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Affording HDS

How to Apply for Indexed Tuition

How to Apply

Indexed Tuition is a flexible tuition pricing plan based on each family's specific financial situation.

For 2024-2025, Harford Day School is pleased to announce the move to Clarity Financial Aid for the confidential processing of Indexed Tuition applications. Clarity is a user-friendly, intuitive, mobile-responsive application that can be completed in one sitting in 20-30 minutes or less. Instead of scanning, uploading or mailing prior year tax documents, you simply complete an e-signature form and Clarity will pull verified tax documents directly from the IRS.

Once the transition to Clarity has been completed, additional information and guidance will be posted here to assist families in completing the application process.

Priority Deadline for Returning Families: 1/5/24

Priority Deadline for Families New to Harford Day: 2/1/24

***For families new to Harford Day School, the Admissions application and the PFS application are separate forms that should be completed concurrently.

Please contact the admissions office directly to discuss your Indexed Tuition application after the priority deadlines listed above. Applications will continue to be reviewed throughout the year as funds allow.
Key Factors Determining Your Indexed Tuition Level
Total Family Income as verified with IRS forms and schedules
Net worth, including real estate, bank accounts, non-retirement investments
Debt to Equity Ratio
Number of children in the family and in tuition-charging schools
Discretionary or luxury expenditures
Extenuating circumstances (health, change in employment, other)

Harford Day is the only PK3 to Grade 8 independent school in Harford County accredited by AIMS (Association of Independent Maryland/DC Schools) and a member of NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools).
Non-discrimination Statement
Application to Harford Day School is open to all students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin,
 sexual orientation, or disability. Harford Day School does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, financial policies, financial aid programs, and other administered extra-curricular or administrative programs.

The Harford Day Mission
At Harford Day School, learning is a joyful process rooted in respectful relationships, strong traditions, and an innovative program that fosters confidence, imagination, curiosity, and engagement with the world.