Variable Tuition

Making the right educational choice for your child is a big decision and we know how stressful it can be. At Hill-Murray, we are committed to making a quality, personalized education accessible for all families.

If you are concerned about affording a Hill-Murray, don’t be. Hill-Murray tailors our tuition to match the financial situation of your family. This individualized approach, called Variable Tuition, allows us the flexibility to make Hill-Murray affordable for families. Unlike traditional financial aid that only offsets tuition costs, Variable Tuition focuses on what each individual family can contribute toward tuition, allowing us to adjust their tuition costs accordingly.

In fact, no student pays 100% of the cost of a Hill-Murray education. Tuition has already been supplemented thanks to our generous donors, the Pioneer Premier Auction and the Hill-Murray Annual Fund.

We are committed to providing Variable Tuition so we can share the investment in your child’s education and we welcome the unique gifts and talents your student will bring to the Hill-Murray community!


Variable Tuition at Hill-Murray is determined on a yearly basis for all families. All applications are reviewed and processed by TADS, a third-party provider, to determine qualifying need. Variable Tuition applications are now available for the 2020-21 school year.

1. Fill out the Hill-Murray Admissions Application
2. Apply for Variable Tuition (if desired - by the yearly deadline) via TADS

The deadline to apply for Scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year has passed.

If you have any questions, please contact Renee Haberle.

Variable Tuition & Scholarships Booklet

2020-2021 Tuition

Grade 6: $6,995 - $7,995*

Grade 7: $8,495 - $9,995*

Grade 8: $9,995 - $11,995*

Grades 9-12: $12,275 - $14,275*

*Full tuition for families who choose not to apply for variable tuition.

Activity Fees, Technology Fees & Other Costs

Enrollment Fee:

$500 per student, per year

Technology Fee:

$250 per High School student per year

$50 per Middle School student per year

Students participating in athletics or other co-curricular activities are also required to pay a participation fee, and all students are also responsible for purchasing school uniforms.


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.

The deadline to apply for Scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year has passed.

Variable Tuition & Scholarship booklet


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.

Pioneer Foundation: Bonnie Nelson 651-303-9515

variable Tuition frequently asked questions

Get answers to your questions about Variable Tuition and Scholarships, including how to apply, what you need to complete your application and more.