|GRADE LEVEL||2019-2020 TUITION|
|Pre-Kindergarten - 3 Half Days
|Pre-Kindergarten - 3 Full Days
|Pre-Kindergarten - 5 Half Days||$7,500|
|Pre-Kindergarten - 5 Full Days||$9,500|
Junior Kindergarten - 3 Full Days
Junior Kindergarten - 5 Full Days
Senior Kindergarten - 5 Half Days
|Senior Kindergarten- 5 Full Days||$9,900|
Advance Deposit Per Student: $500
- Application Fee - $100 (new students only)
- Registration Fee - $200 (new students only)
- Activity Fee (includes a student pass to all ECS home sporting events and a yearbook. For Lower School, the Activity Fee also includes field trips, t-shirts, and a matinee student pass to an ECS play.)
- $230 per Lower School student
- $275 per Middle School student
- $325 per Upper School student
- Technology Fee
- $250 per student grades 2-5
- $350 per Middle School student
- $485 per Upper School student
- Administration Fee - $175 per student with $250 maximum per family
- Textbook Fee (6th – 12th grade only)
- $325 per Middle School student
- $395 per Upper School student.
- Monthly Service Charge $20
- Athletic Participation Fee
- $30 per Lower School student
- $125 per Middle School student
- $150 per Upper School student
- Feeder School Discount $1,500
- FACTS Grant (does not apply to fees) 40% of tuition
When the Admissions process is complete and families have been contracted, registration with SMART Tuition is required to arrange payment of all tuitions and fees. Click here for instructions and links for registration with SMART Tuition.
- Why does ECS award Tuition Grants?
- Determining Financial Need
- Awarding Tuition Grants
- Procedures and Deadlines
- MOST Scholarships
Evangelical Christian School desires a student body that reflects the full diversity of the Christian community in our area. ECS realizes that not all Christian families can afford to pay the full costs of an excellent Christian education. Therefore, ECS provides a need-based tuition grant program to make an ECS education possible for families who might otherwise be unable to afford it. New families must have a student who has been admitted and contracted for the upcoming school year before they can be considered for a Tuition Grant.
Determining financial need starts with establishing a family’s ability to pay for the private education of its children. ECS relies upon an independent organization, FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment (FACTS), to establish each family’s expected financial contribution to education. Using information supplied by the family, FACTS's calculation considers family size, income from all sources, expenses to support a minimal standard of living, assets, and debts. (The calculation excludes consumer debt [credit cards, ar loans, etc.] and debts in excess of assets.) FACTS reports its calculations to ECS.
Upon receipt of the FACTS report, ECS determines need. ECS defines need as the amount by which tuition will exceed a family’s expected financial contribution to education as calculated by FACTS.
ECS offers tuition grants only to contracted families with demonstrated financial need, and its grants normally meet only a portion of the need. ECS’s grant funds are limited. ECS does not offer grants once its funds are exhausted for a school year. When tuition grant requests exceed available funds, ECS selects recipients based upon several criteria including but not limited to the date it received the completed financial aid application and the family's support for the mission of ECS.
ECS will award a tuition grant to a family only after (1) the family has returned the enrollment contract with the required deposit; and (2) ECS has received the report from FACTS with its calculation of the family's expected financial contribution to education.
ECS seeks to manage its tuition grant program on principles of confidentiality, concern for our students and their families, and good stewardship of resources. New families may apply for a tuition grant prior to admission, though ECS will not award a grant before ECS offers admission. Re-enrolling ECS families must reapply for a tuition grant annually. Please see the 2019-2020 information listed below for procedures and deadlines.
|INFORMATION FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR|
November 8 - Current students and new students – FACTS begins accepting tuition grant applications for the upcoming school year (applications will not be considered complete until FACTS receives all required supporting documents).
Mid – January – Current students - The ECS Admissions Office will email the link to reenrollment contracts to current families in good standing.
January 25 – To be considered in the initial round of tuition grant awards, by this date all families must complete their applications on-line with FACTS and FACTS must have received and verified all required documents: IRS Form 1040 or equivalent and all supporting tax schedules; FORM W-2 for both parents; and supporting documentation for Social Security income, welfare payments, child support payments, food stamps, workers’ compensation payments, and Temporary Assistance To Needy Family (TANF) payments.
February 8 – Current families must submit their re-enrollment contract, pay the advance deposit and indicate on the contract that they are applying for a tuition grant.
February 15 – New Students – Starting on this date, the ECS Admissions Office will offer enrollment contracts to new families as space permits.
End of February/beginning of March - Current students and new students - First round notifications of tuition grants will be emailed to contracted families who met the above deadlines. Grants will be limited to available funds.
To apply to FACTS, go on line to the FACTS WEBSITE. (For further instructions on applying online click HERE.) If you do not have ready access to a computer, please contact our Admissions Office, which will arrange for you to use a computer in their office. You must either mail the supporting documents to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, P.O. Box 82524, Lincoln, NE 68501-2524, or fax them toll free to FACTS at 1-866-315-9264. If you wish to fax them you may use the fax machine in any school office, the White House reception area, or the Business Office. Remember that the March 1 deadline is for FACTS to receive the documents (not your deadline to mail them).
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students
ECS admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. ECS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.