Tuition Assistance

The New School is committed to providing as much assistance as possible to families in need. Below you can find options for financial assistance from government programs and from the school directly.

Government Scholarships

The NC Opportunity Scholarship, Disability Grant, and Educational Savings Account programs offer financial assistance for eligible children in Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Opportunity Scholarship

This program provides funding for eligible children who choose to attend a participating nonpublic school.

Participation is open to Kindergarten and First Grade students, or to older students who have spent the past year in a public school.

Disabilities Grant

The Disabilities Grant provides funding for school tuition. The grant may also cover expenses such as speech or occupational therapy or tutoring.

Note: Families are required to have an Individualized Education Plan dated within the past 3 years to apply.


The New School Tuition Assistance

The school uses FAST (Independent School Management’s Financial Aid for School Tuition) to provide an independent and objective financial evaluation of a family’s ability to pay tuition.


  • All families are eligible to apply. Acceptance is based on financial need.
  • Families with children applying to our Kindergarten, elementary, or middle school programs must first apply for one of the government scholarships listed above. Email verification of this application should be emailed to the school at
  • Families with outstanding balances from a prior year must first request approval from the school before submitting a new application.

Application Process

  • Prior to completing the process, applicants should have their w2 tax information and other financial information readily available. All information is confidential.
  • Both legal guardians (when applicable) should provide information even if separated or divorced.
  • Application must be submitted by April 16th, 2023. Please note FAST charges a $45 non-refundable fee.
  • Once the application is completed, make sure to send all required documentation to FAST (not the school).
  • Click on the FAST image below to begin the application.

Apply Here!

FAST Tuition Assistance Application

If you have any questions or problems with the application, please contact FAST directly:

Phone: 877-326-FAST (877-326-3278)