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POPCS Variable Tuition

At Prince of Peace Christian School, we foster an inclusive, vibrant school environment. We seek to attract diverse and exceptional students and their families to be a part of the POPCS community. We are mindful of the financial impact a private school education can have on a family. POPCS makes an exemplary private Christian school education accessible and possible through Variable Tuition rates.

Our Variable Tuition program allows families to apply for a reduced tuition rate based on their unique financial situation. POPCS evaluates, through a third party service, each family’s financial situation, taking into consideration annual income, assets and debts, number of children in tuition-charging schools, unusual expenses, and other factors, before placing them into a variable tuition rate tier.

Families may qualify for one of the variable tuition rate tiers below, based upon financial circumstances.

*Published Variable Tuition Rate tiers are to be used as an informational guideline, and do not guarantee that a student will qualify for Variable Tuition. Families who qualify will pay a reduced tuition amount based upon their individual circumstances. To qualify for Variable Tuition rates in tiers 3 – 5, families will typically have multiple children attending tuition-charging schools.

FAQs
Any family (current or new) enrolling a Kindergarten through Grade 12 student may apply for POPCS Variable Tuition. Variable Tuition is not available for children enrolling in our Early Learning Center (ELC) or preschool programs. However, if a family is applying for Variable Tuition for a child in K-12 and has a child in POPCS ELC or Preschool, tuition for all children will be considered in the family’s financial profile.
To be considered for a Variable Tuition Rate, a family application must be submitted and verified through FACTS Grant & Aid. A $35 non-refundable fee will be charged by FACTS upon submission of the application. Applications will require copies of 2019 Tax Returns and 2020 W-2s for all applicants.
The Variable Tuition application with supporting documents is submitted directly to FACTS Grant & Aid by the applicant. FACTS evaluates the application based on the criteria set by POPCS and makes a recommendation to the school’s Variable Tuition team. Many factors are evaluated, including assets and debts, unusual expenses, the number of students attending tuition-paying schools, and the family's size. Families are notified of the tuition level for which they qualify by the POPCS finance office.
Please see the Variable Tuition rate tiers for an estimated tuition range your child may qualify for at POPCS. Published tiers are an informational guideline and do not guarantee that a student will receive a Variable Tuition rate. Because the formula used to calculate variable tuition considers many factors, it is impossible to estimate the tuition level for which a family qualifies without completing a Variable Tuition application.
No. Every family is required to make a financial investment in their child’s education. All families pay a minimum tuition, regardless of the adjusted gross income range.
In a split family situation, all custodial parents will be required to submit an application through FACTS. The Variable Tuition Rate will be awarded to the student, as determined by a complete financial review of both parents. The parents, not the school, will determine how the rate is divided. A signed Tuition Agreement will be required for all custodial parents.
Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to offer Variable Tuition to every student who qualifies for both admission and reduced tuition. We work within our available resources to make POPCS accessible to as many students and families as possible. 
POPCS has provided tuition assistance to qualifying families since 1980. Variable tuition replaces tuition assistance, providing more transparency to the process.
Yes. Re-enrolling POPCS families who apply by March 1, 2021, will receive priority consideration.
Yes. A new application must be submitted every year.
Contact Casey Schrier, POPCS Senior Accountant or Tori Rush, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Director at for additional information or if you have questions on how to apply.