Affording MA

At MA, we believe that diversity in all of its forms enhances the educational and social experiences for our students. We remain committed to providing our life-changing education to the Bay Area’s most dynamic students, regardless of their ability to pay.

School and Student Services (SSS) helps us process our requests for tuition assistance. Based on the financial information you provide, SSS gives us an estimated amount that your family can contribute to educational expenses. This helps our school make fair and objective tuition assistance decisions. To begin your financial aid application for the 2022-2023 school year, complete the Parent's Financial Statement (PFS) online (available beginning in October). The deadline to apply for Tuition Assistance through SSS is the same as the admission application: January 6, 2022.
The PFS is a complete application that will take some time to complete. Please take the time you need and do not wait until the deadline to start. We recommend that you review the wide range of resource materials SSS has developed to help families with the financial aid process. These resources can be found in SSS. In addition to the PFS, we require prior and current year taxes. 2020 taxes are due along with your PFS on January 6, 2022 and 2021 taxes are due February 15, 2022.
All information regarding financial assistance is kept strictly confidential during the application process, as well as during the four years a student attends Marin Academy. For more information on applying for Tuition Assistance, please see our Tuition Assistance Handbook, and feel free to reach out to us at

The MA Promise
Beginning with the class of 2023, Marin Academy will be free for all admitted students whose families earn less than $100,000 per year (and have assets typical of this income range). And while a family whose income exceeds $100,000 per year might not qualify for free tuition under MA Promise, the School will continue to meet 100% of demonstrated financial need for ALL admitted families who apply for tuition assistance.


Full Tuition for 2021-2022


Nearly 25%
of Families Receive Tuition Assistance



Range of Tuition Assistance Awards

81% Average Tuition Assistance Award

Average Tuition Assistance Award


Average Tuition Paid by Families


Demonstrated Need Met with Tuition Assistance


$3.9 M
Tuition Assistance Budget

Steps for New Families

Steps for Returning Families

Step-by-Step Guide to Completing Your Tuition Assistance Application Through SSS

English Version
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Contact Us

Marin Academy Tuition Assistance Office
1600 Mission Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

If your needs are more immediate, please contact the Tuition Assistance  Office by phone at (415) 482-3270

Apply for Tuition Assistance

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The MA SSS School Code is 4852

Read about MA Promise

Marin Academy's commitment to ensuring the most talented students from all backgrounds across the Bay Area have access to a Marin Academy education.