by enrolling an international student, there are certain fees that students without a United States Passport must pay. Those fees, their purpose, and due date are outlined below:
  • Application Fee: $150.00; processing fee due with application
  • Issuance of I-20: There is a fee before I-20 is issued
Whether or not a family receives financial aid, Linsly offers different tuition payment plans to fit the needs of our families:

One Payment Plan:
Families can pay their tuition amount in full by August 1.

Two-Installment Plan:
Families can choose to pay their tuition amount in two installments: 50% of the tuition bill is due by August 1, and the remaining 50% (less the enrollment deposit) is due by January 1.

Monthly Payment Plan:
Families can choose to pay their tuition amount in nine monthly installments. Those families choosing the nine-month payment plan must complete the ACH Form and submit no later than June 15th. The first payment will be deducted on July 15th.

Financial Aid

The Linsly School understands that affording the full cost of a Linsly education is a concern to many families. The Office of Admissions is here to help you navigate through the financial aid process. Through need-based merit scholarships and need-based financial aid, Linsly strives to make our school's outstanding education an affordable and accessible option for your child.

The following steps explain the financial aid process:
1. Indicate your intentions to apply for financial aid
On Linsly's Admissions Application, you will indicate your intentions to apply for financial aid.
Linsly determines financial ability by using ISM fast to calculate your financial need based on the information you provide. Each year, we require new and returning families applying for financial aid to complete the financial aid application with ISM fast. ISM fast is will be available on Nov. 1st for the 2019-2020 academic year
3. Submit all necessary documents to complete the financial aid process
The Linsly School requires all families applying for financial aid to submit tax forms (1040) and W2s with all schedules and attachments to ISM fast. Please notify the Office of Admission with any questions or concerns.

Please contact Mr. R.J. Zitzelsberger, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, with any questions or concerns about financial aid or the financial aid application process.

Financial Aid - Frequently Asked Questions

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • Will I be asked to repay my Financial Aid Award?

    No. All aid is awarded as grants which do not require repayment.
  • Does the Linsly School accept the SSS financial aid form?

    Yes, The Linsly School does accept SSS. You will need to enter our school code (4654) for us to receive your information. Should you have additional questions, please email us at or call us at 304.233.1436.
  • Do I have to apply for financial aid before I know my child has been admitted?

    Yes. If you do not apply for aid by the published deadlines you may not be considered for an award.
  • Is financial aid automatically renewed each year?

    Linsly requires families receiving financial aid to reapply each year. Changes in income, family status, and the number of children attending private institutions may result in increases or decreases in an award.
  • If I sacrifice in order to pay tuition at Linsly, I'm using resources that need to be set aside for college. How can I justify such sacrifices?

    Many educators feel the impact and value of a primary and secondary education on the intellect and the character of a young person exceeds that of a college education and is more enduring. Our hope is that students will emerge from Linsly with broader college choices, as well as the maturity and motivation to take full advantage of what college has to offer. Colleges attended by Linsly graduates typically have strong financial aid programs, and Linsly graduates frequently qualify for substantial merit scholarships at the colleges of their choice.
  • If it is determined that my family has need, will I receive financial assistance?

    Since we accept students based on potential contributions to Linsly, we may not be able to meet the needs of all who qualify. The Financial Aid Committee reviews the files of those students who have been accepted and whose families show demonstrated need for assistance, and selects the most qualified students to receive financial aid packages. The number of openings in a particular grade and the number of students already receiving aid in that grade are also considered. We ask that parents explain to their children that an acceptance without aid may make it impossible to attend. Students who choose to enter Linsly without receiving financial aid should not expect to receive aid in future years unless there is a change in the family’s financial status.
  • What happens in cases where parents are divorced or separated?

    In cases of divorce or separation, Linsly requires both natural parents to apply for financial aid. Both parents file the ISM fast financial aid application. If you have questions about this policy, you may contact the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid.
  • My spouse does not work. How will that affect my financial aid award?

    Since it is our belief that families bear the primary responsibility for financing the education of their children, it is our policy to expect both parents to contribute financially. If your spouse chooses not to work, then an annual salary based upon a 40 hour position paying minimum wage will be added to the income calculations for evaluation. There are circumstances such as caring for a disabled or elderly parent, or a preschool child that would exempt a family from this policy. Each application and circumstance is evaluated individually.
  • I never do my taxes until close to the April 15 deadline. How will this affect my financial aid award?

    We allow families to use their previous year's tax information to complete the form. In the scenario where your taxes vary year to year, you will need to update your information as soon as you file. Again, each family is a different case and we work on these cases on an individual basis. Should you have questions feel free to call ISM fast directly or the Admissions Office.

The Linsly School

60 Knox Lane, Wheeling WV, 26003
Phone: (304) 233-3260