Financial Aid

New Hampton School believes that the cost of tuition should not deter qualified students from attending our school. Each year the school awards over $3,500,000 in financial aid to applicants who are eager, lifelong learners and will serve as active global citizens. Our financial aid budget contributes to the diversity of our student body and makes the cost of an independent school education accessible to a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds.
New Hampton School partners with School and Student Services (SSS) to help us make fair and objective financial decisions. This third-party assessment uses a family’s financial information to provide an estimate of the dollar amount that each family can contribute towards a New Hampton School education. The SSS methodology is clearly stated on their website and is readily available for review.
  • New applications for financial aid are due February 1st in conjunction with the due date for new student applications.
  • Returning families will receive communication from the Admission office but should plan to complete their form by mid-January.
  • Only one PFS is needed per family, even if you have more than one child applying.
  • Returning families must complete an application each year to remain eligible for financial aid. Awards are not guaranteed from year to year and can change based on available information.
  • Please do not send any materials directly to New Hampton School as part of the initial application. All documents should be added (mailed or uploaded) to the applicant’s SSS file. The Committee will only consider electronic documents provided through the SSS application.


Applying for Aid

Families may begin their financial aid application for the 2018-2019 academic year on November 1, 2017.

To Complete the Parent Financial Statement:


  • If you are a first-time applicant, begin the PFS at www.sssbynais.org. You will choose a username and password that will allow you to return to your PFS at a later time to finish uploading information or in case updates are necessary.
  • Returning families can log into their prior year account.
  • Once in your account, you will be instructed to upload the proper documents and complete the online forms. There is an excellent help line provided by SSS for questions pertaining to the use of their system.
  • When completing the Parent’s Financial Statement (PFS), use the New Hampton School code of 5308 to ensure the Financial Aid Committee can review your information.
New Hampton School requires the following documents from all applicants:

  1. A complete copy of the 2017 Federal Income Tax Return when available. *
  2. A complete copy of the 2016 Federal Income Tax Return along with all supporting schedules.
  3. A copy of all current year W2s
  4. Business/Farm statement if applicable
  5. An International Student Supplement if applicable
  6. Families with other children in tuition paying schools should be prepared to submit payment agreements and/or aid and scholarship information.
 *The Financial Aid Committee will review applications with the prior fiscal year tax information and make conditional awards. Once current fiscal year tax data is available, families must upload it to their SSS account for review.
 
Additional documentation and information may be requested as we evaluate files. All families, new and returning, must complete this process each year they intend to apply for financial aid.
 
In the case of separated or divorced parents, New Hampton School requires a completed PFS from both natural parents and any step-parents. In such instances, an application with only one PFS will be considered incomplete. Please feel free to contact the financial aid office directly to discuss your individual family situation.
 
For returning students, financial aid decisions are sent mid-February. For new students, financial aid decisions will be communicated along with admission decisions on March 10th.
  
If you have further questions, please contact the Director of Enrollment Management, Will McCulloch, at wmcculloch@newhampton.org or 603-677-3402.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • Are financial aid applications confidential?

    Yes. New Hampton believes aid applications and awards are confidential. We expect families to support this confidentiality by not discussing aid applications or awards with anyone who is not on the Financial Aid Committee. Parents should also explain the importance of maintaining this confidentiality to their children.
  • what if my tax return for last year is not available by the deadline?

    In this case, please be sure to submit your family’s most recent W-2 forms and a signed copy of your most recently filed federal income tax and corresponding schedules. Submit your return for last year as soon as it is available. Please note that all awards are based on last year’s return and are required submissions to complete the financial aid process. If you are able to estimate your filing for last year’s taxes, be sure to check (√) the “estimated tax” box on your PFS. Keep in mind that if you use estimated return information, New Hampton School still requires the actual prior year returns when available.
  • How do families with divorced or seperated parents apply for financial aid?

    Both biological parents must complete financial statements and submit them to SSS. In the case of remarried parents, step-parents must be included in the financial aid assessment.
  • How is financial aid determined?

    After reviewing financial aid applications and tax documentation, the Financial Aid Committee convenes to assess family need in conjunction with available institutional resources.
  • Where does financial aid funding come from?

    All financial aid awards are made solely by New Hampton School. The funds are generated through the school’s operating budget as well as from scholarships funded by the generous gifts of New Hampton alumni, parents, and friends.

  • Does applying for financial Aid hurt my child’s chances of being accepted?

    Due to our institutional resources, we are unable to meet every families’ stated need. While an application will not hurt your child’s chances of being accepted, we will communicate to families who apply when we are not able to provide the funds they demonstrate the need for. These families are placed in a Financial Aid Wait Pool on March 10th and can remain there in case additional aid becomes available.
  • Do all accepted applicants receive financial aid?

    No. Only families who apply for aid with their application to New Hampton School are reviewed for aid. Additionally, some families who apply do not qualify under our need-based aid system.
  • Does New Hampton School offer payment plans?

    Yes, there are three payment plans outlined in the “Payment Options” tab of the Tuition menu.
  • Are financial aid awards for future years guaranteed?

    No. Families must re-apply for financial aid each year and awards are subject to change in response to family finances. A continuous level of family qualification is necessary to retain financial aid awards.
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