Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Affording Walnut Hill

Walnut Hill School for the Arts is fully committed to enrolling a diverse student body: diverse in terms of interests, talents, race, ethnicity, and economic background.

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. 

Financial Aid At-A-Glance

2020–2021 Tuition

​​​​​​Day student tuition is $49,990.
Boarding student tuition is $66,390.

The 2021–2022 tuition will be set by the Board of Trustees by late January.  

2020–2021 Financial Supplement

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


Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions