Tuition and Financial Aid


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Financial Aid at SCA

In an effort to provide our parents with information about financial aid which may be available to help defray the cost of enrolling students at SCA, the following information is provided. This information is subject to change by each provider of aid, so please check the website to verify particulars for each provider.

During the 2019-2020 school year, 21 families and 44 students received financial aid.  So approximately 56% of our students received anywhere from $500 to $6,200 per student in aid with the average award totaling $1,374 per student.

We encourage all of our parents to review this material, note application deadlines and procedures, and then apply as appropriate.  Please contact the school if you have questions.

Click HERE to download a convenient list of application deadlines.

The Ivan and Barbara Raught Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Mrs. Raught who taught at our school for 18 years.  When Mrs. Raught went to be with the Lord in 2018, the family wanted to honor her memory by encouraging some students with tuition assistance.

  • Application Fee: None
  • Eligibility:
    • Returning high school student entering grades 9-12 with a B or above cumulative average in English studies
    • Must be of good character
    • Must have financial need
  • Deadline to Apply:  May 15 for the following school year.
  • Notification of Scholarship: By May 31
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000 annually
  • Application Process: Applicants must submit to the school office a written essay which includes the following:
    • Testimony of salvation
    • Interest in English
    • Career interests
    • Why the applicant wishes to continue attending SCA
Early Payment Discount

A 5% reduction in tuition will be applied for families who pay one-half of the total tuition due before September 1 and the second half before January 15.

CEO America

www.ceoamerica.net

Provides scholarships for students currently enrolled in a public school or online school program who wish to transfer to SCA. THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS NOT AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS CURRENTLY ENROLLED AT SCA. Application submitted by mail along with documentation of all income sources. (See application online for specifics.)

  • Application Fee: None
  • Eligibility:  Student MUST be entering grades 2-11. Scholarship is good for two years; must reapply the second year.
  • Deadline to Apply:  July 20
  • Notification of Scholarship: August 1
  • Amount of Scholarship: Based on household income – up to $3,500 or 80% of tuition plus $2,000 may be available for additional children in the family.
Commonwealth Charitable Management, Inc. (K5-12)

www.commonwealthcharitable.org

Provides scholarships for kindergarten through high school. Application can be submitted electronically, faxed or mailed along with most recent tax return (front page of IRS form 1040) of the person who claims the child as a dependent.

  • Application Fee: None
  • Eligibility: Based on household income – less than $90,000 annually, with an additional allowance of $15,000 per dependent.
  • Deadline to Apply:  September 1
  • Notification of Scholarship: Late fall or by December
  • Amount of Scholarship: Dependent on funds available; usually about $250-$500 per student.
COMMONWEALTH CHARITABLE MANAGEMENT, INC. (PRESCHOOL)

www.commonwealthcharitable.org

Provides scholarships for pre-kindergarten students between the ages of three and five. Application can be submitted electronically, faxed or mailed along with most recent tax return (front page of IRS form 1040) of the person who claims the child as a dependent.

  • Application Fee: None
  • Eligibility: Based on household income – less than $90,000 annually, with an additional allowance of $15,000 per dependent.
  • Deadline to Apply:  September 1
  • Notification of Scholarship: Late fall or by December
  • Amount of Scholarship: Dependent on funds available; usually about $500 per student.
Family Choice Scholarship

www.myfamilychoice.org

Provides scholarships for preschool (4-year-olds) through high school students. Application can be downloaded, completed and mailed.

  • Application Fee: $30
  • Eligibility: Based on financial need.
  • Deadline to Apply:  July 1, 2020
  • Notification of Scholarship: End of September
  • Amount of Scholarship: Dependent on funds available; usually ranges between $300 – $1,000 per student.
Folds of Honor

www.foldsofhonor.org

Provides scholarships for children of fallen and disabled military members.  Scholarships are used to subsidize the costs of tuition, etc.

  • Application Fee: None
  • Eligibility: Children of fallen or disabled military members.
  • Deadline to Apply:  From 2/1 to 3/31 ONLY.
  • Notification of Scholarship: Spring/early summer
  • Amount of Scholarship: Scholarships are awarded up to $5,000. Award amount is based on the “unmet need” calculated on the Financial Need page of the application.
OSTC – Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program

Provides scholarships for kindergarten through high school students. NO APPLICATION; Discuss details with Dr. Rivers

  • Application Fee: None
  • Eligibility: Student must be living in a district where they would otherwise have to attend a low-achieving school building.  Several schools in the Scranton School District and some in Luzerne County qualify for this scholarship.  Based on financial need.
  • Deadline to Apply:  No deadline
  • Notification of Scholarship: Late fall into December.
  • Amount of Scholarship: Dependent on funds available.
United Way Scholarship

Provides scholarships for pre-kindergarten through high school students. The application is emailed to parents in late summer; discuss details with Dr. Rivers

  • Eligibility: Based on financial need.
  • Deadline to Apply: Summer/date to be determined.
  • Notification of Scholarship: Fall
  • Amount of Scholarship: Dependent on funds available.
SCA TUITION AID AWARDS

https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3CGGV

Tuition aid awards are available to help families meet tuition costs at SCA.  The awards are based on need as demonstrated on the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment application which is available online. FACTS is an independent agency SCA has engaged to review all applications for aid and to make recommendations based on both need and funds available.

  • Application Fee: $35
  • Eligibility: Based on financial need as evaluated by FACTS.
  • Deadline to Apply:  A completed application must be submitted online with the supporting documents uploaded before September 1. Late applications considered depending on funds available.
  • Notification of Awards: By September 30 for applications fully completed by September 1.
  • Amount of Scholarship: Awards range from several hundred dollars to several thousand dollars per student.
Recruitment Tuition Discount

SCA is offering a total of $1,000 in tuition discounts for currently enrolled families who help us recruit new students.  If you contact a prospective family and they come for a tour of the school (not just a phone call) mentioning that you suggested they visit, a $200 credit will be applied to your tuition account at $20 per month for 10 months.  If that family enrolls in September, an additional $800 credit at $80 per month will be applied to your account each month the student is enrolled for a possible grand total of $1,000!  Tuition credits may not exceed your total tuition for the current year and may not be “rolled over” to the next year.

You cannot receive the credits for prospective families who have already contacted the school.  When you suggest someone visit the school for a tour, please email summitchristian@scapatriots.com with the name of the family so we can be sure the credits are applied (in case the family forgets to mention your name.)  Prospective families should call the school at 570-587-1545 to make an appointment for a tour.  Thanks for your help in spreading the news about our great school!

  • Application Fee: $35
  • Eligibility: Based on financial need as evaluated by FACTS.
  • Deadline to Apply:  A completed application must be submitted online with the supporting documents uploaded before September 1. Late applications considered depending on funds available.
  • Notification of Awards: By September 30 for applications fully completed by September 1.
  • Amount of Scholarship: Awards range from several hundred dollars to several thousand dollars per student.