Tuition & Affordability

A Hillside education is an investment in lifelong success for your student with learning and attention challenges.

2018-19 Tuition: $25,250

2019-20 Tuition: $26,000

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 reside within the attendance boundaries of a state-designated underperforming school 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 FACTS Management Company,, for payment plans up to twelve months beginning in July.

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. (

Flexible Spending Accounts: Some employers offer Flexible Spending Accounts that allow for tuition reimbursement coverage under Medical Reimbursement Accounts.

Educational Loans: Your Tuition, offers educational loans for students who attend independent K-12 schools. 1-800-920-9777

We invite you to contact our Business Manager for more information about financing a Hillside education.

Darlene Stack, Business Manager at or 610-967-3701