Variable Tuition

Let’s make this work.

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, 64% of our existing families receive some form of discount or aid. By making a Fredericksburg Christian Schools education more financially possible, we will have the opportunity to utilize our exceptional staff, and available classroom space.

Variable Tuition – Application Process

Funds for the 2021 – 2022 school year have been awarded.

The 22-23 school entrance application must be completed before variable tuition assistance is considered. The application process for the 2022-2023 school year will open January 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.

1. Completed 2021 Federal Tax Return including all supporting tax schedules
2. 2021 W-2 forms for all individuals listed on the tax return
3. Documentation for Social Security income and Child Support
4. A letter written to the Variable Tuition Review Committee about your financial circumstances, including the amount that you feel that you can pay monthly

FACTS Grant & Aid Phone  |   1-866-412-4637A processing fee of $40 will be required to submit your Variable Tuition application.
Families who are enrolling new students in grades K-12 may also be eligible for the Virginia Children’s Tuition Fund. To see if your family meets the criteria for this fund, click the button below. In order to be considered, you would simply apply for Variable Tuition. The committee will flag families who are eligible. Please note: To qualify each year, students in the scholarship program must participate in standardized testing. This will be completed at school and will be of no additional cost to you.

Important Dates

Applications Must be Completed and Verified by: Award Notification Letter Mailed
On or before March 15, 2022 By April 30, 2022
On or before April 15, 2022 By May 30, 2022
On or before May 15, 2022 By June 30, 2022
After May 15, 2022 – Contact the Business Office

Verification is completed through FACTS. Once your application has been verified, it will appear as “completed” in your account. This process may take 7-10 days and must be completed by dates listed above to be considered in that round.

If you have questions, please contact our Finance Director, Phyllis Baughman, at 540-735-1283 or pbaughman@gofcs.org.

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