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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 through the FACTS Tuition Management system and are asked to provide supporting documents. 
Currently Enrolled Families
Families currently enrolled and receiving Flexible Tuition will need to submit an updated application each year.  
Families currently enrolled and NOT receiving Flexible Tuition whose circumstances indicate a potential need for assistance should let the Business Office know as soon as circumstances warrant and should submit an application
Currently enrolled families will receive priority consideration, provided they submit their Flexible Tuition application by the deadline indicated during the Online Enrollment process, and as long as funds remain available.
New Families
New families submitting an application for admissions should indicate on the application that they wish to apply for financial aid and should also submit an application for Flexible Tuition.  New families will be considered for Flexible Tuition after the priority consideration period for returning families has passed, and only provided that funds remain available
Once a Flexible Tuition application has been received and the FACTS review 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 an email with a link to review the Flexible Tuition offer.  If you accept the offer, your Tuition balance will be adjusted accordingly. 
All inquiries and awards regarding Flexible Tuition are treated confidentially and we ask that the recipients honor that confidentiality.