Applying for Financial Aid
The MCDS Tuition Assistance program is designed to make a MCDS education possible for all families based on demonstrated financial need and the availability of funds. MCDS is proud to use the Clarity Application to determine a family’s level of financial need based on the information that families share in the application which includes assets, income, expenses, and debts.
To get started, please go to the Clarity Application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The Clarity Application is also mobile-friendly so you can complete it from anywhere. You are also able to save your progress and return at any time. At the end of the application, there is a $60 fee per household to submit, and you can share your application with additional schools that accept the Clarity Application for no additional charge. Simply use the dropdown menu in the application to select those schools.
Please remember to return to your dashboard after you complete and submit your Clarity Application, as MCDS requires you to upload additional tax documentation.
The priority deadline for completing the financial aid application including relevant supplemental documents is January 15, 2024. Applicants who complete their Clarity applications by this date will receive priority in our review process. Applications completed after this date will be awarded based on what funds remain.
If you need support during the process of completing your application, there is in-app support available as well as email support at email@example.com in both English and Spanish. The application itself is also fully translated into Spanish.