Financial Assistance

The McGillis School has a strong commitment to students with diverse economic and social backgrounds. Every year, support from our Annual Gala and contributions from parents and friends make a McGillis School education possible for many students.

Financial Aid

Financial aid awards are granted every year based on a family’s ability to meet the cost of an independent school education. These awards are not loans and do not need to be paid back. This assistance is given to families who show financial need, defined as the difference between a child’s educational expenses and the family’s ability to contribute toward a child’s educational expenses.

All financial information provided to The McGillis School is completely confidential. Admission decisions are made independent of the financial aid award process.

Decisions are made by the Financial Aid Committee, as determined by the National Association of Independent School’s School and Student Services (SSS) third-party financial needs assessment. The McGillis School uses these recommendations for Financial Aid in determining eligibility for financial assistance.

To apply for financial aid, you will need to complete an online Parent Financial Statement (PFS). Please be sure to enter The McGillis School SSS code: 4321. Applicants for financial aid are notified by mail of their award amount prior to committing to enrollment. For assistance, please call Marci Burk in our Business Office at 801-583-0094, ext. 109.


The goal of our scholarship program is to broaden educational opportunities of low-income children living in the Salt Lake Valley by offering educational options normally denied them because of costs. Our scholarship program began in 2008 as a partnership between the Guadalupe and McGillis schools, with four Guadalupe School students receiving full scholarships to attend the 4th through 8th grades at McGillis.

The scholarship program grew out of The McGillis School's mission to teach children to give to others, so children of all backgrounds can learn to work together and contribute to society and achieve their full potential by encouraging their pursuit of both their individuality and their appreciation of diversity. In addition to the individual student's growth, we believe that the larger McGillis, and Salt Lake Valley communities benefit from the sharing of diverse backgrounds.

Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship Program

Find more info about the Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship program from the Utah State Office of Education.