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Financial Aid at Wilshire Boulevard Temple Schools

 

 

We are committed to enrolling the most talented and deserving students regardless of their financial background. Need-based financial aid is designed to bring tuition within reach of families that value the academic excellence and dynamic community that define our schools.

 

WBT schools use FAST - Financial Aid for School Tuition – by Independent School Management (ISM) to process your financial aid application.

FAST application becomes available on Friday, November 8, 2019 and is due by Friday, January 10, 2020.

 

 

Required Documents & Get Started Worksheets

Documentation

The following supplementary items must be received by FAST no later than Wednesday, February 5, 2020 to complete your application:

  • End of year 2019 summary of credit card statements
  • Bank statements for all checking, savings and money market accounts – November 2019 and January 2020
  • IRS Form 4506-T signed
  • Copy of mortgage/rent statement for December 2019
  • Annual Property Tax Bill 2019-2020
  • Most recent invoice/receipt for car payments on all automobiles (leased and/or purchased)
  • Automobile insurance face page identifying automobiles, coverage and premium amounts, for both personal and business autos
  • 2019 Federal Tax Return, including schedules/W2 Forms
  • 2019 State Tax Return
  • 2018 Federal Tax Return, including schedules/W2 Forms
  • 2018 State Tax Return
  • Copy of December 2019 pay stub for each parent

 

Please be advised if any required item is missing, your financial aid file will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed until all documentation is provided. It is the applicant family’s responsibility to make sure all materials are received by FAST by Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

Connect to the FAST Taxes Quick Processing Wizard

THE FAST TAXES PROCESSING WIZARD WILL APPEAR AFTER YOUR APPLICATION FEE IS PAID. USING THE WIZARD WILL EXPEDITE YOUR APPLICATION.

Pre-application Worksheet & User Guide

Helpful Hints

  • Copy your W-2s on an 8 1/2" x 11" sized piece of paper.
  • Avoid stapling or clipping documents together.
  • Choose one email address for your family's FAST correspondence. This should be an email address that is regularly checked as it will be the primary source of communication with FAST. 
  • Do not send originals of any original documents; send legible copies only.
  • When putting in dollar amounts, carefully note whether the question requires a monthly or yearly amount.

Please be advised if any required item is missing, your financial aid file will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed until all documentation is provided. It is the applicant family’s responsibility to make sure all materials are received by FAST by Wednesday, February 5, 2020.



Frequently Asked Questions

What if I am not sure how much financial aid to request?

Because we try to assist as many families in need as possible, we ask that you request the dollar amount that fits your circumstances.

Who will see my financial information?

Only the Harvey J. and Sybil A. Fields Scholarship Fund Committee and FAST will see your information.

Will applying for tuition assistance affect my child’s chances for admission?

Admissions decisions are made without consideration of the financial circumstances of the applicant. Once the Admissions Committee has reached its decisions, the Fields Scholarship Fund Committee awards financial aid to qualified families of students who have submitted all requested documents. Awards are for tuition only.

In the case of divorce, do both parents have to provide financial documentation?

In the case of divorced or separated families, both parents must submit complete applications, and all deadlines apply. Special circumstances should be addressed directly with school administration.

If I am denied aid, is there an appeal process?

An appeal can be made through FAST if a family is denied aid. If the denial is based on an incomplete financial aid packet, all documentation must be on file before the appeal will be presented to the committee.

When will I be notified of a decision?

Families will be notified by email between March and April 2019.

What happens to my financial aid application if I miss the deadline?

If an application is received after the deadline, it will be reviewed only if funds are available and after those that were received on time

What options are available for paying tuition?

The Early Childhood Centers and Brawerman Elementary work with Smart Tuition, a service provider, that allows you to select from a menu of payment plans and methods.

I/we have additional questions.

Great! We look forward to connecting. Please give us a call at (213) 388-2401 or stop by the front desk of the school office.