Tuition & Financial Aid

At Harpeth Hall, we do not want economics to stand between us and Nashville’s best students.

2016-17 school tuition is:

Upper School Students: $26,240
Middle School Students: $25,245

How to Apply for Financial Aid & Financial Aid Deadlines

For prospective families seeking financial aid in the 2017-18 school year:

November 1: SSS opens for families seeking financial aid for the 2017-18 school year.

January 3: Parent Financial Statement (PFS), 2015 and 2014 Federal Tax Returns and all related schedules due in SSS for all families seeking financial aid in 2017-18

February 3: 2016 W-2s and/or 1099s due in SSS

February 24/25: Admission and financial aid decisions available in the admission portal

March 6: Admission and Financial Aid Response Deadline

April 15: 2016 Federal Tax Return and all related schedules due in SSS

May 1: Enrollment Contract Binding Date

For any additional questions about applying for financial aid, please contact Wellesley L. Wilson, director of admission and financial aid, at 615-346-0098, or Jessica Viner, associate director of admission and financial aid, at 615-346-0103.

Tuition and Fees

Middle School Expenses
  • Books: $250 to $750 depending on grade level
  • Laptop: All 5th – 8th graders will lease a laptop for $250 per year
  • School Uniform: A complete new uniform $200 - $250. (A uniform can be purchased from our monthly consignment sale, the Hang Up, for a reduced price)
  • P.E. Uniform: Approximately $40

Overnight class trips in Middle School (note these were trip costs for 2015-2016)

  • 5th grade trip to Birmingham: $145
  • 6th grade trip to Tremont: $275
  • 7th grade retreat to Camp Laney: $345
  • 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C.: $1,379

Optional Expenses

  • Aftercare: Free until 5 p.m. The 2016-17 fee for 5-6 p.m. is $14 per day (prorated for financial aid families)
  • Meal Plan: $995 for 5th-10th grade students; $920 for 11th and 12th grade students. Daily lunch may be purchased for $9
  • Choir: 7/8 choir dress is $60 new or $30 used

Orchestra:
Instrument rentals are approximately $35-$50/month.

Note:

  • Hang Up Sale is the consignment uniform sale that is held monthly
  • Financial aid families may apply for the Olivia Fund to potentially help cover a portion of the meal plan and/or other costs beyond tuition
Upper School Expenses
  • Books: $250 to $750 depending on grade level
  • Laptop: A family will purchase only one laptop for the high school years for approximately $1,800
  • School Uniform: A complete new uniform $200 - $250. (A uniform can be purchased used from our monthly consignment sale, the Hang Up, for a reduced price.)
  • P.E. Uniform: Approximately $40

Optional Expenses:

  • Meal Plan: $995 for 5th-10th grade students; $920 for 11th and 12th grade students. Daily lunch may be purchased for $9.
  • Choir: Upper School choir dress is $81 new or $40 used
  • Orchestra: Instrument rentals are approximately $35-$50/month; upper school orchestra uniform is $55
  • Upper School art fee is $170

Upper School Winterim trips
Costs vary based on location

Note:

  • Hang Up Sale is the consignment uniform sale that is held monthly.
  • Financial aid families may apply for the Olivia Fund to potentially help cover a portion of the meal plan and/or other costs beyond tuition.

Financial Aid Policies

2016-17 Harpeth Hall Financial Aid Policy
  • Harpeth Hall does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or disability in its financial aid policies.
  • Harpeth Hall requires all families seeking financial aid to apply each year. Families who apply for financial aid after the published deadline are awarded need-based financial aid based on the availability of funds.
  • Harpeth Hall uses the SSS Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) as a guideline in determining financial aid awards. The Financial Aid Committee reserves the right to make adjustments to the EFC based on Harpeth Hall’s financial aid policy.
  • Harpeth Hall requires families to submit a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) through School and Student Services (SSS by NAIS). In addition, Harpeth Hall requires a copy of the Federal Tax Return 1040, including all related schedules, and W-2 Form(s) and/or 1099s for the two tax years prior to the year the student’s financial aid begins from all parent(s)/guardian(s) financially responsible for the applicant, including step-parents. Harpeth Hall reserves the right to request verification of all financial documents and requires that all financial aid applicants submit a completed Form 4506T. The Financial Aid Committee will submit the Form 4506T as needed.
  • Harpeth Hall expects that all financially responsible parent(s)/guardian(s) contribute to cost of the applicant’s education. In the event that a parent/guardian is not working, the Financial Aid Committee will impute income equivalent to one full tuition for the appropriate school division. Exceptions to this policy include a household with a child under the age of 5, a household responsible for the care of a family member, or a household in which a parent is enrolled in school during the same year for which the family is applying for financial aid. In the event that a parent/guardian’s wages are below that of tuition for the appropriate school division, the Financial Aid committee will impute the difference between the wage and the appropriate tuition.
  • In the case that a parent or guardian is unable to complete the PFS and provide required documentation, the financially responsible parent/guardian must submit a completed Non-Custodial Parent Waiver Form.
  • All financial aid awards are made on the basis of demonstrated need. The Financial Aid Committee does not allow any unusual expenses including closing costs, legal fees, business expenses, past debt, consumer debt, medical expenses above $5,000 and cash charitable gifts above $2,500.
  • The Financial Aid Committee notifies newly accepted families of financial aid awards at the time of their acceptance. The Financial Aid Committee notifies returning families of financial aid awards at the time of reenrollment.
  • Harpeth Hall requires that all student accounts be current in order for a family to be considered for financial aid.
  • Harpeth Hall regards all information, conversations, and awards related to financial aid as confidential.
Anna Mueck shares why she chose Harpeth Hall for her daughter, Annalee Mueck, class of 2011.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 16% of Harpeth Hall students received need-based financial aid in 2016-17
  • The average financial aid award was $13,700 in 2016-17
  • Financial aid awards ranged from $1,100 to $25,000
  • We offer a variety of payment plans
  • Families with a wide range of income levels apply for aid
  • Families with incomes exceeding $150,000 received financial aid awards
  • Anyone can apply for financial aid