Tuition at Holland Hall.

As an independent school, Holland Hall does not receive funding from local or state government. To offset educational expenses, we charge tuition for each student; however, tuition alone does not cover the cost of educating each child. The school’s endowment and gifts from alumni/ae, parents, grandparents, and friends underwrite more than 15% of the school’s operating budget.

 

Tuition for the 2016-2017 School Year

Grade TuitionStudent
Activity
Fee
Total
PreSchool - 3 days$6,800$30$6,830
PreSchool - 5 days$11,075$30$11,105
Jr. Kindergarten$12,750$40$12,790
Kindergarten$14,795$40$14,835
Grades 1 - 3$15,275$50$15,325
Grades 4 - 5$17,100$50$17,150
Grades 6 - 8$17,750$75$17,825
Grades 9 - 12 $19,225$100$19,325

 

Estimated Additional Expenses
The cost of textbooks, lunch, uniforms, Extended-Day options, and bus transportation are additional. Book fees begin in 4th Grade. Extended-Day programs are available for Preschoolers–8th Grade students from 7:00 to 9:00am and 2:50 to 6:00pm
View more estimated additional expenses.

 

Tuition Assistance

While the financial investment each family makes to underwrite Holland Hall’s educational program is significant, we are committed to making the experience as affordable as possible. Our Tuition Assistance Program serves families with financial need. Only a few merit-based scholarships are available for Middle and Upper School students. Each year Holland Hall allocates more than $2 million of the annual operating budget to tuition assistance, which helps many families bridge the gap between what they can contribute and the price of tuition.

It is often difficult to predict whether a family will qualify for tuition assistance. There are numerous factors that determine eligibility. If, after reviewing the costs of attending Holland Hall, your family feels that paying full tuition is prohibitive, we recommend you apply for tuition assistance. Please review the timeline and FAQs below or click here to learn more or apply for tuition assistance.

Tuition Assistance Application Timeline
November-February
Parents indicate interest in tuition assistance by checking the appropriate box on the admission application. Holland Hall will send further details by email about the tuition assistance program to all families expressing interest in completing the process. Parents can also learn more on our Tuition Assistance page.

February
Parents complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) and submit it to the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS).
           
March
1040, W2s, all schedules, 1099 (if applicable), Business/Farm Statement (if you own your own business), and Form 4506-T are due to the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS). Families must upload the documents to the SSS. Holland Hall does not collect tuition assistance documents.

April-May
Holland Hall will inform families of their grants.

 

FAQs

What is tuition assistance?
Tuition assistance is a grant given to a qualifying family to offset the costs of a Holland Hall education. It is NOT a loan. The grant does not have to be repaid.

What percentage of Holland Hall students receive tuition assistance?
20% of the entire student body receives tuition assistance.

Will applying for tuition assistance affect the admission decision?
No. Holland Hall accepts students solely on the basis of academic merit, test scores, teacher recommendations, and personal qualities. Tuition assistance files are reviewed and awards are given only after a student has been admitted.

When are students eligible for tuition assistance (i.e. at what age)?
Tuition assistance is available to Holland Hall students entering Kindergarten-12th Grade. Students in Kindergarten-3rd Grade usually receive no more than 50% of tuition. Students in 6th-12th Grade generally receive larger awards than students in the lower grades.

How is the amount of tuition assistance determined?
Tuition assistance is determined by the difference between the tuition charged and the family’s ability to pay. The School and Student Service (SSS) sends Holland Hall a Report of Family Contribution (RFC) which makes a general recommendation about a family’s ability to pay. The RFC report does not bind Holland Hall to a specific award. The Tuition Assistance Committee reviews the SSS information and applicable tax forms and determines all awards in light of demonstrated need and the limits of the financial-aid budget. All information is highly confidential.

Do lifestyle choices affect financial-aid awards?
Yes.The Financial-Aid Committee considers a family’s home value/equity, other properties, vehicles (including recreational vehicles and boats), investments in camps and extracurricular activities, vacations, historically-unprofitable businesses, and a parent’s decision to leave the workplace to return to school.

Is tuition assistance automatically renewed? 
No. It is necessary to reapply every year, and the awards will change if the family's financial circumstances change.

I never do my taxes until close to the April 15 deadline. How will this affect my tuition-assistance award?
You must complete your taxes early enough to meet the March deadline. If Holland Hall receives the materials after the deadline, we cannot guarantee that any funds will be available.

My spouse does not work outside the home. How will this affect the amount of tuition assistance provided?
Since it is our belief that families bear the primary responsibility for financing the education of their children, this is an important factor determining tuition assistance.

If we are divorced or separated, do both parents need to complete the tuition-assistance paperwork?
Yes. Both parents (and new spouses, if remarried), regardless of whether they have custody, must submit tuition assistance forms and tax information.

How do I receive more information about the process?
Contact Olivia Martin, (918) 481-1111, Ext. 4740, or Katie Parker, (918) 481-1111, Ext. 4739.