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Affording FSW

Friends School of Wilmington remains dedicated to the Quaker principle of inclusivity and recognizes that diversity improves the educational and social experience for all. In order to make a Friends School education accessible to families from a range of economic backgrounds, we offer Flexible Tuition to those who need financial support to attend FSW. The program is available to families of students enrolled in Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Our community of Friends School families includes many who can comfortably afford tuition; there are some families who pay full tuition, but only by making sacrifices; and there are others who can afford minimal tuition. Many families fall somewhere along the spectrum.

For those families requesting Flexible Tuition, we use a trusted third-party, FACTS Business Solutions for Education (FACTS), to analyze the family’s financial situation in order to make an objective assessment. Families apply to FACTS online and are asked to provide supporting documents. 

Families currently enrolled and receiving Flexible Tuition will receive an application packet with their re-enrollment contract.  Families must apply for assistance each year.

Families currently enrolled and NOT receiving Flexible Tuition whose circumstances indicate a potential need for assistance, should request a Flexible Tuition application packet from the Business Office.

New families submitting an application for admissions should indicate on the application that you wish to apply for financial aid. 

When your Flexible Tuition application has been received and the FACTS online process has been completed, your request will be considered by our Finance Committee. You may be asked to meet with the Business Manager to discuss the particulars of your situation. Once a determination has been made, you will receive a letter outlining the Flexible Tuition rate and the balance for which the family will be responsible. To complete the process you must sign and return a copy of that letter accepting the rate and terms as stated in the letter.

All inquiries and awards regarding Flexible Tuition are treated confidentially and we ask that the recipients honor that confidentiality.