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 Candice Powell-Caldwell in the St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s admission office to learn more about reduced fees for grade 5-7 standardized testing. Candice can be reached directly by calling 212-932-1980 or through email at cpowellcaldwell@sthildas.org. 

Tuition for 2021-2022*

Beginners (Tuesday/Thursday)
$13,700
Beginners (Monday/Wednesday/Friday)
$18,000
Nursery (half day)
$40,400
Nursery (full day)
$49,000
Junior Kindergarten
$49,000
Senior Kindergarten
$53,500
Grades 1-3
$55,600
Grades 4-8
$57,500   

*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: www.mytads.com. You may also contact Candice Powell-Caldwell in the St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s admission office for guidance. Candice can be reached directly by calling 212-932-1980 or through email at cpowellcaldwell@sthildas.org.

Applying for Financial Aid

September 7: 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 2022-2023 school year, which will help you gather all necessary financial aid information required for the TADS online application. Visit www.mytads.com to get started and click here to access the worksheet in English and here for the Spanish version. 

Before December 15: 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 15: Financial Aid Application Deadline. All online applications and supporting documents must be submitted to TADS by this date. Applications submitted after December 15 may not be considered for review by the Financial Aid Committee for the 2022-2023 academic year. Please contact the admission office to request an extension or a late application.