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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
The 23-24 school entrance application must be completed before variable tuition assistance is considered. The FCS application process for the 2023-2024 school year opened October 3, 2022.
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
|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|