Information for Families
We are committed to making an education at Kansas City Christian School a possibility to as many families as possible and that no qualified student be denied entry to the school based solely on financial reasons. For that purpose, we offer a financial assistance program.
Financial assistance is a need-based program similar to those used by many other private school, colleges and universities. This allows families to apply for assistance towards the cost of their students’ tuition, making a Kansas City Christian education affordable to many students who could otherwise not join our community.
Any family of an enrolled KCC student is welcome to apply for assistance. Many factors are taken into consideration to determine the need and the award. This includes income, assets, unusual expenses, debt and the size of the family.
HOW FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE WORKS
An application for assistance is completed simultaneously to the admissions and enrollment process. Regardless of need, parents should begin the application as soon as possible. Financial assistance is only awarded to students that have completed their enrollment contract.
It is not possible for a family or the school to estimate the amount that will be awarded without the completion of the financial aid application. Applications are submitted directly to FACTS, a third-party agency. FACTS evaluates the application based on a set of criteria determined by KCC and makes a recommendation to the school’s finance committee. Families are then notified of the amount of financial assistance they have been awarded.
Unfortunately, the school is not able to provide financial assistance to every deserving student. We work within the available resources for that school year to make the school accessible to as many students as possible.
MISSIONAL COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP (Residents of Roeland Park)
KCC is offering scholarships to residents of Roeland Park, KS whose families have committed to living in a missional community through an endowment fund. A “missional community” is defined as “a group of people, about the size of an extended family, who are united through Christian belief around a common service and witness to a particular neighborhood or network of relationships.
If your family qualifies for this scholarship, you may fill out the Missional Community Scholarship Application and submit it for approval. Please contact Amy Connelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (913) 648-5227 with any questions you may have.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Should every new or returning Kansas City Christian family submit an application for financial assistance?
No. Only families who feel that they are not able to pay full tuition should submit an application.
Do I need to apply for assistance every year?
Yes, a new application must be submitted every year.
If I do not qualify for the program this year, can I apply again next year?
Yes. A family that does not qualify is welcome to reapply the following year.
Do returning students receive priority over new students when applying for financial assistance?
Yes. Re-enrolling Kansas City Christian students who submit an application by the published deadline will receive priority consideration.
Do I need to apply for admission separately from applying for financial assistance?
Yes. For new students, an application for admission to the school must be submitted before an application for financial assistance.
For returning students, the re-enrollment contract must be completed before the financial assistance application.
Will applying for financial assistance hurt my student’s chance of being admitted to the school?
No. Admission applications and financial assistance applications are evaluated separately and an application for financial assistance has no bearing on the admission process.
What kind of economic situation is typical of a family who qualifies for financial assistance?
A wide range of families with a variety of circumstances qualify for the program, from those who are able to pay close to full tuition to those who are able to contribute less. Many factors are evaluated, including income, assets, unusual expenses, and the size of the family.
Are some families awarded full tuition?
No. Every family is required to make a financial investment in their child’s education. Our commitment to providing financial assistance means that we are sharing in that investment with you. No family will receive more than 50% assistance with tuition.
Are all admitted students offered financial assistance if the family qualifies?
No. Unfortunately, the school does not have the ability to offer assistance to every student who qualifies for both admission and financial assistance. A student may be admitted to the school but placed on a waiting list for financial assistance.
Who should I contact with questions about financial assistance?
You may contact:
Susan Watterson, Accounts Recievable at (913) 648-5227 ext 113, email@example.com or
Amy Connelly, Admissions at (913) 648-5227 ext 121, firstname.lastname@example.org.
You only need to complete one application per family. There is a non-refundable $30 application fee.
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