Tuition Assistance

Philosophy:

Qualified, mission-appropriate students should have access to a Valor Christian High School education regardless of their family’s financial situation. Valor desires students from a variety of backgrounds who are fully aligned to the vision and mission of the school, who are committed to academic excellence, to growing in faith and in leadership, and who desire to actively participate in a variety of co-curricular opportunities offered.

Since inception, Valor has been able to offer Tuition Assistance to qualified families on an annual basis. An industry benchmark for private independent schools is to provide 20%-25% of students with financial aid. Valor currently exceeds the benchmark by providing 30% of its students with tuition assistance. For the 2016-17 school year, Valor expects to award over $2,000,000 in tuition assistance.

Valor believes that every family is capable of making a sacrifice and financial contribution to attend. Valor does not offer scholarships for academic, athletic or artistic merit, tuition loans or full tuition awards.

Process:

The Admissions process and the Tuition Assistance process are completely independent of one another. Admittance to Valor is determined without regard to a family’s application for Tuition Assistance. The Tuition Assistance Committee only reviews financial aid requests after a decision has been made to admit the student to the school, the family has signed and returned the Enrollment Agreement and the non-refundable enrollment deposit has been paid.

The amount of Tuition Assistance awarded is based on the demonstrated financial need as determined by an assessment of the confidential financial information the family submits through FACTS Grant & Aid Management, an independent third-party verification service. If a family is awarded Tuition Assistance, the funds are applied only towards tuition. The family will still be responsible for all other incidental expenses including books, co-curricular fees, meals, optional student trips, and fee-based classes.

The online application process opens each year in December. Applicants are encouraged to gather all of their financial information and tax documents before beginning the application process. If there is a split or blended family, each parent is required to submit their information to FACTS. The fee to apply for financial aid is $35. It is non-refundable and paid via credit card directly to FACTS.

To ensure the greatest availability of funds, the deadline to complete the FACTS financial aid application is February 1st. For all families whose students are admitted and enrolled after the initial deadline, Tuition Assistance requests will be reviewed upon full completion of the financial aid application process.

The Tuition Assistance Committee will begin meeting in February to review and consider all verified financial aid requests and will continue to meet pending the availability of funds. Recipients will be notified electronically of the Committee’s decision.

If a family considers the Tuition Assistance award received to be insufficient to secure final enrollment Valor, they will be released from their Enrollment Agreement and their deposit fully refunded provided they request so in writing prior to the deadline noted on the Tuition Assistance award.

All financial information and documents are kept in the strictest confidence. Valor expects that each recipient of a Tuition Assistance award also keep the amount of their award private and confidential.

Families are required to update their financial information each year in order to be considered for a Tuition Assistance award. Awards are renewed each year subject to a student’s continued demonstrated need, the student’s academic progress and continued alignment with the vision and mission of Valor.

Final Steps:

After completing the application process, please submit copies of the required documents directly to FACTS Management Company either by mail or electronic method.

FACTS Management Company
P.O. Box 82524
Lincoln, NE 68501-2524
Fax: 1.866.315.9264
Website: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3CN49
Customer Service: 1.866.441.4637

If you have any further questions about the financial aid application process, please contact the Student Accounts Administrators at 303-471-3103 or via email at tuition@valorchristian.com