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Variable Tuition


 

Variable Tuition is a need-based tuition assistance program similar to those used by many private schools, colleges, and universities. This program allows families to apply for reduced tuition that is right for their families’ financial situation. Thus, this makes a Calvary Day School education affordable to many qualified students who could not otherwise join our school community.

How to Apply

The general process for applying for Variable Tuition is as follows:

  1. Parents must fill out an application for admission to Calvary Day School or re-enroll their current student before applying for Variable Tuition.
  2. Beginning January 1, 2018 parents must fill out and submit a separate variable tuition application with a 3rd party company, to be eligible in the 2018-2019 school year.
  3. Please go to the FACTS WEBSITE to obtain this application.
  4. In addition to the Variable Tuition application, parents must also submit a copy of Federal and State Tax returns and the W-2 Earnings Summary for the 2017 tax year directly.
  5. A Visa or MasterCard must be used to pay the application fee.

General FAQs

Any family (current or new) of a kindergarten through twelfth grade student may apply for Variable Tuition if they are concerned about affording the full tuition rate at Calvary Day School and they think they may qualify for the program. Many factors are considered when determining the tuition amount a family is able to pay, including income, assets, unusual expenses, and the size of the family. The resources available for the family in a given year must also be considered in light of the Variable Tuition awards available at CDS. An application for Variable Tuition does not affect the re-enrollment or admission process. Regardless of financial need, parents should initiate the re-enrollment or admission process as early as possible. Families may apply for Variable Tuition only after they have applied for re-enrollment or admission to the school.

It is not possible for a family or the school to estimate the tuition level for which a family qualifies without the completion of a Variable Tuition application. Applications are submitted directly to FAST, a third-party agency. FAST evaluates the application based on criteria set by the school and makes a recommendation to the school’s Finance Committee. Families are notified of the tuition level for which they qualify from the school’s Admissions Office.

Unfortunately, the school is not able to provide Variable Tuition to every deserving student. We work within the available resources to make the school accessible to as many students and families as possible.

Yes. Variable Tuition is only available to those families that are currently enrolled or have applied for admission to the school.

Typically within 2 weeks of providing all required information to our confidential third party service.

For Prospective Parents

No. Only families who feel that they may not be able to pay full tuition should submit an application.

Yes. A new application must be submitted every year. Variable tuition is not guaranteed in subsequent years.

Yes. A family that does not qualify is welcome to reapply the following year.

Yes. For new students, application to Calvary Day School and application for Variable Tuition are two separate processes. However, new families may complete both application processes simultaneously.

No. Admission applications and Variable Tuition applications are evaluated separately, and an application for Variable Tuition has no bearing on the admission process.

No. Every family is required to make a financial investment in their child’s education. Our commitment to providing Variable Tuition means that we are sharing in that investment with you.

A wide range of families with a variety of circumstances qualify for the program. Many factors are evaluated, including income, assets, unusual expenses, and the size of the family.

No. Unfortunately, the school does not have the ability to offer Variable Tuition to every student who qualifies for both admission and Variable Tuition. A student may be admitted to the school but placed on a waiting list for Variable Tuition. It is recommended that families apply for Variable Tuition as early as possible.

No. The Administration has established maximum class sizes that cannot be surpassed.

Questions about Variable Tuition should be directed to:
Pam Dell’Aquila, Admissions Director
pdellaquila@calvaryday.school
336.714.5479

For Current Parents

No. Only families who feel that they may not be able to pay full tuition should submit an application.

Yes. A new application must be submitted every year. Variable tuition is not guaranteed in subsequent years.

Yes. A family that does not qualify is welcome to reapply the following year.

Yes. Currently enrolled Calvary Day School students who submit an application by April 1, 2018 will receive priority consideration.

A wide range of families with a variety of circumstances qualify for the program. Many factors are evaluated, including income, assets, unusual expenses, and the size of the family.

No. Every family is required to make a financial investment in their child’s education. Our commitment to providing Variable Tuition means that we are sharing in that investment with you.

No. The Administration has established maximum class sizes that cannot be surpassed.

Questions about Variable Tuition should be directed to:
Pam Dell’Aquila, Admissions Director
pdellaquila@calvaryday.school
336.714.5479