Financial Aid Award


Your child’s acceptance to Mercersburg Academy and your family’s financial aid award are both indicative of our belief that your child has the ability to thrive in our school community. We understand that financial aid is an important factor in choosing to enroll at Mercersburg.

Should you have any questions regarding your financial aid award, please contact the Office of Admission at 717-328-6173 or We also invite you to explore the following information and the tuition and fees section of our frequently asked questions.

Understanding Your Award

Mercersburg Academy relies upon the methodology of School and Student Services (SSS) to calculate financial aid awards. Like many schools, however, Mercersburg uses its own discretion to reconcile the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) with information provided on your family’s tax forms and to account for individual circumstances that may impact your family’s Estimated Family Contribution (EFC). This may include an adjustment for cost of living, anticipated tuition payments for other children, recent medical expenses, or other exceptional circumstances.

Your Response

We ask that you notify the Office of Admission of your enrollment decision by April 10. Should you choose to decline the enrollment offer, please notify us as promptly as possible so that your financial aid award may be offered to a student in the financial aid wait-list. We appreciate your sensitivity toward these students and their families.

Financial Aid Appeals

Applicants for financial aid are permitted to submit one appeal for additional financial aid. To appeal, a family must submit a financial aid appeal form, all new supporting documentation, and a written letter of appeal directly to the Office of Admission. All appeals will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee in as timely a manner as possible. Please note that the Financial Aid Committee does not guarantee that a financial aid appeal will result in additional financial aid.