Tuition and Financial Aid

Financial Aid

From its founding in 1950, St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s stated mission has been to enroll students who represent a wide range of backgrounds. Our financial aid program assists qualified children who might not otherwise have access to an independent school education. St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s strives to meet the needs of our accepted applicants requesting financial aid.

The significant 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. Beginners applicants are not eligible to apply. Financial aid is also available for our After School Program and for St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s camps. We regret that we are unable to offer financial aid to all families who qualify.

Families who indicate that they plan to apply for financial aid on their application will automatically have their application fee waived.

Please contact Karen Lee in the St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s admission office to learn more about reduced fees for grade 5-7 standardized testing. Karen can be reached directly by calling 212-932-1980 or through email at 

Tuition for 2021-2022*

Beginners (Tuesday/Thursday)
Beginners (Monday/Wednesday/Friday)
Nursery (half day)
Nursery (full day)
Junior Kindergarten
Senior Kindergarten
Grades 1-3
Grades 4-8

*The tuition amounts noted above incorporate all fees, materials, snack, including lunch, for nursery - grade 8.

Tuition and Data Services (TADS)

St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s works with TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services) to handle all financial aid applications. We hope that your experience with them will be manageable, convenient, and pleasant. You will be guided through the process directly by the TADS counselors 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 St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s 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 answers to your questions on their web site: You may also contact Karen Lee in the St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s admission office for guidance.

Applying for Financial Aid

September 8: Financial Aid Application Available. Families will be able to apply for financial aid through TADS on September 8. You may complete the TADS Financial Aid Application Worksheet for 2021-20222 school year, which will help you gather all necessary financial aid information required for the TADS online application. Visit to get started and click here to access the worksheet in English and here for the Spanish version. 

Before December 31: Complete the TADS Online Application for Financial Aid. Please use the information on your TADS Worksheet to help complete this online application. Please note that any tax documents (such as a 1040 and/or W2/1099 form) and other requested supporting documents must be submitted to TADS during this time. You may fax your supporting application documents to (612) 548-3326 or upload them through their website portal.

December 31: Financial Aid Application Deadline. All online applications and supporting documents must be submitted to TADS by this date. Applications submitted after December 31 may not be considered for review by the Financial Aid Committee for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please contact the admission office to request an extension or a late application.