Walnut Hill School for the Arts
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One of the most asked questions to our office is  “How much financial aid will my family receive?”

We recognize that every family has its own unique financial circumstances.  Each financial aid application is reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee.  Using the information you provide in your financial aid application, we take into account such important factors as income, assets, cost of living, family size and siblings in tuition charging schools in making financial aid awards. 



Income/Family Tuition Contribution Amounts at Walnut Hill School for the Arts

$0-$75,000 $11,073 $480 $36,280
$75,000-$125,000 $18,084 $5,000 $52,280
$125,000-$175,000 $17,540 $5,000 $36,280
$175,000-$225,000 $17,055 $5,280 $32,280
$225,000-$275,000 $19,591 $6,030 $37,280
$275,000+ $31,759 $12,280 $52,280

Please note: The wide ranges represented in each income level are indicative of each family’s unique situation as financial aid considers both income and assets of families. Two families may have the same income level but have completely different financial obligations. Families in the upper-income levels most often have significant factors that contribute to them qualifying for financial aid, most often this is the effect of multiple children in tuition-charging schools. Income is only one factor in the consideration of financial aid.  

How to Apply for Financial aid

Walnut Hill partners with School and Student Services (SSS) in our financial aid process. To begin your financial aid application, you will complete the SSS Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) then submit the required documents by the deadlines noted below. The PFS is a comprehensive application that will take some time to complete. Give yourself the time you need by not waiting until our deadline approaches. You will need your most recent tax return before beginning the PFS.

To make our financial aid decisions, Walnut Hill uses the information from the PFS as a starting point and consider our school policies, practices, and available budget.

Returning Families:
January 4, 2020 - Parents' Financial Statement due
July 1, 2020 - 2019 tax forms due

New Families:
February 1, 2020 - Parents' Financial Statement, 2018 and 2017 tax forms due
March 9, 2020 - Walnut Hill sends notification of admission and financial aid decisions
July 1, 2020 - 2019 tax forms due