Affordability & Financial Aid Application

    • Need-based financial aid is available for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade to current Wilmington Friends School families and to those applying for admission.
    • The average financial aid award is $12,308.
    • Financial aid awards are made on a case by case basis to families who have demonstrated a need in their financial aid application, as determined by School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS)
    • "Need" covers a wide range, from substantial need to a need for moderate assistance to bridge the gap between what a family can afford and the full cost of tuition.
    • The financial aid committee makes every effort to make a Friends School education affordable for all families; however, please note that qualifying for financial aid in itself  is not a guarantee of being offered an award. 

    Families receiving financial aid must submit a new application and up-to-date tax returns each year they wish to receive aid. Families who do not qualify or who have been wait listed for financial aid in a given year are welcome to apply again for the following school year.   


    Beginning November 2, you may complete the application online at: .  Review of the financial aid policies may be useful as you consider applying for financial aid. 


    Please contact Melissa Brown with questions about tuition/affordability, or 302-576-2932.


    Timing for Financial Aid Applications: As of November 2, 2015, financial aid applications are available for completion online for the 2016-2017 school year. The deadline for submitting financial aid applications for the 2016-2017 school year is December 15, 2015. Please call if you have questions about financial aid for the upcoming school year.


    Rates of Tuition 2016-2017




    Pre-kindergarten, Half Day


    Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten


    First through Third Grade

    Fourth and Fifth Grade

    Sixth Grade





    Seventh and Eighth Grade

    Ninth through Twelfth Grade












    After-School Program (PS - 6th)  $450 - $3,000. 


    In addition to tuition, middle and high school students will incur some additional expenses for text books, supplies, etc.




    Tuition Payment Plans

    Option 1     100% of tuition due August 1

    Option 2     Two-thirds (67%) of tuition due August 1/ One-third (33%) due January 1

    Option 3     Ten monthly payments through Wilmington Friends School Monthly Payment Plan administered by Tuition Management Systems


    Please Note: 

    Tuition payments begin prior to the start of the school year, and a non-refundable enrollment deposit is required for every student. A Tuition Refund Plan is available and is highly recommended.




    Submit Application
    Beginning in September - Rolling


    Schedule Visit/Shadow Days 
    Beginning in October - Rolling


    Submit Financial Aid Applications
    November 3 - December 15


    Register for Testing

    Testing Schedule for Middle and 

    Upper School applicants

    (Assessments for Lower School 

    occur on visit day. )


    All Application Materials Due for
    First Round Offers

    January 15  for Middle and Upper
    January 29 for Preschool and Lower


    First Round Offers of Admission &
    Financial Aid Notification

    January 22  for Middle and Upper
    February 5  for Preschool and Lower


    Rolling Admission
    Applications will continue

    to be accepted and reviewed

    on an on-going basis as
    availability permits.




    Wilmington Friends School
    101 School Road, Wilmington, DE 19803