At Pasadena Christian School, tuition assistance is awarded across TK-8th grade levels and is a confidential and thoughtful process. Families interested in applying for tuition assistance will need to complete an online application with FAST-ISM starting December 1, 2023 for the 2024-2025 school year (link below).
The Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) program provides a need-based financial aid analysis service that includes an income verification process. All information from FAST remains confidential and is reviewed by the school. You must apply for financial aid each year, using the online FAST application.
Based on the financial information you provide to FAST, the PCS Tuition Assistance Committee determines the amount of assistance to award based on an impartial analysis of your finances, consideration of special circumstances, and the amount of funding available.
For currently enrolled PCS families, please use the link below starting December 1, 2023 to apply for tuition assistance for the 2024-2025 school year.
For prospective families, proceed to the link below after you receive confirmation that your online admissions application has been received. To be considered for tuition assistance, please check the box on the admissions application indicating your interest in tuition assistance.
PCS Tuition Assistance Guidelines:
Incomplete FAST applications will not be reviewed by the Tuition Assistance Committee.
It is the parents' responsibility to ensure that all documents are submitted on time.
Returning applicants must maintain a current status on the 2023-2024 family account.
PCS reserves the right to request additional documentation to verify financial circumstances.
December 1, 2023: FAST Tuition Assistance application available online for 2024-2025
By February 1, 2024: Submit your FAST Online Application
By February 1, 2024: Submit your 2023 Federal & State Income Tax Returns to FAST
By February 15, 2024: Finalize submission of all required documentation to FAST
March 2024: Tuition assistance awards will be issued for the 2024-2025 school year.
LATE APPLICANTS: Awards will be based on available funding at the time of acceptance to the school
FAST Online Application Guidelines:
When applying for tuition assistance through FAST, a non-refundable application fee of $45 is payable online with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.
Be sure to use your name as it appears on your tax return. The process is self-guided with embedded instructions and definitions.
To submit your tax documents, you will have a choice of uploading scanned documents directly to FAST, or mailing them via post.
If mailing your documents, make sure to include the bar code that will be provided by FAST.
Mailed copies must be sent to: FAST Processing 1316 N. Union Street, Wilmington, DE 19806
Do not send any originals, and do not FAX or email the tax documents.
Take your time and read everything carefully. Incomplete applications will affect the outcome of your financial aid award.
Complete your 2023 taxes as early as possible because the optimal deadline to submit the tax forms to FAST is February 1, 2023. Awards cannot be granted without submission of your 2023 tax returns.
Be sure to send your full 2023 tax returns: Federal and all pertinent schedules, State and all W-2’s for each parent. You will be required to include your four most recent pay-stubs, current mortgage statement/rental agreement and a signed IRS form 4506T. (https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506t.pdf )
**If you have any questions about the FAST application process, please call the FAST Call Center at 1-877-326- FAST (3278). They are available 24/7.**
If you have any questions regarding the PCS tuition assistance program, or would like assistance in submitting your tax documents to FAST, please contact Karen Mayeda at 626-773-7905 x.225 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to access the TUITION ASSISTANCE ONLINE APPLICATION
Pasadena Christian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin.