Tuition Discounts and Grants
The desire of our school is to offer a Christian education to as many families as possible regardless of their social or economic status.
• Multi-child Discount – A discount of 5% per additional child enrolled will be automatically applied to the family’s tuition account.
• Full-time Christian Service Discount – A discount of 25% is given to families with a parent working in full-time Christian Service. This discount must be applied for every year. Click here for the 2020-21 application. Click here for the 2021-22 application.
• Legacy Discount – The grandchildren of current and former RCS staff members who have served at the school for 30+ years receive a 10% tuition discount. Contact the District Office to verify eligibility.
• Feeder School Discount – If you have children enrolled at RCS and one of our feeder schools, we will honor the sibling discount as if all children enrolled at a feeder school were enrolled at RCS. Contact the District Office at 510-889-7526 for a list of our current feeder schools.
• Outside Funding – The following organization is not affiliated with Redwood Christian Schools, but many RCS families have received assistance from it. Please note that the applications do have deadlines and that all forms should be submitted to their respective organizations.
~The Basic Fund – For more K-8 tuition assistance opportunities, please visit www.basicfund.org. The Basic Fund is privately funded and not affiliated with Redwood Christian Schools. However, many RCS families have received assistance from them. Please note that the applications do have deadlines and that all forms should be submitted directly to The Basic Fund. Applications open each year in January for the following school year. Funds are distributed on a first come first served basis, so it is recommended to apply early. Contact the Basic Fund for more details. Click here to apply.
• Tuition Grants – ** Effective October 22, 2020, RCS is no longer accepting 2020-2021 tuition grant applications for new students.** Tuition grants are available to current families based on need, whether short-term due to a temporary financial setback or long-term based on other factors. Tuition grants terminate at the end of each school year, or sooner if the recipient’s financial condition changes. Families with an existing grant should expect to see their monthly bill increase by the 3.5% tuition increase for 2020-21. Tuition grants must be applied for annually. RCS will be notified that an application has been received. After all information has been completed, the recommendation from FACTS, based on RCS Board-approved guidelines, will be sent to RCS.
REQUIREMENTS FOR A TUITION GRANT
1. A tuition grant will be awarded only after a family has been accepted to RCS and has attempted to apply for assistance from the BASIC Fund (www.basicfund.org for new students K-8). All outside funding is included in your RCS Tuition Grant.
2. There is a $35 application fee.
3. All household income must be reported when applying for a tuition grant.
4. If two parents living in separate households are responsible to pay a student’s tuition, separate FACTS accounts must be set up with the tuition evenly divided. A tuition grant will cover only the FACTS account of the
5. A student whose family is receiving a tuition grant is expected to maintain a good conduct and academic record, and parents are expected to positively work with teachers and administrators.
6. The family’s FACTS account must be current.
7. Tuition grant recipients are required to notify Brittany Spade (see below) immediately when their financial situation changes.
8. Tuition payments for all families begin in June, unless enrollment occurs later in the school year. When a tuition grant is awarded, the adjusted monthly rate begins in the earliest possible month and concludes in May.
9. Regular church attendance is encouraged.
10. Failure to make a monthly tuition payment is grounds to void the tuition grant award for that month.
Note: Please email Brittany Spade at BrittanySpade@rcs.edu or call her at 510-889-7526 if you have questions regarding tuition grants.
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY FOR A TUITION GRANT
1. Go to online.factsmgt.com/signin/4HZPK
2. Create an account and log in.
3. Click on “Apply for Financial Aid” at the right of the screen.
4. Select the school year for which the tuition grant is being requested.
5. Follow the prompts to fill out the application.
6. Pay the $35 application fee by credit or debit card online and submit.
7. RCS will notify you of your grant status by email within 3-4 weeks.
For assistance in completing the application, please call FACTS at 866-315-9262.