Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance is available to current and new families.  Families seeking tuition assistance must file an application through the Independent School Management Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) Program.  All applications must be completed online by January 31, 2017 for the 2017/2018 school year.  Applicants will be notified of their assistance level granted by mid February.

The FAST program is designed to be very responsive to our families and allowing families to represent their own particular circumstances more accurately. To support the online application process, FAST provides 24/7 help desk support.  Although the majority of funds are distributed in the first round of applications (January 31st deadline), families are still able to apply for tuition assistance until May 1st for review and allocation of funds completed by mid May. 

FAST provides Urban Academy a need-based financial aid analysis service which ensures 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.

Financial Aid grants are made for one year only and, therefore, you must reapply each year. The application process is self-guided.  You may navigate in and out of the program, allowing you to partially complete an application and go back to it at another time.  Online e-mail and a 24/7 helpline is provided.  The charge for the application is US $38, to be paid by credit card at the end of the session. 

After completing the online application, you will be required to mail your tax returns with all schedules and T4's and any available tax slips to:
 FAST Processing
 ISM
 1316 North Union Street
 Wilmington DE 19806-2594

Including the school's name on the outside of the envelope will ensure faster processing of your application.  Pre-addressed envelopes are available from the Urban Academy office.

Financial Aid notification for returning students will be in February 2017. Our goal is to have an award determination made by the time re-enrollment letters of intent are required on February 28, 2017.  Because financial aid funds are limited and demand is high, late filing of materials may result in non-renewal of tuition assistance.   If you require more information or assistance, please contact Mrs. MacNamara at (604) 524-2211 or admin@urbanacademy.ca

For more information regarding the application process, and FAST system, please review the following documents:

Start now by clicking on the FAST logo below:

Apply For Tuition Assistance