Socioeconomic diversity is a core value at our school, so whether or not you need financial assistance, we want you to know that your child’s experience at Campbell Hall will include friends from the full spectrum of economic circumstances. The financial aid program benefits everyone in the Campbell Hall community.
While the budget cannot meet the needs of everyone, all interested families are encouraged to apply. The best way to start is to read the information below, then click on the online application (Parents' Financial Statement).
*Tuition and Fees include Yearbook, Parents’ Association, Technology, Tuition Guarantee Plan, Student Body Fee (grades 7-12), Graduation Fee (grade 12), and Books (grades K-6). For grades 7-12 books are ordered online; families are responsible for ordering and payment.
Option I: Single payment of full year’s tuition due June 30. Option II: Tuition divided into two payments due June 30 and November 30. Option III: Ten monthly payments beginning June and ending in March. *An 8% service charge applies to monthly payments, unless a family has been awarded a partial financial aid grant.
Financial Aid grants are awarded on the basis of parental financial need. Campbell Hall belongs to the School & Student Services (SSS) by NAIS which requires parents to complete a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) annually. A signed copy of the family’s Federal Income Tax Return (Form 1040 and W-2 or 1099, and corporate return if applicable) is also required.
In evaluating the amount of aid needed to meet tuition costs, the Financial Aid Committee takes into account the family’s other children (ages, schools they attend), additional dependents, all sources of income, priority of spending, debts, and expenses.
The Financial Aid application process occurs at the same time as application for admissions. However, the decisions to accept and to award assistance are separate.
In the case of divorced or separated parents, both parents must submit Parents’ Financial Statements to the School & Student Service (SSS). Both parents send signed copies of tax forms and W-2 or 1099 forms to SSS.
If one parent has no contact with the family, the custodial parent should submit third-party verification explaining the situation, i.e. by clergy, school administrator, or other individual with knowledge of the situation.
Renewal grants are given priority. Then, consideration is given to those seeking aid for the first time.
Priority for Financial Aid to incoming students is given first to high school, then middle school, then to elementary school students. Due to the number of years potentially involved in meeting need, it is sometimes more difficult for the school to make awards in the lowest grade levels.
Renewal of the grant is based on continued financial need, and new forms and tax returns must be submitted each year. All Financial Aid awards are contingent upon payment in full of the prior year’s account.
It should be understood that lifestyle choices that result in increased expenses or decreased income cannot be underwritten by the financial aid program at Campbell Hall.
Some non-tuition expenses are covered or reduced. Click here for a list of policies.
Does financial aid cover school fees and other expenses?
Yes, many non-tuition expenses are covered for families who qualify, such as: Laptops, trips, bus transportation, prom, athletics, and supplies. Click here for details.
Are any forms required other than the PFS and taxes/W2?
No. Campbell Hall does not have supplementary forms, however an explanation of any special circumstances is appreciated. You may either write in the comments section of the PFS, or send a letter directly to the Campbell Hall Financial Aid Office. Letters may also be sent by email.
How do I know if I would qualify for aid?
First, a family should look at all personal avenues for meeting costs. If all available resources from both parents' full-time employment are still not enough to meet tuition costs, then the family may qualify for aid.
What happens if I cannot meet the financial aid deadlines (e.g. tax return extensions, non-cooperation from one parent)?
We start making grants for completed files on February 23, the day all taxes are due. We continue until funds run out so you are best served by meeting the due date. We do understand, however, that sometimes factors are beyond the family’s control, and in that case please notify the financial aid office of your time frame.
Does Campbell Hall offer merit scholarships?
No. All grants are need-based. Campbell Hall does not offer academic, athletic, or other merit scholarships.
Could the request for aid negatively affect the chances of being accepted for admission?
Admissions committee members make their decisions independently. Then, if financial aid funds cannot cover all accepts, families could be denied aid or moved to the admissions Wait Pool.
Where does the money come from?
Funding is from the school’s operating budget, foundation grants, and major donors.
How is financial aid distributed?
Priority goes to older students since they need funds for a shorter period and are preparing for college. Consideration is sometimes given to present Campbell Hall families who have an emergency or other unforeseen circumstance that can be documented. It is not recommended that a family enroll in the school with an intent to apply for aid at a later date.
What if I don’t qualify for a grant, but still feel I cannot afford full tuition?
Low-interest education loans with repayment plans of up to 10 years are offered by several banks. All loans are based upon creditworthiness and are available to families who do not qualify for a financial aid grant, or who need assistance beyond the grant amount.
Is there a minimum G.P.A. required to maintain a student’s grant?
No. The school’s academic standards apply to all of our students equally. The financial aid program is meant to be the great equalizer—all students on campus have the same opportunity to succeed and to learn from their mistakes.
Is all information confidential?
Yes, students receiving aid are only known by the financial aid and business offices, so no teachers are ever aware of who receives aid nor are they asked for academic reports on any student.
Are there fee waivers for the PFS?
If the family qualifies according to income guidelines, they will not be charged. Otherwise the application fee is approximately $42.
What should I do if I have not received my W2 before the January PFS deadline?
You should estimate. Amounts are corrected by the financial aid office after your tax information is received. The top priority is to have your child’s PFS in the SSS system before January 12 in order to be considered for the coming year.
What do I need handy to fill out the PFS online application?
It may help to look over the workbooks below for an overview before you fill out the PFS online. Most of your answers will be estimates. The financial aid office will make adjustments after taxes are uploaded.
If you need help with the online application, call the SSS Helpline at 1.800.344.8328 or visit the SSS Help Page. For questions about the Campbell Hall program, contact Eileen Powers, Director of Financial Aid at 818.505.5317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Aid Online Application / Parents' Financial Statement (PFS)
Campbell Hall is an independent coeducational day school for grades K-12, located in Studio City, CA. We are affiliated with the Episcopal Church and its 500-year history of academic excellence, and are also one of the most religiously and racially diverse schools in southern California.