1. Review Mayfield’s Financial Aid Policies and Guidelines

In compliance with non-profit institutional standards, Mayfield Senior School has adopted the following Financial Aid Policies and Guidelines:
Financial Aid Policies and Guidelines for applicants applying for the 2024-2025 school year:
  • Need-based financial assistance is offered to families demonstrating need.
  • In determining financial aid, the school may consider all available parental resources.
  • Each family must reapply for financial aid each year. Financial aid awards are not automatically renewable on an annual basis. 
  • All custodial parents must complete an online application to Blackbaud Financial Aid for processing.
  • Financial information from the non-custodial parent will be required. The school reserves the right to request appropriate documents to verify custodial arrangements and to request financial information, if applicable. 
  • Parents are required to disclose any other awards or financial assistance received on behalf of the student as part of their financial aid application. These amounts will be considered in the determination of the financial aid awarded. If an outside award is received after financial aid has been awarded by Mayfield Senior School, the school reserves the right to reevaluate its financial aid award and adjust accordingly.
Applications submitted without documentation will not be processed. All parents must furnish Blackbaud Financial Aid with the required supporting documentation when requested. The requested documents may include, but are not limited to:
  • Most recent paystubs
  • Most recent W-2 forms for all jobs.
  • Most recently filed federal tax returns: 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ with all schedules.
  • Most recently filed business tax return: 1120, 1120S, 1065 (if applicable).
  • Supplemental income documentation: Social Security income, Welfare, Food Stamps, Child Support, 1099-M Forms, Worker’s Compensation, Unemployment, Veterans Benefits, Housing Allowance, etc.
  • If you are unable to provide any of the aforementioned items, please submit a Special Circumstance Letter indicating which document(s) you are unable to provide and why. This information will be shared with your school for consideration.
  • Families should submit forms and tax returns by the required deadline dates, or the request for financial aid may not be processed.
  • When a parent does not work and there are no preschool children, health problems or aging parents at home, the school will impute an annual income of $25,000 to the non-working parent.
  • The school will not consider business losses or depreciation in calculating financial need.
Families must submit forms and tax returns by the required deadline dates, or the request for financial aid may not be processed.

Mayfield Senior School reserves the right to withdraw financial aid at any time during the school year should discrepancies be discovered in the information provided.
Established in 1931, Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, CA is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women grades 9-12. Noted for its rigorous academic program, which includes 28 Advanced Placement and Honors courses, Mayfield’s curriculum is underscored by a philosophy of educating the “whole child,” which also encourages commitment to and excellence in the arts, athletics, community service and spiritual growth. The nurturing environment at Mayfield Senior School allows each student to flourish in an atmosphere of personal attention.