Financial Aid

St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s has developed rigorous and creative programs that ensure placement of our students in the finest secondary schools. Support for these programs, together with faculty compensation, accounts for the relatively high cost of tuition. We believe the value of a St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s education will, however, match the financial sacrifices families make to send their children here.

From its founding more than 50 years ago, the school’s stated mission has been to enroll students who represent a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds. Our financial aid program assists qualified children who might not otherwise have access to an independent school education. We are fortunate to have many qualified applicants to St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s. The competition for financial aid funding makes it critical that families submit all requested materials in a timely manner. Financial Aid is open to all students in nursery-grade 8. Financial Aid is also available for our After School Program.


St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s currently works with TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services) to handle all financial aid applications. We are confident that your experience with them will be manageable, convenient, and pleasant. You will be guided through the process directly by the exceptional TADS personnel who will be your primary contact for all financial aid questions. It is important to note that final decisions regarding financial aid awards will be handled by the SHSH Financial Aid Committee.

If you require assistance at any point during your financial aid application process, please contact TADS from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, at (800) 884-8237. You will also find helpful information and all answers to your questions on their web site:


Between October 1-October 30: Please complete TADS’ Financial Aid Application Worksheet for 2017-2018, which will be available in September. By completing this worksheet, you will be gathering all necessary financial aid information which will be required for TADS’ online application.

Before December 1: Please complete TADS’ Online Application for Financial Aid, which will be available on October 1. Please use the information on your TADS Worksheet to help you complete this online application. Please note also that any tax documents (such as 2015 1040 and 2015 W2/1099) and other requested supporting documents must be submitted to TADS during this time. You may fax your supporting application documents to (612) 548-3326.

December 1: Financial Aid Application Deadline. All online applications and supporting documents must be submitted to TADS by this date. Applications submitted after December 1, will not be considered for review by the Financial Aid Committee for the 2017-2018 academic year.


*Please note that Financial Aid is available to applicants to nursery-grade 8.  Beginners applicants are not eligible to apply.

TUITION 2017-2018

Beginners (Tuesday/Thursday): $11,650

Beginners (Monday/Wednesday/Friday): $15,300

Nursery (half day): $34,380

Nursery (full day): $41,700

Junior Kindergarten (half day): $34,380

Junior Kindergarten (full day): $41,700

Senior Kindergarten: $45,550

Grades 1-3: $47,300

Grades 4-8: $47,600






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