Financial Aid

Since its founding in 1891, The Hotchkiss School has become an ambassador of education for the best and the brightest students. As a Connecticut private school, Hotchkiss continues its commitment to helping all on their application and admissions journey.  

Our financial aid awards meet 100 percent of a family's demonstrated need and consist of grant money with no loans. We encourage families to use our easy online financial aid estimator to find out how accessible and affordable a Hotchkiss education can be for your family.

In addition, we assign various need-based financial aid scholarships to students who apply for financial aid. Students are automatically selected for these scholarships when they are admitted to Hotchkiss. There is no separate application process. These opportunities are just one of many ways we work to make Hotchkiss education accessible. 

Visit our Financial Aid FAQs to answer any questions you may have about the financial aid process. These FAQs include information about financial aid application deadlines, fee waivers, application eligibility, merit-based scholarships and much more.


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The Financial Aid Process

Please note: beginning with the 2023-24 school year, Hotchkiss will no longer be using the SSS application platform. All financial aid applications for both new and returning families will be submitted to Clarity Tuition
Families applying for financial aid are required to provide 2022 financial information as part of their aid application. Our financial aid application deadline for:  
•  Returning families is December 1, 2023 
•  Prospective families is January 15, 2024
Financial aid information is required from both biological parents, whether married, divorced, separated or never married. Sole parent applicants will be prompted to submit a non-custodial parent waiver form.
Please note: Clarity charges a $60 application fee. You may request a fee waiver from Clarity as part of the application process. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
To begin your application, create an account at Clarity Application

For questions about financial aid or the application process contact Director of Admission and Financial Aid Ted Weihman at (860) 435-3103 or Assistant to the Office of Financial Aid Cynthia Curtiss at (860) 435-3110.


Contact Us

Office of Admission
The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039-2141
Telephone: (860) 435-1525
Fax: (860) 435-0042

For questions about financial aid or the application process contact Director of Admission and Financial Aid, Ted Weihman