Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid

A private school education is a significant investment for any family. Marist School invests significant resources in our financial aid program to assist families who may not be able to completely afford a Marist education. For the 2016-2017 school year, Marist School has awarded approximately $2 Million in need-based financial aid.
 
The application process for financial aid analyzes a family’s financial position. Demonstrated family need is the sole basis of an award. There are no merit-based scholarships of any kind. Financial aid is awarded without regard to religion, race, national and ethnic origin, or gender. Admissions decisions are made independent of a family’s ability to pay the full cost of education.

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.  Begin by downloading and reading through the Informational Instruction sheet to better understand the requirements and different forms required for submitting a Financial Aid Applications.

Step 3 – Complete the Marist School Financial Aid Application

This application will be available after December 1, 2016.  Download the Marist School Financial Aid Application (open in Adobe Acrobat), complete, print, and sign. Deliver directly to Marist School Office of Admissions. 

Step 4 – Submit Tax Returns for 2016 and 2015 including W-2s or 1099s

For families already receiving financial aid, your 2015 tax documentation is already on file.  New applicants for aid, including those also applying for admission, should submit both taxes for both years.

Deadline to submit all documentation:

February 21, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 8 items.

  • What is the purpose of financial aid?

    • To permit the development of a richly diverse student population by making Marist School accessible to students from varying economic backgrounds
    • To allow for the student’s full participation in Marist School curricular and extra-curricular activities where additional fees are required
    • To allow for the continued enrollment of students whose families experience economic reversals arising from events such as death in the family, sudden medical issues, or unemployment.
  • Is financial aid guaranteed every year?

    All financial aid awards are for one year only. A family must apply each year. An award could 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 2016 taxes are not completed at the time of application?

    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 2016 taxes are submitted.
  • When will I be notified of my financial aid?

    For current families submitting complete applications by the deadline of February 20, 2017, Marist School 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 1, 2017.
  • 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 2016-2017, approximately 17% 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 for annual registration.  The use of laptop computer is included in the total tuition and fees.  The cost of books, uniforms, lunch, and transportation are not covered by financial aid. Extraordinary school trips such as non-mandatory travel as part of a particular course, foreign language exchange program, or mission trip are the responsibility of the family.      

    For families receiving aid in excess of $16,250, the additional fee for participation in extracurricular activities will be reduced by the percentage of tuition assistance awarded.

    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.

Marist School

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