Families whose current financial circumstances may not fully support the tuition required to enroll in HWIS are encouraged to submit an application for assistance under the school’s Financial Aid Program at the time of enrollment or re-enrollment. Our school seeks families who are committed to our vision and who can make a significant contribution out of their own resources to make this education a priority for their children. Decisions to award aid are based solely on financial need.

Eligibility:

Students must be enrolled in or accepted into a five-day-per-week day school program for the academic year at HWIS. After school and summer camp programs are not eligible for financial aid.

While most financial aid decisions are made during the annual enrollment cycle in January-February each year, if financial aid funds are still available, aid decisions will continue to be made on a rolling basis up to the beginning of classes in September. Funding for the financial aid budget each year is based on several factors, including anticipated enrollment. Funds are allocated first to returning families.

Financial Aid Application Deadline (for the 2018-2019 school year):

NJ: January 26, 2018
NY: January 26, 2018

Process (Steps 1 and 2 should be completed by the deadline):

Please read our Financial Aid Brochure.

  1. A letter outlining the need for financial aid must be submitted to the school’s Financial Aid Officer, Bill Hicks, (bhicks@hwis.org).
  2. A parent’s financial statement and corresponding documentation (both parents’ W-2s and IRS form 1040s for the last two years) must be supplied to the School’s external provider, School & Student Services (SSS). Documents should not be submitted directly to HWIS. There is a small fee associated with using this service payable to SSS.
  3. The school’s Financial Aid Officer receives the results from SSS, determines what, if any, adjustments need to be made to the data, makes the financial aid determination and notifies the family. This will usually occur within two weeks after all required information is submitted to SSS. Please note that the maximum amount of aid that can typically be awarded is 50 percent of the tuition to new families based on financial need.

Please read our Financial Aid Brochure for further information.