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The purpose of the variable tuition program is to make Christian education accessible to more families, by providing a reduced rate. We base reduced rates on each family’s specific financial situation. Variable tuition is a need-based financial aid structure – similar to those used by other private schools, colleges, and universities. Any family in need of assistance may apply. Preschool families must be in our 5-day program to be considered for variable tuition.
Factors like income, family circumstances, and the cost of living in the Fredericksburg region are reviewed by a third party: FACTS Grant & Aid. Each request is then reviewed by the FCS Financial Aid Committee, who makes the final award. Currently, 71% of our students receive a reduced tuition due to either variable tuition or one of the discounts we offer (multiple child, advanced pay, alumni or employee discounts.)
Variable Tuition – Application Process
*Variable tuition is not yet open for the 2024-2025 school year. Please look for information in December regarding application dates.
The 23-24 school entrance application must be completed before variable tuition assistance is considered.
Before you begin your application on the FACTS Grant & Aid website, you’ll want to have applied for the students and grade levels needed and have the following documents ready. They will need to be uploaded to FACTS Grant & Aid to supplement your application.
- Completed 2022 Federal Tax Return including all supporting tax schedules
- 2022 W-2 forms for all individuals listed on the tax return
- Documentation for Social Security income and Child Support
- A letter written to the Variable Tuition Review Committee about your financial circumstances, including the amount that you feel that you can pay monthly
Variable Tuition – Important Dates
|Application Submission Date||Award Notification Letter Mailed|
|On or before March 15, 2023||By April 30, 2023|
|On or before April 15, 2023||By May 30, 2023|
|On or before May 15, 2023||By June 30, 2023|
|After May 15, 2022 – Contact the Business Office|
Children’s Tuition Fund
When you apply for variable tuition, your application will also be evaluated to see if your family is eligible to receive assistance through the Children’s Tuition Fund. You can learn more about this program by clicking the button below.