We recognize that an independent school education is a significant financial commitment, an investment that lasts a lifetime. To ensure that Hockaday is affordable for all admitted students, we offer a robust Tuition Assistance program that meets the needs of a wide range of financial circumstances. Hockaday’s Tuition Assistance program offers transparency and trust in our tuition assistance process. In accordance with the principles and best practices of NAIS and our School’s core values, our process is personal, comprehensive, and confidential.
We offer need-based tuition assistance. Decisions regarding Tuition Assistance are made by the Tuition Assistance Committee on the basis of a family’s demonstrated need and the availability of funds from the school. Such need is defined as the difference between the schools’ tuition and what the family can reasonably contribute.
Applying for tuition assistance has no effect on a student’s application for admission to Hockaday. Admission decisions are based on the student’s qualifications. An applicant is initially accepted for enrollment and then the family’s application for aid is considered.
Hockaday has partnered with School and Student Services (SSS), a third-party service, to help analyze a family’s need for aid. This service provides schools with information and guidelines for making tuition assistance awards fairly and equitably. Click here to learn more about affording a Hockaday education.