Application Fee Waivers

If you would like to request a need-based waiver for our application fee, please contact Kim Cummings ( in our office for instructions on how to apply. Hackley does not offer a fee waiver for the evaluation fee required for Kindergarten and 1st grade applicants. The deadline to apply for the application fee waiver is Friday, November 23rd at 3:00 PM, 

PLEASE NOTE:  If you do not qualify for a fee waiver, this should not be taken as an indication of your eligibility to qualify for a financial aid award, as the two application processes are entirely separate.


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Financial Aid Requirements

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We recognize that applying for financial aid can be an involved and complex process, one which, in the interest of fair decision-making, sometimes asks families to share information that would typically remain private. We fully acknowledge the potential stress and anxiety this process may create and strive to do all that we can to keep the process simple and understandable for families who apply. Our goal is to develop as clear an understanding as possible of your family’s specific circumstances and needs so we can best support your children’s experiences here at Hackley.

With this in mind, we provide the following calendar of required application elements to help keep you on top of the process. If you have any questions about any of the highlighted application components, please feel free to call Kimberly Cummings, our Financial Aid Coordinator at (914) 366-2673 or Karen Beatty, our Financial Aid Director at (914) 366-2657 or to email us at

Financial Aid Key Dates

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    Requirements for reapplications begin with October 2, below.
  • August 31 – Friday

    Once you have either completed an inquiry form or submitted an application, contact Kimberly Cummings, (914) 366-2673, in the Hackley Financial Aid Office to confirm your interest in applying for financial aid for the 2019-2020 school year.
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  • October 2 – Tuesday

    PARENT FINANCIAL STATEMENT (PFS) becomes available.
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  • November 5 - Monday

    NAIS Financial Aid Q&A and Information Session at The Masters School beginning at 7:00 PM - RSVP REQUIRED!
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  • December 31 - Monday

    • PARENT FINANCIAL STATEMENT (PFS) must be completed and submitted today.
    • 2017 TAX RETURNS must be uploaded to SSS by today.
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  • February 7 – Thursday

    2018 W-2s AND/OR 1099s must be uploaded to SSS by today.
  • April 15 - Monday

    2018 TAX RETURNS must be uploaded to SSS by this date.
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We realize that the process and documentation outlined above may not always provide the full context of an applicant family’s full financial condition. The Financial Aid Committee firmly believes that having the most accurate assessment possible of a family’s financial situation is critical to ensuring that the awards we make provide the best possible support for students here at Hackley.

To that end, the Committee reserves the right to request additional information to support any part of your financial aid application that will help further this goal. These supporting documents may include personal narratives, letters of support or attestation from those who know your family, or IRS form 4506 which recalls certified copies of tax document from the IRS directly.

Should the Committee make such a request in support of your application, we ask that you respond in a timely manner with the requested materials. Applications which do not have requested materials cannot be considered for review and adjudication of awards.