Financial Aid

Our financial aid awards meet 100% of a family's demonstrated need and do not include 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.

Discover more about financial aid and our featured need-based financial aid scholarships.

Visit our Financial Aid FAQs to answer any questions you may have about the financial aid process.

$10.12MM available in financial aid


33% of Hotchkiss students receive financial aid


31% of students on aid attending Hotchkiss tuition free


$11,360 is and average contribution from families
receiving aid

Percentage of Financial Aid Families by Household incomes
 
0 - $50,000

17%

$200,001 - $250,000

10%

$50,001 - $100,000

22%

$250,001 - $300,000

10%

$100,001 - $150,000

17%

Over $300,000

12%

$150,001 - $200,000
12%

 

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

The Financial Aid Estimator

For questions about financial aid or the application process contact Director of Admission & Financial Aid, H. Jackson Marvel at (860) 435-3248, or Assistant to the Office of Financial Aid, Cynthia Curtiss at (860) 435-3111.


The Financial Aid Process

Families applying for financial aid are required to provide 2017 and 2018 financial information as part of their aid application. Our deadline for returning families to apply for financial aid is December 1 and for prospective families January 15. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
 

For Families Filing Taxes in the U.S.

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:

  • 2017 and 2018 W-2s (if applicable)
  • 2017 and 2018 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.
  • 2017 and 2018 S-Corp or Partnership returns (if applicable) (1065 and/or 1120S)

DEADLINES

  • By December 1: 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 December 1 must be submitted as soon as it becomes available.
  • By January 15: 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 Families Filing Taxes in Canada

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.

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):

  • 2017 and 2018 tax returns with all supporting schedules
  • 2017 and 2018 T4s (if applicable)
  • 2017 and 2018 T1s (if applicable)
  • International Student Financial Aid Profile
  • 2017 and 2018 Notice of Assessment (if applicable)
  • Returns and related tax items for all tax filers within the household are required
  • Please note: All items for 2017 should be uploaded under the “additional documents” link.

DEADLINES

  • By December 1: 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: 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 Families Filing Taxes in Other Countries

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.

Families must submit to Hotchkiss the following information:
• 2017 and 2018 tax forms and proof of income
• International Student Financial Aid Profile

DEADLINES

  • By December 1: 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: All prospective international financial aid applicants must submit all required financial documentation to Hotchkiss at financialaid@hotchkiss.org.

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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 or the application process contact Director of Admission & Financial Aid,  H. Jackson Marvel
at financialaid@hotchkiss.org