Effective January 21, 2019, tuition assistance is open for new applications. Submissions closes May 10, 2019. Supporting documentation from 2018 taxes must also be completed and submitted by the deadline. Please see below for more information.
The School Board at Big Valley Christian School is aware that many families are affected by the rising cost of tuition. In an effort to make a Christian education affordable to as many as possible, the School Board is pleased to offer tuition assistance to those who qualify.
We have enlisted the services of FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to help us evaluate requests for financial aid. FACTS works with nearly 5,000 educational institutions and over a million families each year. FACTS processes and recommends tuition assistance based on a thorough and professional financial needs assessment. FACTS provides third-party objectivity and will make a recommendation to the School Board who will in turn make the final decision regarding tuition assistance awards.
To apply for tuition assistance, you must complete the following steps:
Complete the online BVCS registration materials and pay the registration fee.
If you have never applied for Tuition Assistance, you must contact Marsha Holbrook at (209) 571-4357 for details about tuition awards. If you are re-applying for Tuition Assistance, you do not need to contact Mrs. Holbrook again, but you must complete the FACTS online application again each year.
After registration materials are completed, the registration fee is paid, and you have talked with Mrs. Holbrook, click on the link below to the FACTS website to complete your online application. A $35 application fee is required by FACTS and is not refundable.
After you have completed the FACTS online application, you will receive a confirmation email requesting documentation to be submitted to FACTS. You will need to have your 2018 completed tax documents at this step. Be sure your documentation has the school name on it. If you have questions about the FACTS application process or about the tuition assistance program, please contact Marsha Holbrook at (209) 571-4357.
URGENT Tuition Assistance Application Submission closes May 10, 2019.
Application must be complete and submitted to FACTS and all supporting documents requested by FACTS, like 2018 W-2, completed tax return, business profit loss statements or any other documentation of income, etc. must be uploaded and submitted to FACTS before May 10, 2019.
Applications & documentation/income verification submitted after this date will result in a significantly reduced award for those who qualify for an award.
Supporting documentation must be 2018 tax documents. 2017 will not be accepted.
Tuition Assistance Appeal
Please submit a letter, along with your phone number in the event we need to contact you, to Marsha Holbrook by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration by the School Board. Please provide more detailed information by answering the following:
1. Give a brief explanation of your family situation, including any extenuating circumstances that may not have been accounted for in the FACTS application.
2. What kind of assistance do you need in order to have your student(s) enrolled at BVCS.