The Fay School Tuition Assistance
Tuition Assistance Program
In anticipation of a rise in the demand for our need-based Tuition Assistance, The Fay School has increased the amount of Tuition Assistance budgeted for the 2020-2021 school year. We will use proceeds from this year’s Secret Garden Online Auction to support this increase. If your family is facing economic hardship that makes future tuition payments untenable, please consider applying for need-based Tuition Assistance.
The Fay School Tuition Assistance Program (FayTAP) serves the greater Houston area by providing financial resources to qualified applicants who could not otherwise attend the school. FayTAP is a need-based program of tuition assistance. Resources are not allocated for merit and/or performance achievement.
FayTAP seeks to fulfill four primary objectives:
- To provide assistance to qualified current and prospective Fay families
- To provide assistance to currently enrolled Fay families who may be in temporary financial difficulty
- To provide for a more diverse school community
- To provide a maximum of eighty percent tuition assistance to qualified families. Awards in excess of eighty percent are at the sole discretion of the Head of School
Qualifications for Assistance
FayTAP candidates must serve as stewards of the school’s Mission Statement and Core Values. To this end, qualifications for assistance include:
- Prospective students must meet the admission requirements of the school and, based upon the student profile, demonstrate the ability to succeed in the Fay program
- Current and/or returning students must successfully navigate the Fay academic program
- The School reserves the unconditional right to suspend and/or expel any student, or recall a FayTAP award, at any time for academic, behavioral, or attitudinal reasons if it concludes that The Fay School is not an appropriate school for the student or if the parents’ relationship with the School becomes uncooperative.
- Apply for admission or submit re-enrollment form for the school year.
- Complete and submit the Independent School Management's FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition) application by clicking the FAST link below.
- Completed Tuition Assistance applications for the upcoming school year will be evaluated beginning on March 1st. Awards are subject to the available Tuition Assistance budget.
- Submit the following documents via the secure upload link in the application or alternatively by mail to address listed below:
A signed copy of the previous year’s income tax return, including all supporting tax schedules
Copies of W-2s
1316 North Union Street
Wilmington, DE 19806-2594
- The FayTAP committee will inform the family of the award in writing and provide a schedule of payments. Awards are for one year only and do not guarantee an award or level of award for any subsequent year. Tuition assistance is for tuition only and may not be applied towards books, fees, etc. Late payment of the remaining tuition and/or fees may jeopardize the award.
FayTAP exists at the sole discretion of the Head of School in conjunction with the Board of Trustees. The FayTAP budget is approved annually by the Board of Trustees.