Tuition & Financial Assistance

Tuition at The New School includes more than just a student's education. In addition to the best possible instruction from our high-quality faculty, tuition includes:

  • Before-School Care from 7:15-8:30 a.m.
  • After-School Care from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Snack


2019-2020 Schedule of Charges  



Less Deposit

EC - 2 Day



EC - 3 Day



EC - 5 Day






Grades 1 - 4



Grades 5 - 6



Grades 7 - 8



Grades 9 - 12






*For 2019 - 2020 families will pay a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $500. The non-refundable deposit will be deducted from the total tuition due.


Download Schedule of Charges 2019 - 2020 Here

2019-2020 Tuition Assistance

Applications for Financial Assistance is now available 

Fast Financial Aid Application Link 

An education from The New School is an investment in your child’s future. Providing an independent school education requires careful planning and commitment, however, the need for tuition assistance should never discourage a family from applying for admission.

The New School wishes to attract a culturally and economically diverse student population. More than 12% of our students receive some form of tuition assistance. The Board of Trustees has budgeted to increase opportunities for even more families. We do our best to provide our excellent educational opportunities to all students regardless of the financial resources of their families.


Tuition Assistance Policies

Separated or Divorced Parents:

The New School expects parents to pay the educational costs for their students to the full extent they are financially able. This policy applies to all parents, even those divorced or separated. Custodial and non-custodial parents must complete their portion of the FAST application. If one or both parents have remarried, the step-parent’s financial information must be included in the FAST application.

New Families:

Admission and tuition assistance are completely separate processes. You may apply for tuition assistance through FAST (see below) before, during or after the admission process. Financial need is not a consideration for admission. All students must follow the admission process in order to be considered for acceptance into The New School. Please contact the Office of Admission for more information regarding the admission process.

Applying for Tuition Assistance

  • Log onto the FAST website.
  • Click "Start Application" to begin.
  • The application process is self-guided. You may navigate in and out of the program allowing you to partially complete an application and return to it at another time. FAST has a 24/7/365 helpline available should you have questions.
  • There is a $45 non-refundable fee for application, to be paid by credit card at the end of process.
  • Once the online application is complete, you are required to either use Tax Wizard to scan in your current year tax returns for both State and Federal taxes with all schedules and W2’s or mail a copy of the documents to:

FAST Processing
1316 North Union Street
Wilmington, DE 19806-2594

*Please include “The New School” name on the outside of your envelope to ensure faster processing of your application.

Important Contact Information for FAST

24/7 phone number - 877-326-3278

Tuition Refund Plan (TRP)

Why do you need the Tuition Refund Plan?

Your financial obligation to the school is for the full annual tuition as stated in the school’s enrollment contract. The school cannot refund tuition or cancel unpaid obligations if your child is forced to withdraw during the academic year.

If your son or daughter withdraws, the Tuition Refund Plan will pay benefits (subject to the terms of the policy and the amount insured) to the school, which provides substantial assistance in meeting your financial obligation.

Every year, thousands of students must withdraw from private schools. The following are examples of reasons why:

  • Family Move
  • Change of Objective
  • Injury or Sickness
  • Death of Parent or Student
  • Disciplinary Dismissal

Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) Brochure

If you have any questions about the Tuition Refund Plan, please contact the Admission Office.