This year we will utilize the online service of Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) to process applications for financial aid. FAST will be the standard submission format for all applications.
FAST does not decide whether financial assistance will be given or how much to give; rather FAST provides a need-based financial aid analysis service which includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition. All information from FAST is kept confidential. Results are viewed by the financial aid office which makes recommendations based on the next school year’s available funding for financial aid. Upon approval families are notified of the amounts of aid that are available to them.
As a reminder, you must reapply each year. Also, financial aid is not available to students in the Preschool/Early Childhood program.
To begin the process, click on the “FAST” button at the bottom of this page. The application process is self-guided. You may navigate in and out of the program allowing you to partially complete an application and go back to it at another time. Online e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
and a 24/7 helpline at 1-877-326-FAST (3278) is provided. Please do not call the school with questions.
The non-refundable fee for the application is $41.00 and is to be paid by credit card at the end of the session.
After completing the online application you will be required to mail your 2016 tax returns for both federal and state taxes with all supporting schedules and W-2’s to the following address:
1316 North Union Street
Wilmington, DE 19806-2594
With your tax return, you should include your family's bar code information sheet which is found on the FAST website in your family's file. THIS WILL ENSURE THAT YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE PROCESSED.
April 1: Deadline for all application submissions.
April 15: Deadline for submission of all tax returns with documentation.
While no financial aid procedure can be entirely equitable—there are simply too many individual factors and extenuating circumstances—this new process that has been selected should serve our school community well. Among its many features will be the ability to further secure your financial data, and maintain the high degree of confidentiality that past recipients most appreciated.