Families seeking financial aid from Bethesda Christian School must file an application through the Independent School Management Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) Program in Wilmington, Delaware. Applications for Student Enrollment to BCS must be completed before the FACTS application for financial aid.
FAST provides a need-based financial aid analysis service to BCS, ensuring that our process for establishing financial need adheres to nationally established standards of best practice. All information from FAST is kept confidential, as is all information pertaining to a family’s financial aid request.
The financial aid application deadline for returning BCS families is March 31, while the deadline for new families is April 30. Tax documentation must be submitted by April 30. The first round of award decisions will be made by April 1, and the final round (if funds are still available) will be made by July 31. Financial aid is awarded on a rolling basis. Each applicant will be considered as long as funds are available for that academic year. Because funds are limited and demand is high, early application is strongly encouraged. Aid is awarded for one year only; a new application must be submitted each school year.
APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID
The application process is self-guided. Applicants may navigate in and out of the program, which allows partial completion of an application and returning to finish it at another time. Online email and a 24/7 helpline is provided. A non-refundable nominal application fee must be paid by credit card at the time of the application’s submission.
After completing the online form, applicants should mail their most recent state and federal tax returns, along with all schedules and W-2s, to:
1316 North Union Street
Wilmington DE 19806-2594
Writing “RE: Bethesda Christian School” in the lower-left corner on the front of the envelope will ensure faster processing of your application.
For more information, please contact the Bethesda Community Church Accounting Office. The church phone number is 817-281-6350.
Applicants may apply online at the Bethesda Christian School FAST application portal. A link to the portal is also included under the Quick Links menu on the BCS website. Applications for financial aid will not be considered until Application for Student Enrollment is completed.
Click to view FAST’s Parent User Guide.