A tuition assistance fund was established in 1998 by donations from individuals who feel a quality, Christ-centered environment is a vital piece of a student’s education. The ongoing source of these funds is from individual donations, the South Christian Foundation, and the New Life Thrift Store.
The tuition assistance fund is used to help individual families who are unable to pay the full cost of tuition. During an average school year, we budget to award approximately $180,000 of assistance. Already this year, we have awarded over $160,000 to approximately 75 families. These 75 families actually qualified for $580,000 of assistance. Many of these families have been directly affected by the downturn of the economy in the form of job loss, fewer hours, and/or higher individual insurance costs. Other families have dealt with long-term illness or disability.
We anticipate more requests to be made during this school year. For those of us who have been richly blessed, this is an opportunity to help our extended Christian family. We can take seriously the vows we make at the baptism of infants to stand with the parents in their instruction in the faith.
We recognize that the needs for assistance are only going to increase. We have several programs that will, along with individual donations, help to ensure that we will be able to provide assistance in the future.
An application for tuition assistance is available online at Facts Management Company. You will be required to provide financial information as well as a copy of your most recent income tax return.