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Tuition, Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Facts

Tuition and Fees for the 2020-2021 school year:

Tuition: $23,600

Activity Fee: $2,300

Technology Fee: $1,200 (students are required to use a school-issued laptop)

Books: Approximately $300 per year

Deposit and Tuition Payments

Upon enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year, all Academy families are required to enroll in Smart Tuition to choose a tuition payment plan and submit a $2,000 tuition deposit. A $300 tuition discount is available for families that make a single tuition payment.

An optional Tuition Refund Plan is available upon enrollment.

Merit Scholarships and Financial Aid

Mount Saint Mary Academy awards merit scholarships and financial aid to approximately 40% of qualified students and families. Available funds are reserved by the Board of Trustees through its budgetary process and contributed through donations from our generous donors. An application for financial aid does not impact the admission decision. New students eligible for a merit scholarship or a financial aid award will be notified of their award with the admission decision.

Merit Scholarships

Candidates for the Class of 2024 will have the opportunity to receive an invitation to become Mercy Distinguished Scholars. Entrance test scores, past standardized testing history, the transcript of grades from middle school (grades 6, 7 and 8) and supporting credentials will be evaluated by a committee comprised of Administration, Faculty and School Counselors. MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS will be awarded, and the qualifying students will be enrolled in an enhanced freshmen curriculum.

For more information contact Donna Toryak, Director of Admissions via email: or phone: 908-757-0108 x4506

Financial Aid

Mount Saint Mary Academy appreciates the financial commitment of our families to provide a Mercy education for their daughters. Families are expected to contribute to the cost of their daughters’ tuition as much as their income and other resources will allow. All parents are expected to be employed with the exception of the care of young children or elderly parent(s) in their home. Families with children in other tuition-based schools are expected to apply for aid at these schools as well. Available funds are awarded to qualified families most in need.

New and returning families’ Financial Aid Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are due by November 30, 2019 via Smart Aid for a fee of $35. Financial aid applications submitted after the deadline will be accepted, however there is no guarantee that funds will remain available. Both parents are required to submit their most recent pay stubs, W-2 forms for all employment, 2018 filed Federal Income Tax Return(s) and any required supplemental income documentation online via Smart Aid. New students will be considered for financial aid upon completion of the Application for Admission. The link to Smart Aid will be available to new applicants via the Admission Checklist. Qualified families will be notified of their financial aid award with the admission decision. Returning families may access Smart Aid via the Parent Resources Board on myMSMA.

For more information please contact Sheila Cavanagh, Accounting Manager at email:, or phone: 908-757-0108 x4543