Applying for Financial Assistance
(Financial Assistance for the 2020-21 academic year is now closed.)
HIES is committed to welcoming qualified students regardless of ability to pay tuition. All families interested in receiving financial assistance must submit an application. The application for financial assistance is independent from the application for admission. In order to determine financial need in a fair and objective way, HIES partners with School and Student Services (SSS), an independent third-party financial service.
SSS considers a number of factors such as income, assets, liabilities, unusual circumstances, and size of family in determining a recommended family contribution. The fee for submitting the online application is $51. To apply for financial assistance, parents create an account and upload the required documentation, noted below, by the deadlines outlined on this page.
Deadlines for Financial Assistance 2020-2021
All families (current and prospective) are welcome to begin the application process for financial assistance beginning October 2, 2019, here.
Current HIES families seeking financial assistance whether or not you received it previously are welcomed to apply.
December 1, 2019 (Current HIES families)- Applications for financial assistance, including the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) and complete 2018 Tax returns, including all schedules and W2’s must be submitted to SSS.
January 31, 2020 (Prospective families)- Applications for financial assistance, including the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) and complete 2018 Tax returns, including all schedules and W2’s must be submitted to SSS.
COVID-19 Emergency Assistance
For those inquiring about COVID-19 Emergency Tuition Assistance, please scroll down to the Golden Bear Emergency Relief section to learn more.
Financial Aid Webinar
At HIES we pride ourselves on breaking down the financial barriers to provide access for families who need it to afford this education. We also know that navigating the world of financial aid can be intimidating. We are inviting you to join our inaugural financial aid webinar to help relieve the anxiety of the process. We'll describe how this process works at HIES and how to ensure that your family gets the assistance needed so that your family can confidently embark on this educational journey at HIES.