Tuition, Scholarships & Tuition Assistance
At Hill-Murray, we work to make a premiere education affordable for all of our students and families, and we encourage you to apply, regardless of your financial means. Although we are not able to fully meet every request for financial aid, we provide tuition assistance and scholarships based on both merit and need.
Grades 9-12: $13,760
Grade 8: $11,495
Grade 7: $9,495
Grade 6: $7,495
Activity Fees, Technology Fees & Other Costs
There is a $500 enrollment fee per student due at the time of enrollment for new students. Returning students will be billed the enrollment fee on their tuition account each spring. A $125 per semester technology fee will be charged to students in grades 9-12, and a $25 per semester technology fee will be charged to students in grades 6-8. Students participating in athletics or other cocurricular activities are also required to pay a participation fee, and all students are also responsible for purchasing school uniforms.
Applying for Tuition Assistance
To determine tuition assistance, Hill-Murray school considers a family’s demonstrated need, which is the difference between what a family can reasonably be expected to pay and the cost of tuition. We use guidelines established by the school and TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services) when considering applications for assistance. Tuition assistance applications for 2018-2019 are being accepted and evaluated based upon completion date and funds available.Apply For Assistance
One out of three Hill-Murray students receive some type of tuition assistance each year. The average scholarship is $2,000, and Hill-Murray awards approximately $1.2 million in scholarships annually. You can review all available tuition assistance and scholarships by clicking on the button below.
Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are no longer being accepted. Tuition assistance and scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be available in the fall of 2018.
PIONEER FOUNDATION FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Pioneer Foundation for the Performing Arts is an organization independent of Hill-Murray School. It provides a programs for volunteers seeking additional opportunities for tuition assistance grants. These grants for both Hill-Murray students and students enrolled at other schools, provide significant funds for families who wish to volunteer their time and talents. It’s easy to learn how your family can take advantage of these programs.
Tuition Assistance frequently asked questions
Get answers to your questions about Tuition Assistance and Scholarships, including how to apply for aid, what you need to complete your application and more.
- What information do I need to have ready in order to apply?
- Who has access to my application information?
- When will I find out what my family has been awarded?
- What does tuition cover for Hill-Murray students?
- What is tuition assistance?
- How do I apply for tuition assistance?
- Who may apply for tuition assistance?
- How do you determine how much a family can pay?
- Is there a tuition discount or more assistance available for families with multiple students attending Hill-Murray or other tuition-paying schools?
- How do I receive the tuition assistance awarded to me?
- What happens if I have special family circumstances?
- Is tuition assistance automatically renewed each year? How often do I have to re-apply?
- What are scholarships?
- Who may apply for scholarships?
- How do I apply for a Hill-Murray scholarship?
- How do I receive the scholarship awarded to me?
- Are scholarships automatically renewed each year?
- Is there a discount if I pay tuition early?
- Contact Us
To consider individual students for tuition assistance fairly, we assess each family’s financial situation with the help of the Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) used by schools throughout the United States. Every family applying for aid completes an online application at www.tads.com. TADS calculates what the family can pay and sends the information to Hill-Murray School. Hill-Murray uses the TADS calculation as a guide, but is free to make its own adjustments and recalculations in determining the amount of tuition assistance.
When looking at the needs of families applying for aid, Hill-Murray School considers the financial circumstances of both parents/guardians. Therefore, in the case of separated or divorced parents, both parents/guardians are asked to fill out a TADS form. If either parent has remarried, the school also considers the financial circumstances of the stepparent, always bearing in mind the obligation of that stepparent to his or her natural children, if any. Please feel free to contact the Business Office if you have any questions or concerns about this policy.
Scholarship Application Booklets with application forms are available in the Hill-Murray Admissions and Main Offices. Scholarship applications may require the completion of an essay on a particular topic, and the essay may be used for more than one scholarship application if appropriate to the topic. Letters of recommendation and transcripts are not required for scholarship applications. Please note that applications that are submitted after the deadline will not be considered. The deadline for all scholarship applications is January 18, 2018. Please contact Shawn Illgen at 651-748-2420 for more information.