Financial Aid is need-based tuition assistance. Decisions regarding financial aid are made by the Financial Aid 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 financial aid 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) by National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), a third-party service, to help analyze a family’s need for aid. This service provides schools with information and guidelines for making financial aid awards fairly and equitably.