Affording Altamont

Tailored Tuition

We understand that the cost of an excellent independent school education requires a financial commitment from your family. With tailored tuition, an Altamont education is more affordable than you might think.

Tailored tuition takes into account each family's unique income and expense portfolio and adjusts tuition accordingly. Applicants submit information to a confidential third-party system for a financial assessment. Following that analysis, a tuition recommendation is made and reviewed by our admissions team.

Tailored tuition offerings are made separately from admissions decisions and are based on availability. Application for both should be made concurrently. Preference will be given to those applicants who complete the process earlier in the admission season.

Our goal is to put an Altamont education within reach of all families who want exceptional academic and extracurricular opportunities for their children.

How to Apply for Tailored Tuition

44% of current families
pay reduced tuition


Approximately 25% of the student body received some form of merit, fellowship or legacy award for the 2018-19 school year. Merit and Endowed Scholarships are intended for students with exceptional academic ability and leadership achievement.

Please note that according to Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) rules any student who enrolls at any tuition-charging school after the start of his or her 7th grade year and receives any financial award (including both need-based tailored tuition and merit scholarships) is not allowed to play on an athletic team for an entire school year.

Payment Plan Options

We offer several payment options. All of our payment plans are administered by FACTS, which is the nation's leading provider of tuition management for private schools. To learn more about FACTS, please click here for an informational flyer.

One payment: Full payment is due by April 1 for the school year beginning the following August. A $200 discount is given for full payment. Families selecting the one payment option will automatically receive an invoice from FACTS in March.

Two payments: One half of the total tuition is due by April 1 for the school year beginning the following August, and the balance is due on or before September 1. A $100 discount is given for two payments. Families selecting the two payment option will automatically receive an invoice from FACTS in March.

Monthly payments: Payments are due on the first day of each month beginning April 1 for a period of twelve months for the school year beginning the following August. Families selecting the monthly payment plan must enroll in FACTS.

Questions? Contact:
Amber McKowen
Director of Finance

Emily Scruggs
Senior Accountant

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