Financial Aid & Scholarships

At Mount de Sales Academy, we understand the major investment and financial commitment an MDS education is to a family. Investing in your child’s future is your top priority, while helping them soar is ours. We are committed to making MDS affordable and work with each individual family throughout the financial aid and scholarship processes. We are proud of the fact that Mount de Sales awards over $800,000 in financial aid and scholarships each academic year. The decision to allocate so much of our budget to financial aid is indicative of our belief that MDS should remain absolutely committed to economic diversity. We offer several kinds of financial aid and scholarships:

  • Needs-Based: These are awards offered to families who complete a FACTS application and, through this process, qualify for a needs-based awards.
  • Merit-Based: These are awards offered to families based on their student’s academic achievement. We offer merit awards based on how students score on the MDS Entrance Exam. We also offer 3 mission-driven merit awards: our Innovate, Discover, and Serve Scholarships. Recipients of these 3 merit awards are selected based on their performance at Scholar’s Day. 

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Families must apply and qualify for financial aid through FACTS while completing the admissions process at Mount de Sales. Financial aid will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Families will be notified of their financial aid award package at the same time they are notified of their admissions status.

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NOTE: Parents of all students who receive financial aid must re-apply for financial aid each year. Every effort is made to meet the financial needs of families.

Award Highlights

MDS has a wide-variety of need-based aid and scholarships, including opportunities for public school students, STEM enthusiasts, Catholic families, Atrium/Navicent Health employees, military families, Latino students, and more. We’ve highlighted several of our notable awards below. For the full list of needs-based aid and scholarships, please refer to the Your Game Plan Packet.

Francis de Sales Scholarship

Rising 6th graders are eligible to receive an academic scholarship, which is continued for the middle school years (6th-8th grade). All applicants must be in the first applicant pool to be eligible.

Mercy Scholarship

Rising 9th grade students are eligible to receive a 4-year academic scholarship. All current MDS 8th grade students are automatically eligible and will be tested during a regular school day. Students entering for the first time as freshmen must be in the first applicant pool to be eligible.

GRACE Scholarship

GRACE is a student scholarship organization offering families access to a Catholic education in Georgia. Families of any faith who are Georgia residents and have a child enrolled in a Georgia primary or secondary public school are eligible to apply. Families must apply and be accepted to Mount de Sales, apply and qualify for financial aid through FACTS, submit the completed Family Registration Form to Mount de Sales Academy, and complete the requirements of the regular admissions process. The 2022-2023 GRACE Application is available here. For more information please visit the GRACE Scholars website or contact the admissions office at (478) 751-3244 or

Mission-Driven Scholarships

We offer 3 mission-driven awards to qualifying families. Families being considered for these exciting awards will be invited to Scholars Day, which will be held in February 2023.

  • Discover (Atrium/Navicent Health employees children)
  • Innovate (STEM enthusiasts)
  • Serve (Military families)


For more information and to get your questions answered, please email Maggie Gerwig, Director of Enrollment and Career Discovery, at