The St. Francis Financial Assistance Program enables us to enroll and re-enroll qualified students in kindergarten through tenth grade whose families cannot pay full tuition costs. All families who feel they may qualify are encouraged to apply for financial assistance. Financial assistance decisions do not adversely affect a student’s opportunity for admission or re-enrollment at St. Francis. The maximum financial assistance award, per family, is twice the highest Upper School tuition each year.
To apply for financial assistance for the upcoming academic year, new and current St. Francis families should follow these steps:
- Access the Independent School Management’s (ISM) Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) program website specifically for St. Francis and complete the financial assistance application by February 15, 2019.
- ISM charges a fee to process your application. The fee is payable online by MasterCard, VISA, or AMEX. Once the application is completed, you may be contacted by the Business Office if additional information is needed.
- Mail a copy of your 2018 tax return by February 22, 2019, directly to ISM, RE: FAST, 1316 North Union Street, Wilmington, DE 19806-2594. Or, you may electronically send your tax return to FAST per instructions on the FAST website. The Financial Assistance Committee will not make a recommendation on financial assistance if the tax return is not provided.
- Financial assistance award notifications are published March 7, 2019. If you intend to accept the financial assistance award, notify the school
April 3, 2019.
It is necessary to re-apply for financial assistance every year you with to continue receiving it. Those applications received after February 15, 2019, will be prioritized in a date-received order, and assistance will be awarded until funds are no longer available.