St. David's Episcopal School

Tuition Assistance

 

The board of Trustees of St. David's Episcopal School  (SDES) has set a goal each year to offer tuition assistance to qualified students.  SDES tuition assistance is a need-based program.

 

Which students are eligible for tuition assistance?

All registered students are eligible for tuition assistance.  A student must be accepted and registered at SDES before tuition assistance may be awarded.  The family must be current on payments to the school in order to be considered for an award.

When can I submit my information for tuition assistance?

Applications for tuition assistance are available online only.  Deadline for submitting to FAST  will coincide with current family's enrollment due date.

How do I apply for tuition assistance?

Parents requesting tuition assistance must submit their financial information online directly by clicking on the FAST logo below.  Applications for admission and for tuition assistance are two separate processes and must be completed separately.  Admission to SDES does not guarantee tuition assistance.  FAST will notify SDES upon receipt of your tuition assistance application.

What documentation does FAST require?

     *Copies of your most recent IRS Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ

     *Copies of all W-2 Wage and Tax Statements (note if applying before you receive all W-2's, you will need to submit them as soon as they              become available in order to complete your file.

     *A non-refundable application fee of $43 paid directly to FAST online

If I make $XX,XXX, per year in income, do I qualify?

There is no set income level to qualify for tuition assistance.  Each family's situation is unique.

If I am divorced or separated, do both parents need to supply documentation to FAST?

Yes, both parents (custodial and non-custodial) must complete the application process with FAST.

If my spouse does not work, will FAST assign potential income to our application?

For purposes of calculating tuition assistance, an income of $10,000 will be imputed to any non-working parent without a child under age five.

Do I need to apply for tuition assistance each year?

Yes.  Tuition assistance is for one school year; therefore, recipients must reapply each year.  SDES's decision as to tuition assistance in one year does not bind its future decisions as to the award of tuition assistance or, should such be made, the amount.

When will I know how much aid I will be awarded?

Awards will be made beginning mid-May to new and re-enrolled students, with a signed enrollment contract for the school year applying for on file.  All financial obligations to SDES must be current.  Access to tuition assistance information is restricted and confidential.  We ask that our families receiving tuition assistance also hold this in strict confidence.  Breach of confidentiality may result in forfeiture of a tuition assistance award.

What if my award of tuition assistance is not sufficient for my needs?

Any applicant who feels that their circumstances are exceptional and warrant further consideration should submit a written statement outlining their reasons to the Tuition Assistance Committee, C/O The Business Office, Sat. David's Episcopal School.  If the amount awarded is insufficient to meet the parent's financial needs, the parents will be released of their contractual obligations, and the student will be withdrawn from that academic year.  This decision must be communicated in writing to the Business Office by 4:00 pm on the award due date.  The tuition assistance award due date is specified in the award letter.  If parents does not respond by 4:00 pm on the award due date and they subsequently decide to withdraw, they will forfeit the enrollment deposit.

 

To access the Fast Parent User Guide, click here. Please note there is an English and Spanish option.

To complete your FAST application, please click the logo below.

FAST logo