If you think you can’t afford a quality Christian education, think again! We are proud to offer affordable, accessible tuition rates for families!
Here is how CWSCS is funded:
The school partners with families, scholarship granting organizations, donors and the New to You Thrift Store to ensure tuition is affordable for all families. The actual cost and value of educating students is $8800/year.
But no one pays that!
In fact, the maximum tuition rate for the 2023-2024 school year is $4600/student (kindergarten through eighth grade) and $5600 for preschool (3 and 4 year olds.) Tuition can vary, however, based on your income, family size and circumstances.
The majority of parents pay between 25% and 50% of the actual value of $8800.
To be considered for financial aid:
Complete the FACTS Application. This is the first step to being eligible to receive funding from either the school or any of our scholarship granting organizations. Note that you will need your 1040 and W2 to complete this application, and there is a $40 fee. Questions as you complete this? Call or email us! Once you have submitted your FACTS application and ALL supporting documents, we will notify you within two weeks with your tuition rate.
Apply to Scholarship Granting Organizations: The state of Illinois currently has the Invest in Kids Program where donors can direct dollars to scholarship granting organizations like the Children’s Tuition Fund and Bright Promise Fund and receive a tax credit. If donors choose to have their dollars go to our school, eligible applicants can receive from 50 - 100% of their tuition covered! Note that the funding is only available if donors give, so the school will also let you know what your tuition would be if you don’t receive this (based on your FACTS application). However, we encourage you to apply so your application can be considered if increased funding comes in.
Here are links to apply to both SGOs: Children's Tuition Fund and Bright Promise Fund
If you have a preschooler, we accept Illinois Action for Children child care payments. If you are already in that program, talk to us about how to change providers so you can have your child become part of our preschool program. If you are unfamiliar with the program, you can learn more at Illinois Action for Children. Be sure to check out the income eligibility chart; also note that your hours of work or schooling must coincide with the hours your child would be at the preschool in order for you to qualify for the funding.