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 February 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 $36.00, 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