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 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
- Compete 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 2018 and 2019 IRS form 1040 and all supporting schedules, along with a copy of your W-2 forms to SSS.
- Applications received by February 18th, 2020 will be considered first.