Financial Aid

Making Hotchkiss Affordable

We are committed to providing more than $9.4 million in financial support each year to deserving students. Currently, 32 percent of our student body receives some level of need-based financial aid — and nearly 54 percent of our boarding students on financial aid come from families with household incomes of less than $125,000.

If you are unsure about how you might qualify or need help planning, use the Financial Aid Estimator to obtain an estimate.

The Financial Aid Estimator

Our office is available to help address concerns or questions -- or simply to help explain the application process.

The Financial Aid Process

The Hotchkiss Office of Admission and Financial Aid is pleased to announce that beginning in the 2017-18 school year, we will require families applying for financial aid to provide 2015 and 2016 financial information as part of their aid application. The purpose of this change in our process is to make it easier and less stressful for families to apply for financial aid to Hotchkiss as families will have all of their tax information at the time they complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). Our deadline for returning families to apply for financial aid is January 1, 2018 and for prospective families January 15, 2018. If you have any questions regarding this change, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

For U.S. Students

To determine fair and equitable financial aid awards, Hotchkiss subscribes to the principles and the needs analysis system of School and Student Services (SSS) for Financial Aid. Families can apply for financial aid online by visiting sssbynais.org/parents and completing the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). The Hotchkiss School code is 4012. If the PFS does not contain information for both parents, the non-custodial parent must complete a separate PFS. If either parent has remarried, the assets of the stepparent are considered, bearing in mind the obligations of that stepparent to his or her natural children.

Reminder
Please send all financial documentation to:
SSS by NAIS
PO Box 449
Randolph, MA 02368-0449
(800) 344-8328

For overnight mail, use this address:
SSS by NAIS
Application Processing Center
15 Dan Road, Suite 102
Canton, MA 02021

In addition to completing a PFS, families must submit to SSS the following information, along with a Required Documents Cover Sheet (found on the SSS website):
  • 2016 and 2015 W-2s (if applicable)
  • 2016 and 2015 tax returns and all supporting schedules
  • If self-employed, please submit a Schedule C.
  • If income is in the form of rental income, royalties, or is income reported on a K1 from a Partnership or S Corporation, please submit a Schedule E, and respective K1s.
  • 2016 and 2015 S-Corp or Partnership returns (if applicable) (1065 and/or 1120S)

DEADLINES

  • By January 1, 2018: All currently enrolled domestic students wishing to reapply for financial aid must submit a PFS and all required financial documentation to SSS. All required financial documentation not available on January 1 must be submitted as soon as it becomes available.
  • By January 15, 2018: All prospective domestic financial aid applicants must submit a PFS and all required financial documentation to SSS. All other required financial documentation not available on January 15 must be submitted as soon as it becomes available.

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For Canadian Students

To determine fair and equitable financial aid awards, Hotchkiss subscribes to the principles and the needs analysis system of School and Student Services (SSS) for Financial Aid. Families can apply online by visiting SSS (sssbynais.org/parents) and completing a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). The Hotchkiss School code is 4012. If the PFS does not contain information for both natural parents, the non-custodial parent must complete a separate PFS. If either parent has remarried, the assets of the stepparent are considered, bearing in mind the obligations of that stepparent to his or her natural children.

In addition to completing the PFS, Canadian families must complete the International Student Financial Aid Profile (ISFAP). The Profile, once completed, should be forwarded to SSS, not to Hotchkiss.

International Student Financial Aid Profile

In addition to completing a PFS, families must submit to SSS the following information along with a Required Documents Cover Sheet (found on the SSS website):

  • 2015 and 2016 tax returns with all supporting schedules
  • 2015 and 2016 T4s (if applicable)
  • 2015 and 2016 T1s (if applicable)
  • International Student Financial Aid Profile
  • 2015 and 2016 Notice of Assessment (if applicable)
  • Returns and related tax items for all tax filers within the household are required

DEADLINES

  • By January 1, 2018: All currently enrolled Canadian students wishing to reapply for financial aid must submit a PFS and a completed ISFAP to SSS. All other required financial documentation must be submitted as soon as it becomes available.
  • By January 15, 2018: All prospective Canadian financial aid applicants must submit a PFS and a completed International Student Financial Aid Profile (ISFAP) to SSS. All other required financial documentation must be submitted as soon as it becomes available.

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For International Students

To determine fair and equitable financial aid awards, Hotchkiss requires International families to complete the International Student Financial Aid Profile (ISFAP). In addition, families must also send to the Office of Financial Aid proof-of-income documentation and any tax forms. All documentation should be sent to the Office of Financial Aid. Scanning and emailing to financialaid@hotchkiss.org is preferred and acceptable.

International Student Financial Aid Profile

Families must submit to Hotchkiss the following information:
• 2015 and 2016 tax forms and proof of income
• International Student Financial Aid Profile

DEADLINES

  • By January 1, 2018: All currently enrolled international students wishing to reapply for financial aid must submit all required financial documentation to Hotchkiss at financialaid@hotchkiss.org.
  • By January 15, 2018: All prospective international financial aid applicants must submit all required financial documentation to Hotchkiss at financialaid@hotchkiss.org.

VIEW FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT FINANCIAL AID

Please contact us if you have any questions about financial aid or the application process:

financialaid@hotchkiss.org

H. Jackson Marvel
Director of Financial Aid
Senior Associate Director of Admission
Phone: (860) 435-3248

Lill Helming
Financial Aid Assistant
Phone: (860) 435-3110

Important Dates & Deadlines

Contact Us

Office of Admission
The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039-2141
Telephone:
(860) 435-3102
Fax: (860) 435-0042
admission@hotchkiss.org

For questions about Financial Aid, contact

financialaid@hotchkiss.org

H. Jackson Marvel
Director of Financial Aid
Senior Associate Director of Admission