Need-Based Tuition Discounts
Need-based Tuition Discounts
Covenant desires to be a school which reflects the larger Christian community. Provision of tuition discounts to families who are in financial need allows the school to have a broad socio-economic representation of families and to include students whose families could not otherwise provide a classical Christian education for their children.
Covenant employs the independent company FACTS to provide a third party assessment of all applications for tuition discounts. Applicants who demonstrate financial need, as determined by FACTS, will be considered for tuition discounts by the Covenant Board.
How to Apply
To apply for a tuition discount, please first submit your Student Application and then follow the steps outlined below to apply for a tuition discount:
1. Complete the confidential FACTS Application. To be included in the initial review of applications for the 2013-2014 school year, your application must be submitted by February 28, 2013. Based on the information parents submit in the FACTS Application, FACTS provides the school with an independent, confidential assessment of a family’s ability to pay for educational expenses.
To complete the application online, visit the FACTS website and follow the on-line directions.
2. Mail in any supporting materials requested by FACTS. Please note that even if you complete the application on-line, FACTS requires that a copy of your 2012 tax return and other supporting documentation be mailed to FACTS. To be considered in the initial review of applications for the 2013-2014 school year, all information must be mailed to FACTS by February 28, 2013. Without these documents, FACTS will not be able to process the application and the school will not be able to consider the application.
3. Financial Aid Decision. Covenant uses the FACTS assessment, as well as an assessment of the school’s own resources, to make a final decision about the level of financial aid offered by the school.
If you miss the deadline of February 28, 2013, you may still submit your application for consideration by May 1, 2013, but resources will be more limited after the initial deadline of February 28, 2013.
Covenant’s financial resources are limited, and we are not always able to provide the discount level that a student or family may need. Both family need and the resources of the school to meet those needs are reassessed each year.