Calvary Christian Academy partners with Independent School Management's FAST program to complete Tuition Assistance Assessments.
PRE-SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR TUITION ASSISTANCE
The CCA School Board has adopted the policy of funding most of the school’s annual operating expenses with tuition dollars. This decision means that tuition controls, in large part, the quality of the education Calvary Christian Academy is able to offer. While recognizing that some sacrifice is appropriate for something as crucial as children’s education, the Board acknowledges that financial assistance will be necessary to build and maintain the sort of student body Calvary Christian Academy aspires to have. Tuition assistance is a critical program, which provides stability for the whole student body.
In order for us to allocate our resources wisely and fairly, we have enlisted the help of Independent School Management’s FAST(Financial Aid for School Tuition) program.
ISM’s 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.
IMPORTANT TO KNOW
FAST provides the school with a report, which includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition.
All information from FAST is kept confidential.
Applications are reviewed by the Head of School to properly manage the allocation of financial aid resources for the next year.
Upon approval by the Head of School, tuition assistance offers are sent to families.
Tuition Assistance Procedures
While no tuition assistance procedure can be entirely equitable—there are simply too many individual factors and extenuating circumstances—the process that has been established has served Calvary Christian Academy well.
1. Parents are asked to access the F.A.S.T. Program website specifically for Calvary Christian Academy applicants. Once there, Click the Get Started button at the bottom of the first page. All your financial information should be entered directly through the secure server. Space is also provided to fill out additional information that may be pertinent to your application. In addition, a copy of your most recent tax return should be mailed directly to FAST.
2. There will be a fee of $38 required to process this application. Once completed the application will be available immediately for the Head of School to review. You may be contacted by the Business Office if additional information is needed.
It is Calvary Christian Academy’s desire to extend Tuition Assistance offers before families are required to sign and secure contracts, whether re-enrollment contracts or new contracts. Unfortunately, this is not always possible. The most frequent cause of such delays is late application for tuition assistance. Families may contact Calvary Christian Academy’s Business Manager to request extensions, but these cannot always be granted.