Tuition & Financial Aid
What is a Financial aid Program?
There are financial obligations when a family sends their child to an independent or private, non-public school. The primary expense is tuition which covers the cost of teachers, supplies and facilities. Families whose current financial circumstances may not fully support the tuition required to enroll in HudsonWay Immersion School (HWIS) are encouraged to submit an application for assistance under the school’s Financial Aid Program. Our school seeks families who are committed to our vision and who are able to use their own resources, at least in part, to make this education a priority for their children. Financial aid is a grant and not a loan. It does not have to be repaid. Decisions to award aid are based solely on financial need. HWIS currently offers more than one million dollars in financial aid across both campuses.
Who is eligible?
1. The student must be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment into a 5 day -per-week Day School program at HWIS. The school makes more financial aid available for those students continuing in our program through elementary and/or middle school.
2. The family must be able to afford at least 50% of the published tuition. Note: Aid will generally not be offered if a family can afford 90% or more of the tuition.
3. Financial aid is offered for tuition only and does not include book fees, optional catered lunch delivery, extended care, after-school enrichment, summer camp or parent association dues.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
HWIS is pleased to introduce the Clarity Application system for the streamlined and secure submission of your financial aid applications and relevant tax documents.
Clarity's user-friendly, mobile-optimized application can be completed in roughly 30 minutes.
One of Clarity's key features is its ability to directly import your wage and tax information from the IRS, minimizing the manual data entry required and allowing for a swift, efficient application process. Please note, there is a $60 fee upon submission of your application. However, this application can be shared with other schools that utilize the Clarity Application at no extra cost.
To get started, please visit the Clarity website and create an account before starting an application.
Here is a Timeline to help you understand the process:
- New Applicants for 2024-25 school year: By January 31, 2024
Returning Applicants for 2024-25 school year: By January 19, 2024
- Finalize the financial aid application via Clarity.
- Ensure consistency in the student's name and date of birth across all application materials, avoiding nicknames.
- Remember to check back for any additional documentation that HudsonWay Immersion School might require, such as further tax documentation.
For Non-U.S. Residents:
- Proceed with the financial aid application through Clarity.
- Non-U.S. applicants should provide official 2022 income/asset documentation, like foreign tax returns, or official employer income statements. Please provide translated versions of documents not originally in English. Upload all supporting documents directly into the Clarity Application.
2. The Clarity model calculates what a family can afford to pay based on the data submitted.
3. The School’s Financial Aid Officer receives the results from Clarity and determines what, if any, adjustments need to be made to the data submitted (for example, a recent change to a family’s financial condition) in conjunction with the school’s financial aid consultant.
4. In some cases, the Financial Aid officer may need additional documentation from the family. Examples of this could include any of the following:
- Personal net worth statement
- Copy of tenancy/mortgage agreement
- Copies of any current loan agreements, including credit card statements
- Proof of any other debts and other general costs
- W-2s for step-parents/grandparents (if they fund the child’s education)
- Copies of the most recent investment account statements
- Financial data for any business that a family may have an ownership stake in.
5. Financial Aid decisions will usually be made within about two weeks if the application submitted by the family is complete (longer if the application is incomplete). Aid decisions will be made on a rolling basis throughout the enrollment cycle depending on the availability of financial aid.
6. Financial aid must be applied for every school year.
At HWIS, we believe in the commitment of all parents to contribute to their children's education within their means. Our financial aid considerations include the total income and financial situation of all custodial parents/guardians. Please be aware:
- HudsonWay takes into account the financial resources of both legal guardians, if applicable, before granting any financial aid. We do not abide by any disclaimers avoiding educational financial responsibilities by any guardian. In cases of remarriage, we assess the financial obligations of the remarried guardian, inclusive of their new partner's financial circumstances. In cases of divorce or separation, a separate application must be submitted for each household. However, we are mindful of the step-parent's financial responsibilities to their own biological children.
Should you require assistance while filling out your application, Clarity offers in-app support accessible through the “Help” icon, as well as support via email at email@example.com or phone at 206-210-3752, available in English and Spanish. The application is also available in Spanish.
Family Application Guide: https://clarityschools.com/library/family-application-guide/
Application Quick Reference Guide: https://clarityschools.com/library/quick-reference-guide/
SPANISH Family App Guide: https://clarityschools.com/library/spanish-family-application-guide/
SPANISH App Quick Ref Guide: https://clarityschools.com/library/spanish-quick-reference-guide/
Frequently asked questions:
The HWIS Value proposition
- Students learn content taught in traditional monolingual schools with the added benefit of developing biliteracy
- Students outperform the independent school norm in English/Math
- Class sizes are smaller vs. other private school ensuring greater attention and differentiation
- Financial aid is available for qualified families