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.
|2019-20 School Fees|
|School Fees include tuition, student accident insurance and membership in the Parents Association.|
|PreK-3 and PreK-4||$9,020-$16,400|
|2019-20 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 upper elementary and 8th Grade overnight trips). The Technology Fee provides a ChromeBook for each middle schooler.|
|PreK-3, PreK-4 and Kindergarten||$40|
|6th-8th Grade Technology/ChromeBook Fee||$150|
|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 1, 2019|
|Plan B||60% of tuition is due on July 1, 2019
40% of tuition is due on December 1, 2019
|Plan C||9, 10 or 11 monthly payments, beginning either June 30, July 10 or 20, 2019 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 obtaining a Financial Aid Packet from the Admissions Office and submitting the required paperwork to the School & Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) by the deadlines noted in the Packet. Need analysis accomplished by SSS is used to help determine aid grants.
Begin the process by going to sss.nais.org 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
- Compete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) at sss.nais.org, designating MPFS to receive results (our SSS school code is #4999). One form per family is required.
- Send a copy of your 2017 and 2018 IRS form 1040 and all supporting schedules, along with a copy of your W-2 forms to SSS.
- Applications received by February 20th, 2019 will be considered first.