and Financial Aid
Tuition and Fees: 2019-20
Grades 9-12 . . . . . . . . . . .$19,900 per year (includes activity fee)
A school uniform is required (approximately $400).
Other fees may apply, such as sports and graduation fees.
For questions about tuition payments and payment plans, contact the Business Office at at 610-664-6655 ext.152.
Academic Scholarships - Scholarships awarded on the basis of performance on the Scholarship and Entrance Exam, a personal interview and past academic achievement.
Alumnae Scholarship - A scholarship provided by the Alumnae Association to the daughter of an MMA graduate - criteria and application will be made available to eligible students.
Fine Arts Scholarship - Merion Mercy Academy is pleased to announce the Sister Ethel Sweeney, RSM Fine Arts Scholarship. A partial scholarship is awarded to one student for each year she attends Merion Mercy. Click here for application form and criteria.
Music Scholarships - Two scholarships awarded on the basis of a personal audition and performance on the Scholarship and Entrance Exam. Click here for a link to the MMA music scholarship audition requirements and click here for music scholarship policies and application form.
All families applying for financial assistance must follow a specific procedure. Click here for the Financial Aid Student Tuition (FAST) form. The cost to submit this form is a non-refundable fee of $45. Vouchers are not given for FAST applications. Please do not apply before September 1, 2019. After filling out the application, it is submitted to Independent School Management (ISM). Once your tax returns have been filed, families are required to scan and upload them to the FAST website. Both Federal and State tax returns must be submitted as well as all W2/1099 income statements.
Incoming freshmen - The deadline to complete the application is January 4, 2020. The financial aid committee will meet shortly after this deadline and families will be notified of their decision by mid-January. An initial, tentative award decision will be made based on the information provided by families on their FAST application. The committee will confirm this award only when all 2019 tax documents (Federal and State returns, W2/1099 income statements) have been reviewed and verified by FAST. The committee will only review/consider applications of those families who have submitted their daughter's formal acceptance and sent in the required deposit. Should we not be able to meet your family's tuition needs, your deposit will be refunded.
Current school families with new financial aid applications - The deadline to complete the application is January 31, 2020. All tax documentation must be sent directly to FAST by February 20, 2020. The financial aid committee will meet in late February; you will be notified of their decision by mid-March.
Current school families with renewing financial aid applications - The financial aid renewal will only be extended when the FAST application has been completed on a timely basis and all tax documentation has been received and verified by FAST. The deadline to complete the application is February 20, 2020. All financial documents are due to FAST by March 15, 2020. Renewal letters will go out in April 2020.