The Warren-Walker Fund

Warren-Walker School offers financial assistance through The Warren-Walker Fund, an endowment established by the founders of the school. The Fund continues to grow through the generosity of our many benefactors, including parents and alumni. Financial assistance provides an opportunity for academically qualified children of varying social and economic backgrounds to attend Warren-Walker School. 

General Guidelines for Financial Assistance:  

  • Only one application is required per family and must include all siblings making application.
  • Parents who are divorced, separated, or have never been married, must complete an application for each household, regardless of custodial arrangement.
  • There is an expectation that when all children in an applicant household reach school age, both parents will be gainfully employed.  
  • The income and resources of both parents and/or stepparents is considered when determining the level of assistance.
  • Applicants are encouraged to explain special circumstances in the area provided on the application in order to give the financial assistance committee a clear picture of a family’s financial situation.
  • Admission decisions are independent of the financial assistance process, but every effort is made to run them concurrently.  If not, extensions may be made to the deadlines imposed on the return of an enrollment contract pending a final disposition regarding financial assistance. 

Prospective Families

Because we strive to allocate our resources wisely and fairly, we work with Independent School Management’s Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) program, which provides a need-based analysis that includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition.  All information from FAST is kept confidential.  Results are reviewed and determined by a Financial Aid Committee based on next year’s operating budget.  Upon approval, offers of assistance are then sent to families.

To begin the  application process, please follow the steps below:

  1. Complete the Online Application. The application process is self-guided. Only one application per family is needed, even if you have several children applying to Warren-Walker School. You will set a username and password so that you may save information and return to it at a later date before submitting your application. Online email and a 24/7 helpline is provided. 
  2. Unless and extension is granted or you are a late applicant, the online submission deadline is February 15.
  3. IMPORTANT: After completing the online application you will be required to mail your 2017 tax returns for both state and federal taxes with all schedules and W-2’s to: 

                        ISM / F.A.S.T.
                        1316 North Union Street
                        Wilmington, DE 19806

Currently Enrolled WWS Families

  1. Complete the online application for the 2018-2019 school year by January 15, 2018, in order to be considered in the first round of financial assistance decisions.
  2. Re-enrollment deposits are required for a financial assistance application to be processed. If the financial assistance determination does not meet your family's need, your deposit will be refunded. 
  3. Decisions will be mailed in February for those financial assistance applications received by January 12.  All other applications will be considered on a "first-come, first-served" rolling basis. 
  4. IMPORTANT: Financial Assistance applicants are required to mail their 2017 tax returns (no later than *April 17, 2018) for both state and federal taxes with all schedules and W-2’s to:  
                        ISM / F.A.S.T.
                        1316 North Union Street
                        Wilmington, DE 19806

*If 2017 tax forms are not received by this date, any financial assistance awarded may be rescinded. 

Contact Us

In order to best serve our families, we encourage open conversations regarding your financial situation. If we can assist you in any way, please feel free to contact our office.

Carol Harris
Coordinator, Financial Assistance
charris@warren-walker.com
619-223-3663 ext. 323