The fees for Children’s House, Lower and Middle School cover academic study, textbooks, and classroom supplies. Field trips and extracurricular activities are the responsibility of the family.
The Upper School fee covers room & board (for residential students), academic study, ELL program, college counseling, textbooks, classroom supplies, lab fees, and programs and activities held on campus.
Laptops, all-School trip fees, athletic gear, supplemental art supplies, laundry fees, spending money and travel costs are the responsibility of the family.
We offer financial aid because we believe that every child who wants to experience a Consciousness-Based education should have access regardless of financial limitations.
If you feel you’ll need assistance to attend Maharishi School, we encourage you to apply for financial aid and we’re here to support you through the process.
Maharishi School provides generous financial aid in the form of outright grants: nothing to pay back. Any family filing US or Canadian tax returns may apply. Need-based financial aid is not offered to international students.
Domestic day students (K-12th grade) can receive up to 80% off tuition costs.
Domestic boarding students can receive up to 40% off total fees covering tuition, room, and board.
For priority consideration, complete the aid application by April 15. Additional financial aid may be given out to later applicants if funds are available.
Maharishi School uses Financial Aid Independent Review (FAIR) for the assessment of financial aid need. All forms are submitted to FAIR directly through their website portal. Families should apply for financial aid during or shortly after submitting the application for admission.
A copy of your 2017 federal income tax return must be sent to FAIR in conjunction with your online application for it to be considered.
If you apply after April 15, you must submit either your 2018 federal income tax return or a copy of your 2017 US Individual Federal Income tax return with ALL schedules, copies of your 2018 W-2’s and a copy of your 2018 extension to file.
How is a family’s financial contribution determined?
The Finance Review Committee uses a 3rd party independent evaluator, Financial Aid Independent Review (FAIR), to determine what a family might reasonably be expected to contribute toward educational expenses. This process considers income, assets, and expenses of both the students and the parents. The total amount available from a family for education costs is divided among all children attending tuition-charging schools. This includes other independent school tuitions, as well as college and university tuitions.
Will applying for financial aid affect my child’s chances for admission?
The aim of Maharishi School is to accept students on their own qualifications without regard to their family’s financial resources. Accordingly, financial considerations shouldn’t deter anyone from applying for admission to the School and are in fact an important step when considering how to make private school work for your family.
What if I’m separated or divorced?
Maharishi School’s policy is that the parent that claims the child(ren) on their federal tax form is the parent that must complete the financial aid application.
Can international students apply for financial aid?
Families applying from outside the U.S. should be aware that Maharishi School does not offer financial aid to international students.
What if we don’t need aid this year, but think we might in the future?
At Maharishi School, financial aid awards are made on a year-to-year basis. Families need to reapply annually if they are seeking continued aid. A family that opts not to apply for financial aid one year is welcome to apply the following or any subsequent year.
Will my financial aid award change from year to year?
Since awards are made on a year-to-year basis, it is possible for the award to change from one year to the next. However, unless there is a significant change in family circumstance, a family can expect that the percentage of financial aid received will be fairly constant.
Are the financial aid records confidential?
All financial aid information is strictly confidential and viewed only by the Finance Review Committee.
Are there other financing options available in the form of loans?
Maharishi School works with several local banks that offer Education loans for students enrolling at Maharishi School. Please contact our Student Accounts office for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.