Apply for Financial Aid

Application Deadlines

Returning Families*: February 1st, 2019. Please log on to the FAST Aid portal to submit a new application for the 2019 year.
New Families: Applications will be accepted through-out the year and reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee monthly.

*Founder's Award Applications are assessed on a yearly basis. You must submit a new application for the upcoming year in order to be reconsidered for funding.

Application for Founder's Awards (Financial Aid)

Shawnigan Lake School uses an external assessment partner called FAST Aid which employs standardized and impartial processing in a confidential setting. Should you require any technical assistance with your application, please contact FAST Aid directly at 1-877-326-3278.

Complete admissions process 

In order to be considered for Founder's Awards, you must first complete the admissions process and successfully be admitted to Shawnigan Lake School.


Submit your application online

Please see Document Checklist section on this page to ensure you are prepared to complete the application.

Once you have prepared your documents, Apply online using FAST Aid.

The FAST Aid application portal requires a credit card to process a $45 USD application fee.
For technical support on the application process, please contact FAST Aid directly.

Receive decision letter

Our Financial Aid Committee will receive your application results from FAST Aid and make a decision on your application. Please review our Founder's Award policy for more information.

Applications are assessed by our Financial Aid Committee on a monthly basis.
Families will receive a decision letter by email within a month of submission date. 

Request for a Reconsideration of Financial Aid
If a family experiences a significant change in circumstances after an application for financial aid is processed, the parent(s) may request a review of the student’s financial aid award. The Financial Aid Committee meets on a regular basis throughout the year and will discuss appeals for more aid.

If a family has new information to bring to the School’s attention, they will need to send an email to financialaid@shawnigan.ca explaining a reason for the request and providing any supporting documentation, in order for a review to be considered.

The application, along with any materials submitted with it, does not replace the need to submit an official financial aid application for subsequent years.

FAST Aid

1-877-326-3278

Document Checklist

  • Previous year's T1 General tax forms including all accompanying schedules
  • Provincial Form 428
  • Previous year's T4 Slips
  • Previous year's Notice of Assessment
  • Year-end statement from your mortgage holder
  • Bank statements
  • Brokerage statements
  • Insurance costs for home, life, auto, and health
  • Utility information
  • Medical records and expenses
  • Retirement account information
Shawnigan Lake School is an independent boarding school for Grades 8-12 on Canada's West Coast. Our modern, diverse and innovative programming helps shape the next generation of global leaders.