This year we have made a change in our financial aid process. Families seeking financial aid must file an application through the Independent School Management Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) Program in Wilmington, DE. We have changed to 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.
FAST provides a need-based financial aid analysis service, which ensures that our process for establishing financial need adheres to nationally established standards of best practice. All information from FAST is kept confidential, as is all information pertaining to a family’s financial aid request.
Financial Aid grants are made for one year only and, therefore, you must reapply each year. To start the process click here.
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 and a 24/7 helpline is provided. The charge for the application is $38.00. For this year the Woodland Montessori School Foundation will guarantee families this charge for application fee for those completing the process, i.e. submitting all supplemental forms and documents.
After completing the online application, you will be required to mail copies of your 2012 tax returns for both State and Federal taxes with all schedules and W-2’s to:
FAST Processing ISM 1316 North Union Street Wilmington DE 19806-2594
Including the school’s name on the outside of the envelope will ensure faster processing of your application.
The application dealine is June 15, 2013. Our goal is to have an award determination made by July 1, 2013. Because financial aid funds are limited and demand is high, late filing of materials will probably result in non-renewal of a financial aid grant.
If you need more information or assistance, please contact us. We look forward to working with you on your child’s education at Woodland Montessori School.