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.
For families with three children enrolled in the school, we offer a 3-for-2 plan where the youngest child's tuition is free. If a family still needs to apply for financial aid for the older two students, they must go through the formal financial aid process through School & Student Services (SSS). Please scroll below to learn more about our financial aid policies and procedures.
|2021-22 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
|2021-22 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||
|2021-2022 Payment Plans|
|Tuition is for the entire school year. Three payment plans are available:|
|Plan A||100% of tuition is due on July 1st, 2021|
|Plan B||60% of tuition is due on July 1st, 2021
40% of tuition is due on December 1st, 2021
|Plan C||9, 10, or 11 monthly payments beginning July 15, 2021|
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 programming at MPFS 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). Please note: For divorced, separated, or unmarried parents who live in separate households, each parent/guardian is required to submit their own 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
- 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. Please note: For divorced, separated, or unmarried parents who live in separate households, each parent/guardian is required to submit their own PFS. All PFS submissions are due February 19, 2021.
- 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. All 2020 Tax documentation is due March 26, 2021.
- 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.
National Friends Education Fund: Supporting Quaker Children in Quaker Schools
The National Friends Education Fund (NFEF), administered by Friends Council on Education, provides tuition aid to support Quaker children in Friends schools across the country. The fund aims to increase the ability of Quaker families to afford to send their children to Friends schools. Click here to learn more.