Consistent with other Independent Schools across the country, The Seven Hills School requires all applicants for Tuition Assistance to complete the School and Services for Financial Aid form that is processed through NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools. We adhere to the NAIS Principles of Good Practice for Financial Aid, including:
A school shall not discriminate in the administration of its financial aid policies because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex or age.
A school shall strive through its publications and communications to provide students and families with factual information about the total yearly cost of attending its institution and about its financial aid opportunities, policies and procedures.
A school shall recognize that the primary responsibility for financing a student’s independent school education rests with his/her family.
A school shall use a uniform methodology to assess annually and in a consistent and equitable manner, each family’s ability to pay for education.
A school shall not use financial need as a consideration in determining a student’s eligibility for admission.
A school shall not set different standards of behavior and academic performance for its financial aid recipients.
A school shall safeguard the confidentiality of all financial information supplied by a family.
Tuition assistance is available to families who demonstrate the greatest financial need. Each family is required to reapply for assistance annually and must submit the necessary forms within the established timeline in order to qualify.
It is our goal to allocate funds equitably, and on a timely basis, to those families who demonstrate the greatest financial need. Since eligibility is based on many factors, no specific income level is required.
In the case of separated or divorced parents, the school requires all parents and guardians who financially support the applicant(s) to complete financial information forms, so that a fair assessment of need can be made. Tuition Assistance is based on financial need, not on the willingness of either parent to pay.
Tuition assistance applications are reviewed with strictest confidence by a committee of four—the Head of School, the Director of ECE-5th Grade Admission & Tuition Assistance, the Director of Middle School Admission & Outreach, and the Director of Finance and Operations.