Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

The founders of The Oaks School regarded socio-economic diversity as a core educational value and we remain committed to providing a range of financial aid to families seeking an independent school education.  Keeping The Oaks accessible to a wide cross section of students and families will enrich the learning and living environment for all Oaks students.  We currently offer a variety of tuition assistance plans to approximately a quarter of our families.  Gifts range from a few thousand dollars to almost full tuition.

The Char Sadler Financial Aid Endowment has been established to begin growing an on-going funding source for financial aid.  The Endowment provides a strong foundation to support our goal of keeping our community accessible for years to come.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

The Oaks School processes online financial aid applications through FAST (Financial Aid For School Tuition), a third-party service that offers families a secure online application system. Information that is entered into FAST is shared confidentially with The Oaks financial aid committee. 

Completing an application for financial aid can be a time-consuming process. We encourage you to start early, take a look at the FAST users guide and worksheet and compile your financial statements before starting the online application.

Financial Aid Applications for the 2014-15 school year will be available December 1, 2013 and are due on February 10, 2014.

Click the FAST logo below to begin. The application process is self-guided and you may edit your application before submitting it. For assistance in completing the application, please call the 24-hour call center at (877) 326-FAST (3278).

If you have any financial aid questions, please contact us at (323) 850-3755.

The Oaks FAST

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Step 1: Complete the Online FAST Application    

Click the FAST logo above to begin. Applications must be completed by February 10, 2014.

Step 2: Mail Income Tax Forms and Supporting Materials to FAST 

Mail the following to FAST no later than February 10, 2014:                                                                                

  • Signed copies of your 2012 Federal and State tax returns, with all supporting schedules (see below) 
  • Signed copies of your 2012 W-2s and/or 1099s, and federal form 4506-T if applicable                       
  • Supporting Schedules. If you had income from any of the following in 2012, please submit the corresponding schedule:
    • Business (Schedule C)
    • Capital Gains (Schedule D)
    • Supplemental Income (Schedule E)
    • Personal corporations, trusts, family partnerships, or LLCs (Schedule E, Form 1120D, and Schedule K-1)                            


Write "The Oaks School" on the envelope and mail to: 

Independent School Management, Attn: FAST Processing,1316 North Union St., Wilmington, DE 19806-2594