GCS appreciates the level of commitment and sacrifice that tuition presents to families who understand the value of a rigorous Christ centered education for their children. We recognize that not every family can afford full tuition for their students. Tailored Tuition is discounted based on the financial ability of the family.* We offer families the opportunity to apply for Tailored Tuition assistance.
Complete the Tailored Tuition Agreement and Request form: You may download and print this form or pick one up from the Admissions Office.
Bring in, scan to email, fax, or mail this signed document to Julie Boerger, Business Manager (Room 220). Please do not provide your tax documents with this form.
Log in to your RenWeb/ParentsWeb account, click on the FACTS tab, and choose Apply for Grant & Aid to begin the application.
* The Fifteen Percent Guideline, established by the GCS School Board, provides that most families are eligible for Tailored Tuition to the extent that the total tuition due exceeds 15% of the family’s gross income. Generally, awards are not more than 50% of tuition due. Extenuating circumstances are considered.
TAILORED TUITION APPLICATION PERIODS
Current Grace Families | March 1 – April 15, 2018
New Grace Families | Until June 30, 2018 or two weeks after admission, whichever is later.
The Tuition Assistance Committee dedicates itself to using a fair and mission appropriate process when determining Tailored Tuition awards.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A wide range of families with a variety of circumstances qualify for the program. Many factors are evaluated, including income, assets, unusual expenses, special circumstances and the size of the family.
Total gross household income X 15% = estimated Tailored Tuition amount. However, this is a GUIDELINE and we do take into account the variables mentioned above to tailor tuition to your unique financial situation.
No. Every family is required to make a financial investment in their child’s education. Our commitment to providing Tailored Tuition means that we are sharing in that investment with you. No family will receive Tailored Tuition that covers the entire cost of tuition.
Yes. For new students, application to Grace Christian School and application for Tailored Tuition are two separate processes. You begin with the application for admissions, and then upon acceptance you may begin the Tailored Tuition application process.
No. Only families who feel that they may not be able to pay the full amount of standard tuition should submit a Tailored Tuition Request Form.
No. Admission applications and Tailored Tuition applications are evaluated separately, and an application for Tailored Tuition has no bearing on the admission process. Grace Christian School practices need-blind admissions.
Typically within 3-4 weeks after submitting all required information.
Yes. A new application must be submitted each school year.
Yes. Families that do not qualify are welcome to reapply the following year.
No. The Grace Christian School Board has established maximum class sizes that cannot be surpassed, and we will continue to accept qualified, mission-appropriate students within those limits.