Tuition Assistance

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

Frequently Asked Ques­tions (PDF)

FAST – Finan­cial Aid for School Tuition

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

Please note: fami­lies apply­ing for the current year (2019 – 2020) will submit 2018 tax and W2 docu­ments – see below for specifics.

For 2020 – 2021 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: help@​ismfast.​com or 877 – 326-FAST (3278). If you have Waverly specific ques­tions, please email Vella Cagle at vella@​thewaverlyschool.​org.

2020 – 2021 appli­ca­tions can be submit­ted on or after January 1, 2020.

1. By Febru­ary 1, 2020, 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. The fee is $45 to submit the completed online application.

2. As soon as possi­ble, or by Febru­ary 7, 2020, please upload (note: hard copy mailing can take up to five days for process­ing once received by FAST; upload­ing is preferred – FAST provides instruc­tions) the follow­ing docu­ments to FAST Processing:

  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns with all support­ing sched­ules, includ­ing A or L, C or C‑EZ, E and F.
  • 2019 W2s
  • 2019 State tax returns

Upload method is preferred. As an alter­na­tive, you can mail these documents 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 1, 2020, fami­lies of current students will be noti­fied of award deci­sions, provided that the FAST appli­ca­tion and all required docu­ments have been submit­ted on time.

4. On March 6, 2020, fami­lies of new students admit­ted to Waverly will be noti­fied of award deci­sions provided that the FAST appli­ca­tion and all required docu­ments have been submit­ted on time.

Click here to start your FAST finan­cial aid process!