Jupiter Christian School recognizes that the costs of Christian education are substantial and that some families who would benefit from it may not have adequate resources. The primary purpose of the JCS Financial Aid Program is to provide tuition assistance to those families who, without such assistance, would be unable to send their children to JCS.
Families seeking financial aid must file an application through the Independent School Management Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) Program in Wilmington, DE. FAST provides Jupiter Christian School a need-based financial aid analysis service which ensures that our process for establishing financial need adheres to nationally established standards of best practice. All information from FAST is kept confidential, as is all information pertaining to a family's financial aid request.
All families requesting financial aid for the 15/16 school year must make application between January 5, 2015 and March 15, 2015. The school will only review applications received after March 15th if funds are available. Families must report all sources of income. Failure to disclose income may result in the loss of financial aid. Financial aid is awarded based upon a determination of the family’s financial need. The maximum financial aid awarded will be no greater than 50% of the annual tuition. Awards are made until designated funds are exhausted. Please note that financial aid awards are made for one year only and, therefore, you must reapply each year.
The receipt of financial aid carries with it the responsibility to achieve minimum standards of academic success. Secondary students receiving financial aid must maintain a cumulative Jupiter Christian grade point average of 2.5. Elementary students receiving financial aid must achieve an overall end of the year average of C (70 points) in core subjects. Failure to maintain these grade levels at the end of the academic year will result in the loss of financial aid for the subsequent year.
Please click on the link below to begin this self-guided process. You may navigate in and out of the program, allowing you to partially complete an application and go back to it at another time. Online e-mail and a 24/7 helpline is provided. The $41 charge for the application is to be paid by credit card when the application is complete. After completing the online application, you will be required to mail your 2014 tax returns with all schedules and W-2's to:
|FAST Processing |
1316 North Union Street
Wilmington, DE 19806-2594
Including the School's name on the outside of the envelope will ensure faster processing of your application. Please note that your 2014 tax return must be received by FAST prior to 5/31/15 or your financial aid award will be forfeited.
Our goal is to have an award determination made by the end of April. Because financial aid funds are limited and demand is high, late filing of materials may result in a non-award. If you need more information or assistance, please contact the business office at 561-354-1912 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.