Financial Aid

Besant Hill School is committed to working with applicants to make our unique school affordable to a wide range of socio-economically diverse families. Awards are calculated based upon the information provided through the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) system, the expected cost of attendance and estimated family contribution for the upcoming academic year. All financial aid awards are grants that do not need to be repaid and are made possible through the generous support of school alumni, parents, and friends. This year, over $500,000 was awarded to nearly one-fifth of the student population.

Continuing Financial Aid

Families granted an award in their first year can plan to be granted a similar award in subsequent years provided there has not been a dramatic change (10% or more) in income or assets, and the supporting documents are submitted by the required deadline. Financial assistance may be modified or cancelled at any time due to lack of satisfactory academic performance, changes in enrollment, violation of major school rules, residency, eligibility, and available funds.

Students who enroll without receiving financial aid will be expected to pay full tuition each year. Unless your family circumstances change dramatically while your child is a student at the school, financial aid will not be awarded in subsequent years.

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Financial Aid Process and Deadlines

BHS is a member of the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) which assists schools in making financial aid decisions. All financial aid information and awards are kept confidential.

January 15Financial Aid Application Due to SSS (School and Student Service for Financial Aid)
January 31Most recent tax forms and W-2’s due to Admission Office
March 10Notification of Admissions and Financial Aid decisions for accepted boarding and day student applicants
April 15Prior year tax forms due to Admission Office

Kristen Kaschub

Director of Advancement & External Affairs

“Besant Hill allows students to be who they are and to explore their passions in a community of respect and encouragement.”

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Thomas Keen

Senior Associate Director of Admissions

“What makes Besant Hill special is the first thing I noticed when I started here: the lack of judgement and stigma amongst students.”

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Terra Furguiel

Associate Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, Parent Liaison

“Besant Hill allows students to follow their path. We help guide you when you don’t know the way, and everyone is encouraged to be the best person they can be.”

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