A Hillside education is an investment in lifelong success for your student with learning and attention challenges.
2018-19 Tuition: $25,250
Each year, tuition covers approximately 85% of the cost of a Hillside education. As an independent school, we depend on charitable contributions and endowment revenue to cover the remaining 15% of education cost. We strive to provide ways to help make Hillside affordable to families of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
Financing a Hillside Education:
Financial Aid: Hillside–funded scholarships are awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need. In accordance with Hillside’s Financial Aid Policy, individual financial aid may not exceed 80% of tuition for the academic year.
Students who currently attend state-designated underperforming schools may qualify to receive OSTC (Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit) scholarship funds.
Tuition payment plans: Single, Term, Quarterly, and Monthly payment plans are available. Hillside partners with Tuition Management Systems, www.afford.com, to offer payment plans ranging from 8-12 monthly payments.
IRS Medical Deductions: Tuition and expenses incurred for educational therapeutic intervention through approved schools are deductible medical expenses.
529 Savings Plans: Starting in 2018, up to $10,000 per year from an individual’s 529 Savings Plan can be spent on tuition and expenses for elementary or secondary private/independent schools. (www.pa529.com).
Flexible Spending Accounts: Some employers offer Flexible Spending Accounts that allow for tuition reimbursement coverage under Medical Reimbursement Accounts.
We invite you to contact our Business Manager for more information about financing a Hillside education.