Financial Aid

The New School of Lancaster awards financial aid on the basis of financial need. The New School believes that each family is responsible for some portion of the annual tuition. The New School safeguards the confidentiality of all financial information.

Eligibility: Primary students attending a minimum of five (5) half days or three (3) full days, Elementary, and Middle School students are eligible to apply for financial aid.


1. Complete your child’s enrollment form, pay the enrollment fee.

2.By April 18, 2017 – Families seeking financial aid must file an application through the Independent School Management Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) Program in Wilmington, DE.  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.  The charge for the application is $43.00, to be paid by credit card at the end of the session.

3.Applications must be completed by both parents regardless of custody.  After completing the online application, you will be required to mail your 2016 tax returns for both State and Federal taxes with all schedules and W-2’s to:

FAST Processing
1316 North Union Street

Wilmington, DE 19806-2594

It is helpful to include our school’s name on the outside of the envelope.

4.Initial award letters or letters informing applicants of the status of their financial aid application are sent the first week in June.

If funds are available, students accepted for enrollment after the above deadlines will be considered for financial aid upon receipt of all financial aid materials.

If you need more information or assistance, please contact the Business Office at (717) 397-7655, ext. 124.