Tuition assistance and the application process.
Central to Holland Hall’s tuition-assistance policy is the belief that the student’s family bears the primary responsibility for supporting the cost of attendance. At the same time, Holland Hall is committed to enrolling a strong, talented, culturally-and socioeconomically-diverse student body; therefore, we seek to provide need-based tuition assistance to families who otherwise could not afford to enroll their children at the school. Holland Hall is in a unique position among many educational institutions in that a large portion of tuition assistance grants are funded entirely by endowment, investment income, and restricted gifts rather than tuition income. Total tuition assistance grants awarded by Holland Hall in 2016-2017 amounted to more than $2.5 million. 20% of Holland Hall families receive some amount of tuition assistance, and this commitment will grow significantly in the future.
Families wishing to apply for tuition assistance can apply online by downloading and completing the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). Holland Hall also requires applicants to provide signed copies of the parents’ most recent Federal Income Tax Form 1040, all accompanying schedules, W-2 forms, 1099 (if applicable), and Form 4506-T. The PFS and all tax forms are uploaded to the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) for processing. All forms go the SSS. Holland Hall does not collect any forms.
How does a family qualify for tuition assistance?
To qualify for tuition assistance, a student must have been admitted to Holland Hall, and a family must have demonstrated need. Need is demonstrated when the family’s financial contribution is less than tuition. A family’s contribution is determined through an analysis conducted by the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) based on information provided by the parents on the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). Families are strongly urged to apply for admission and for tuition assistance as early as possible for the best consideration to receive assistance if they qualify.
To begin the tuition assistance process, please fill out the Tuition Assistance Application/Information for Families.