Tuition & Financial Aid
Applying for Financial Aid
A Lausanne education is an investment in your student's future. We know that the financial commitment can keep well deserving students from this opportunity. Lausanne has a need based financial aid program for qualifying students. Through the Lausanne financial assistance program many families have come to our school that otherwise would not be able to do so. This is a confidential program and only the Financial Aid Committee will review your personal financial records or know of any award granted.
In order to apply for financial assistance, please follow the steps listed below:
- Apply to Lausanne Collegiate School through the online application here. To be considered for financial assistance, families must have completed the enrollment application first, as well as signed and completed the enrollment contract and obligations prior to an award being extended. See the timeline and contractual obligations outlined below.
- Download the policies and procedures here to get started. Email Courtney Carlton to request more information regarding the application steps should you have any questions.
- Complete the online FAST (Financial Assistance for School Tuition) here. There is a $43 application fee.
- Collect your current tax documents for the past two years and either email PDF versions to Courtney Carlton or mail copies directly to FAST at the address below. Feel free to request a FAST envelope from Courtney Spring to mail directly to the third-party should you wish. These documents should include all financially responsible parties’ applicable W-2s and tax returns and families are asked to make copies on their own.
Independent School Management
ATTN: FAST Processing Center
1316 North Union Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
Timeline of Financial Assistance Awards:
September-January-Admission season commences and first-round applications accepted
February 17-First-Round Acceptances announced
March 3- First-Round Financial Assistance deadline to apply and First Round-Acceptance Enrollment Deadline
April-First-Round awards extended to all completed and enrolled Financial Assistance families
*Please note, applications for both enrollment and financial assistance will still be accepted after the first-round deadlines, however, spaces and funds are not guaranteed after the first-round so we do encourage families to try and apply and begin both processes during the admission season.
Contract obligations and withdrawal procedures:
Families applying and qualifying for financial aid will receive a full refund of their deposit and will not be held to their signed contract, upon request, if Lausanne cannot give the financial assistance qualified for through the FAST for the upcoming school year. We must then receive this request within two weeks of the mailing of the financial award for the deposit to be refunded. All contracts will be binding after this time. If you do not qualify for financial assistance through FAST, or if we offer the amount you do qualify for, though it may not be the amount requested, then your contract is binding and you will be obligated to fulfill all financial obligations to the School.
Families who receive a financial assistance award will be required to have the tuition refund policy (TRP) fee on all payment plans. In addition, recipients must be financially current prior to the receipt of an award for the new year.
Courtney S. Carlton
Assistant Director of Admission/Director of Financial Aid