An independent school education is a significant investment, and we’re committed to making tuition and fees affordable for all qualified applicants.
Mercersburg Academy enrolls exceptional students who bring tremendous energy and talent to our community and in return benefit from the Mercersburg experience. Financial barriers should never stand in the way of a gifted young person having access to a Mercersburg education.
Each year, we award more than $7 million in financial aid to students from all demographics. Nearly half of Mercersburg families receive merit- or need-based aid, ranging from a few thousand dollars to the full cost of tuition, books, technology fees, and travel.
Our ability to provide access to a diverse population of students creates an intentional and unique community where students become engaged global citizens, independent and self-directed learners, and creative and discerning thinkers.
2020-2021 Tuition and Fees
Boarding Tuition: $62,350
Day Tuition: $36,950
Fees Range: $350–$1,000
Applying for Financial Aid
It’s important that you indicate your intention to apply for financial aid on the application for admission. Mercersburg requires that all applicants complete the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) through School and Student Services to be considered for need-based financial aid. For more information about this process, please visit our How to Apply page.
Merit scholarships recognize students with strong academic records, impressive standardized test results, broad extracurricular participation, and exemplary personal character. All incoming domestic applicants are automatically considered for merit scholarships. If identified as a potential candidate, applicants may be provided with an opportunity to further demonstrate their interest in Mercersburg.
Established by Gerry Lenfest ’49, the Legacy Scholarship is awarded to an exceptional child or grandchild of a Mercersburg Academy alum entering the ninth or 10th grade. The Legacy Scholar will be provided full tuition, room, and board each academic year through graduation.
The Lenfest Preparatory Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding day student applicant entering the ninth or 10th grade. The Preparatory Scholar will receive full tuition each academic year through graduation.
1893 Scholarships are awarded to a limited number of exceptional student applicants for outstanding citizenship and overall contributions to their current school communities. 1893 Scholars are chosen from the general pool of applicants and will receive up to $15,000 each academic year through graduation.
Like merit scholarships, named scholarships recognize students with strong academic records, impressive standardized test results, broad extracurricular participation, and exemplary personal character. These scholarships take into account a family’s financial situation and provide full tuition, room, and board.
Established by Gabriel Hammond ’97 and awarded to outstanding ninth-grade applicants.
Established by Kathleen and Steve Guttman ’64 and awarded to outstanding applicants with preference given to South Florida residents.
Established by Deborah Simon ’74 and awarded to outstanding applicants.
Established by Jean and Richard Witmer ’70 and awarded to outstanding applicants from Central Pennsylvania.
Established by Judy and Allen Zern ’61 and awarded to outstanding applicants with preference given to those from underrepresented populations.