Tuition Assistance & Scholarships

A CVCA Education – More Affordable Than You Think

The investment made into a CVCA education prepares students academically,spiritually, and socially for life beyond high school. To assist families who otherwise would be unable to afford full tuition payments, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy is blessed to be able to offer a variety of programs to provide a way to bridge the financial gap. For the 2016– 2017 school year, nearly $1,300,000 in financial aid and scholarships was awarded to students. Financial aid is awarded on an as-needed basis and can cover up to 60% of the cost of tuition.

Tuition Assistance

After you submit your application or re-enroll, you can apply for Tuition Assistance. Tuition Assistance & Scholarships may be combined to help reduce cost.  More >>

 

 

Scholarships

If scholarships are awarded, your contract will be adjusted to reflect those awards and you will receive a notice prior to your first payment.

 

Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP)

The TRIP program will purchase bulk quantities of gift certificates from various stores. These certificates are sold to participating families at face value with the discount being passed on to individual accounts in the form of a tuition credit. More >>

EdChoice

EdChoice Scholarships are funded by the State Board of Education for students currently attending underperforming public schools. More >>

 

 

Scholarships Options

Tuition Assistance Program
  • Awards based on annual application
  • Around 35% of all students qualify for over $1 million in financial aid
  • Can cover up to 60% of tuition cost
Presidential Scholarship (All New Students)
  • 20 scholarships available based on academic testing
  • Scholarship amount: $1,500
  • A maximum of $2,500 in total scholarships can be awarded to new students
  • Awarded for one year
  • No additional forms needed
Eligible to all new students in entry year
New Student Scholarship Program (New 9th–11th Graders)
  • 30 new student scholarships
  • Awards range from $500–$1,500
  • Awarded for one year
  • No additional forms needed
Eligible to all new 9th to 11th graders in entry year
Endowed High School Scholarship (All Current 9th–11th Graders)
  • Range from $500–$3,000
  • 75 scholarships given annually
  • Awarded for one year
Eligible to all students entering CVCA’s high school program

FAQs

What is the FACTS Tuition Payment Plan?
CVCA utilizes the FACTS Tuition Payment Plan, which is an automatic cash transfer plan taking payment through checking and savings accounts, as well as credit cards. Contracts for new and returning families should be created during the enrollment process, and become active in June. Upon activation, a one-time financing fee of $65 will be deducted from your account.
Will you send me a bill each month if I’m participating in the FACTS plan?
No. Your bank statement will show the amount withdrawn each month from your account. The contract that you sign at the time of your interview or at re-registration time will indicate your monthly payment and the date of withdraw. FACTS will send you an email confirmation of any changes to your contract.
I prefer not to pay tuition through my checking or savings account. It is too difficult to keep records. What can I do?
You can open an account for your student’s tuition, deposit the amount of the tuition to be withdrawn on a monthly or quarterly basis, or you can pay in full by July 15th.
What if we must withdraw our student, and I have paid in full? Will I get a refund?
Yes. Your tuition is pro-rated on a quarterly basis. You will be charged a full quarter for any portion of the quarter that your student attends CVCA. The balance will be refunded.
When and how do I apply for financial aid?
As soon as your student has re-registered or applied for the upcoming school year, and the registration or application fee is paid, you should apply online for Financial Aid by March 31.
How is my financial aid taken off my balance?
Financial Aid is awarded before your first payment. The Finance Office informs FACTS Management of the amount of the decrease, and a new balance and monthly payment are generated. You will receive a letter stating your new balance and your new monthly payment.
How much aid will I receive if I apply?
The amount of aid depends primarily on financial need. Other factors such as student activities, academic progress, volunteer involvement, and the number of children attending Christian schools are also considered. The maximum award is up to 60% of total tuition.
Do I have to apply for aid every year?
Yes! Circumstances may change during a school year, so we must obtain new information each year to make a decision.
I am a pastor. Do I have to apply for financial aid?
Yes. The same procedures apply to pastors. All financial aid is based on need.
What other kinds of aid are available?
Additional financial assistance may come from your church or someone interested in Christian Education. We are not responsible to solicit these funds; you must inquire about such help. Also, tuition can be reduced by participating in our TRIP program.
Who do I contact with an unanswered question?
Please feel free to email Abby Fishel, Accounting Manager, with any further questions.