Merryfield Academy Financial Aid Mission Statement

Financial Aid Mission Statement

To assist students and families seeking resources to finance a post-secondary education by administering comprehensive federal, state and institutional aid programs in a student centered environment.
  • To accomplish this mission we will:

    • Provide quality customer service to students from a knowledgeable and professional staff committed to providing accurate, clear information appropriate to their individual needs.
    • Provide accessibility and opportunities for students to apply for financial aid via computers, forms, publications and personalized assistance.
    • Award financial aid in equitable and consistent manner.
    • Protect the privacy of students and assure the confidently records and personal circumstances.
    • Respect the dignity and diversity of each student.
    • Evaluate and update our programs regularly to ensure effectives.
Your education is an investment in your future. However, the rising costs of education can sometimes make it difficult for students and their families to afford college tuition and related expenses. The Financial Aid Program at Merryfield Academy is committed to helping you identify your options for assistance.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the Pet grooming course is charged per payment period and is determined by your residency status. The following costs have been established by the Director of the School for the 2017-2018 per academic year. They are subject to change.

Tuition per Payment Period *

1-300 clock hour…………..…. $5,400

301-600 clock hours…………..$5,400

Equipment and Supplies….…. $1,200

*Tuition rates, equipment and supplies fees are subject to change during the academic year.

Financial Aid

Although the cost of being a student at Merryfield Academy is low compared to any other Pet Grooming School, educational expenses can strain your budget. Merryfield participates in federal and state programs in order to offer eligible students several options for financial aid.

Understanding Your Financial Aid Awards

The Financial Aid Office calculates awards based on full-time enrollment (18 hours per week for full-time enrollment and 15 hours per week for night classes is the minimum for fulltime enrollment).

  1. GRANTS — are financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund)
  1. Grants are awarded as a result for financial need. Applying for grants is done by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at

The most common grants include the Pell Grant

Enrollment 600 Hours

Pell Grant /Loan Amount Prorated Amount

  1. STUDENT LOANS, unlike most grants are borrowed money and must be repaid, with interest. There are two types of Federal Stafford Loan: subsidized and unsubsidized. Students must demonstrate financial need to receive a subsidized Stafford Loan. Financial Need is not a requirement to obtain an unsubsidized Stafford Loan. The Department of Education will pay (subsidize) the interest that accrues on subsidized Stafford loans while the student is enrolled in a qualified certificate program, on at least a half-time basis. The student is responsible for paying the interest on the unsubsidized loan from the time it is disbursed until the loan is paid in full. Students will pay the interest while in school or they can allow the interest to accrue (accumulate) have the interest added to the principal amount of your loan.

The website below shows interest rates disbursed between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Please visit for updated information on interest rates and fees.

The interest rate are now is  4.45% on subsidized Stafford loans and  unsubsidized Stafford Loan between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018 and 6.31% on Parent Plus loans. Repayment of Stafford Loans begins six months after you cease to be enrolled at any post-secondary school on at least a half time basis. Standard repayment is spread out over a ten year period of time; however, other repayment options are available.

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