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Financial Aid FAQs

Portland Christian’s Financial Assistance Program has awarded needs-based financial aid to 20-25% of our students in recent years. Families in need of tuition assistance are encouraged to apply for financial aid.

  1. How do I apply for financial aid?

    Please apply for admission before applying for financial aid. Once admitted, complete the FACTS application and pay the financial aid application fee of $35.00.

  2. What is FACTS?

    FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment is a secure, confidential, third-party service that collects and analyzes your personal financial information. FACTS provides PCS a summary report which helps us assess financial need.

  3. What documents will I need to submit to the FACTS application?

    You will need last year’s W-2s and the last tax return you filed.

  4. When is the application available?

    Applications are available online in January or February. The Principal or Director of Admissions will provide financial aid instructions per your request.

  5. Should I wait to finish my tax return for the previous year to complete my application?

    No. The FACTS form requires the most recent W-2s and your most recent completed tax returns – they do not need to be this year’s return.

  6. What if I have special circumstances that aren’t reflected in the W-2 / tax return?

    There is a section in the FACTS application to explain your family’s unique circumstances.

  7. When is the FACTS application due?

    The application is due by the first Friday in April. 

  8. If I miss the deadline, does that mean I won’t receive financial aid?

    Not necessarily. However, your chance of receiving aid is decidedly better if you submit your application by the due date.

  9. How will I know if my student is receiving any financial aid?

    All accepted students who applied for financial aid will receive a financial aid award letter by mail. Notification of award will generally be given two to four weeks after the application is submitted.

  10. Will I receive the same amount of financial aid the next year?

    Families must reapply for financial aid each academic year.  All tuition and fees must be current to be considered for the upcoming year’s financial aid.

  11. What is the process for paying the remaining tuition balance?

    Financial aid is allocated according to the tuition plan a family chooses. For example, if a family chooses a 10-month plan, the aid award is divided over 10 months and the family pays the remaining tuition due on the 10-month schedule.

** We can help you connect with other programs that provide tuition assistance.

 

Portland Christian Schools complies with federal and state requirements for nondiscrimination on the basis of gender, race, color, national, or ethnic origin in admission and access to its programs and activities.