Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid

Marist School invests significant resources in our financial aid program to support families who may not be able to afford a Marist education. The application process for financial aid analyzes a family’s financial position. Demonstrated family need is the sole basis of an award, without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. All admissions decisions are made independently of a family’s ability to pay full tuition. There are no merit-based scholarships of any kind.

The Financial Aid Process

Step 1 - Instructions for Submitting a Financial Aid Application

Begin by reading through the Informational Instruction Sheet to better understand the requirements and different forms needed for submitting a Financial Aid Application.

Step 2 – Submit Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS)

Marist School uses School and Student Services (SSS) to provide an objective third party view on each family’s need. Based on the financial information you provide in the Parents’ Financial Statement, SSS gives us an estimated amount your family can contribute to educational expenses. This estimate is a starting point to help us make fair and objective financial aid decisions. Submit a PFS at School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS). Complete one per family. Results will be delivered to Marist School within hours of submission.  


Step 3 – Complete the Marist School Financial Aid Application

Complete this form, Marist School Financial Aid Application (open in Adobe Acrobat), by typing directly onto it.  At the bottom of the form, use the "SUBMIT" button to send the form directly to Marist. If your browser does not allow you to submit the form, you may need to print as a pdf, save, and upload to SSS directly or email as an attachment to financialaid@marist.com.

Step 4 – Submit Tax Returns for 2019 and 2018 including W-2s or 1099s

Upload taxes for 2019 and 2018 with all supporting documents to SSS via the "My Documents" tab in your family SSS account.  For families already receiving financial aid, your 2018 tax documentation is already on file. New applicants for aid, including those also applying for admission, should submit both taxes for both years.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 8 items.

  • What is the purpose of financial aid?

    The purpose of our financial aid program is to help ensure a socio-economically diverse student body, to allow full participation in academic and student activities, and to support enrolled students whose families experience unexpected financial hardship.
  • Is financial aid guaranteed every year?

    All financial aid awards are for one year only. A family must
    re-apply each year. An award can change depending on the family’s financial position.
  • What if parents are divorced or separated?

    Both parents, even non-custodial parents, are required to submit financial documentation. Any responsibility for a student's educational costs that Marist School may accept must come after the obligation of the child's parents, regardless of the personal or legal relationship between the two. Therefore, the financial aid committee will consider the resources of both natural parents. If the custodial parent is remarried, the resources of the step-parent are also considered, taking into account the obligations of the step-parent to his or her own natural children.
  • What if my 2019 taxes are not finalized by the application deadline?

    Your file is not considered complete without current taxes and will not be reviewed. Complete financial aid applications submitted by the deadline will be reviewed first and in equal standing for available funds. Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed in the order received and may be subject to the availability of funds at that time.

    For families filing an extension, please submit a copy of IRS Form 4868. Any award offered will be reviewed and may be adjusted when your completed 2019 taxes are submitted.
  • When will I be notified of the financial aid decision?

    For current families submitting complete applications by the deadline of February 18, 2020, Marist will communicate financial aid award decisions in late March. For admissions candidates, all financial aid decisions will be included with the admissions decision on April 4, 2020. 
  • Does Marist School offer scholarships?

    No. As a member of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA), all financial aid is need-based. There are no merit scholarships of any kind.
  • How many students currently receive financial aid?

    For 2019-2020, nearly 20% of our students receive financial aid.
  • What is covered by financial aid?

    Financial aid provides funds to assist families pay for tuition and required fees, including annual registration and use of a student laptop. The cost of textbooks, uniforms, and lunch are not covered by financial aid.  

    For families receiving financial aid of 85% or more, participation fees for student activities will be reduced by the percentage of aid awarded. Otherwise, expenses related to student activities are also the family's responsibility. 

    The Marist Work-Study program is available for a limited number of students to earn tuition credit for performing a minimum number of hours of work for Marist School during the summer.

Financial Aid Deadline

All documentation is due February 18, 2020.

Marist School

3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319-1899
(770) 457-7201
An Independent Catholic School of the Marist Fathers and Brothers