Tuition, Scholarships & Financial Aid
Why a Merion Mercy Education?
A Merion Mercy education is an investment in your daughter’s future.
It’s accepting nothing less than academic excellence and transformative learning experiences.
It’s seeing her inspired and empowered to lead and serve in the Mercy tradition.
It’s committing to her growth as a healthy, independent and strong young woman.
It’s knowing that this education will prepare her for academic and professional success that will satisfy her personal aspirations and serve the world.
“I am thankful that my parents sent me to a school where I have made connections that will last a lifetime."
—Nina Gilbert ‘22, Spelman College
“Thank you, Merion, for giving me confidence in myself and showing me how to be a courageous woman in the world."
—Monica Merenda ‘22, New York University
“I am grateful to my parents for this Christ-centered education that will benefit me for the rest of my life."
—Erin Kirk ‘22, Duquesne University
Tuition & Fees 2023-2024
We understand the role that cost can play in the decision to choose a private school education. In order to provide you with a full financial picture, we have taken care to outline our tuition and any associated fees.
Tuition for Merion Mercy is $22,800 per year (inclusive of the activity fee, which covers many school events, yearbook and the literary magazine, and is typically a separate charge at other schools). Should you have more than one daughter attending MMA, we offer a 10% discount for the second and subsequent daughters during concurrent enrollment years.
Additional costs include:
Our school uniform is approximately $500.
Personal laptop or iPad
Sports fees (if your daughter is a member of an athletic team). Team fees are approximately $250, which does not include personal equipment. For the crew team, the cost is approximately $1,500 and includes their uniform and equipment. Please feel free to contact Director of Athletics, Shannon Fisher (firstname.lastname@example.org), for a detailed quote should your daughter be interested in a specific sport.
Book fees for novels and workbooks for some courses
Course fees for AP courses, online courses and Art courses
For questions about tuition payment plans, contact our Business Office at 610-664-6655 ext.152.
"Merion was the greatest gift that my parents ever gave me. They believed in the mission of Merion Mercy and sacrificed so much for my sister and me. It is a gift for us to send our daughters to MMA!" —Maggie Hepp Oliver ’95, P’24, ’27
We are committed to offering an excellent education to all qualified students. Our financial aid program is designed to bridge the gap between a family’s ability to pay and the true cost of an MMA education.
Successful applicants are accepted to MMA without regard to the family’s financial situation, and a subsequent financial aid application will have no bearing on that decision. We are unable to guarantee that we can meet all families’ financial needs, but we do currently provide financial assistance to a third of our students.
Please click here for the Financial Aid Student Tuition (FAST) form, and see below for answers to some of the most common questions regarding financial aid.
Financial aid applications and award data remain confidential within the Financial Assistance Committee. Likewise, MMA expects families to keep their awards confidential.
- Who may apply for financial aid?
- Is financial aid the same as a merit scholarship?
- How are financial aid decisions made?
- How is the family’s financial need determined?
- How does a family apply for financial aid, what are the deadlines, and when will we be notified of an award?
- Is my initial financial aid award automatically renewed each year?
Families of incoming freshmen:
The deadline to complete the FAST application and upload your previous year tax returns (2022) is November 3, 2023. Current tax year (2023) W2/1099 information and tax returns should be uploaded as soon as they are available. Families will be notified of their award with their daughter’s formal acceptance.
Current school families:
For families renewing their aid or families applying for aid for the first time, the deadline to complete the application is January 2, 2024. Previous year tax returns (2022) are due with the application, but no later than March 1, 2023. Current tax year (2023) W2/1099 information and tax returns should be uploaded as soon as they are available.
The Financial Aid Committee meets in mid-January. If a family’s award remains the same as the previous year, it will be directly applied to their re-enrollment contract. If there is a change from the previous year’s award, the family will be notified.
Questions? Contact Lucille Donnelly, Financial Aid Manager, at email@example.com or 610-664-6655 ext. 102.