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 Aid At-A-Glance

Financial Aid At-A-Glance

2023–2024 Tuition

​​​​​​Day student tuition is $58,220
Boarding student tuition is $75,790

The 2024–2025 tuition will be set by the Board of Trustees by late January 2024.  

2023–2024 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, 2023: Parents' Financial Statement due
April 30, 2023: Upload your 2022 official, signed 1040, W2s due (Please include all schedules filed.)

New Families
December 1, 2022: Financial Aid Early Application Deadline
February 1, 2023: Financial Aid 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 2020 and 2021 official, signed 1040s and W2s. Include all schedules filed.)
April 30, 2023: Upload your 2022 official, signed 1040 to your SSS account. (Include all schedules filed.)


Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions

Contact the Admission Office

12 Highland Street
Natick, MA 01760


Theater & Music Applicants
Assistant Director of Admission

Dance Applicants
Assistant Director of Admission

Visual Art & Writing, Film and Media Arts Applicants
Associate Director of Admission

Director of Enrollment Management