Financial Aid at New Hope

We are pleased to report that as of May 2019, our Servathon (student-run fundraiser) has brought in $41,053.00 (and counting)! All proceeds go to assist those families who demonstrate need with regard to the cost of tuition. (Please note: we do not award financial aid toward workshops; only year-long academic courses grade six and up are eligible.)

Financial aid decisions are made between May and June, so we recommend that you begin your application process right away. You can begin as soon as you’ve registered for classes on Veracross; you will need your current tax information on hand.

APRIL 2019 - JUNE 2019:

  1. Send a formal letter (by email is fine) to Chris Westrate, Director, stating your intent to apply and outlining any extraordinary circumstances your family currently faces.
    2. Once you’ve compiled your tax return for 2018 — go to

    3. Click on “Parents” button at the far right of the menu bar (at top)

    4. Click on “Parent Solutions,” then scroll half-way down the page to the blue “APPLY NOW” button (under the heading “Looking to Fill Out an Application for Aid?”)
    5. If you’ve never used this website before: you will be prompted to “Create An Account” (as a New User).

    6. If you have used this website in the past (for New Hope), click on “Sign In” to access your pre-existing account.

    7. You will be prompted page-by-page with instructions for applying. If you are asked for a school district code or zip code, it is: 01921.
    8. Our Executive Director will review all applications (along with personalized emails and letters) during the months of May and June. We will begin to send out Financial Aid packages (formal letter sent out by email) to families beginning on or around June 30th. We ask that families return a SIGNED letter of acceptance to our office not later than July 10.

    c/o Mr. Chris Westrate
    New Hope Courses for Homeschoolers
    PO Box 96
    Boxford, MA 01921

    More about financial aid at New Hope:

    We hope that the cost of our courses will not deter anyone from applying. Some families demonstrate need based on the number of children still homeschooling; others demonstrate need based upon extenuating circumstances such as medical expenses, extended family living under one roof, college expenses for older children while still homeschooling, and the ever-present one-income family structure that is inherent in the design. We are open to discussion about you and your family’s particular situation, so please don’t hesitate to email our Executive Director to tell your story.