We are committed to making a St. Paul's education accessible to students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds. The purpose of the St. Paul’s Episcopal School Tuition Assistance Program is to enroll students who would be unable to attend St. Paul’s without financial assistance and would, by their attendance at the school, potentially gain life opportunities that they would not otherwise have. Additionally, these students’ achievements may be inspirational to other students, and their participation in the school community will broaden the overall student experience.
Tuition Assistance Guidelines
St. Paul’s does not grant academic or athletic scholarships. All awards are based on demonstrated financial need, and are revised on an annual basis. Both the number and size of Tuition Assistance grants are limited by the School’s financial resources. In the administration of its Tuition Assistance program, St. Paul’s adheres to the Principles of Good Practice of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) member schools.Assistance may be granted to students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 who meet the academic requirements for admission as well as other requirements.
Please note the following policies before applying for Tuition Assistance:
Information for Divorced and Separated Parents
- A student going through the Admissions process must be accepted to the School before his or her Tuition Assistance application will be reviewed by the Tuition Assistance Committee.
- All parents/guardians applying for Tuition Assistance must be employed.
- Current families must be in good standing with the Business Office before being considered for Tuition Assistance.
- For a current student to receive Tuition Assistance he or she must be in good standing, academically, as stated in the Student-Parent Handbook. In addition, the Tuition Assistance Committee will review grades at the close of every semester and enforce academic policies put in place for students receiving Tuition Assistance.
- The Tuition Assistance Committee will review any discipline infractions of students receiving Tuition Assistance at the close of every semester and enforce Tuition Assistance discipline policies.
- Lack of confidentiality, including discussing the terms, or amount of Tuition Assistance will be grounds for Tuition Assistance removal.
For applicants with divorced or separated parents, the Tuition Assistance Committee will consider the assets of the parent(s) responsible for and/or contributing toward tuition. If the financially responsible parent has remarried, we also consider the assets of the step-parent, bearing in mind the obligation to his or her own biological children. A 2021 W-2, 2020 Federal taxes, including all schedules, and 2020 State taxes must be submitted separately by each parent and step-parent and will be held in strict confidence.
The Process for the 2022-2023 School YearBefore beginning the FAST application, we strongly encourage parents to thoroughly read the Intro to FAST Aid for Parents for detailed information and instructions.
- Apply for Tuition Assistance through FAST.
- Pay the $48.00 processing fee online to FAST at the end of the application process in order for your information to be made available to St. Paul's
- Directly upload (recommended) or mail the following supporting documents to FAST (applications submitted without documentation will not be processed)
- 2021 W-2 forms
- 2020 Federal tax return with all accompanying schedules
- 2020 State tax return
- 2020 Business tax return if applicable
If you choose to mail your tax documents, please mail to the following address:
2207 Concord Pike #417
Wilmington, DE 19803
For questions about completing the FAST application and submitting required documentsFor questions about Tuition Assistance at St. Paul's please contact:
- February 18, 2022 - Deadline for Tuition Assistance applications and required documents.
- Late March 2022 - Notification of Tuition Assistance awards will be mailed.
- Nancy Galanos (251-461-2131), Admissions Counselor and Tuition Assistance Coordinator
- Elizabeth Gregory (251-461-2159), Director of Community Life and Enrollment Management