Affording a Hillside Education
A Hillside education is a significant and fulfilling investment. For over a century, Hillside has been committed to providing an exceptional amount of financial aid, which makes up the difference between what a family can afford and the costs of tuition, fees and boarding (if applicable).
Currently, financial aid makes it possible for approximately 30% of our students, from a wide range of backgrounds, to attend Hillside. Financial assistance is need-based and administered by the Office of Admission & Financial Aid to ensure that as many accepted students can feasibly attend Hillside as possible.
Applying For Financial Aid:
Hillside encourages eligible families to apply for financial aid. Awarded aid is reviewed on an annual basis for families that show a demonstrated need. Returning students must also be in good academic and social standing to remain eligible.
As part of this process, families should expect to do the following:
- Speak with a member of our Admission Team for a full overview of the process.
- Visit sss.nais.org to complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). Note that you can fill out one PFS for all schools to which your son is applying. Our code is 3908.
- For help with the online application, consult the PFS instructions offered on sss.nais.org or contact their toll-free helpline at (800) 344-8328.
- The SSS (School & Student Services) process should be completed no later than February 1st. Additionally, applicants for financial aid should plan to file their taxes as early as possible.