The Hill School- The Family Boarding School

Affording a Hill Education:

The Hill School Financial Aid Program offers assistance to families based upon their financial need and the availability of funds. There are no merit-based scholarships at The Hill School. All awards offered are based on the financial/demonstrated need of the family. Accordingly, no student should be deterred from applying to The Hill due to their family not being able to afford the full tuition. Approximately 40 percent of our current student population annually receives financial assistance. All application materials are held in the strictest confidence as to protect the privacy of our families.
If you have any questions about financial aid, please contact Chris Bala '97, director of financial aid and senior associate of admission, at or 610-326-1000, ext. 7165
Tuition & Fees For the 2018-19 school year, the annual tuition is $59,050 for boarding students and $40,740 for day students. For boarders, the tuition charges cover all instruction, room and board, on-campus events, health services at the Health Center, and some athletic equipment. The charges for day students cover instruction and on-campus events, as well as lunch on every day except Sunday. Students must pay for their textbooks and supplies. Some elective courses, athletic activities, music instruction, and other programs also may require additional fees. The Admission Office can supply detailed information on all costs associated with an education at The Hill.

Philosophy & Objective | Financial Aid at The Hill has a two-fold purpose: (1) to provide deserving students the opportunity of a high-quality education which otherwise might be unobtainable; and, (2) to provide the School with a well-qualified student body reflecting a broad social and economic mix. For those goals to be achieved it is essential that ability to pay the full tuition not be the deciding factor in determining whether or not a promising young person may attend the School. Financial Aid decisions are made independently from Admission decisions and in no way affect a candidate’s chances for Admission.

Financial Aid Calculations 
Hill uses the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) to collect basic financial information on income, assets, family size and the number of siblings in tuition-charging schools. A need analysis report is prepared which suggests the amount you can contribute for educational costs. Since not all families' financial circumstances are equal, The Hill Financial Aid Office uses the PFS evaluation as the starting point for its review of each applicant's request for financial aid.

Families must reapply each year. The amount you can reasonably contribute toward the cost of a Hill education is reviewed annually. Your contribution may increase, decrease, or remain the same depending on your financial circumstances in a given year.
2018-19 Financial Aid Program Profile:
Tuition: $59,050 for boarding students and $40,740 for day students.
Dollars Awarded (grants):  $7,761,756
Students Receiving Financial Aid:  212
Percent of Student Body Receiving Aid:  40%
Average Boarding Grant:  $42,450
Average Day Grant:  $20.800

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