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Apply for Financial Assistance

Welcome to the financial assistance process. We use FAST to process financial assistance applications. Based on the information you provide, FAST provides an estimate of the amount your family should contribute toward tuition.

The purpose of the Financial Assistance Program is to support qualified K-12 students who would not be able to attend Brentwood School without tuition assistance. In order for a family to receive a financial assistance award, which is based solely on financial need, they must meet the financial assistance criteria established by Brentwood School. For new students, the admission and financial assistance processes are administered independent of one another with no decisions regarding financial assistance being made until admission decisions are finalized. Additionally, we recognize that there are school expenses beyond tuition, so the school provides additional assistance for expenses including, but not limited to, books, retreat fees, transportation, field trips, and the lunch program.

Awards are made based upon our Financial Assistance Guidelines, an analysis of each family’s need within the limitation of budgeted funds, and in keeping with the NAIS Principles of Good Practice.

The Financial Assistance Committee implements policies and procedures and makes all financial assistance decisions. While the Committee reviews the recommended award calculation from FAST when determining the amount of financial assistance that may be offered to an applicant, the final decision is based on the Committee’s analysis of financial need. The Committee will not review and process any financial assistance award until FAST has completed its calculations and all application forms/documents have been received by FAST.

Application Process

  1. FAST Application
    All families interested in applying for financial assistance must complete the Financial Assistance for School Tuition (FAST) online application. The application will be available on October 1, 2020, and must be completed by January 4, 2021.
  2. 2019 Federal and State Income Tax Returns (For New Families Only) In addition to completing the FAST online application, families new to assistance must also submit 2019 Federal and State Income Tax Returns, 2019 W-2’s, 2019 1099’s, Schedule A and all other applicable schedules to FAST by January 4, 2021.
  3. 2020 W-2’s and 2020 1099’s
    All families applying for assistance must submit 2019 W-2’s and 2019 1099’s on or before February 5, 2021.
  4. 2020 Federal and State Income Tax Returns
    All families must submit 2020 Federal and State Income Tax Returns, Schedule A, and all other applicable schedules to FAST by February 12, 2021.

The FAST 24-hour Customer Service Call Center is: 877-326-FAST.

You may upload your tax documents at the FAST link above or mail them to FAST at:
FAST Processing, ISM
1316 North Union Street
Wilmington, DE 19806

Please write “Brentwood School” on the outside of your envelope(s) to ensure efficient processing of your documents.

Please note that all information requested must be in the applicant's file on or before each of the due dates. Applicants with incomplete files as of February 12, 2021, will be placed on a financial assistance wait-list.

Contact Us

Erika Murillo

Erika Murillo

Staff Accountant; Financial Assistance Coordinator