Affording HMS

Affording a Hudson Montessori School Education

At Hudson Montessori School, we are committed to supporting our families and ensuring socioeconomic diversity in the student body. Our financial aid program is one aspect of this support.

Financial aid is available to the families of all current and prospective HMS students who demonstrate need. Please note, however, that financial aid awards typically does not exceed 85 percent of tuition.  We do not offer financial aid to students in the Young Children’s Community or the 3-day Children’s House students.

To ensure objectivity, HMS uses FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition) to evaluate applications. FAST provides a need-based financial aid analysis, which includes recommendations of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition. This is forwarded to our financial aid committee for review. The committee then makes a determination and notifies the family by letter. All information is held in strict confidence.

Financial aid grants are awarded on a one-year basis. Families who have applied in the past must reapply each year.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

1.      Go to the FAST website and fill out an application. Please note:

  • Applications are made on-line and are 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 email and 24/7 helpline is provided.
  • To be in the first round of financial aid decisions, please apply by 2/28/22. Decisions will be released by mid March.

2.      Submit your application online.

  • There is an application fee which is paid online.

3.      After completing the online application, you will be required to mail, fax or upload supporting documents to FAST. These include:

  • A copy of both parents’ or guardians’ 2021 federal and state tax returns with all schedules and W-2s.
  • The Supplemental Information Form, which will be provided by FAST upon completion of the online application.
  • If you are mailing documents, the address is:

    FAST Processing, ISM
    1316 North Union Street
    Wilmington, DE 19806-2594

    (Include “Hudson Montessori School” on the outside of the envelope to ensure faster processing of your application.)

4.      Financial Aid determinations are made case by case. 


December 2021: Application submission opens

For more information, contact:

Michelle Lazor

Director of Admissions