We understand that paying for independent education requires a significant financial commitment from our families. Our Board of Trustees and administrative team make a concerted effort to keep tuition affordable and accessible. Doing so is part of ensuring that Westside School is an inclusive community.
Westside offers need-based tuition assistance to families of students in kindergarten through 8th grade. A portion of every tuition dollar supports our tuition assistance fund, which is further supplemented through fundraising. Please complete and submit all required forms on time. Late filing may result in non-renewal of a tuition assistance award.
We do our best to communicate the tuition assistance award at the time re-enrollment contracts are due. If you are a current family applying for tuition assistance for the first time, please let the business office know before re-enrollment contracts are distributed.
Returning families must re-apply for tuition assistance every school year. As both the school’s and a family’s financial status may change from year to year, an award one year does not guarantee the same award the following year. The deadline for returning families to apply is February 28, 2013.
Sudden Financial Hardship. Please reach out to the Business Office if you are experiencing financial hardship. There are limited emergency tuition assistance funds available for qualified families.
For new families, award determinations are usually communicated along with enrollment invitations. The deadline for new families to apply is February 28, 2013.
How To Apply
Submit an online application through the Independent School Management Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) program. FAST charges $38 to process an application, and offers 24/7 email and helpline support for questions.
After submitting the application online, families must provided copies of their most recent state and federal tax return, including all schedules, along with W-2 statements to:
1316 North Union Street
Wilmington, DE 19806-2594
To expedite processing, be sure to write WESTSIDE SCHOOL on the outside of the envelope.
Please reach out to the Business Office with any questions.
Please note that all financial aid requests, including financial information and award amounts, are kept completely confidential. Families are expected to keep the amount of their award confidential.