We welcome the opportunity to provide financial support where possible to help families send their children to our school. In 2015-16, over 25% of all Mayflower families receive some type of tuition assistance. In 2018-19, we expect to raise that percentage. Tuition Assistance is available to all families that qualify to the extent that funds are available. Because families’ financial status can change from year to year, families must reapply for tuition assistance every year.
Every family’s financial situation is unique. While the main criterion for tuition assistance is financial need, other criteria considered include families who are receiving assistance who continue to demonstrate need, siblings of current students, family size, unusual expenses, returning families who demonstrate need for the first time, and new families.
MECC expects families to finance their children’s education to the extent that they can. Tuition assistance applications are reviewed by the Director and a Tuition Assistance committee, comprised of the Business Manager and members of the Board of Directors. All information is confidential. The amount of tuition assistance you ask for may be greater than we can offer, even for qualifying families. If we do not have assistance available when initial awards are made, you will be placed on a waiting list. If money becomes available later, you will receive notification of your award at that time.
We require that all families who apply for Tuition Assistance at MECC call the Child Care Assistance Program to see if they qualify for help paying for childcare. Some families qualify for a sliding scale payment system; other families qualify for almost their entire tuition. Most often, however, families are put on a wait list, and it may take several months for them to move to the top of that wait list. Information on this process will be provided to you when we notify you of your Tuition Assistance Award.
To apply, please submit the following:
- MECC Tuition Assistance Application
- Completed Federal Income Tax return from all adults who are responsible for the child’s welfare.
MECC does not discriminate in admissions or access to, or participation in, its programs and activities on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, or national or ethnic origin. In addition, MECC does not discriminate on the basis of gender in its programs and activities. Nor does MECC discriminate in employment on the basis of any of these categories. Any questions in this regard should be directed to the Director.
Read our Tuition Question & Answer and download the Tuition Assistance Application, located on this page (blue links) and on the Forms page. For further information please contact Stephanie Melander, Interim Director.