Financial Aid + Scholarships

Affording MSDA

The Mount is committed to enrolling students from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Increased access to education reflects the Dominican mission and diversity strengthens the Mount community. We offer a comprehensive program of tuition assistance including financial aid and scholarship opportunities.



Apply for a Scholarship
To apply for any Mount scholarship, students must register for and take the annual Scholarship Exam. The next Scholarship Exam will take place on December 8 or 10, 2019 .

To take the Scholarship Exam, you must have already completed your Mount admissions application and the HSPT or SSAT Exam.

Register for Exam



Financial Aid At a Glance

Financial Aid is strictly financial need-based. Financial Aid is available up to 50% of tuition.

MSDA Scholarships at a Glance

We award the following scholarships to members of the incoming freshman class. To be eligible for any scholarships, prospective students must register for and take the annual Scholarship Exam, in addition to completing an application for admission and the HSPT/SSAT exam.



Private loans, including those below, are available to help finance your daughter’s education.


Other Scholarship Sources

Applicants in need of financial aid are encouraged to look into other sources such as a local ethnic organization or their parish. One potential source for those who qualify is The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children. For more information, visit