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Tuition and Financial Information

Keeping Tuition Affordable
Recognizing that a Christian education often comes with a significant financial commitment for many families, Whitinsville Christian School diligently strives to keep tuition affordable.

TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program) – WCS families have saved thousands of tuition dollars through TRIP. By purchasing gift cards from eligible companies for everyday purchases, as well as larger expenses such as vacations and home improvements, rebates are earned toward your tuition. Physical and electronic gift cards are available. With the easy-to-use app, tuition savings are literally at your fingertips!

Multi-Student and Pastor’s Discounts are available. 

Pay in Full – Families who opt to pay the full annual tuition receive a 2% discount if the amount is paid by August 1, prior to the beginning of the academic year.

Tuition Schedule 2024-2025, Grades Kindergarten – 12

For Preschool Tuition Rates, Please Click Here.

Grade Level

Annual Tuition Annual Tuition if paid by Aug. 1 (2% discount) Monthly Payment (10 Installments)

Kindergarten

$12,070

$11,828 $1,207

Grades 1-5

$14,180 $13,896 $1,418
Grades 6-8 $16,440 $16,111 $1,644
Grades 9-12 $18,230 $17,865 $1,823

Multi – Child Discount

Families with more than one student enrolled in grades K – 12 at Whitinsville Christian are eligible for a tuition discount. When calculating the discount, the oldest child is considered student 1, the next oldest child is considered student 2, etc. Discounts are applied to the corresponding tuition rate for the younger students.

Student 1

Student 2 Student 3 Student 4

No Discount

$2,000

$3,000 $4,000

Additional information

  • Tuition is charged in ten equal installments, August – May. Families choose either the 5th or 20th of each month as a payment date.
  • A late fee of $25 may be assessed monthly on accounts that are past due.

WCS Withdrawal Policy
WCS carefully plans for anticipated enrollment and is obligated to meet costs it cannot cancel due to student withdrawals. Any student who withdraws for any reason will be responsible for payment of their tuition and fee obligation based upon their date of withdrawal.

Date of Withdrawal Amount Due to WCS
July 1 through August 27, 2024 25% of annual tuition and fees
August 28 through December 15, 2024 50% of annual tuition and fees
After December 15, 2024  100% of annual tuition and fees

 

Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance is available to WCS families through FACTS Grand & Aid Assessment. If you are in need of assistance, please file an application prior to making any final enrollment decisions. It is our deep desire to work with each family that requires assistance to return next year. In order to apply for tuition assistance, please complete an application and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS. For more information, visit online.factsmgt.com/aid. Please note: you will need to select “Create an Account” in order to access the Grant & Aid Assessment portal. Applications are still open for the 2024/2025 academic year and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis as most awards have already been offered. Applications for the 2025/2026 academic year will open early in 2025.

Do I have to fill out an application to qualify for tuition assistance?

Yes. 

How do we begin the process?

Families applying for tuition assistance will need to complete an application and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. Once all documents have been received by FACTS, it may take up to two weeks for the application to be verified.

How is financial aid calculated?

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment collects information from tax returns, W2 forms, reported expenses, and assets such as investment accounts (not retirement accounts). FACTS then reports an “expected family contribution” and a “demonstrated financial need” to the WCS Finance Department. WCS may award up to 50% of the “demonstrated financial need.”

Will failure to meet deadlines affect the possibility of receiving financial assistance?

The first round of tuition assistance awards are allocated to those who have completed and had their application verified before the March 31 deadline. Those applying after the March 31 deadline are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and any awards are determined contingent upon any remaining funds.

Is my financial information confidential?

Yes. All information is sent directly to FACTS. The Tuition Assistance Committee consisting of the WCS Finance Department and, at most, two members of the Finance Committee (Trustees) have access to the information needed to make award decisions.

Students in grades 10 and 11 are expected to take the PSAT; students in grades 11 and 12 take the SAT and/or ACT. Students enrolled in AP courses take the AP exams at the end of the academic year.

When will I find out about my financial aid award?

Notifications are made by April 15 for those who have a verified application by March 31. Families applying after March 31 are notified at the end of May at the earliest.

Will my family's financial assistance change from year to year if my finances change?

Possibly. Families must apply each year, and awards are determined based upon that year’s application.

Does WCS award merit scholarships?

WCS does not offer merit scholarships.