Variable Tuition is a way for Sarasota Christian School to help families understand the true cost of enrolling at SCS. No family at SCS pays the full cost of education; 10% of the cost associated with educating our children comes from external efforts, including fundraising, and more than 75% of our families receive some form of financial assistance, tuition discount, or assistance from state funding sources.
Variable Tuition will allow families to apply for and receive a tuition amount that is right for their family’s financial situation. It incorporates the factors that can affect a family’s tuition responsibility, such as household income, number of students enrolled, corporate church membership, alumni status, and other factors. Thus, Variable Tuition helps make an SCS education accessible to many qualified students who could not otherwise join our school community.
Any family (current or new) of a kindergarten through twelfth grade student will be considered for Variable Tuition. Factors that impact a family’s tuition rate include financial need, size of family/number of students enrolled at SCS, alumni status, corporate church membership, and other factors.
Regardless of financial need, parents should initiate the admission process as early as possible. Families will have their Variable Tuition amount finalized only after they have applied for admission to the school.