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.
FAST application is available as in early November and closed Friday, January 11, 2019.
To complete the FAST application, the following items are required. For the consideration in the 2019-2020 enrollment period, the deadline was Wednesday, February 6, 2019.
- End of year credit card statements: January - December 2018
- Bank statements for all checking, savings and money market accounts – November 2018/January 2019
- IRS Form 4506-T signed
- Copy of mortgage/rent statement December 2018
- Annual Property Tax Bill 2018-2019
- 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
- 2018 Federal Tax Return, including schedules/W2 Forms
- 2017 Federal Tax Return, including schedules/W2 Forms
- Copy of December 2018 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 6, 2019.
- What if I am not sure how much financial aid to request?
- Who will see my financial information?
- Will applying for tuition assistance affect my child’s chances for admission?
- In the case of divorce, do both parents have to provide financial documentation?
- If I am denied aid, is there an appeal process?
- When will I be notified of a decision?
- What happens to my financial aid application if I miss the deadline?
- What options are available for paying tuition?
- What if I/we have additional questions?
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.
Helpful Hints for FAST Users
USE THE FAST TAXES QUICK PROCESSING WIZARD. IT WILL POP UP AFTER YOU HAVE PAID FAST. USING THE WIZARD WILL EXPEDITE YOUR APPLICATION WITH FAST.
- Copy your W-2s on a 8 1/2" x 11" sized piece of paper.
- Do not staple or clip documents together.
- Use only one email address per family. This must be an email that you check regularly, as FAST will communicate with you at this address.
- Do not send FAST originals of any documents; send legible copies only.
- When putting in dollar amounts, read the question(s) carefully and enter either monthly or yearly amounts.
If you are not sure of an answer, put a question mark in the answer box as a place holder in order to continue with your application.
REMEMBER: ALL QUESTION MARKS MUST BE FILLED IN WITH NUMBERS TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION PROCESS!