Affording 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 help underwrite more than 15% of the school’s operating budget.
Tuition for the 2013-2014 School Year:
|PreSchool – 2 days||$4,200||$30||$4,230|
|PreSchool – 3 days||$6,325||$30||$6,355|
|PreSchool – 5 days||$10,300||$30||$10,330|
|Grades 1 – 3||$14,175||$50||$14,225|
|Grades 4 – 5||$15,875||$50||$15,925|
|Grades 6 – 8||$16,500||$75||$16,575|
|Grades 9 – 12||$17,850||$100||$17,950|
The cost of textbooks, lunch, uniforms, extended day options, and bus transportation are additional. Book fees begin in Grade 4. Options for payment of tuition are available.
Extended day programs are available from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. and from 2:50 to 6:00 p.m. These programs are available for PreSchoolers and for students in Kindergarten through Grade 8.
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 is based on helping 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 may beyond its reach, we recommend you apply for tuition assistance. Please review the timeline and FAQs below. The following information will help you understand the process and requirements.
Tuition Assistance Application Timeline
Parents indicate interest in tuition assistance by checking the appropriate box on the enrollment application. Next, all interested parents start the process by clicking here.
Late December 2012
The Tuition Assistance Office will send further details by email about the tuition assistance program to all families expressing interest in completing the process.
March 15, 2013
Taxes, W2’s, all schedules (including IRS Form 4506) are due to the SSS office. NOTE: All documents must be sent to the SSS. You can mail or download the documents to SSS. We are no longer collecting documents at Holland Hall.
Tuition Assistance Office will inform families of their grant.
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?
18% 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)?
Starting in the 2012-2013 school year, tuition assistance will be available to Holland Hall students entering Kindergarten through Grade 12.
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, taking into consideration any unusual debt or extenuating circumstances. All information is treated as highly confidential.
Is tuition assistance automatically renewed?
No. It is necessary to reapply every year and the awards may be adjusted if the family financial circumstances change.
I never do my taxes until close to the April 15 deadline. How will this affect my tuition assistance award?
You will need to complete your taxes early enough to meet the March 15, 2013, deadline. If Holland Hall receives the materials after the deadline, the amount of financial assistance available to your student may be limited or exhausted.
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 and will be taken into consideration.
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. 740, or Pam Lieber, (918) 481.1111, Ext. 739.