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!


HOW TO APPLY

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.

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

Variable Tuition applications will be available for the 2019-20 school year in October. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Johnston or call 651-748-2439.


2019-2020 Tuition

Grade 6: $4,495 - $7,495*

Grade 7: $5,495 - $9,495*

Grade 8: $6,495 - $11,495*

Grades 9-12: $6,995 - $13,760*

*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 cocurricular activities are also required to pay a participation fee, and all students are also responsible for purchasing school uniforms.


SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

Contact:
Pioneer Foundation: Bonnie Nelson 651-303-9515
Email: PFFPA1987@aol.com
Website:
http://pioneerfoundation.weebly.com


FLAHERTY FAMILY FOUNDATION

The Flaherty Family Foundation (FFF) partners with faith-based, college-prep high schools and provides scholarships to high achieving students with economic need. When selected as a Flaherty Scholar you will join a community of Flaherty Scholars, not only at Hill-Murray, but a community of hundreds of Flaherty Scholars at partner high schools in DC, MD, MN, MT and VA.

You can read more about this and all the other available scholarships by clicking the button below.

Tuition Assistance & Scholarship Booklet



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.

What information do I need to have ready in order to apply?

Families must submit a copy of their 2017 Federal Income Tax Forms (1040) as well as a copy of all 2018 W-2 and 1099 forms directly to TADS.

Who has access to my application information?

All applications and grant awards are completely confidential. Hill-Murray uses the services of TADS (Tuition and Data Services) to process Variable Tuition applications.


When will I find out what my family has been awarded?

Variable Tuition award notifications are sent in mid-February. The student must be accepted before Hill-Murray can issue an award.

What does tuition cover for Hill-Murray students?

Tuition covers approximately 90% of the cost of an education at Hill-Murray. The remainder is covered through fundraising efforts such as the Annual Fund and the Pioneer Premier Auction.

What is Variable Tuition?

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.

How do I apply for Variable Tuition?

Applications are online at www.tads.com. Cost to apply is $35.00, paid to TADS.

Who may apply for Variable Tuition?

Anyone who is interested in attending Hill-Murray School but feels they may not be able to pay the tuition should submit an application.

Applications are online at www.tads.com. Cost to apply is $35.00, paid to TADS.

Is there a tuition discount or more assistance available for families with multiple students attending Hill-Murray or other tuition-based schools?

Multiple students are one of the key factors in determining Variable Tuition rates. One of the important questions asked on the TADS application relates to family size and number of students enrolled in a tuition-based school.

How do I receive the tuition assistance awarded to me?

Tuition assistance award notifications are mailed in mid-February.

You will have two weeks to enroll your student and return a thank you letter, indicating that you are accepting the scholarship award and will be attending Hill-Murray School in the fall.

Is Variable Tuition automatically renewed each year? How often do I have to re-apply?

Because financial circumstances change, we require all families to re-apply for Variable Tuition each year. However, the school makes every effort to maintain Variable Tuition rates annually.

What are scholarships?

Scholarships are based on need or merit. Scholarship award amounts and distribution dates vary.

Who may apply for scholarships?

Anyone that is interested in attending Hill-Murray School and that fit a particular scholarship’s criteria may apply. Students must be accepted to Hill-Murray School in order receive a scholarship.

How do I apply for a Hill-Murray scholarship?

Scholarship Application Booklets with application forms are available in the Hill-Murray Admissions Office and online on October 1.

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 as part of the application.

Please note that applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. The deadline for all scholarship applications is January 15, 2019. Please contact Ben Belde at 651-748-2406 for more information.

How do I receive the scholarship awarded to me?

Scholarship award notifications are mailed in mid-February. You will have two weeks to enroll your student and return a thank you letter, indicating that you are accepting the scholarship award and will be attending Hill-Murray in the fall.

Are scholarships automatically renewed each year?

All students must re-apply each year. Some scholarships are renewable, but please note that students also must re-apply for renewable scholarships each year.

Is there a discount if I pay tuition early?

Yes. If you choose to pay the entire year’s tuition within two weeks of acceptance, you will receive a discount. Families who choose to prepay in this manner are ineligible for Variable Tuition.

Contact Us

Variable Tuition Questions:
Mary Johnston
651-748-2439


Scholarship Questions:
Ben Belde
651-748-2406