This year we will utilize the online service of ism’s Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) to process applications. FAST will be the standard submission format for all applications.
FAST does not decide whether financial assistance will be given or how much to give; rather FAST provides a need-based financial aid analysis service which includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition. All information from FAST is kept confidential. Results are reviewed by the Finance Committee and upon approval the financial aid offers are then sent to families.
As a reminder, you must reapply each year. To start the process, please click on the FAST AID logo below and follow the on-screen instructions:
- 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. FAST has a 24/7/365 helpline available to you should you have any questions, which can be reached by calling 1-877-326-FAST (3278). Please do not call the school with questions.
- The charge for the application is $43.00 US and to be paid by credit card. This fee will be covered by P.C.S. for applicants who are successful in receiving funding from FAST and for first time registrants to Providence Christian School. Free vouchers are available. Contact Barb at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your voucher or to be reimbursed for the fee.
- After completing the online application you will be required to scan or mail your 2017 tax documents (Federal taxes including all schedules and forms to FAST for verification purposes:
Independent School Management
Attn: FAST Processing Center
1316 N. Union Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
The online application submission deadline for all applications is June 15, 2018.
Your tax return must follow the submission of the online application and be submitted to FAST by July 30, 2018, so be sure to make your tax appointment early!
While no financial aid procedure can be entirely equitable – there are simply too many individual factors and extenuating circumstances – this new process that has been selected should serve our School community well. Among its many features will be the ability to further secure your financial data, and maintain the high degree of confidentiality that past recipients most appreciated.
Providence Christian School Treasurer