2013-2014 Tuition Rates
|MS 6 Day||$11,200|
|MS 7-8 Day||$11,850|
|US 9-12 Day||$13,900|
|5-Day Boarding 8-12||$30,000|
|7-Day Boarding 8-12||$43,500|
The tuition does not include charges for insurance, books, supplies, tutoring, weekend activities, allowance, or any other extra expenses that may be incurred.
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Stuart Hall School offers financial aid awards in the form of grants that do not need to be repaid. Our budget, therefore, is limited, and we seek to equitably distribute grants to students based on need. Awards are made on a first-come, first- served basis, so timely application is important. Please note that families must apply for aid through SSS every year.
Families apply for aid through the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) by:
1. Completing the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) online at http://sss.nais.org (using Stuart Hall School code #7540), and
2. Providing a copy of their most recent IRS Federal tax return (form 1040) to the School.
Financial Aid Timeline 2013-2014:
- Now through February 1, 2013: The Parent Financial Statement (PFS) should be completed and submitted online to SSS at http://sss.nais.org —use Stuart Hall School code #7540.
- Mid-December through mid-February: Returning families applying for financial aid will be extended financial aid awards on a first-come, first-served basis. Preliminary awards will be made to families with expressed need based upon the PFS. Tax returns, which are due to Stuart Hall no later than April 22, must substantiate PFS findings; otherwise, the School reserves the right to revise the award. The signed financial aid letter, indicating acceptance of the award and intent to enroll at Stuart Hall for 2013-14, will be due to the School two weeks from the time of issue or March 1, whichever is sooner. Awards not accepted within this time period will be reallocated.
- February 1: All re-enrolling families’ contracts will be sent.
- March 1: All re-enrolling families’ contracts are due, along with the required deposit.
- On/before April 22, 2013: Copies of IRS Federal Tax 2012 Form 1040 must be submitted to Stuart Hall School to substantiate PFS findings.
Families with questions about the aid process may schedule an appointment with a Stuart Hall Admissions or Business Office representative (885-0356 or 888-306-8926).For more detailed information on completing the PFS, please refer to the handbook available at the following link: http://sss.nais.org/parents/apply/pages/pfs-online-workbook.aspx
Frequently Asked Questions about Financial Aid
Do independent schools get financial aid money from the government?
No. All financial aid for independent schools comes from the schools themselves, which often use a combination of budgeted funds and money raised from donors.
Does applying for financial aid affect a student's chances for admission?
No. Admissions and financial aid decisions are made independently. All families interested in financial aid should apply. Stuart Hall bases financial aid awards on demonstrated need.
How do I apply for financial aid? How are awards determined?
Parents must complete a Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) and submit it along with the appropriate fee to School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) in Princeton, NJ. Please see the link in red above under Financial Aid.
Awards made are based on a standardized calculation derived by SSS. This calculation considers income, assets, liabilities, family size, and the number of children attending tuition-charging institutions. After allowances for living necessities and taxes, discretionary income is considered available for education on a sliding scale. Families with larger earnings and assets are expected to make greater contributions.
Does Stuart Hall School offer merit scholarships?
Stuart Hall does not offer merit scholarships. Financial awards are based on a family's demonstrated need and not on academic, athletic, or other merit considerations.
Do financial aid awards change from year to year? What if our family circumstances change?
Financial need and awards are recalculated every year, using current information. If there is little change in a family's circumstances, one can expect that awards will be made at a similar level.
Are there special requirements for students who receive financial aid?
There are not. All students are expected to maintain solid academic and personal standing within the Stuart Hall School community.
What happens in cases of divorce, separation, and single parents?
In cases of divorce or separation, Stuart Hall School may require both natural parents to apply for financial aid.
Should I apply if I am not sure our family will qualify?
We find that family circumstances differ greatly and factors other than income affect award decisions. Stuart Hall is committed to meeting the need of a broad spectrum of families.
Is the information I provide kept confidential?
All applications for financial aid are confidential.
Can I pay my tuition by credit card?
You may do so if you choose a payment plan and pay through Tuition Management Services (TMS). Payment plans offered at Stuart Hall are two, four, ten or twelve payments.
Please contact the Admissions Office if you have questions about TMS, 888-306-8926.
Can I get tuition insurance?
Yes, through the Tuition Refund Plan. Any families choosing a payment plan or two or more payments is required to have tuition insurance. Families choosing one payment can waive the tuition insurance or opt for it.