Tuition and Affordability

Meeting the costs of a private education is a major investment for many families. It requires planning and a strong commitment. We have listed the costs for the 2017-18 academic year to help you in your budgeting and decision-making.

You should not be discouraged from applying to PHS because of financial concerns. The school has funds available to assist families who are unable to pay the full tuition costs. PHS has a strong preference for awarding partial financial aid grants and seldom awards grants that cover the full cost of tuition. We believe that parents have the obligation to finance their child’s education to the maximum extent that they are able. Financial aid awards do not cover the costs for lunch, dues or books and supplies.

Pembroke Hill is committed to need-based financial aid. PHS provides nearly $3 million each year in need-based financial assistance to 22 percent of the school’s students. While the school has a large financial aid budget, we regret we are unable to help all students who apply.

While the school does grant several small academic scholarships each year, there are no scholarships for students with special athletic or artistic talents. To determine need, Pembroke Hill uses the services of the FACTS Grant and Needs Assessment. For more instructions about applying for financial aid, see the "When and How Do I Apply for Aid?" tab below.

2017-18 Academic Year Costs

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Application

Tuition FAQ

Will Aid Continue In Subsequent Years?

While families must reapply for financial aid each year, they may expect to receive the same proportion of aid as long as their financial circumstances remain essentially the same. A significant change in a family’s financial profile will result in a different aid package.

When and How Do I Apply for Aid?

When you apply for admission, mark the financial aid box on the application form. The admissions office will contact you. If you are a current Pembroke Hill family applying for aid for the first time, please contact Laura Linn at or 816-936-1230.

Parents will need to complete an online application with FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. You may go to their website to apply online. The priority deadline for submitting your online application and all required supporting income documentation to FACTS is January 1, 2018, for the 2018-2019 school year. If you want to be considered for financial aid, it is imperative that the above deadline be observed. For applications received after this date, aid is awarded on a space available basis. Our goal is to provide admission and financial aid offers at the same time. You are encouraged to keep a copy for your files.

Financial Aid For Divorced And Separated Couples

Pembroke Hill requires that both natural parents contribute to the cost of education to the extent of their ability. The cooperation of all parents is required before Pembroke Hill will consider aiding a candidate. Please contact Laura Linn, director of admissions and financial aid, or 816-936-1230 for information on how to proceed.

Important Information For Those Considering Making Application For Aid

Pembroke Hill has a strong preference for awarding partial financial aid grants and rarely awards grants that cover the full cost of tuition. We believe that parents have the obligation to finance their child’s education to the maximum extent that they are able. Historically, our average grant for a full-day student is approximately $11,000. Families are responsible for the difference between the amount of financial aid and the total cost of tuition.

Financial aid grants do not cover a student’s costs for lunch, dues or books and supplies fees. For students in Kindergarten-12th grade, those fees range from $1330 to $1855 annually. These fees are paid by the family.

Should you qualify for and be granted a financial aid package, the balance that you still owe for tuition, lunch, books, fees, and dues may be paid using our monthly payment plan. Most of our financial aid recipients pay a minimum of $500 per month with the majority paying between $500-$1000 per month.

Students at all levels may apply for financial assistance, although aid will be granted in descending order with our middle and upper school students receiving priority consideration. Lower school and early childhood applicants will be considered next. Early childhood students, who qualify for and are granted aid, may expect funding up to, but not exceeding, 30% of tuition.





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