One of the benefits of being a part of the Beth Hillel Elementary community is being a part of the larger Temple Beth Hillel community. Membership allows for access to our Temple clergy, to synagogue programming, and to the greater synagogue community. Many of our families enjoy participating in Brotherhood, Sisterhood or on Temple committees, attending synagogue events like Seder in the Desert, and building friendships among temple members. Temple membership is included in the cost of tuition.
Every family is required to pay for the tuition insurance premium as a requirement of enrollment. The tuition insurance premium is a percentage of the total tuition costs paid by the family. This costs does not include tuition assistance awards, a portion of tuition dedicated to Temple Dues, or Student Activities Fees. The current tuition insurance rate is 3.1%. For detailed information on the mandatory tuition insurance plan click here.
Tuition Assistance at Beth Hillel Elementary
The Board of Beth Hillel Elementary School believes Jewish education should be available to as many children as possible, regardless of their family’s financial situation. Our school’s Tuition Assistance program provides financial assistance to the families of qualified students who have demonstrated financial need.
The Tuition Assistance Committee has a set budget of funds from which to grant awards. In order for us to allocate our resources wisely and fairly, Beth Hillel Elementary School utilizes the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment system. This national service helps independent schools determine the need of a family. In reviewing each application for aid, the Tuition Assistance Committee considers the FACTS recommendation, the Beth Hillel Tuition Assistance Survey, and all other additional financial information the family is asked to provide. To ensure confidentiality and impartiality, neither Beth Hillel Elementary parents nor staff will review your materials.
Families must reapply for Tuition Assistance every year. Receipt of an award for one year does not guarantee receipt of an award for every year forward. Tuition accounts for currently enrolled students must be in good standing with the Business Office to receive a Tuition Assistance award. In the event of a positive change in financial circumstances, families receiving aid must notify the Business Office for the purpose of recalculation.
Please be aware your application, which includes your FACTS Application, the Beth Hillel Tuition Assistance Survey, and all supporting materials must be completed by February 2, 2018. It is very important that families who decide to pursue an application for Tuition Assistance adhere to this deadline and requirements without exception. Tuition Assistance is awarded with priority given to students whose applications and required documentation are submitted by the appropriate deadlines.
How to Apply for Tuition Assistance
Complete the Confidential Tuition Assistance Survey online: Tuition Assistance Survey.
Attach your supporting documents. This includes full and complete signed copies of your 2017 Federal Income Tax Return, copies of all W-2s and 1099s for 2017 to your FACTS Application under the section labeled “Information needed to complete your application”.
There is a non-refundable FACTS application fee of $30.
Tuition Assistance applications must be completed by February 2, 2018.
Returning families who have applied for Tuition Assistance and meet all the required deadlines will receive notification of the Tuition Assistance Committee’s decision by March 2, 2018.
New families, who have applied for Tuition Assistance and meet all the required deadlines, will receive notification of the Tuition Assistance Committee’s decision with their admission letters of acceptance mailed March 16, 2018.