Tuition & Financial Aid
When you choose an MPFS education for your child, you’re investing in his or her future, joining a community of parents who value education as you do and who understand that it’s the experiences in the formative “ele-middle” years that shape the people their children will become. You’re choosing exceptional teachers, small classes, a vibrantly diverse student body and a transformative academic program. It’s a choice that entails a substantial investment, and it’s the most important choice you can make for your child.
|2020-21 School Fees|
|School Fees include tuition, student accident insurance and membership in the Parents Association.|
Preschool, 5 Half-Days
|Extended Day, Per Year Cost
Extended Day, Per Day Cost
|2020-21 Activity and Technology Fees|
|The Activity Fee covers expenses associated with field trips and special activities classes participate in during the year (with the exception of 3rd-8th Grade overnight trips). The 1st-5th grade technology fee is to maintain a class set of ChromeBooks for student use in school. The middle school technology fee provides a ChromeBook for each middle school student.|
|Preschool & Kindergarten Activity Fee||$40|
|1st-3rd Grade Activity Fee||
|4th-5th Grade Activity Fee||$90|
|6th-8th Grade Activity Fee||$300|
|1st-5th Technology Fee||$50|
|6th-8th Grade Technology/ChromeBook Fee||
|2019-2020 Payment Plans|
|Tuition is for the entire school year. Three payment plans are available:|
|Plan A||100% of tuition is due on July 1st, 2020|
|Plan B||60% of tuition is due on July 1st, 2020
40% of tuition is due on December 1st, 2020
|Plan C||9, 10 or 11 monthly payments, beginning either June 30th, July 10th or 20th, 2020 through the “SMART Plan”, a direct withdrawal from checking or savings account or credit card. Tuition fees are the same as in Plan B. 1% of the unpaid balance is calculated into your monthly payments. The individual payments are calculated by the business office.|
Financial Aid Policy
Media-Providence Friends School’s Financial Aid Program enables the enrollment of talented and well-qualified students who will contribute to and benefit from the education here regardless of their family’s financial circumstances. MPFS is currently providing support for more than 48% of the student body.
Financial aid is awarded according to demonstrated financial need, and any family needing assistance is encouraged to apply. MPFS does not discriminate in its financial aid allocations on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin, nor does it consider financial need when determining a student’s eligibility for admission. Likewise, MPFS does not set different standards of behavior or academic performance for financial aid recipients; high academic standards and exemplary citizenship are expected of all students.
Awards are made on a one-year basis and require re-application every year. MPFS is committed to supporting a student through graduation unless there is an upward change in financial circumstances.
Applying for Financial Aid
Once the admissions process is complete, parents may apply for financial aid by submitting the required paperwork to the School & Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS). Need analysis accomplished by SSS is used to help determine aid grants.
Begin the process by going to School & Student Services and clicking on the prompt to complete your Parents' Financial Statement (PFS).
The Committee on Financial Aid reviews all applications and allocates grants beginning in early Spring. All aid decisions are based on financial need. If the aid grant is deemed insufficient for the student to attend the school by the family, and all deadlines have been met, the registration deposit will be refunded.
Financial Aid Checklist for 2019-20
- Complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) at School & Student Services, designating MPFS to receive results (our SSS school code is #4999). One form per family is required.
- Send a copy of your 2019 and 2020 IRS form 1040 and all supporting schedules, along with a copy of your W-2 forms to SSS. Your application will not be considered complete if these documents are missing.
- Applications received by February 19th, 2021 will be considered first.
- Children's Scholarship Fund (CSF) is another funding opportunity for families who qualify (21-21 CSF FAQ's). This must be initiated by families and CSF manages all funding.