Applying for Financial Aid
Completing the Parents’ Financial Statement
Appreciating the importance of including diverse experiences and perspectives in the education of our students, MPH seeks motivated, talented, and enthusiastic students to create a rich and vibrant environment for teaching and learning. To ensure that students and families have equitable access to this educational experience, we award over $1,000,000 in grants and scholarships to more than 40 percent of our families each year. Our process of determining the financial needs of each family reflects the personal and respectful approach MPH applies to every aspect of its admissions; we create a school-family partnership with the shared goal of educating students.
To be considered for grants and scholarships, parents must annually complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) on the School and Student Services (SSS) website. SSS will then use the information you provide to calculate your family’s ability to pay tuition, called your “Estimated Family Contribution,” and share that information with MPH Admissions. MPH uses the information from SSS as a starting point to determine eligibility for grants and scholarships, while also considering our available resources and policies for allocating financial support. If MPH is able to offer financial support, specific information will be included in your child’s Reenrollment materials (current families) or Acceptance materials (new families).
Note for Prospective or Applying Families: The Admissions Office can provide you with an estimate for financial aid using a short worksheet that mimics the Parents’ Financial Statement. (The full PFS will only be required in the event you enroll your child at MPH). Please contact Admissions and let us help provide you with information about our ability to support your child’s enrollment through our Accessible Tuition Program before completing a PFS.
To Complete the PFS and share with MPH (note: our school code is 4804)
- Visit the School and Student Services site and create a login, or log in to your existing PFS Online account using your email address and password.
- Complete and submit your PFS using income and tax information based on your 2021 tax return. You can log out of the PFS Online any time and return later to complete it (note that submission of the PFS carries a $60 fee, charged by SSS).
- Upload a copy of your 2021 tax return and W-2 forms for verification purposes. Click on the “Manage Documents” tab, then “Upload Documents,” then “Browse” to locate the documents on your computer. Note that it can sometimes take up to 24 hours after you’ve submitted the PFS for the “Manage Documents” tab to appear.
If you need help, we encourage you to contact SSS Customer Service by calling (800) 344-8328, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Their friendly and knowledgeable representatives will gladly provide guidance to ensure your PFS is completed accurately.