Tuition may be paid in full upon enrollment, in two equal payments, or in monthly payments with completion by the end of school in May. Semi-annual payments incur a 10% surcharge on the second installment only. Monthly payment plans incur a 10% surcharge on top of the total tuition cost.
Tuition does not include all costs that may be incurred by the family. Additional costs may include uniforms, supplemental supplies and books, various activities and trips, pictures, sports and fine arts involvement.
Early Childhood Program:
4 Year old/3 day: $6,300
4 year old/5 day: $9,500
Must be 4 years old by October 31.
Grades 1-3: $11,425
Grades 4-6: $11,525
Grades 7-8: $13,000
Grades 9-12: $13,700
New tuition rates are published in January in the annual reenrollment information for current families.
Application fee: $50
Testing fee: $100
Enrollment deposit (due with the signed acceptance contract grades Early Childhood 3 day - 12): 10% of tuition
Preparatory Learning Lab: $1,500
Elementary Learning Support Program: $875-$1500
Elementary Before/After Care: yearly fees range from $900-$3850
Dual Credit Classes: $400/semester credit
Class trips/Minimester program: varies depending on the trip or class
(for example, Local Missions Minimester Class- $50, Italy Minimester Tour- $3500)
Additional expenses depend on the degree to which the student is involved in sports, arts, and academic activities offered at SCS. Seniors have additional expenses associated with SAT and Advanced Placement tests, as well as for graduation.
Southwest Christian seeks to attract a diverse and talented student body providing Christian Education to a broader cross section of the community. SCS is committed to providing financial assistance to students who qualify in order to provide a varied peer group within our school community. SCS follows the guidelines of FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, a third party organization which analyzes the financial situation of applicants based on a number of factors. It is difficult to predict whether a family will qualify for financial aid, as circumstances vary so widely and the overall demand for financial aid may vary year to year.
All financial aid must be applied for annually. You must complete the FACTS Aid Assessment process and a final analysis report must be received by SCS prior to your name being considered by the FA committee. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2012. Awards are mailed out on April 27, 2012.
Financial Aid awards are granted to families demonstrating financial need and are based on the assumption that the family is allocating the maximum amount of resources they can to the educational costs of the children. Please note that no more than 50% tuition will be granted to any one student.
In determining a family's need for assistance, SCS holds both parents responsible to the full extent of their ability to pay for their child's education, regardless of the parents' marital status. To that end, SCS requires both parents to submit financial information, including annual W-2's and tax returns.