Financial Aid

Marlborough is committed to enrolling a diverse group of students with the promise of participating fully, achieving their best, and contributing their talents and interests to benefit the community. To that end, one in five Marlborough students receives financial aid, with awards covering 10-100 percent of School expenses. For 2016-2017, the average financial aid award is $25,850.

We look forward to working with you during the upcoming months and welcome phone calls or emails should questions arise.

Michelle Shanks
Controller/Business Manager
(323) 964-8433

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Marlborough School uses (SSS) by NAIS School and Student Services for financial aid applications and computing of family finances. The application for 2017-2018 will be available on line beginning October 25, 2016 or later.

Step 1:
Go to School & Student Services by NAIS (form available October 25, 2016) and click on “Complete Your PFS” to access your Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS). Families supporting two households must complete a PFS for each household.

Step 2
New families select “Create an Account.” Set up your PFS Online Account with your e-mail address and a password. Use the School Code 4875 to create your account. This will enable you to return to your account at a later date to upload required documents. Do not forget you user name and password, as you will need this information again if you apply next year.

Returning families should use your preexisting username and password to start a new Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) for the next academic school year or to review your existing PFS.

Step 3:
Complete your PFS by completing the PFS Checklist to the left of the screen including household information, family income, family assets and debt, family expenses, and other information. Once you are finished, click “Pay and Submit.” The application fee is $48.00 (application fee waivers are automatically applied if you qualify). This is a flat fee, whether you are applying for aid for one child or several children, and whether your children are applying to one school or several schools.

Step 4:
You will be given instructions about how to submit the following backup documents:
2016 Federal Income Tax forms (Form 1040, including all schedules, W-2s, and/or 1099s);
2015 Federal Income Tax forms (Form 1040, including all schedules, W-2s, and/or 1099s);
Completed, signed IRS Form 4506-T “Request for Transcript of Tax Return.” Click here to download the form.

Important Note:

We will make preliminary financial aid awards prior to receiving your 2016 Federal Income Tax forms and awards are contingent upon the verification of the tax returns. Therefore, the award is subject to change and/or may be revoked should the 2016 Federal Income Tax forms differ from the information provided on the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) provided through SSS.

Financial Aid Forms

Financial Aid Deadlines

  • SSS Online Financial Aid Application and 2015 Tax Returns (if not previously provided) due Wednesday, February 15, 2017
  • 2016 W2s and/or 1099s due Wednesday, February 15, 2017
  • 2016 Tax Returns due Saturday, April 15, 2017

Financial Aid Contacts

Marlborough School
Michelle Shanks
Controller/Business Manager