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Tuition/Affordability

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  • Submit Application

    Beginning in September - Rolling
  • Schedule Visit/Shadow Days

    Beginning in October - Rolling
  • Submit Financial Aid Applications

    October 15 - December 15
  • Register for Testing

    Testing Schedule for Middle and 

    Upper School applicants
    (Assessments for Lower School 
applicants
    occur on visit day.)
  • All Application Materials Due for First Round Offers

    January 12 for Middle and Upper
    January 26 for Preschool and Lower
  • First Round Offers of Admission & Financial Aid Notification

    January 19 for Middle and Upper
    February 2 for Preschool and Lower
  • Rolling Admission

    Applications will continue
    to be accepted and reviewed
    on an on-going basis as
    availability permits.

Financial Aid Examples and Information


Need-based financial aid is a grant awarded to those families who qualify; it is not a loan. Because financial circumstances vary significantly from family to family, the scenarios presented below are for illustrative purposes to demonstrate a range of incomes and factors that are taken into consideration when financial aid awards are made.  




  • Financial aid is available for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade to current Wilmington Friends School families and to those applying for admission.
  • The average financial aid award is $12,308.
  • Financial aid awards are made on a case by case basis to families who have completed a financial aid application, as determined by School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS)
  • "Need" covers a wide range, from substantial need to a need for moderate assistance to bridge the gap between what a family can afford and the full cost of tuition.
  • The financial aid committee makes every effort to make a Friends School education affordable for all families.
Families receiving financial aid must submit a new application and up-to-date tax returns each year they wish to receive aid. Families who do not qualify or who have been wait listed for financial aid in a given year are welcome to apply again for the following school year.   
 
As of October 2, 2018, you may now complete the application online at: SSS  for the 2019-2020 school year.  Review of the financial aid policies may be useful as you consider applying for financial aid. 

The SSS School Code for Wilmington Friends is : 8236
 
Please contact Melissa Brown with questions about tuition/affordability, mbrown@wilmingtonfriends.org or 302-576-2932.



Timing for Financial Aid Applications: As of October 2, 2018 financial aid applications will be available for completion online for the 2019-2020 school year. The deadline for submitting financial aid applications for the 2019-2020 school year is December 15, 2018. Please call if you have questions about financial aid for the upcoming school year.

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Rates of Tuition 2018-2019

Preschool Three Full Days
Preschool Four Full Days
Preschool Five Half Days
Preschool Five Full Days
$9,475
$11,950
$10,775
$13,950
Pre-kindergarten, Half Day
Pre-kindergarten, Full Day
$15,050
$18,950
Kindergarten          
$19,150
First Grade
Second and Third Grade
Fourth and Fifth Grade
$23,225
$23,300
$23,550
Sixth Grade
Seventh and Eighth Grade
Ninth through Twelfth Grade
$24,675
$27,725
$29,100


After-School Program (PS - 6th)  $460 - $3,050 annually. 

In addition to tuition, middle and high school students will incur some additional expenses for text books, supplies, etc.



Tuition Payment Plans

Option 1     100% of tuition due August 1
Option 2     Two-thirds (67%) of tuition due August 1/ One-third (33%) due January 1
Option 3     Ten monthly payments through Wilmington Friends School Monthly Payment Plan are due beginning May 1 and administered by Smart Tuition.
 

Please Note: 

Tuition payments begin prior to the start of the school year, and a non-refundable enrollment deposit is required for every student. A Tuition Refund Plan is available and is highly recommended.