Marianapolis understands the financial commitment each family contemplates when considering independent school. The Financial Aid Office was established to help make a Marianapolis education affordable to our families. Each year, we allocate hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition assistance (which does not need to be repaid); tuition is reduced by the amount of aid awarded and/or credited. We encourage families to call our Financial Aid Office to learn more about tuition assistance. Below is additional information about the types of financial support offered at Marianapolis.
Need-Based Financial Aid
In order to apply for need-based financial aid at Marianapolis, families must provide the following:
- A completed School and Student Services (SSS) Parent Financial Statement (PFS) An electronic version of this form can be completed directly online at http://www.sss.nais.org beginning November 1. Paper versions of this form are also available in the Admissions Office beginning in November. Marianapolis’ school code is 4834.
- Submission deadline: January 15, 2014
- Copies of Federal 2012 tax returns and W-2 and/or 1099 forms, including all schedules and attachments, as well as business and farm statements where applicable, should be uploaded directly or sent to SSS by NAIS, PO Box 449, Randolph, MA 02368-0449.
- Submission deadline: January 15, 2014
- Copies of Federal 2013 tax returns and W-2 and/or 1099 forms, including all schedules and attachments as well as business and farm statements where applicable, should be uploaded directly or sent to SSS by April 15, 2014.
Please plan on submitting information for the PFS at least 10 days prior to the school deadline to allow for processing time. The SSS by NAIS customer assistance number is 1-800-344-8328. Uploading your financial information directly to SSS by NAIS ensures that your personal information remains as confidential as possible and that it is only seen by the Director of Financial Aid and members of the Financial Aid Committee.
Families are asked to pay attention to all deadlines in order to have priority in this process. We realize that we are asking for estimates to your 2013 tax return. Please note that awards for new families will not be made until all required tax information and W-2s have been submitted to SSS.
Divorced/Separated Parents: Each parent is expected to file a PFS and submit tax information to SSS. If the non-custodial parent does not comply with the financial aid process, the application for financial aid may not be processed. The custodial parent may have to supply the financial aid office with documentation of the long-term non-involvement of the non-custodial parent. In the case of remarriage, the assets of the stepparent are also considered, as are the obligations of that stepparent to his or her own natural child(ren). If the child does not reside with the parents, the parents are still expected to participate in the financial aid process. Otherwise, the legal guardians of the child are expected to participate in the financial aid process. Documentation of guardianship should be submitted to the Financial Aid Office.
Multiple sibling credit (families with two or more students attending Marianapolis):
A $500.00 tuition credit is granted to each family with two or more students attending Marianapolis. This is an automatic process that requires no action on the part of parents/guardians.
Trinity Foundation Scholarships (9th grade day applicants only)
Each year, the Trinity Foundation offers ten 4-year scholarships: 1 full scholarship, 3 half-tuition scholarships, and 6 quarter-tuition scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to those students with academic excellence (as illustrated by classroom achievement), exemplary teacher recommendations, and a high entrance exam score. Further consideration will be given to extracurricular activities and to the student essay. To be eligible, a student must meet the deadlines outlined here:
By November 23, 2013:
Submit the student and parent section of the application, including the essay (note: teacher recommendations are not due at this time).
Pay the $50.00 application fee.
Take the Marianapolis Entrance Exam
By January 31, 2014:
Have interviewed or scheduled a student and parent interview with our Admissions Office.
Submit the most recent school transcript.
Submit the required three letters of recommendation.
Norwich Diocesan Grants:
The Norwich Diocese provides tuition credits to defer tuition costs. To be eligible, a family must be a registered, active and contributing member of a parish community within the Norwich, CT diocese. Your pastor must submit a letter attesting to the family’s status. This grant is renewed annually through the Norwich Diocese and is not guaranteed by Marianapolis Preparatory School.
- Submission deadline: January 31, 2014