Flexible Tuition

Consis­tent with our mission, Waverly’s commu­nity is socioe­co­nom­i­cally diverse. Forty percent of our students are on a flex­i­ble tuition plan. We are commit­ted to these students and their fami­lies, who are a vital part of our commu­nity. Flex­i­ble Tuition is awarded on the basis of proven need and the avail­abil­ity of funds. Admis­sions deci­sions are need-blind. Flex­i­ble Tuition appli­ca­tions are due no later than Febru­ary 1 in order to be consid­ered for the 2024 – 2025 school year.

Afford­ing Educa­tion at The Waverly School (PDF)

FAST – Finan­cial Aid for School Tuition

Waverly fami­lies apply for flex­i­ble tuition through the Finan­cial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) system by Inde­pen­dent School Manage­ment. Prospec­tive fami­lies should also be in touch with the admis­sions office and complete the admis­sions appli­ca­tion.

Please note: fami­lies apply­ing for the current year (2023 – 2024) will submit 2022 tax and W2 docu­ments – see below for specifics.

2024 – 2025 Applications

Please plan ahead to complete the appli­ca­tion by the Febru­ary 1 dead­line. Tax docu­ments are required for the appli­ca­tion; for those who use a tax prepa­ra­tion service, please sched­ule appoint­ments early to ensure that docu­ments are submit­ted in a timely manner.

For tech­ni­cal help with the FAST appli­ca­tion, or if you have ques­tions while complet­ing the application:

If you have Waverly specific questions:

1. By Febru­ary 1, 2024, please complete the online flex­i­ble tuition application.

Appli­ca­tion includes:

  • Online FAST Appli­ca­tion: the appli­ca­tion will take approx­i­mately 45 minutes if finan­cial infor­ma­tion is gath­ered before start­ing; it may be completed in multi­ple sessions if neces­sary. The fee is $48 to submit the completed online application.
  • Tax Docu­ments & Income State­ments: please upload the follow­ing docu­ments to FAST Process­ing by Febru­ary 1; see Afford­ing Waverly Tuition (PDF) for more details:
    • 2022 Federal Tax Returns with all support­ing sched­ules, includ­ing A or L, C or C‑EZ, E and F.
    • 2022 W2/1099
    • 2022 State tax returns
    • 2022 Busi­ness taxes where applic­a­ble (includ­ing appropriate schedules)

(Note: hard copy mailing can take up to five days for process­ing once received by FAST; upload­ing is preferred – FAST provides instruc­tions.)

2. On or before Febru­ary 15, 2024, fami­lies of current students will be noti­fied of award deci­sions, provided that the FAST appli­ca­tion and all required docu­ments have been submit­ted on time.

3. Fami­lies of new students admit­ted to Waverly will be noti­fied of award deci­sions at the same time as their admis­sions deci­sion, provided that the FAST appli­ca­tion and all required docu­ments have been submit­ted on time.

Click here to start your FAST application.