休斯顿·克里斯蒂安评估一个家庭的整体财务状况, 比如年收入, 资产及债务, and the number of students attending tuition-paying schools before placing them in one of the six tuition tiers. 这使家庭能够立即看到他们教育的潜在成本.
计算家庭收入时, 请记住以下几点:如果父母住在一个家里, 即使是继父母, 他们两人的收入都必须申报. If biological parents do not live in the same household but both care for the child, 这两项收入都必须申报. 对于离婚的父母，任何子女抚养费或赡养费都必须申报. 如果父母一方没有提交, an IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter (4506-T) will be necessary during the enrollment process.
*The Indexed Tuition rate for families who choose not to apply for an Indexed Tuition Adjustment is $30,412. Families may still apply for an Indexed Tuition Adjustment if their income is above $220,000; however, 结果可能会有所不同.
申请指数化学费费率使用 清晰的应用程序. HC将于11月1日开始接受索引学费申请. 在11月1日或之后，点击这里填写申请. 系统将提示您提供有关家庭和家属的信息, 家庭收入, 费用, 资产, 和债务. You will be required to upload your latest income tax information (see our Checklist for Documents Needed). A complex calculation is run based upon the family information that you have provided and the school receives a report showing an estimate of how much the family can contribute to a private school education.
You may start the application and save it for future entry and completion at a later date. 你不需要一次完成申请. It should take you approximately 45 minutes to complete the application once you have gathered your information. 不要等到最后期限才开始，给自己一些时间. After you have completed and paid for your application you will need to submit the required documents. It's important to note the difference between the deadlines for application and Indexed Tuition applications. 我们的财政援助申请截止日期是2024年2月7日.
1. 按时或提前申请! 2. 每户只填写一份申请表. 如果父母离婚或分居, 每个家长都需要提交一个单独的、但相互关联的应用程序. 3. 使用你的法定名称. Make sure the name on your application appears exactly the way your name appears on your tax documents. 4. 输入整数. When entering numbers, round to the nearest whole number, do not use decimals or cents. 明白所有的货币价值必须以美元计算. 5. 区分应用和依赖. 问题 about "student applicants" refer to your children who are applying for financial aid via 清晰. 问题 about "other dependence" refer to the children (or adults) for whom you provide support but are not applying for financial aid. 6. 工资与利润分开. 如果你是一个企业主或农场主, 在家庭收入一栏中，你会被问到你的薪水. 只输入你实际提取的金额作为工资(如你的W-2所示). 您将在申请的其他地方提供有关盈利/亏损的信息. 7. 估计你的税金. 我们意识到大多数税单要到一月底才能拿到. 如果你没有当前年度的税单, 根据你前一年的纳税申报单来估计你的答案是可以的. 8. 讲述你的故事. 在被要求时提供解释, so your story or situation is clear and understandable to those reviewing your application. 9. 要诚实. Take time to carefully consider how much you think you can pay towards tuition on your own. Make a budget of income and 费用, and see how much you can include for school costs. 10. 问题? 如果你对申请过程有任何疑问，请致电, 请联系清晰呼叫中心1-866-390-3118, 开放的24/7.
索引学费是一项适用于HC入学的计划. There are no additional indices for the PCR and DSP 项目 nor is PCR or DSP tuition considered in the determination of financial need.
Indexed Tuition is determined through a process that is equitable for all applicants and it takes into consideration three primary factors: 家庭收入; number of dependents attending tuition-based schools (including undergraduate college 项目); and available resources. 其他特殊情况可能适用.
The school may limit the number of students excepted in any given index based on the financial constraints of the school considering such factors as anticipated enrollment, 慈善捐赠, 捐赠收益.
HC不会操纵这个过程，使一个申请人比另一个申请人更有优势. HC does not negotiate Indexed Tuition nor use Indexed Tuition as a negotiation tool.