Financial Aid Program
Dear Current and Future Western Christian School Parents,
We know you value Christian education and Western is committed to providing a solid foundation in Christian education to all who desire it. The cost of education can be a hardship for some and Western’s Financial Assistance Program is available to assist you.
FACTS GRANT & AID ASSESSMENT
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment?
A. This is a service that provides schools a method to help determine the proper financial aid to award applicants of Western Christian Schools. The service is done objectively and in a secure environment where FACTS determines a recommendation which schools can use as a guide. Western’s Financial Aid Committee reviews the entire family situation, in addition to the financial recommendation, before awarding financial assistance.
Q. How much does it cost to apply for financial aid through FACTS?
A. The “FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment” application fee is: $25.00.
Q. How can a current WCS family apply for financial aid?
A. The parents of registered students can apply online by visiting http://www.factstuitionaid.com. Parents will be required to turn in proper tax information forms (to FACTS) such as a W-2 and 1040, along with completed tax return from either the previous or current tax year, or both.
Q. How can a new family apply for financial aid?
A. The parents of new students can apply online by visiting http://www.factstuitionaid.com. However, prior to applying online, parents will need to go through the formal application process and receive notice of student acceptance. Parents of new students do NOT need to pay the registration fee until after they have received an answer regarding financial aid. When applying online to FACTS, parents will be required to turn in proper tax information forms (to FACTS) such as a W-2 and 1040, along with completed tax return from either the previous or current tax year, or both.
Q. What if I have a question about the application? Is there a phone number to call or a place where I can get a question answered by email?
A. Parents can phone the call center at 866-315.9262. The call center is staffed with people who can speak English and Spanish. The email address is email@example.com
Q. How long does it take FACTS to finalize a financial aid application?
A. This answer is determined by the type of applicant. If the applicant does not own a business, the assessment can take 7-10 days in peak season (January - April), or less in the slower season (May - December). If the applicant has a business or is self employed then it has to go through a business review in which the assessment can take 14-20 days to be conservative.
Q. What happens if I have more than one child at the school? Do I have to fill out two applications?
A. No, it is one application per family.
Q. How am I notified of the financial aid awarded?
A. You will receive a phone call from Western’s Student Accounts Coordinator informing you of the amount awarded. Should you accept the financial aid, your registration form and fee need to be submitted within five (5) business days of the initial call.
Please feel free to visit our Business Office to discuss the possibilities. Western is committed to providing a solid foundation in Christian education to all who desire it. We sincerely strive to meet the needs of our families.