Variable Tuition at Valley Christian Schools
We know a Valley Christian education is the first choice for many Christian parents. We also understand the cost of private education can be a barrier to applying. VCS Variable Tuition is individually assessed tuition based on each family's financial situation and the school's tuition assistance pool. Variable Tuition is a needs-based assessment. A wide range of families with a variety of circumstances will qualify for the program.
Several factors are weighed, including income, assets, expenses, and the number of dependents.
This tuition system is supported by members of the Valley Christian community and VCS families.We encourage you to apply if your students are entering Full-Day Kindergarten - 12th grade. Our program allows us the opportunity to assist families who otherwise might not be able to afford a Private Christian school.How is Variable Tuition determined? Each case is confidential and is evaluated by a third party, FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition). Our internal Tuition Team determines variable tuition offers.
How can my family apply?
- Applications are submitted online
- Access the FAST program here
- Click the Start Application button and follow the instructions
- Your application is considered complete when all information is submitted online and required documents are mailed or scanned to FAST. The last page of the application notes each element required for a complete application. Only complete applications are reviewed.
- Applicants must re-apply each year
- FAST Application fee is $53
As a prospective family, we ask that you apply for Variable Tuition at the same time you apply for admission.
For the 2024-25 school year, families can begin applying after November 1, 2023. The application requires a copy of your 2022 Federal and State Income Tax returns and all supporting schedules along with your 2022 W-2s and/or 1099 forms.
If we receive your completed application by 12/31/2023, you will have your results by February 2024 in time for re-enrollment. Applications received after 12/31/2023 will not be considered until after the re-enrollment period and will be based on funds available. The application requires a copy of your 2022 Federal and State Income Tax returns and all supporting schedules along with your 2022 W-2s and/or 1099 forms.
What adjustment amounts are awarded?
The amount of the adjustment is based on several factors including family income, expenses, assets and number of dependents. Families in the same income range may have different overall financial circumstances and may receive a different adjustment amount.
The amount of adjustment granted during any given year will vary based on pre-approved amounts determined annually by the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors.