Tuition, Scholarships & Financial Aid
Tuition & Fees 2022–23
A Merion Mercy education is an investment in your daughter’s future. 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 $21,950 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
Cafeteria meals (should your daughter wish to purchase them) average $5 per day, based on a full meal package including an entree and a drink.
For questions about tuition payment plans, contact our Business Office at 610-664-6655 ext.152.
We are pleased to offer a number of scholarships to exceptional students.
Scholarships awarded by merit:
Scholarships awarded by application:
Scholarships awarded based in prescribed financial criterion:
We are committed to offering an excellent education to all qualified students. Our financial assistance 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 aid 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 Aid 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?
- What happens if parents are divorced or separated, or if one parent does not value private school education?
The deadline to complete the application is October 31, 2022. Families applying for financial aid will be notified of their tentative award within a week of their formal acceptance.
Should we not be able to meet your family's tuition needs, your deposit will be fully refunded provided the family withdraws by March 1, 2023.
Current school families with new financial aid applications:
The deadline to complete the application is January 1, 2023.
All tax documentation must be sent directly to FAST by March 1, 2023.
The Financial Aid Committee will meet in mid-January 2023; the family will be notified of their decision by February 1, 2023.
Current school families with renewing financial aid applications:
The deadline to complete the application is February 1, 2023.
All financial and tax documents are due to FAST by March 15, 2023.