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Financial Aid

Financial aid is awarded on the basis of proven need and the availability of funds. Admissions decisions are need blind. Financial aid applications are due no later than February 1, 2017 in order to be considered.

FAST – Financial Aid for School Tuition

New this year! Waverly families apply for financial aid through the FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition) system by Independent School Management.

Please note: families applying for the current year (2016-2017) will submit 2015 tax and W2 documents–see below for specifics.

For 2017-2018 applications, please plan ahead to complete the form by the deadline below.  For technical help with the FAST application or if you have questions while completing the application, please contact FAST directly: or 877-326-FAST (3278). If you have Waverly specific questions, please email Vella Cagle:

2017-2018 applications can be submitted on or after December 12, 2016.

1. By February 1, 2017 please complete the online FAST financial aid application.

The application will take approximately 45 minutes if financial information is gathered before starting; it may be completed in multiple sessions if necessary. Beginning November 1, 2016, the fee is $43 to submit the completed online application.

2. By February 15, 2017, please upload or mail the following documents to FAST Processing:

2016 Federal Tax Returns with all supporting schedules, including A or L, C or C-EZ, E and F.
2016 W2s
2016 State tax returns

Mail to:
Independent School Management
ATTN: FAST Processing Center
1316 North Union Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
Be sure to list “Waverly School” under the return address on your envelope.

3. On or before February 21, 2017, families of current students will be notified of award decisions if the FAST application and all required documents have been submitted on time.

4. On March 10, 2017, families of new students admitted to Waverly will be notified of award decisions if the FAST application and all required documents have been submitted on time.

Click here to start your FAST financial aid process!
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