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POPCS Variable Tuition

Variable Tuition LogoAt 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. POPCS evaluates, through FACTS, a third party tuition management service, each family’s unique financial situation.  Annual income, assets and debts, number of children in tuition-charging schools, unusual expenses, and other factors are used to determine a family's variable tuition rate. 

New students must have submitted an application for admission to be considered for a Variable Tuition rate.

*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 POPCS.

FAQs
Variable Tuition is available to families with students in Kindergarten - Grade 12.  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.
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 2020 Tax Returns and 2021 W-2s for all applicants.
The Variable Tuition application and supporting documents are 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 committee. 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.  A signed Tuition Agreement will be required for all custodial parents.
We will work with our available resources to make POPCS accessible to as many students and families as possible. Variable Tuition funds are limited.  The first round of Variable Tuition rates are awarded in February.  Applications received after the first round will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Variable Tuition rates will be awarded as funds continue to be available.
Yes. Re-enrolling POPCS families who apply by January 31, 2022, will receive priority consideration.
Yes. A new application must be submitted every year, according to published deadlines.  If a family's financial situation changes significantly, Variable Tuition rates will be adjusted based on the current demonstrated need.
Contact Casey Schrier, POPCS Senior Accountant or Tori Rush, Director of Enrollment Management for additional information.