FPD Tuition Assistance
FPD’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is in place for all families who desire a Christ-centered, college-preparatory education for their child(ren) and need help filling the gap between the cost of an FPD education and the amount they can afford to pay.
Each family’s needs are reviewed individually and award amounts vary. We encourage all families who need assistance to pay for an FPD education to complete the Tuition Assistance application. The cost of tuition should not be an initial determining factor in pursuing an FPD education for your son or daughter.
- 40% of FPD’s students receive some level of need-based financial aid.
- The median student award is 31% of published tuition (Grades 1-12)
- Financial aid decisions are made separately from admissions decisions.
- Factors that impact award decisions: Estimated need as determined by FAST, our third-party financial needs assessment service. The total amount of available financial aid funds. The number of applicants applying for financial aid.
- Factors that DO NOT impact award decisions: Applicant profile (academic, extra-curricular, etc.)
Tuition Assistance Application Process
FPD uses a third party, Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST), to review and evaluate the tuition assistance application. FAST provides a confidential review and advises the FPD Business Office on an amount of the award.
The Business Office will discuss the award amount with the family. Families have 10 days to respond with an acceptance or an appeal of the amount. Please note that tuition assistance applications are not reviewed until the family has applied to FPD and is accepted.
- Now: Complete your online FAST application. Note that there is a $45 charge for FAST to process your application, which is paid by credit card at the end of the session.
- As soon as possible: Mail or scan copies of the required supporting documents to FAST, so that they are received by FAST by this date.
- Within 10 days of submitting application materials: You will be contacted by FPD, via e-mail, regarding the amount of assistance that is granted for the school year.