Tuition & Tuition Assistance
At Harker we are committed to providing the most comprehensive academic and extracurricular programs and services possible for our students from every socioeconomic background. Our team will work with families to make Harker accessible and affordable for all.
2023-24 Harker Tuition
Harker’s tuition includes before- and after-school care, lunch and most school expenses, such as our intercampus shuttle between our three campuses, yearbooks, local field trips, athletic uniforms, etc. Non-tuition expenses include laptops, which are required for middle and upper school students, and textbooks. Additional costs families may encounter are for specific activity choices such as a particular after-school activity or elective travel trips for specific extracurricular activities.
For students enrolled in K-12
We recognize the cost of an independent school education is a considerable investment and each family’s ability to meet tuition costs will vary. We encourage families who have a need and believe Harker may be a good fit to consider applying for financial assistance. Financial assistance awards are based on need (no merit or athletic scholarships are awarded), and we work with families to help make a Harker education affordable for them. The financial assistance application process is independent from the admission application process, though the two must be done simultaneously if a family anticipates needing aid.
Tuition Assistance Process
- Request assistance application packet from Harker by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Submit an application for financial assistance to Clarity, a third party organization who reviews your family’s financial information.
- The financial assistance committee reviews the recommendation from Clarity for family contribution and financial assistance awards. Award notifications are communicated to accepted students at the same time as the accepted decision notification, in mid-March.
- Harker grants an award for the difference between the family’s contribution and the cost of tuition. Many factors contribute to the determination of each family’s financial aid award. We welcome any questions you may have about the financial aid process.
We welcome any questions you may have about the financial aid process. Please contact Kathy Caveney at email@example.com to discuss how we can make Harker affordable for your family.
Examples of Financial Aid Awards
The Harker School is a rewarding educational experience, and the school seeks to make that experience affordable to qualified students, regardless of their family’s financial resources. The examples provided below serve as illustrative models, with the aim of inspiring families across diverse financial backgrounds to consider applying at The Harker School.
|Sample Family 1||Sample Family 2||Sample Family 3||Sample Family 4||Sample Family 5|
|# of Parents Employed||Single Parent||2 parents (1 employed)||Both Parents Employed||Both Parents Employed||Both Parents Employed|
|Number of Children||2 in private school||1 in private school||2 in private school||2 in private school||2 in private school|
|Equity (2nd home)||$0||$0||$210,000||$0||$86,389|
|Award (per student)||$55,000||$42,575||$35,500||$28,575||$25,500|
|Parent Contribution (per student)||$500||$4,000||$25,000||$18,000||$35,000|
* Tuition amounts vary by division see tuition table above.
Financial Aid Information Session
Wed., Dec. 6, 2023 6:30-7:15 p.m.
At Harker we are committed to providing the most comprehensive academic and extracurricular programs and services possible for our students from every socioeconomic background. Join the head of school, Brian Yager and financial aid coordinator, Kathy Caveney virtually to learn important information about the financial aid timeline, application process and how financial aid is awarded.