Tuition and Financial Aid
An independent school education is a significant investment, and we’re committed to making tuition and fees affordable for all families.
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.
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.
This school year, we awarded $9 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 and fees.
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 a Parent Financial Statement through School and Student Services if they wish to be considered for need-based aid. This statement is essentially a financial disclosure that School and Student Services will use to estimate the amount a family can contribute to school expenses. This information is then forwarded to Mercersburg for use in the application review process.