While an education at Mount Pisgah Christian School yields a lifetime of returns; we also understand that it is a significant financial commitment. Our tuition assistance program affords opportunities to mission-compatible students, regardless of their family's financial resources.
Tuition assistance recommendations are made by FACTS Grant & Aid Financial Needs Assessment, which provides the School with a confidential financial needs-analysis report. Tuition assistance requests are processed in the order of need and awarded based on available funds.
Please review the following frequently asked questions. Additional questions? Please call Cheryl Doughty at 678-336-3194
Frequently Asked Questions
In order for us to allocate our resources wisely and fairly, we have enlisted the help of the FACTS Grant & Aid Financial Needs Assessment program. FACTS does not decide whether tuition assistance will be given or how much to give; rather FACTS provides a need-based financial aid analysis service which includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition. The analysis is the primary tool that the School uses to decide the amount of tuition assistance granted. Unusual circumstances of each family situation are acknowledged and considered by the Tuition Assistance Committee. The guiding principal of the committee is to fairly distribute the limited tuition assistance funds that are available. Late, incomplete, or falsified applications may be excluded from consideration for tuition assistance and no aid will be given.
All families must pay a portion of the costs for their child to attend. There is no specific income that automatically qualifies a family to receive need-based tuition assistance. Other factors include, but are not limited to: family size, number of children, family assets.
Admission decisions are based solely upon a student's qualifications.
Tuition assistance is funded through a number of sources: Annual Fund, the Annual Operating Budget, Georgia GOAL Tax Credit Program, and other gifts.
We seek to provide tuition assistance to students whose family can provide documentation of need. If the cost of a Mount Pisgah Christian School education is beyond a family's financial means, they should apply for tuition assistance. Income may not preclude the possibility of assistance since other dependents, other tuition costs, considerable debt (excluding consumer debt), unusual medical expenses, or some other extraordinary financial burden are considerations. The entire process is strictly confidential. Tuition Assistance is not offered to Preschool.
The School's policy for determining the financial need of students is based on the principle that both parents are responsible for the support and educational expenses of their children to the extent that they are financially able to assume that responsibility.
Yes. Tuition Assistance is awarded on a one-year basis. You must re-apply within FACTS each year to be considered. Any student currently receiving need-based assistance may reapply as long as all current financial obligations to the school have been met. In addition, to be eligible to continue to receive tuition assistance, a student must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA.
The School is committed to protecting the privacy of its families; therefore, all information received by the Accounting Department is held in the strictest confidence.
The Tuition Assistance Committee is comprised of the Head of School, Director of Finance, and the Director of Admission, along with additional confidential administration of the School. The Committee strives to establish uniform criteria for evaluating parental ability to pay the total educational expenses of the student. The ultimate responsibility for determining the amount of the award offered for tuition assistance rests with the Tuition Assistance Committee. The Tuition Assistance Committee maintains strict confidentiality over all tuition assistance files.
It is VERY IMPORTANT to complete the tuition assistance application and submit to FACTS as soon as possible. In order to use FACTS, you will need Internet access. If you do not have a computer, public libraries usually have online computers available, or you may contact the school and request to use a computer there.
In order to be considered for tuition assistance, you will be required to complete the Grant and Aid Application within FACTS, and upload a copy of your completed 2016 and 2017 Federal and State Income Tax returns, copies of your 2016 and 2017 W2's and last paystub of the year. These items are required of both biological parents even in cases of divorce, separation or estrangement. Step-parents income is to be included as well. Additional required documentation include, but not limited to: divorce decree, monthly budget, alimony and child support received/paid, additional childcare costs outside of MPCS, debt.
Letters confirming decision regarding tuition assistance awards will be mailed periodically through the enrollment season once they have been reviewed. MPCS may not be able to meet 100% of demonstrated need for each applicant, and, frequently, the number of qualified appliants exceeds the tuition assistance resources of the school. Therefore, some families who apply and are qualified still may not receive assistance. However, awards are dependent upon each individual family’s need.