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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.

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.

Applications for financial aid will be accepted from February 1 through March 31. The first round of award decisions will be made by April 1, and a second round will be made by July 1. 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.


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 application fee of $41 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:

FAST Processing
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.

Click to view FAST’s Parent User Guide.