We utilize the online service of Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) to process applications. FAST will be the standard submission format for all applications.

FAST does not decide whether financial assistance will be given or how much to give; rather FAST provides a need-based financial aid analysis service which includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition. All information from FAST is kept confidential. Results are reviewed by the Tuition Assistance Committee who makes a determination based on next year’s budget.

As a reminder, you must reapply each year. To start the process, please do the following:

FAST FINANCIAL AID PROCESS

*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 $41.00 and can be paid by credit card at the end of the session. If you do not have a credit card, or cannot budget the fee, please call Rena for assistance.
*After completing the online application you will be required to mail your tax returns for both state and federal taxes with all schedules and W-2’s to:
FAST Processing
ISM
1316 North Union Street
Wilmington DE 19806-2594
Please submit your current tax returns on April 15.
*Including Torah Day School of Seattle’s name on the outside of the envelope will ensure faster processing of your application.
*Your tax return must follow the submission.
*Make your tax appointment early.

The goal is to have an award determination made by the time re-enrollment contracts are issued. While no financial aid procedure can be entirely equitable – there are simply too many individual factors and extenuating circumstances – this new process that has been selected should serve our School community well. Among its many features will be the ability to further secure your financial data, and maintain the high degree of confidentiality that past recipients most appreciated.

Appeals can be directed to the Tuition Assistance Committee via email: TAC@tdsseattle.org