Financial Aid

Rowland Hall values socioeconomic diversity. Families with financial need are encouraged to apply for financial aid.

Rowland Hall's need-based financial aid program is designed to consider every family’s unique circumstances and identify a realistic tuition contribution that matches their financial means. All financial aid awards offered by Rowland Hall are grants, not loans, and do not have to be repaid.

21%

of students receive scholarships or financial aid

$2.8

million provided in financial aid and scholarships each year

50%

 average tuition covered for financial aid recipients

Admission Deadline

January 31, 2023: Application and Financial Aid Deadline

All application materials must be submitted by January 31, 2023. Decision letters will be published to the application portal at 3 pm on March 3, 2023. 

If you applied for financial aid, those decisions will also be published on March 3.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Beyond Financial Aid

Scholarships

Please refer to our scholarships page for information regarding need-based and merit-based scholarship opportunities at Rowland Hall.

Tuition Loan Option

For families that do not qualify for financial aid—or for those who qualify but need assistance with their portion of tuition—you may want to investigate Your Tuition Solution, which may be able to offer a tuition loan.

Students on the McCarthey Campus.

Director of Financial Aid Mary Anne Wetzel ’01 on our kind, thoughtful, and transparent process: “A truly equitable financial aid program benefits all who demonstrate even partial need.”

Thank you for your interest in Rowland Hall. I’m proud to be part of a community that cares so deeply about making a difference in students’ lives and creating a welcoming learning atmosphere for all.

For the 2022-2023 school year, we’ve exceeded $2.8 million in financial aid awards and scholarships for families that demonstrate financial need. That number grows each year, as does the scope of our financial aid program to cover expenses beyond tuition. Our program is not only sound—it’s increasingly robust. As its director, part of my mission is to educate families about the wide range of people it’s designed to benefit.

As an alum, I’m deeply familiar with the joys and rewards of a Rowland Hall education. But valuing an exceptional early education is not the same as affording it, and many families simply don’t have the means to pay full tuition. Our need-based financial aid program is highly personalized and designed to consider every family’s unique circumstances to identify a realistic tuition contribution that is well-aligned with their financial means.

I can honestly say that our process is thoughtful, human, and kind. Award decisions are made in a room of caring professionals and educators and the results are presented with transparency and clarity.

A truly equitable financial aid program benefits all who demonstrate even partial need. In fact, all of our financial aid recipients fall somewhere between full-pay and no-pay, meaning families from a wide range of income levels pay anywhere from zero to 99% of full tuition depending on their level of need. If any family feels that the cost of full tuition at Rowland Hall is beyond reach, I always encourage them to explore this as an option.

I also encourage families to apply as early as possible. We have limited financial aid to distribute each year, and demand typically exceeds our budgeted funds. The best way for us to meet your family’s needs is to complete your application before the February deadline.

I can honestly say that our process is thoughtful, human, and kind. I personally collaborate with every applicant family to ensure we understand their whole financial picture before the application is reviewed. Award decisions are made in a room of caring professionals and educators and the results are presented with transparency and clarity.

Ultimately, this is about placing your child in an environment that will allow them to become lifelong learners who will make a difference in the world. If that environment is right for your child, I believe the cost should be within your family’s means. So please take some time to read through our philosophy, policies, and steps to apply. I’m always available to discuss your situation in greater detail and to answer any questions. I look forward to it!

Sincerely,
Mary Anne Wetzel ’01
Director of Financial Aid

Read more about Financial Aid

Affordability

Notice of Nondiscrimination
Rowland Hall does not discriminate on the basis of physical ability, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in its admission, financial aid, or employment policies or in the administration of educational, athletic, or other school programs.

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