Important Dates for 2020-2021
Financial Assistance Website Opens: Monday, November 2, 2020
Financial Assistance Application Due: Monday, February 1, 2021
Please note, there is one deadline for financial assistance. Late applications will not be processed.
Valley Christian Schools strives to offer quality education to students of all economic backgrounds. Tuition assistance is available to students accepted for admission with demonstrated financial need. It is the desire of school administration, subject to the availability of funds, to give all qualified students, regardless of financial resources, the opportunity to attend Valley Christian Schools. Consequently, not all students who might otherwise qualify receive financial assistance. Please note that the financial assistance process is completely separate from the admissions and enrollment process.
To be considered for financial assistance, a student must be in good standing in both academics and in citizenship.
When applying for financial assistance, it is important to take into consideration the complete cost of attending Valley Christian Schools. Historically, financial awards cover from 10-50% of the total tuition cost and are applicable only towards tuition. In addition to tuition, there are other fees and charges that occur during the school year which should be considered. The following is a non-inclusive list of K-12 costs that may be incurred:
- Enrollment fee
- Application fee (new students)
- Athletic fees
- Certain electives (theatre, art)
- Field trips
- Busing (optional)
- Grades 6-12 must purchase an iPad and iPad apps
Financial Assistance Application Process
Financial Assistance applications must be submitted by the deadline each year for consideration for the following year.
The process requires going to VCS’s third-party evaluation partner (FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment) to complete an application and supply all requested information. This application should be carefully reviewed for accuracy and completeness. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
|Submission of your most recent Federal Income Tax return to FACTS, as per instruction on the FACTS
forms (if not available, submit W-2’s and/or 1099’s).
|Describe any specific circumstances that would not normally be noted in your family’s income tax information.|
|An explanation is required if your reported expenses exceed gross income.|
|In order to receive financial assistance, a face-to-face interview may be requested by the committee.|
Failure to complete the above checklist by the below deadline will result in your application being placed on a "further information required" list. You will be informed of any missing items. This may adversely affect the likelihood of receiving any financial aid.
Priority for assistance is highest in grades 9-12, grades 6-8 next, and then elementary school. These are guidelines only.
Each student who receives financial assistance is expected to demonstrate exemplary behavior. Additionally, students must maintain good academic standing at the end of each semester. Grants are subject to review on academic or behavioral grounds at the end of each semester.
VCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin in administering financial assistance.