What is Variable Tuition?
For over 40 years, Southeast Christian School has been committed to providing an excellent Christ-centered education to students and families in the South Denver Metro Area, preparing God’s children and young adults for works of service for the Glory of God.
An excellent Christian education has always required a significant financial investment, and private education can be an expense that makes education difficult for some families to access. At Southeast Christian School, we are committed to granting access to as many families as possible.
In fact, no student ast SCS pays 100% of the cost of education. How do we do this? 3 ways. First, through the financial support of our generous donor base including the generous usage of facilities through Southeast Christian Church* and fundraisers such as our annual gala. Second, through our reserved assets, and finally, the Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit which is the best tax break for annual donations.
So the cost of tuition has already been supplemented for every SCS student. And instead of passing on the full cost of education, SCS families pay no more than about 85%. This commitment to providing an affordable education that is accessible to all Christian families is foundational to the mission of SCS.
As a result of this continued commitment, the leadership of the school is launching a new and exciting program that will help grant access to a high-quality Christian education to more families. This new program is variable tuition. Variable tuition is just that- variable. We match your tuition rates to your family’s unique financial position. So the tuition at SCS is not a “one-size fits all.” It’s a range. A range that spans from about 40-88% of the full cost of this high-quality, Christian education.
Families interested in variable tuition simply submit a financial profile to a confidential third-party service online. They send a recommendation to our administration. Your variable tuition is confirmed. It’s as easy as that. Think you can’t afford a quality Christian education? Think again. With variable tuition at SCS, an excellent Christian education has never been more accessible.
Ministry Leaders will continue to receive an automatic adjusted variable tuition package based on the submission of required documentation.
Notify our bookkeeper of your intent to apply for Variable Tuition today, then follow the link to FACTS to complete the online FACTS Variable Tuition application.
*Our estimate for the use of the Southeast Christian Church facilities is $540,000 annually for 50,000 square feet. SCS clearly recognizes that should our school ever seek to build or relocate that market value for 50,000 square feet would be significantly higher.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is 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 Southeast Christian School education affordable to many qualified students who could not otherwise join our school community.
Do I have to apply for variable tuition?
No, you are welcome to simply pay the full tuition amount.
What documents do I need to apply for Variable Tuition through FACTS?
W-2s, Most Recent Tax Information
Is there a deadline for applying?
No, you are able to apply at any time noting that processing time could be up to 4 weeks
Do I need to apply to Southeast Christian School to receive confirmation of my Variable Tuition?
Yes, please complete all of your enrollment information first
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