Applying for Financial Aid
Families apply for aid online, through our partner at ISM FAST, based in Wilmington, DE. To begin an application, click the FAST icon below. The financial aid application fee, which is collected by FAST and is separate froom Tandem's enrollment application fee, is $43, payable online by credit card.
Divorced or Separated Parents: Download the Parent User Guide
, available on the right, which lists special procedures for divorced or separated parents. The application expects financial information from both families.
Please contact FAST at (877) 326-FAST (3278) with technical questions regarding the application process. For general questions about admissions or financial aid, please contact the Tandem Friends Business Office at 434-296-1303
. When Forms are Due:
Financial aid applications for returning families are due January 15, 2017. Enrollment applications and financial aid applications for new families are due in full on February 1, 2017.
As instructed by FAST, please submit your completed and signed 2015 Federal and State tax forms - including W-2's, 1099’s, and related schedules listed in the application. Returning families who complete their applications by January 15, 2017, will receive their award along with their re-enrollment contract. Returning family applications received after January 15, 2017 and new family applications should allow several weeks for a decision. Applications will be considered incomplete without tax forms and supporting documentation.For verification, families will also need to submit their 2016 tax forms to FAST when completed (usually by April). This will include signed tax forms - including W-2's, 1099’s, and related schedules listed on the application form.