Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Walnut Hill’s philosophy regarding financial aid?
- What is “demonstrated need?”
- Do you offer merit-based scholarships to academic year students?
- What percent of Walnut Hill students receive financial aid?
- What does financial aid cover?
- When will I be notified of the Financial Aid Committee’s decision?
- What are the chances of receiving financial aid after the February 1 deadline?
- Do I have to re-apply for financial aid every year?
- What if I am separated or divorced?
- Will applying for financial aid affect my admission decisions?
- Will my financial aid award include loans?
- Who has access to my financial information?
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. To this end, Walnut Hill has developed a financial aid program to promote access to the School for all qualified students, regardless of family financial circumstances. While Walnut Hill firmly adheres to the principle that the primary responsibility for the costs associated with a student’s education lies with the family, we do understand that financial aid will be necessary to enable some students to attend. The goal of the financial aid program is to bridge the gap, as best we can with given limited resources, between what a family can reasonably be expected to contribute and what it actually costs to attend Walnut Hill.
The financial information you submit in support of your financial aid application is held in strict confidence by the Financial Aid Committee. All financial aid awards are confidential agreements between you and the School. Walnut Hill does not share information with any other party, thus you may not discuss financial aid information with anyone other than a member of the Financial Aid Office.