Quality Christian Education- Within Your Budget
Variable Tuition/Financial Aid
We recognize providing a quality Christian education is a significant financial commitment. Calvin Christian School offers Variable Tuition/Financial Aid to provide qualifying families adjusted rates to meet their unique financial needs.
|3 day K||4/5 day K||Grades
|Annual Tuition Cost||$7,450||$8,950||$9,995||$10,200||$10,550|
|Annual Variable Tuition||$3,725*-
|$4,475*- $8,950||$4,997*- $9,995||$5,100*-
|Building and Debt Fee per Family||$750||$750||$750||$750||$750|
*Additional scholarships may be available for qualifying families.
Variable Tuition Application
Families applying for variable tuition must complete an online application and submit necessary supporting documentation to FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment at https://factsmgt.com/parent-resources/grant-and-aid/. Variable Tuition requests will be prioritized by date received. Applications received after the March 15 priority deadline may result in a lower award amount. FACTS charges a processing fee of $30 and requires completion of your federal taxes from the prior year.
Voluntary Support Pledge
Support pledges are a critical part of Calvin Christian’s mission to provide access to Christian education. Last year, due to the generous support from current families, $187,000 was pledged and awarded to nearly 70 families who qualified for assistance. Thank you for your consideration of support in this way. Please note that support pledges are considered as charitable contributions and may be tax deductible.
Families who do not qualify for Variable Tuition are eligible for a multi-child discount:
- Second child 10%
- Third child 20%
- Fourth child 40%
Payment Plan Options
All tuition payments for CCS are administered on our behalf by FACTS Tuition Management. You may choose one of three payment schedules and options:
- Single payment – Due on May 5 (by invoice or EFT)
FACTS will assess a fee of $10.00, added to your payment
- Two payments – Due on May 5 and December 5 (by invoice or EFT)
FACTS will assess a fee of $10.00, added to your initial payment
- Twelve payments – Due on the 5th of each month, beginning May 5, 2018 through April 5, 2019 (EFT Only).
FACTS will assess a fee of $45.00, added to your initial payment
Variable Tuition Information & FAQ’s
What is Variable Tuition?
Variable Tuition is a tuition rate that is adjusted to meet the unique financial needs of each family. Used by many private schools, colleges, and universities, this program allows families to apply for a tuition rate adjusted for their financial situation. It can make a Calvin Christian education affordable to many qualified families who could not otherwise join our school community. Variable Tuition does not include certain fees.
How Does Variable Tuition Work?
All families (current or new) with students in K-12 may apply for Variable Tuition as a way to explore options for managing tuition cost at CCS. This process is handled through a third-party resource, FACTS, which confidentially assesses family financial details such as income, assets, debt, family size, and other expenses when determining the tuition amount for each family. Using an external resource gives families confidentiality while at the same time providing the school with third-party objectivity.
What kind of economic situation is typical of a family who qualifies for Variable Tuition?
Every family situation is different. A wide range of families with a variety of circumstances may qualify for the program. Many factors are evaluated including income, assets, debt, family size, and other expenses.
What will my Variable Tuition amount be?
Given the varying financial situations among families, it is not possible for a family or the school to estimate the tuition level for which a family qualifies without the completion of a Variable Tuition application.
How do I apply for Variable Tuition?
All Variable Tuition applications must be submitted online at: online.factsmgmt.com/aid. The priority deadline to apply is March 15. You may find it helpful to complete a FACTS worksheet prior to the online application. See the Variable Tuition Application Process and Other Considerations at the end of this document for more details.
Do I need to apply for Variable Tuition separately from applying for admissions or re-enrollment?
Yes. Applying for Variable Tuition is a separate process from applying for admissions or re-enrollment.
Will applying for Variable Tuition hurt my child’s chance of being admitted to CCS?
No. An application for Variable Tuition does not impact the admission or re-enrollment process. Regardless of financial need, parents should initiate the re-enrollment or admission process as early as possible.
Should every CCS family submit an application for Variable Tuition?
No. Only families who feel they may not able to pay the full cost of tuition should apply.
If I do not qualify for the program this year, can I apply again next year?
Yes. A family that does not qualify is welcome to reapply the following year.
I see the Variable Tuition ranges do not include a “multi-student discount.” Why?
Multiple students are one of the factors in determining Variable Tuition. One of the important questions asked on the confidential Variable Tuition application relates to family size and number of students enrolled at CCS.
Who should I contact with questions about Variable Tuition?
Questions about Variable Tuition should be directed to: Jeff at email@example.com
Variable Tuition Procedures
- Current families who have paid the pre-registration fee and families who submit a Variable Tuition application by the March 15 deadline, will be given priority consideration in the Variable Tuition grant process.
- In consideration of applications for Variable Tuition, the matter of divorce or separation of parents is difficult. CCS will always consider the assets of both natural parents and of step-parents before making an award.
- FACTS will send all Variable Tuition reports directly to Calvin Christian School. Based on the reports, CCS will determine the amount of tuition to be granted.
- Variable Tuition is granted for one school year and is not automatically renewable. Applications must be submitted each year for consideration.
- Adjustments to tuition balances and monthly payments due to financial aid or other awards will be granted directly by the school. You will be notified of these changes.
Calvin Christian School does not discriminate in its admissions and financial aid programs, welcoming children of Christian families regardless of race, color, gender, or national/ethnic origin.
*International students are not subject to the Variable Tuition Program and fee schedule described above. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the costs of attendance for international students.