The Westview School's goal is that no child should be turned away due to financial limitations. Need-based financial assistance is available for families who wish to attend Westview. Our financial assistance committee and board of directors consider each application on an individual basis. Assistance is based on the family's financial need and the availability of funds each year.
Westview accepts students for admission without regard to their financial status. Decisions regarding financial assistance are made completely independently from admissions decisions.
We at The Westview School understand and appreciate the financial commitment families assume in deciding to send their children to a special private school. While paying for education is first and foremost the responsibility of the family, The Westview School devotes significant funds each year to a financial assistance budget to assist families in paying the tuition. This provides students who need the special program provided by Westview, but who are unable make that financial commitment, the opportunity to attend our special school.
To help us objectively assess what a family is able to contribute for the education expenses for its child, we use FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition by ism) as a trusted third party. The FAST analysis of a family’s “Estimated Family Contribution” is a critical component of our financial aid decision. However, it is just a start. To make our financial aid award decisions, we use the FAST figures as the baseline for our review, taking into consideration our total financial aid budget, other information we may have collected, our school’s policies and priorities, and the needs of our entire applicant pool. Due to circumstances like these, and others, our school may ask your family to contribute more or less to tuition than what is estimated on the FAST Family Report.
We sincerely ask your help as we seek to equitably distribute the funds available for financial aid. Please take the following into consideration as you complete the financial aid process.
In a divorced or never married situation, both parents should complete the financial aid process.
Please write a personal letter explaining your special circumstances.
We expect that if you are applying for aid from The Westview School, you will also apply for financial aid for all of your children attending tuition-charging schools. If the other school does not have a financial aid program, please note that on your personal letter.
The submitted Parent Financial Statement should reflect the financial picture of the household or households in which the child resides.
Any family who wishes to apply for financial assistance should fill out an application made available through FAST. An offer of financial assistance does not guarantee acceptance to The Westview School.
To access the application on FAST's secure web site, please click the link. Financial assistance applications will NOT be reviewed/considered for awards until all tax information is submitted to and verified by FAST.