Financial Assistance for a Hewitt Education
Effective for the 2016-17 school year
The Hewitt School aspires to ensure that its community of students and families reflects the socioeconomic diversity of New York City. Toward this end, financial aid is available to qualified applicants based on their families’ demonstrated need. * The School’s financial aid program is funded by generous donors and school operations; it provides substantial support to approximately 20% of the student body. Financial aid grants range from partial to almost full tuition. In 2015-2016, the School distributed approximately $3,000,000 in financial aid.
The School believes that each family has primary responsibility for tuition. Our financial aid program makes grants available for students whose families do not have the ability to pay the full cost of a Hewitt education. Each family must look to its own resources before requesting aid. Financial aid is determined annually based solely on demonstrated financial need.
Hewitt encourages applicant families to carefully evaluate their own ability to pay school costs, both now and in future years. If families think they will need financial aid, they should apply for consideration during the admission process. Although the School will make every effort to accommodate each family’s situation, Hewitt’s financial aid budget is limited. There is no guarantee that a grant will be offered if an application is received.
- The families of students who initially enroll at Hewitt without financial assistance are ineligible for financial assistance until their third year at Hewitt.
- After two years, students who are enrolled at Hewitt without financial assistance will be considered for aid only if they have diminished family resources due to an unexpected, significant and usually temporary change in their financial circumstances.
For the purposes of establishing financial need, Hewitt expects that both parents (and all legal guardians) will contribute to their daughter’s education. In the case of divorced or separated parents, both natural parents must complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (“PFS”) and submit all the required documentation to School and Student Services (“SSS”) at http://sssbynais.org/parents/. Financial information is required from both custodial and non-custodial parents. In certain circumstances, (for example, a widowed parent) a sole parent or guardian can complete a Second Parent Financial Information Waiver Request form to request a waiver of the required second parent’s financial information.
Important Note: The Financial Aid Committee is not bound by the assertion that one parent disclaims responsibility for educational expenses.
FINANCIAL AID CHECKLIST
- Financial aid application directions
- Complete the Parents’ Financial Statement online at http://sss.nais.org. The PFS form is available starting on November 2015.
- Request that an SSS report be sent to The Hewitt School (School Code 3850).
- Upon the completion of your PFS application online, proceed to upload copies of your 2014 1040 Federal Income Tax returns, W-2 and/or 1099 forms, and Schedule C and depreciation forms (if applicable) at http://sss.nais.org.
- 2015 tax documents should also be uploaded at http://sss.nais.org by March 13, 2016.
- Complete the 4506 tax form found at the IRS website: http://www.irs.gov and then upload to http://sss.nais.org.
- All financial aid documents must be submitted by no later than January 11, 2016. Financial aid funds are limited. If your daughter’s admissions file and financial aid file are not complete by January 11, 2016, we may not be able to offer you financial assistance.
Comprehensive Fee 2015-2016:
Kindergarten – Grade 12: $44,700*
*The school makes every effort to have a comprehensive fee, including tuition, books, and food services. As a one-to-one laptop school, students entering the eighth grade and above incur a one-time charge for a laptop computer.