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SCHOLARSHIPS AND TUITION ASSISTANCE

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Trinity Christian School currently accepts the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (income-based) and the Gardiner Scholarship (special needs) through Step Up for Students, Florida Private School Scholarships through AAA Scholarship Foundation, and State of Florida McKay Scholarships.

For maximum assistance with tuition and associated school fees, It is recommended that you research these scholarships before applying for Tuition Assistance.

 

TUITION ASSISTANCE

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for tuition assistance must be submitted in May prior to the fall term.
See specific dates near the bottom of this page.

School tuition assistance is available to qualifying families of children entering kindergarten through eighth grade. Students must register and be accepted at Trinity Christian School prior to applying for financial aid. All registration fees are non-refundable even if financial assistance is not granted.  If a student is not accepted at TCS due to other factors such as not passing the entrance test or poor behaviorial history, registration fees will be returned. Current students of TCS will have priority for financial assistance, followed by Trinity Baptist Church members and finally to new families at TCS. Additional financial assistance is not available to families already receiving Step Up For Students corporate tax money or the McKay Scholarship.

 

Trinity Christian School uses the online service of Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) to process applications. FAST will be the standard submission format for all applications.

 

FAST does not decide whether financial assistance will be given or how much to give; rather FAST provides a need-based financial aid analysis service which includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition. All information from FAST is kept confidential. Results are reviewed by the School Council who make recommendations to the Administrator. The School Council reserves the right to conduct further reviews of applicants including verification of church involvement and the research of certain hardship cases to determine needs. Upon approval by the Administrator, financial aid offers are then sent to qualifying families.

 

Once the committee offers financial aid to a family, the family will be asked to sign an acceptance letter. If financial aid is granted, some volunteer work at TCS is required. Financial aid is granted on an annual basis and can be discontinued at any time if the family does not abide by the criteria detailed below. Any money granted is subject to the number of applicants and available funding. Not all applicants will be granted financial aid.

 

Other criteria considered in awarding financial assistance:

  • Financial need
  • Academic performance of student (maintain a 2.0 average)
  • Christian character of student
  • Disciplinary history of student
  • Parent cooperation and school involvement
  • TCS family financial accounts are current and account history may be reviewed

Trinity Christian School is striving to make Kingdom Education available to every family.

Trinity Christian School does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnic background.

 Families must reapply each year. To start the process, do the following:

  • Click on the FAST link below
  • The application process is self-guided. You may navigate in and out of the program allowing you to partially complete an application and go back to it at another time. Online email and a 24/7 helpline is provided.  Do not call the school with questions.
  • The charge for the application is to be paid by credit card at the end of the session.
  • After completing the online application, mail your 2014 tax return(s) for both state and federal taxes with all schedules and W-2's to:

FAST Processing
ISM
1316 North Union St.
Wilmington, DE 19806-2594

  • Include the school's name on the outside of the envelope to ensure faster processing of your application.
  • Online submission is available beginning February 22, 2017.
  • The online submission deadline for all applications is May 2, 2017.
  • Tax returns must follow the submission and be postmarked by May 9, 2017.
  • Make your tax appointment early.

To start your application:

 

FAST Application