Marin Academy offers need-based financial assistance, which enables the school to assist qualified students who would not otherwise be able to attend. We invite students to apply to Marin Academy regardless of ability to pay.
Financial aid, once awarded, will be continued through graduation provided the student qualifies for assistance each year, remains in good academic standing and abides by the community standards of the school. Financial aid is awarded as a percentage of tuition. Over four years, families receiving aid should anticipate increases in their share of tuition expenses as incremental tuition increases occur. Parents are under an obligation to inform Marin Academy if there is any change in the family’s financial resources during the course of the year.
When financial assistance is not awarded to entering students, families wishing to apply in subsequent years should be aware that with limited funds available priority is given to students who have been given awards prior to enrollment. Therefore, in those situations where ability to pay has remained relatively the same, families should not expect that the school will be able to extend an award of assistance. However, the school will attempt to assist continuing students whose families have experienced unexpected, significant changes in the ability to pay.
The Financial Aid Committee requires a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) and supporting documents from parents, stepparents and applicant (if applicable). This information must be submitted each year to demonstrate financial need. The Committee utilizes the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) analysis only as a guideline when making awards. In the case of divorced or separated parents, the school requires that both parents complete and submit PFS forms and will not be bound by the assertion that one parent has disclaimed responsibility for educational expenses. If either parent has remarried, we will consider also the assets of the stepparent, bearing in mind the obligations of the stepparent to his or her own children.
Questions about individual circumstances or any aspects of the school’s Financial Aid Policy should be addressed to the Financial Aid Office at (415) 453-2808.