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Financial Aid Programs


The Montessori School of Maui has several established financial assistance programs in place to support our families. Collectively, they are an essential aspect of our mission, which helps assure that the socioeconomic diversity of our student body mirrors the greater world in which our children live. These programs enable families who otherwise would not have the opportunity to provide their children with the benefits and enjoyment of a Montessori education to become or remain a part of our ‘ohana. 

Our programs include a comprehensive Tuition Assistance Program, Hawaiian Scholarship Fund and the Cynthia Winans-Burns Scholarship Fund.


Tuition Assistance Program


Tuition assistance available through the Montessori School of Maui is awarded based on economic need. Any family with limited income who has applied for their child to attend Montessori School of Maui is eligible to apply for assistance. All applications are strictly confidential. Eligibility is based upon the results of the family’s financial review completed by FACTS Grant & Aid. Awards are made by the Montessori School of Maui Tuition Assistance Committee. 


Applying for tuition assistance for the 2023-2024 Academic year


Montessori School of Maui uses FACTS Grant & Aid to process applications and collect financial information to make accurate award decisions based on financial need.

To APPLY for tuition assistance:
  • Visit
  • Use FACTS Grant & Aid login and password from 2022-2023 school year
  • If new to FACTS Grant & Aid, create a new login and password
  • Search and add Montessori School of Maui to the application
  • Complete the tuition assistance application 
  • Upload all required financial documents (see FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment flyer link below)
  • Pay the non-refundable fee of $35
  • Regardless of marital status, both parents and/or guardians must complete the tuition assistance application either as co-applicants or submit a separate application


Returning Families

Returning families who complete the tuition assistance application AND submit ALL supporting documentation by December 1, 2022, will receive an award determination letter prior to the re-enrollment deadline of March 1, 2023.  

Returning families who complete the tuition assistance process after the December 1, 2022, deadline will receive an award determination letter on a rolling basis subject to availability of remaining funds for returning families.

New Families

New family applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are subject to availability of funds. Following completion of the tuition assistance application and submission of all documentation the evaluation and award determination process can take 2-3 weeks. New families will be notified as soon as possible of their award notification.  

If you have any questions, please contact Tess Hanson DeLisa at 808-573-1230 or via email  





In an effort to further reinforce the cultural diversity of our school, the Montessori School of Maui offers a Hawaiian Scholarship Fund, designed to help students who come to us through the Pauahi Keiki Scholarship (PKS) Program to remain a part of our ‘ohana. Annually, an average of seven or eight young people from the Pauahi Program must leave our school as they reach age six and become ineligible for the PKS scholarship. Our goal is to bring the generosity of interested members of our community together with these families and to allow more of these young people to continue to enjoy the many benefits of an enriching Montessori education. Each spring, parents of Montessori School of Maui students who are approaching age six and who are currently receiving support from the PKS Program are invited to apply for support from the Hawaiian Scholarship Fund. The Hawaiian Scholarship Fund Committee reviews all application letters and identifies the awardee(s).



Cynthia Winans-Burns, former Head of School and member of our community for over thirty-three years, was a passionate advocate of the many benefits of a Montessori education. Following her wishes, the school established this scholarship fund for children of MOMI alumni in her name, enriching education here on Maui for future generations. The 2019-2020 school year is the first year that MOMI awarded a CWB Fund Scholarship Award. Requirement for applicant families: At least one parent applicant must be a Montessori School of Maui Alum, having completed at least 4 years total at Montessori School of Maui, with at least one of those years being completed in Elementary or Middle School.

For more information, please contact the Finance Office at 808.573.0374