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Apply for Financial Aid

It is The Hill School’s policy that families must resubmit a financial aid application each year they have a child (or children) enrolled at Hill. While we are committed to providing financial aid to a family for the duration of their time at Hill, our Committee reevaluates the level of support for each family every year based on their demonstrated need.

Applying for Financial Aid

New Families

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, 2019 | Families can access this form online by visiting School & Student Services by NAIS (SSS), beginning on October 2, 2018. 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 2017 and 2016) and any/all schedules by January 15, 2019. W2 (for 2018) by January 31, 2019 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.

Returning Families

Returning Families Applying for Financial Aid for 2018-19: Please read below if you already have a child (or children) enrolled at The Hill School. Please follow these steps to submit your information for review:
 
1. Complete and submit a Parent Financial Statement (PFS) by January 15, 2018 | Families must complete this step each year they have a child enrolled at Hill. The online PFS is accessible at School & Student Services by NAIS (SSS), beginning on October 2, 2017. Note: If you applying for financial aid for the first time in your child’s time at Hill, families must contact Chris Bala at cbala@thehill.org for additional information.
 
2. Follow the instructions provided by SSS to submit/upload the required additional documents | 1040 (for 2016) and any/all schedules by January 15, 2018. W2 (for 2017) by January 31, 2018 or as soon as possible after that date if they have not been received. Note: if you received a financial aid award for the 2017-18 school year, your 2016 taxes should already be submitted. 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, 2018. Please contact SSS directly with any questions about the PFS or document submission at 1-800-344-8328.
 
It is The Hill School’s policy that families must resubmit a financial aid application each year they have a child (or children) enrolled at Hill. While we are committed to providing financial aid to a family for the duration of their time at Hill, our Committee reevaluates the level of support for each family every year based on their demonstrated need. Any family who fails to submit the required documentation risks our Financial Aid Committee denying their request for the upcoming school year. Contact Chris Bala, Director of Financial Aid, at cbala@thehill.org with specific questions about this policy.

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.