Jupiter Christian School recognizes that some families may not have adequate resources to meet the cost of Christian education. 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.
Financial Aid applications for the following year will open to all currently enrolled families December 1st. New families may complete the application concurrently with enrollment and are encouraged to complete it by February 1, 2021. Financial Aid Applications are due for all current families February 1, 2021. Taxes for the 2020 year are due with Financial Aid application but may be turned in no later than May 1, 2021. Awards granted before taxes are in will be contingent upon review of 2020 taxes, to be done by the Business Office as they are submitted. The Business Office will follow up with all families that have not turned in taxes by June 1. Financial aid is awarded based upon a determination of the family’s financial need and availability of funds. The amount of financial aid awarded can be anywhere from 0 to 40% 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, families must reapply each year.
The receipt of financial aid carries with it the responsibility to achieve minimum standards of academic success. Upper School students receiving financial aid must maintain a cumulative Jupiter Christian grade point average of 2.5. Lower School 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.
To apply for financial aid, 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 $45 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 or upload your 2020 tax returns with all schedules and W-2's to:
FAST Processing ISM 1316 North Union Street Wilmington, DE 19806-2594
If you need more information or assistance, please contact the Business Office at 561-763-1895 or by email.
Including the School's name on the outside of the envelope will ensure faster processing of your application. Please note that your 2020 tax return must be received by FAST prior to 5/1/21 or your financial aid award may be forfeited. Please note: Those applying for financial aid should not apply for a tax extension.
Reenrolling and new families that have applied for financial aid by February 1 will be notified of any contingent financial aid award March 1st. After March 1st, families will be notified of aid on the 15th and 30th of each month following. As new families apply for admissions, the Business Office may grant awards before March 1 until 2021-22 “guaranteed” funds are exceeded. Please note: new families must apply to the school and be accepted before any financial aid award may be made.
If you need more information or assistance, please contact the Business Office at 561-763-1924 or by email.
Jupiter Christian School is pleased to accept the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and Family Empowerment Scholarship by Step Up for Students, a state-approved nonprofit scholarship funding organization.
Any interested families are encouraged to apply and submit all supporting documents as soon as possible. If your family has already submitted the online application, please login to check the status of your request and submit any additional documents Step Up may need to process your application.