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Financial Aid

Financing an independent school education is an important investment, and we understand that not every family is able to make this type of commitment without financial assistance.

The Mead School offers need-based financial aid for students in Kindergarten - Grade 8, but we are also happy to work with you to explore the best way to finance a Mead School education. The financial aid application process is separate from the Mead School application process.


Mead’s financial aid budget is limited, and is available only to those families with demonstrated need.  Applying for financial aid will not prejudice an application for admission.

Applying for Financial Aid 

The Mead School uses School and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS) to establish a family’s demonstrated financial need. Every year, parents of financial aid applicants are required to complete the Parents Financial Statement (PFS) and submit to SSS for processing.  The detailed process for application can be found in the section below.


Alternative Funding Options

Other options such as payment plans (, private loans (e.g. from family), and institutional loans (, may be helpful to your family as well.