Financial Aid Application

Completing an application for financial aid is a time-consuming and challenging process.  For many of you, this may be the first time submitting financial aid forms. Oakwood uses a confidential financial aid application processing service called FAST - Financial Aid for School Tuition. 

We encourage you to start early, take a look at the FAST User Guide (for the Spanish version, click HERE) and compile your financial statements before starting the online application.  For guideline and list of questions asked by the FAST program, click the worksheet here.

The application is online, and tax forms and materials should be submitted to FAST.  All application materials are strictly confidential.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Step 1:  Complete the online FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition) application

Please click the FAST icon below to start the application.  The FAST applicaton for 2018-2019 will be available on line beginning November 10, 2017. 

 The application process is self-guided. You may navigate in and out of the program allowing you to partially complete an application and go back to it at another time. Online e-mail and a 24/7 helpline is provided. Please call the FAST helpline (877-326-3278) or e-mail at help@ismfast.com with any questions.

Step 2:  Submit income tax forms and supporting materials to FAST using the Quick Processing wizard within the application

New applicants - mail a copy of your FINAL 2016 federal and state income tax returns and all supporting schedules along with your 2016 W-2s and/or 1099 forms and Federal Form 4506-T CLICK HERE to FAST by January 10, 2018.

All applicants - mail a copy of your FINAL 2017 federal and state income tax returns and all supporting schedules along with your 2017 W-2s and/or 1099 forms  CLICK HERE to FAST by February 15, 2018. Federal Form 4506-T is due January 10, 2018.    

Submit your documents to FAST by mail, scan or upload.  Follow the instructions below.   

  • Mail copies of required documentation to:

Independent School Management
Attn: FAST Processing
1316 North Union Street 
Wilmington DE  19806-2594

When mailing documents to FAST, always include the FAST cover sheet identifying Oakwood School and your student's name. The bar-coded cover sheet can be printed from the Quick Processing wizard within your application.

  • Scan the documents directly to FAST using your scanner.  For technical support, call FAST at (877) 326-3278.
  • Upload your pdf file to FAST.  You must call FAST to make option available at (877) 326-3278.

DEADLINES:

January 10, 2018
The online FAST application must be submitted and 2016 federal and state income tax returns and supporting tax schedules or forms and Federal Form 4506-T must be sent to FAST by January 10. Note that 2016 tax forms are not required if you submitted them last year.

FEBRUARY 15, 2018
Your 2017 federal and state income tax returns and supporting tax schedules and forms must be sent to FAST by February 15. Send FINAL returns only - no drafts.

Have you submitted all the required tax forms?

For any tax returns submitted, please also provide copies of the following tax schedules and forms if you had a business, capital gains and/or supplemental income:

Schedule C (Business)
Schedule D (Capital Gains)
Schedule E (Supplemental Income)

In the event that income or distributions are received from personal corporations, trusts, family partnerships or limited liability companies, these forms must also be included:

Schedule E
Form 1120S
Schedule K-1

 

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