Tuition and Fees

2024–2025 Tuition and Fees

Lower School (PK – Grade 4): $32,095 
Middle and Upper School (Grades 5 – Form IV): $38,082 

Academic, publication, and grade-level activity and trip fees are included for all grades. Individual Student Accident Insurance is also included for all grades. All supplies (except calculators) are included for Lower and Middle School. Uniforms, books, optional activities, and individual needs are not included.

Financing an Education

Financing an independent school education is a major investment in a girl’s future. The cost of educating a student at Hockaday – with our personalized attention, stellar faculty, state-of-the art facilities and myriad opportunities beyond the classroom – is substantial. We recognize that the tuition and fees can feel prohibitive to many families and we are committed to making Hockaday accessible and affordable for the family of each student we admit regardless of financial circumstances.
At Hockaday, we value a school community that includes students with a variety of economic backgrounds. We offer tuition payment options and we award more than $3 million in financial aid each year to 13% of our families. We award tuition assistance to middle-income families, families with relatively high income who have multiple children in private schools, and to those whose financial circumstances qualify them for a grant equal to the full cost of tuition and fees.

Payment Plan Options

Tuition and fees are due in full on June 1, 2024.


Tuition and fees are due in two installments.
    • June 1, 2024 – First installment: 60% of tuition and fees and 100% of the finance fee are due.
    • December 1, 2024 – Second installment: 40% of tuition and fees are due.
Tuition and fees are due in 10 monthly installments on the 20th of each month (June 2024 – April 2025, excluding December). Both the tuition refund insurance and finance fees are due on June 20, 2024.
    • Tuition Refund Insurance – The cost of tuition refund insurance is 0.8% of total tuition and fees.
    • Automatic payments must be authorized by logging into your FACTS account and updating the payment setup.
Special Fees to Note
  • The non-refundable deposit of $2,000 is applicable to tuition and fees.
  • Upon enrollment, new students will be charged a one-time matriculation fee of $1,000.
  • International students (a student who is not a U.S. Citizen, does not hold a U. S. passport, and is not a permanent resident of the U.S.) will be charged an annual fee of $2,000.
  • All students in grades 5 – 8 must purchase the laptop from The School. The laptop bundle is mandatory and will be billed for all students in grade 5 as well as all new students entering grades 5 -8. The grade 5 - 8 laptop bundle includes a computer, software, warranty, access to loaner computers, and service for $1,650. The laptop fee will be billed with the June 2024 payment.
  • Non-financial aid families electing Payment Option 2 or 3 will be charged a non-refundable finance charge of $350. The finance charge is due in its entirety with the June 2024 payment.
  • Non-financial aid families electing Payment Option 3 are required to purchase tuition refund insurance, and families electing Payment Options 1 or 2 may choose to purchase tuition refund insurance for an additional fee. The tuition refund insurance fee is due in full with the June 2024 payment.
  • Any payments received late are subject to a $100 per occurrence late payment penalty.
The Hockaday School admits qualified students of any race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The Hockaday School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its educational, admissions, financial aid, athletic, and other policies and programs.
Just as we encourage our girls to be curious and engage in the process of discovery, we encourage and invite you to visit our campus and experience a day at Hockaday.
Within the private school community, The Hockaday School is an independent college-preparatory day school for girls from grades PK–12 located in Dallas, Texas. Students realize their limitless potential through challenging academic curricula, arts, athletics, and extracurricular programs so that they are inspired to lead lives of purpose and impact.