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Tuition Assistance

A Moravian Academy education requires an investment in your child’s future. 

Tuition assistance is available to families with students in Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade who demonstrate financial need, as determined by the information provided annually to Clarity. Clarity is an independent entity that partners with independent schools to offer a secure, streamlined financial aid application that can be completed online in 20-30 minutes. The process considers family assets, income, expenses, and debts. Returning families or siblings of current students are first prioritized for aid before the financial aid pool is opened to incoming students. A student’s inability to pay will not determine their admissibility to the institution, and a student’s admissibility will not determine their aid award.  Please note that preschool and pre-kindergarten students will not be considered for financial aid.
For questions, please contact financialaid@mamail.net.

Financial Aid Process

While Financial Aid deadlines occur in January, we encourage families applying for the 2024-2025 school year to start the process as soon as possible.
  • January 15, 2024: Priority Financial Aid application deadline for current students.
  • January 26, 2024: Priority Financial Aid application deadline for new students.
Step 1: Visit the Clarity Family Portal and create your account.  Once you create your account, you can return to the Family Portal using the same email address and password.
Step 2: Follow the step-by-step instructions in this 2024-25 Family Application Guide to submit your financial information.  Also available in a Spanish version

Notification Timeline

Current Moravian Academy families who apply by January 15 and qualify for need-based financial aid will receive their awards on or shortly after January 26, 2024.  Re-enrollment Contracts will include financial aid awards where possible.
New Families who apply by January 26 and qualify for need-based financial aid will receive their awards when they receive their admission offer.  Enrollment Contracts will include financial aid awards where possible.
Applications for financial aid submitted after the priority deadlines will be reviewed and notified on a rolling basis.

Clarity Support

Family Support contact information: 
  • In-app support through the “Help” button in the lower left corner
  • Email support at support@clarityapp.com 
  • Phone support at 206-210-3752

As of June 30, 2023, Moravian Academy’s overall endowment stands at $31,739,955. Endowed funds of which Moravian now has more than 135 specific funds, may be established with a minimum gift of $25,000, given at once or over a period of time. The following are funds which have reached this dollar level or which have been added to during the past year. Donors to these funds during 2022-2023 are listed with the applicable fund.

Moravian Academy students are considered for available endowed funds through the financial aid process, as all endowed funds are need-based.  You may be considered for financial aid and endowed funds by completing the Clarity application for the upcoming academic year.

A full list of endowed funds can be found in our 2022-2023 Report of Giving.

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    Established in 2015, the John Donmoyer Financial Aid Endowment will aid children who would like to attend Moravian Academy but cannot due to a lack of finances.  The funds will be raised from the proceeds of the annual John Donmoyer Memorial Tournament, which was established in 2014 (or 2015).  John was District 11's all-time winningest boys basketball coach with s record of 624-423 over 40 seasons.  His 1,047 varsity games coached was also a local record. In his 17 seasons as coach of Moravian Academy, John's Lions qualified for the District 11 tournament with a .500 or better record 14 times. Before his arrival, Moravian Academy only qualified for districts four times in its entire history. He coached six 1,000-point scorers at Moravian Academy.

    The Natalie Fry Hunt Financial Assistance Endowment Fund was established in 2013 by Natalie Johnson Fry Hunt, Honorary Alumna, and her family and friends at her passing.  A passionate educator, Mrs. Hunt worked for Moravian Preparatory School and Moravian Academy in Bethlehem for decades (1962 through 1986) in many roles as a history teacher, alumni director, fundraiser, admission director, and guidance counselor.  The fund is intended to assist the many students who must overcome financial difficulties to attend the Academy and to help preserve Natalie Fry Hunt’s memory.
    Mr. Albert C. Molter, Jr. ‘61P

    The Raymond Cryder Endowed Fund for Music was established in 2009 by a grant from the Raymond Cryder Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation. The Fund provides financial aid for students in grades 10 through 12 who excel in choral music and who have a demonstrated need for financial assistance.  Financial need is determined by the Financial Aid Committee in accordance with the Academy’s policies for awarding financial aid. Students who excel in choral music are identified from those who audition and are accepted into the Chamber Singers, the Academy’s select vocal music performing group at the Upper School. Students are individually auditioned by the Director of Music at the Upper School and the Chairman of the Fine Arts Committee.

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    The Dr. Kevin Fallon Kline ‘90 Morning Star Scholarship Fund for financial assistance was established in 2021.  The annual withdrawal from this fund shall be used to support financial assistance for a student on Moravian Academy’s Downtown Campus. The scholarship recipient should reflect Kevin’s characteristics which include interests in writing and music, and has an appreciation for the exceptional education offered at Moravian Academy.

    Funds invested in the Dr. Kevin Fallon Kline ‘90 Morning Star Scholarship Fund shall be managed by Moravian Academy's Investment Advisory Committee with the intent to preserve principal, in accordance with the spending rates recommended by the Investment Committee and approved by the Board of Trustees.
    Dr. James Kline & Dr. Kathleen Fallon-Kline 

    The Mary Anne and Charles E. Kline Scholarship Fund was established in 1978 at the Swain school. The fund is to be used as a scholarship given annually to the student in the middle school with the highest GPA for the year. The principle of the function remain intact; the net income is to be used as a scholarship known as the Mary A. and Charles E. Kline Scholarship Fund.

    Mrs. Ella Jane Kunkle, Honorary Alumna, and Mr. A. Gerry Kunkle established the Professor Higgins Financial Assistance Fund to be used for financial assistance for lower school students through a gift annuity in 2009. 
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