Application Fee:

$350 for first-time applicants
(Hillcrest completes the SEVIS I-20/I-94 paperwork)

International Student Tuition and Fees:

Tuition and fees for international students is $21,385 for the 2016-17 school year.

This includes:

  • Tuition, room and board
  • Primary health insurance policy
  • ESL support
  • Activity fee
  • Book fee
  • Extra-curricular activity fees
  • Airport transportation for fall arrival and spring departure
  • Airport transportation for Christmas and Spring Break
  • Airport transportation for various home-stays
  • Day trips during both semesters for shopping, trips to Asian markets, attending various concerts, sporting events, and plays
  • Two major trips per year: (1) Musical Tour with either band or choir (2) Student event trips to Chicago, Black Hills of South Dakota, or a similar student trip.

Payment Schedule

All tuition and fees are due August 1st. Students may pay by semester, with payments due August 1 and January 1. Wire Transfer (preferred), Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards are accepted for payment.

Late Payment

A late payment fee of $250 will be assessed on semester payments that are more than 10 days late. Any student whose account is not current after 15 days will not be allowed to attend classes until account is current.

Refund Schedule

Since all accounts with the school are due and payable on August 1st, the following refunds will be made to students who withdraw:

  • In an academic semester in which classes have met for ten days or less: 50% of tuition and dorm fees.
  • In an academic semester in which classes have met for more than ten days: There is NO refund.
  • If a student is removed for disciplinary reasons there is NO refund.

International Student Application Process

Step 1

Create a profile and complete the application online.

Step 2

Your references will be emailed a reference form. Once all references have been collected at Hillcrest Academy, a personal interview will be established with a representative from the school.

Step 3

Following the interview Hillcrest Academy will contact the applicant to communicate the status of the application.

For more information please contact Wayne Stender, Director of Admissions (wstender@ffhillcrest.org).