Admissions

Tuition and Financial Aid

Our Financial Aid Philosophy

A college preparatory education; skilled, attentive teachers; and a community committed to affirming girls are three of the best gifts you can give your daughter. Miss Hall’s School is committed to providing access to these opportunities to as many girls as possible. Recognizing that the cost of private school tuition is prohibitive to many families, at Miss Hall’s we strive to remain accessible to all qualified applicants. At Miss Hall’s School, we champion social justice and are intentional in creating a community that is diverse culturally as well as socioeconomically, and where diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential and affirmed. Miss Hall's School is here to make sure girls are validated and accomplished. A Miss Hall's School education will, as our alumnae say, "change a girl's life." We are committed to working with families to make this gift possible.




Day Family, $7,500
A typical day family with a Family Contribution about 20% of full tuition has:
  • an income of ~$80,000
  • assets of ~$160,000
  • debts of ~$25,000
Boarding Family, $12,500
A typical boarding family with a Family Contribution about 20% of full tuition has:
  • an income of ~$140,000
  • assets of ~$130,000
  • debts of ~$5,000
Day Family, $20,000
A typical day family with a Family Contribution about 50% of full tuition has:
  • an income of ~$110,000
  • assets of ~$350,000
  • debts of ~$25,000
Boarding Family, $30,000
A typical boarding family with a Family Contribution about 50% of full tuition has:
  • an income of ~$170,000
  • assets of ~$500,000
  • debts of ~$0
Day Family, $36,750
A typical day family with a Family Contribution at full tuition has:
  • an income above ~$250,000
  • assets above ~$500,000
  • debts of ~$0
Boarding Family, $60,600
A typical boarding family with a Family Contribution at full tuition has:
  • an income above ~$250,000
  • assets above ~$500,000
  • debts of ~$0
While we cannot make any guarantees or assumptions about your award before seeing a completed application, we encourage you to use the examples above to see what kind of Family Contribution you may expect.  The numbers for income, assets, and debts are based on our current and recently enrolled families.  "Income" includes any income sources including W-2s, 1099s, and businesses; "Assets" are generally from home equity and investments; and "Debts" are non-consumer debts and do not include mortgage debt.





Commitment


Our Financial Aid program supports our commitment to a socio-economically diverse student body.

Over 70%


of Miss Hall's students receive some form of financial aid.

Over $5 million


of financial aid is given each year.




Tuition


For the 2019-2020 Academic Year, the full tuition is set at
  • $36,750 for Day Students
  • $60,600 for Boarding Students
Given our commitment to make a Miss Hall's School education attainable for as many families as possible, our Financial Aid program is designed to work with families across the socioeconomic spectrum.

Financial Aid Application Process

List of 6 items.

  • 1. Apply

    Complete your PFS and upload all required supporting documentation.

    See the "How to Apply" steps below for more information.
  • 2. Have a conversation about any special considerations

    Reach out to James Eberhart if you feel there is anything about your application that is not clear in the documentation you have submitted.

    "Special Circumstances" could include complicated tax returns or irregular income streams, recent changes to your financial profile like a new job or job-loss, caring for family members outside of your household, or other family members in tuition-charging schools.  They could also be that you have access to funds outside of your own financial profile; perhaps the applicant's grandparent or other family members have offered to assist, perhaps you live in a town that has a town-tuitioning program to support independent school education, or perhaps you work for a company that offers a tuition-remission program.  This is not an exhaustive list and so, if you feel that your financial profile is not clear from your entries in the PFS, please feel free to reach out to James Eberhart.
  • 3. File is reviewed for completion and accuracy

    The Financial Aid Committee reviews your entries and will reach out if they have any questions about your application to clarify your entries in the PFS.
  • 4. File is considered by Financial Aid Committee

    Once the Financial Aid Committee has determined that the application is complete and accurate, they will meet to determine the most appropriate award for your family based on the calculated need.

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  • 5. Award is made based on need-based analysis

    All of our awards are need-based.  While our admissions committee operates in a need-blind manner when considering applicants, there are some applicants who will not receive an offer of admission based on the pool of financial aid dollars available.
  • 6. Award is reviewed / accepted by family

    On March 10 (for first round applicants, after this date for rolling applicants) any applicants offered an acceptance to the incoming class will be notified of their financial aid award.  If you have any questions about your award and what expenses it covers, please contact James Eberhart.

How to Apply

List of 4 items.

  • Apply for financial aid

    • Applications open on October 1 each year
    • Complete the PFS (the submission code for Miss Hall's School is 5120)
    • Upload / Email required supporting documents
    • Contact James Eberhart to schedule a conversation about your application
  • For new applicants

    • Due date for application and supporting documents is FEBRUARY 1
    • Preliminary review of your file will be completed within 10 days of your completed application and conversation
    • Any offical award offer will be made with an enrollment contract (March 10 for 1st round applicants; later for rolling admission applicants)
    • Completed applications are required for an offer to be made
  • For returning applicants

    • Due date for application and supporting documents is JANUARY 1
    • Preliminary review of your file will be completed within 10 days of you completed application and conversation
    • Any official award offer will be made with a re-enrollment contract
    • Completed applications are required for an offer to be made
      • If you do not complete the application by JANUARY 1, you may not receive a re-enrollment contract on time and/or your financial aid award may be reduced
  • What supporting documentation do I need?

    For US tax filers:
    • 2017 Federal 1040 (with ALL schedules and forms)
    • 2018 Federal 1040 (with ALL schedules and forms)
    • 2019 W2s
    • 2019 1099s
    For those who do not file US taxes:
    • ISFAP (this can be downloaded above)
    • income verification letter
    All documents are listed as required on all PFS applicants.  If the requirement doesn't apply to you (based on the information above) please be sure to select "NA" and submit that request so that we can review your application more quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 6 items.

  • 1. How might my family structure affect my financial aid application?

    Miss Hall's School requires both parents and all other adults in the applicant's household(s) to submit their financial information by completing a PFS and providing supporting documentation.  If you have questions about which adults should submit a PFS, please contact James Eberhart to discuss your particular situation.

    Every family is different and we are committed to ensuring that all applicant families are supported in navigating the Financial Aid process successfully.
  • 2. What if I have a small business?

    We need all of your business' tax information as well as your personal tax information.  Any questions about this should be addressed to James Eberhart.
  • 3. What should I do if I am unable to provide any of the supporting documents in time?

    If you are missing any of the required supporting documentation, please contact James Eberhart directly.  If you do not, the level of your award may be impacted.
  • 4. Are the financial aid awards grants or loans?

    All of our awards are grants and do not need to be repaid.  If you are interested in learning more about our payment plans, please contact James Eberhart.
  • 5. Does Miss Hall's offer Merit Scholarships?

    We offer a limited number of merit scholarships each year to new students.  These do not require an additional application and are awarded based on the overall stregth of the general admission application.  We have a number of named scholarships that we offer to students each year that recognize and honor the wide variety of skills and accomplishments in our student body.  These honors are not in addition to a need-based award, but rather are part of the award.

    If you would like to learn more about our Merit Scholarships and Named Scholaships, please continue to this page.
  • 6. Is there any additional support for non-tuition expenses?

    Miss Hall's School continually strives to have the tuition & fees come as close as possible to the true cost of the core MHS experience.  To that end, we are constantly working to make sure that the financial assistance we offer helps students and families participate in as much of the MHS experience as possible.  All non-tuition expenses can be found in the "Useful Downloads" section of this page (look for the "Tuition & Fees, detail" document).  If you have any questions about these expenses or concerns about your ability to cover them, please be sure to contact James Eberhart.
Contact James Eberhart at
jeberhart@misshalls.org | (413) 499-1300
492 Holmes Road Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: (413) 443-6401

About us

Located in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts, Miss Hall's School is a private, college preparatory, boarding and day high school for girls grades 9-12.
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