“I remember leaving my shadow day at Merion and being amazed by the kindness and happiness I experienced there. It was a unique atmosphere, and this special quality, Mercy, made me pick MMA.”– Alison

 

Tuition, scholarships,
and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees: 2018-19

Grades 9-12 . . . . . . . . . . .$19,200 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.105.

Scholarships

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 - A fine arts scholarship in the amount of $3,000 for each year student attends Merion Mercy Academy. Click here for application form and criteria.

Maguire Scholars - Six students in the Class of 2023 will be awarded Maguire Scholarships to Merion Mercy Academy from the Maguire Foundation. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is December 15. The following criterion have been set forth by the organization, and an applicant must:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain an 85 average in the 7th and 8th grade at time of application
  • Have minimal unexcused absences and lateness
  • Participate in ongoing community service and/or at least one extracurricular activity

Click here for the Maguire Scholarship application form. Students applying for the Maguire Scholarship must also complete the FAST financial aid form. Please click here for FAST. The completed Maguire Scholarship application should be sent to: Admissions Office, Merion Mercy Academy, 511 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station, PA 19066

Mercy Scholarship - Scholarships awarded to students, nominated by their school principal, who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the area of service to others - academics, scholarship and character will also be considered. Applications will be provided by school principal.

 

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.

Financial Aid

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 $43. Vouchers are not given for FAST applications. Please do not apply before September 1, 2018. After filling out the application, it is submitted to Independent School Management (ISM). At that time, the admissions office will be alerted to send you a checklist and special envelope addressed to FAST for your supporting documents, or families can scan and upload their documents on the FAST website. Tax documents to be included are both Federal and State tax returns and all W2/1099 income statements from the previous tax year.

Incoming freshmen - The deadline to complete the application is January 7, 2019.  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 2018 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, 2019. All tax documentation must be sent directly to FAST by February 20, 2019. 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, 2019. All financial documents are due to FAST by March 15, 2019. Renewal letters will go out in April 2019.

 

 

An independent, Catholic, all-girls college preparatory high school for grades 9-12
Merion Mercy Academy
511 Montgomery Avenue Merion Station, PA 19066
P (610) 664-6655
F (610) 664-6322
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