Financial Assistance Program for 2013-14
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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Families seeking financial assistance must file an application through the Independent School
Management Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) Program in Wilmington, DE. Our
financial assistance process is explained below. The deadline for submitting a request for
financial assistance is April 15, 2013.
Overview of FAST Program
We have chosen to use the FAST program because it is designed to be very responsive to our
families. It is more flexible in terms of the information it will accommodate, thus allowing
families to represent their own particular circumstances more accurately. To ease the online
application process, FAST provides 24/7 help desk support. Like the system we used in the
past, FAST provides Children’s Meeting House with a needs-based financial assistance analysis
service which ensures that our process for establishing financial need adheres to nationally
established standards of best practice. All information provided through FAST will be kept
confidential, as will all other information pertaining to a family’s financial assistance request.
Financial assistance grants are made for one year only. Families seeking assistance over a longer
period must reapply each year.
The online 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 email
and a 24/7 helpline is provided. The charge for the application is $38.00, to be paid by credit card
at the end of the session.
FAST has prepared a Parent User Guide, which can be downloaded here in either English or
Spanish. (The PUGs are also downloadable directly from the FAST application site, along with
an application worksheet.)
To begin an application, click on the FAST icon:
After completing the online application, you will be required to mail your 2012 tax returns (when
they are available) for both state and federal taxes with all schedules and W-2s to:
1316 North Union Street
Wilmington DE 19806-2594