Apply for Financial Aid
Families who have a child (or children) applying to The Hill School for admission should follow these two steps to complete their application for Financial Aid:
1. Complete and submit a Parent Financial Statement (PFS) by January 15, 2020 | Families can access this form online by visiting School & Student Services by NAIS (SSS), beginning on October 2, 2019. Note: If you have multiple children applying for admission, you only need to submit one for your family.
2. Follow the instructions provided by SSS to submit/upload the required additional documents | 1040 (for 2018 and 2017) and any/all schedules by January 15, 2020. W2 (for 2019) by January 31, 2020 or as soon as possible after that date if it hasn’t been received. In addition to completing the Business/Farm section of the PFS, parents who are self-employed or have ownership in a business or corporation, must include any/all related schedules (schedule C, schedule F, K1, 1120s, etc) by January 15, 2019. Please contact SSS directly with any questions about the PFS or document submission at 1-800-344-8328.
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.