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Applying for Financial Aid

Dana Hall is proud to use the Clarity application to determine a family's level of financial need based on the information that families share in the application which includes assets, income, expenses, and debts.  We strongly encourage you to adhere to the financial aid deadlines, as we are not able to consider incomplete applications and all funding is distributed on March 10 to admitted students who apply by January 15. Although Dana Hall has more than a $5.5 million financial aid budget, there are always more requests than there is available aid.

How To Apply: Financial Aid

To get started, please go to the Clarity Application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. You are also able to save your progress and return at any time.

As part of the application, you will sign and submit a Form 4506c to give Clarity permission to pull your prior year tax returns. 

At the end of the application, there is a $60 fee to submit, and you can share your application with additional schools that accept the Clarity Application for no additional charge. Simply use the dropdown menu in the application to select Dana Hall School.

Return to your dashboard after you complete and submit your Clarity Application, as you may be prompted to upload additional tax documentation.

Financial Aid Timeline

January 15

January 15 is the deadline for submitting the Clarity application and for applying families to upload any additional tax documentation. 

A Clarity application must be submitted by each parent if divorced or separated or filing separate tax returns.

March 10 

On March 10, the Financial Aid Committee will notify newly admitted families who complete their financial aid application by January 15.

April 10

By noon on April 10, newly admitted families must notify Dana Hall of their decision to accept or decline the financial aid offer.

International Applicants

To apply for financial aid, non-U.S. tax filers should complete the Clarity application (utilizing a currency converter), making sure to mark the appropriate box stating that each parent/guardian does not file U.S. tax forms. 

Additionally, families who do not file U.S. taxes must submit their 2022 and 2021 income tax forms from their home country, three consecutive months of your most recent bank statements, and letter(s) from your employer(s) on company letterhead confirming your employment and salary.