Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Tuition & Financial Aid

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 Ad At-A-Glance

Financial Aid At-A-Glance

2021–2022 Tuition

​​​​​​Day student tuition is $51,490.
Boarding student tuition is $68,380

The 2022–2023 tuition will be set by the Board of Trustees by late January 2022.  

2021–2022 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) and submit the supporting required documents by the deadlines listed below. Please plan to give yourself the time you need by not waiting until our deadline approaches. It is helpful to have your most recent tax return before beginning the PFS. On average completing the application takes an hour. The SSS website provides helpful resources, tips and support to families as you work your way through the application.

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

Returning Families
January 15, 2022: Parents' Financial Statement due
April 30, 2022: Upload your 2021 official, signed 1040, W2s due (Please include all schedules filed.)

New Families
December 1, 2021: Financial Aid Early Application Deadline
February 1, 2022: Financial Aid Early Application Deadline

If you are applying for financial aid, please submit the materials below along with a completed application in order to receive a financial aid decision with an offer of admission.

Parents' Financial Statement. You will upload 2019 and 2020 official, signed 1040s and W2s. Include all schedules filed.)
April 30, 2022: Upload your 2021 official, signed 1040 to your SSS account. (Include all schedules filed.)


Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions