Tuition & Financial Aid
At Hathaway Brown School, we look for talented students of strong character regardless of a family's ability to pay tuition. For commonly asked questions and detailed information, please view the guides listed below for new and current families. Financial aid is available for students in grades K-12.
Financial Aid Quick Guide for new families
Financial Aid Quick Guide for current families
More helpful Financial Aid publications
Family Guide to Financial Aid
Tips for completing the Financial Aid Application
HB is asking that all financial aid applications be submitted online at www.sss.nais.org. Should you need a paper application, download the PFS form from www.sss.nais.org. Paper applications are only being accepted by SSS after November 15. A complete application consists of a completed Parents' Financial Statement (PFS), current W2 and 1040 and last year's W2 and 1040; all should be submitted directly to SSS at the Randolph, MA address noted on their website.
Each year, HB commits more than $3.2 million to the need-based financial aid program. Students in grades K-12 are eligible to apply for these funds and approximately 28% receive financial assistance. Hathaway Brown School does not offer athletic scholarships. All awards are based on a families' demonstrated need as determined by School and Student Services a subsidiary of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
Financial aid funds are delivered in the form of grants, ranging from $500 up to 98% of tuition. The Financial Aid Committee reviews each case individually, awarding grants on the basis of demonstrated need.
The Financial Aid Committee uses SSS computations to estimate how much a family can contribute toward the cost of tuition. To determine this, the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) — a form completed by parents — is required.
The PFS asks for information such as family size, total income, savings, investments; other assets such as home equity, indebtedness, medical and dental expenses, and any unusual expenses.
Families applying for financial aid also are required to submit copies of their most recent tax forms to School and Student Services. These forms, including W2 forms, are used to verify the information on the PFS.
Students are admitted and awarded financial aid on the basis of personal and academic performance and promise, and are included in all School activities and programs, without discrimination on grounds of race, color, religion, or national or ethnic origin.
General Timeline for Prospective HB Students
For prospective students for the 2012-2013 school year, Hathaway Brown School has two financial aid decision rounds. The first decision notification date is January 18, 2013 (Upper School, Middle School Round 1 and Grade 4 Round 1) and the second is March 1, 2013 (Primary School and Middle School Round 2). On November 1, 2012, parents will be able to start submitting financial aid applications online with School and Student Services.
To receive a financial aid decision on January 18, 2013, a complete application for admission and all financial aid materials must be submitted by December 7, 2012.
To receive a financial aid decision on March 1, 2013
, all financial aid materials must be submitted by February 8, 2013
and a complete application for admission must be submitted by February 14, 2013
(Middle School, Primary School & Early Childhood). Refer to our Admission Events page for information on more detailed deadlines specific to each division
All notifications will be sent out in writing on the decision dates listed above. All applications received after March 1, 2013 will be acted upon when complete.
Because financial aid funds are limited, it is to your advantage to complete the application process as soon as possible, but no later than the dates listed above.
General Timeline for Current HB Students
For current HB students, all financial aid documents must be submitted to School and Student Services by December 7, 2012. Financial aid awards will be mailed to current students, if all documents have been submitted, in mid-February 2013. On November 1, 2012, parents will be able to start submitting financial aid applications online with School and Student Services.
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admission at 216.320.8767 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition for the 2013-2014 School Year
|Infant & Toddler Center
6 weeks - 36 months
|ranges from $3,000 to $14,000
Ages 2 1/2 - 5
|ranges from $4,000 to $11,000
Grades K - 4
|ranges from $18,000 to $22,000
Grades 5 - 8
|ranges from $22,000 to $25,000
Grades 9 - 12
|ranges from $25,000 to $27,000
The following payment plan options are available. Additional information on these payment options is available by calling the School's Business Office at 216.320.8777.
100% of the tuition and fees pad on or before August 15, 2013.
60% of the tuition paid by August 15, 2013; the remaining 40% of the tuition and fees paid by January 15, 2014.
Families can make monthly payments with no interest charges through Tuition Management Systems. There is a low annual participation fee per student. Enrollment information for these payment plans is sent to families with their enrollment contracts.
Grandparent Tuition Gifts
Grandparents can, under tax laws, give money to their grandchildren without tax penalty. If funds are deposited directly to an independent school -- earmarked for a child's future or current attendance at that school -- that money is not included in the federal gift limit. Please consult your financial advisor for further details.
The Serendipity Fund was created in 2004 by Marty Vilas Conway 1949 when she made a gift to the School for a student in need of those “little extras”. Continued support from her, the Leslie Kazdan Rolle Memorial Scholarship, several HB classes celebrating their reunion and other donors has enabled the School to assist students who experience financial difficulties or family hardship that prevents them from participating in extracurricular programs, class trips, or other activities because of financial constraints. Click here to access the Serendipity Fund Application. Please direct questions to Sarah Johnston, Associate Head for Enrollment Management.