Financial Aid FAQs
How is financial aid awarded?
The Hill School’s Financial Aid Committee grants awards to families according to their level of demonstrated financial need, as determined by School & Student Services (SSS). The Committee reviews all cases individually in determining final awards.
How do I apply for financial assistance?
Parents/guardians must visit School and Student Services (SSS) and complete a Parent Financial Statement (PFS) and then submit/upload all required documentation.
When is the financial aid application due?
The Parent Financial Statement and 2018 federal tax returns and schedules are due no later than January 15, 2020 for NEW and RETURNING families. Note: If you will be unable to meet this deadline, please contact Chris Bala at email@example.com to explain your circumstances.
Are families automatically awarded financial aid during their entire time at Hill?
No. Families are required to submit financial paperwork EACH year they have a child (or children) enrolled at The Hill School. The Financial Aid Committee is committed to supporting our families who qualify for their entire time at Hill, but they will reevaluate the demonstrated need of every family each year.
Who should fill out the PFS form if the parents are separated or divorced?
The Hill School’s Financial Aid Committee requires each biological parent (and his/her new spouse, if applicable) to submit/upload financial aid paperwork through SSS, regardless of who is the custodial parent.
How do I submit my tax forms before the January 31, 2020 deadline?
Families must upload their 2018 tax forms directly to School and Student Services by January 15, 2020 and their 2019 W-2s by January 31, 2020.
Does Hill offer any academic, athletic, or merit scholarships?
No. All financial assistance awarded by The Hill School’s Financial Aid Committee is based on the demonstrated need of the family.
Is financial aid available for international students?
International applicants are welcome to apply for financial aid, but please be aware that The Hill does not typically award financial aid to international students.
What is The Hill School's code for the PFS form?
The Hill School’s code for use on the PFS form is 3898.
What debt does The Hill take into account?
The Financial Aid Committee will consider certain forms of debt when determining financial aid awards, for example, past educational debts of parents or debts amassed thru necessary medical procedures/prolonged illnesses. Typically, the Committee does not recognize the following: mortgages, business or car loans, or consumer credit card debt. The Hill School’s Financial Aid program is not in a position to subsidize lifestyle choices deemed to be unnecessary.
How should I answer questions in the “Family Expenses” section of the PFS?
These questions are intended to help our Financial Aid Committee to understand a family’s ability to afford educational expenses. When estimating what your contribution will be towards The Hill School, please do not enter zero unless that figure is entirely accurate. The Hill School believes strongly that each family should contribute to their child(ren)’s education whenever and however possible.
When will we be informed of our financial aid award?
Notification of financial aid awards for new students will arrive within a few days after you receive your online admission decision on March 10, 2020. Returning families will receive their re-enrollment contract on March 1, 2020.
Does The Hill School offer payment plan options to pay the balance of tuition owed?
Yes. The Hill School offers monthly payment plans. Please contact Dawn Norman in the Business Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.