Financial Aid

 

Veritas Christian Academy offers tuition assistance based on financial need to current and incoming families.

The Veritas Financial Aid Program has a two-fold purpose: to provide deserving students with an opportunity for an education they might otherwise not be able to have, and to provide Veritas with a well-qualified student body reflecting social and economic diversity.

Veritas demonstrates its commitment to need-based financial aid by providing a portion of the school's budget to fund the financial needs of its students. Veritas is committed to providing financial aid to as many students as possible; however, families bear the primary responsibility for financing education to the extent that they are able.

To be eligible for financial aid at Veritas, a family must demonstrate financial need. FAST (Aid for School Tuition) will conduct the financial need analysis. Families applying for financial aid must complete an application online using the FAST link above and upload supporting documentation to FAST.
 

FAQ About Financial Aid

How is financial aid given?
The analysis provided by FAST is reviewed by the Veritas Financial Aid Committee and serves as a guideline in making prayerful financial aid decisions.
 
What are financial aid awards?
Financial aid awards are grants funded by a tithe of Veritas Christian Academy's annual operating budget and do not require repayment.
 
Does applying for financial aid influence the admission decision?
No. Financial aid files are reviewed and awards made only after an application to Veritas has been submitted and the student is admitted. Veritas accepts students based on academic merit, test scores, references, and personal qualities.
 
Who may apply for financial aid?
Anyone may apply.
 
Is financial aid automatically renewed each year?
Families must apply for financial aid each year.
 
Do parents submit an application for each student or for the family?
Families are to submit only one application for the family.
 
What is the deadline for applying for financial aid?
The first group of financial aid awards will be made from applications received and fully processed by FAST by March 1. Families will be notified in March. Applications received after March 1 will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis.
 
Will a change in financial circumstances during the school year change the financial aid award?
If your circumstances change, please contact the school office. The financial aid committee will review the new information and determine whether to submit the new information to FAST. Additional financial aid granted will be based on your need and our remaining resources.
 
What happens if the parents are divorced or separated?
Please see the FAST financial aid application for specific instructions.
 
Does the aid cover expenses other than tuition?
Financial aid covers tuition only.
 
Does the student’s performance in school affect the financial aid?
To qualify for financial aid, students must maintain a 70 (D) grade average in all subjects and an S (Satisfactory) conduct grade on each report card. Financial aid will be removed following a report card on which these levels are not maintained. Financial aid will be restored following a grading period in which these levels are reestablished.
 
When will I be notified of my financial aid award?
Determinations will be made in March for applications submitted to FAST by March 1. Thereafter, determinations will be made as information is received.
 
How do I apply for financial aid?
Applicants may apply online by clicking on the FAST link above. Detail information about the process of applying for financial aid and a list of the financial records that will be required for completion of the form is included in the FAST Parent User Guide.