Global Christian School Online administers two financial aid programs designed to help families who need help in meeting tuition costs. The programs provide assistance to qualifying families who have been offered enrollment in GCSO's full time online high school education. All applications are handled with strictest confidentiality. All awards are subject to the availability of funds.
GCSO Tuition Assistance Program (DEADLINE is August 1st)
- Tuition Assistance is available for full time, 9th – 12th grade students who have been offered enrollment to GCSO. Families must be paid up on tuition and fees; must have completed the application process; and meet financial need requirements.
- Families who already receive a tuition discount may also apply for assistance. This includes, but is not limited to, SCS, GCSO, and HPBC staff, pastors, missionaries and full-time Christian workers.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Tuition Assistance must be requested each year. Both steps of the application process must be completed:
1. Parents must e-mail a Strategy Letter to the GCSO Admissions Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) that explains the situation that causes them to apply for tuition assistance, including specific hardships and financial difficulties. It should also include the amount requested and specific strategies the family has employed to afford tuition (for example: eliminated family vacations, cut family activities, sold assets, borrowed money for tuition, etc.).
2. Parents also submit an online financial application to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment at: www.factstuitionaid.com. The data entered into this secure online program will be used to objectively analyze financial need and calculate a recommended “family contribution” toward tuition. International families should contact the Admissions Coordinator before filling out the financial aid application to receive specific international intructions regarding the form.
The GCSO Finance Committee will use the letter and the FACTS Grant & Aid information to determine eligibility and amount to be awarded. All awards are subject to availability of funds. All applications are anonymous to the Finance Committee.
Tuition Assistance Application Deadlines:
Applications received by February 28th will be notified by March 17th.
Applications received by March 31st will be notified by April 15th.
Applications received by August 1st will be notified by August 15th.
Once the committee has approved a scholarship, the Admissions Coordinator will notify the family in writing of the amount granted.
Student Benevolence Fund
Sometimes families encounter financial hardships during the school year after all tuition assistance has been granted. Such hardship usually involves severe or extenuating circumstances which cause a family to withdraw its student(s) from GCSO because tuition payments are no longer feasible. The GCSO Student Benevolence Fund allows donors to pay tuition for families who would otherwise withdraw from GCSO. Contact the SCS Business Manager for details.