Tuition & Financial Aid
When you choose an MPFS education for your child, you’re investing in their 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.
Financial Aid Policy
Media-Providence Friends School’s Financial Aid Program enables the enrollment of 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.
Financial Aid & Rolling Admissions
We accept applications for admissions and financial aid throughout the year.
Please contact Director of Admissions & Program Angela DiMaria with questions regarding Financial Aid.
3 for 2 Tuition Discount
Families who have three children enrolled qualify for the 3 for 2 Tuition Discount, wherein the youngest child receives a grant for their full tuition. Families can still apply for financial aid for older two children as needed.
Bi-Annual Financial Aid Applications
Families apply for financial aid every other year after enrolling at MPFS and can expect the same grant for two consecutive years. MPFS is committed to supporting a student through graduation unless there is an upward change in financial circumstances. An award is contingent upon a family’s meeting its financial obligations for the current year. Receiving the same aid grant two years in a row, does not necessarily mean your tuition will stay the same. The Board of Trustees reviews and sets new tuition rates in December,
Applying for Financial Aid
Families may apply for financial aid by submitting the required paperwork to the School & Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS). Need analysis determined by SSS is used to help establish aid grants. Please note, we do not provide financial aid in our Preschool Age 2 class.
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.