NEW
Current and Prospective
POPCS Students
Variable Tuition Information
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PRINCE OF PEACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
VARIABLE
TUITION
PRINCE OF PEACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
VARIABLE
TUITION
NEW
At Prince of Peace Christian School,
we foster an inclusive, vibrant school
environment. We seek to attract
diverse and exceptional students and their families to be a part of the
POPCS community. In these challenging times, we are mindful of the
financial impact a private school education can have on a family.
POPCS New Variable Tuition initiative prices tuition based on a family’s
financial situation. POPCS makes an exemplary private Christian school
education accessible and possible!
We believe that
every child deserves
an accessible
Christian education.
MISSION STATEMENT: POPCS provides a Christ-centered exemplary
education equipping students for leadership, service, and success.
PRINCE OF PEACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
VARIABLE
TUITION
PRINCE OF PEACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
VARIABLE
TUITION
Bridging the Gap to Accessible Tuition
VARIABLE
TUITION
POPCS
Variable Tuition allows families to
apply for a reduced tuition rate based
on their family’s unique financial
situation. Every family at POPCS
contributes to the cost of tuition and
supports our school. The new POPCS
Variable Tuition program offers an
appropriate tuition level, making a
quality Christian school education
accessible for more families within
our community.
By making a Prince of Peace Christian
School education more financially
possible through Variable Tuition, we
will have the opportunity to fully
utilize our exceptional program, staff,
and facilities to bring a rich diversity of
students and families to our school in
these challenging times.
What is the new POPCS Variable Tuition Plan?
NEW
WELCOMED. KNOWN. CONNECTED. PREPARED.
FAITH STATEMENT: We believe in sharing God’s love in a
challenging world and, as such, we do not require a
statement of faith to be a part of the POPCS community.
PRINCE OF PEACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
VARIABLE
TUITION
PRINCE OF PEACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
VARIABLE
TUITION
CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR
POPCS VARIABLE TUITION (FACTS)
POPCS
2021-2022
Variable Tuition
Rates
*Published Tiers are to be used as an informational guideline and do not guarantee that a student will receive a Variable
Tuition Rate. To qualify for Variable Tuition rates in Tiers 3-5, families will typically have multiple children attending
tuition-charging schools.
To be considered for a Variable Tuition Rate, a family application must be submitted and verified through FACTS Grant & Aid.
A $35 non-refundable fee will be charged by FACTS upon submission of the application. Applications will require copies of
2019 Tax Returns and 2020 W-2s for all applicants.
Final eligibilty is determined by Prince of Peace Christian School after a third party review (FACTS) of the entire application,
including assets and debts, number of children in tuition-charging schools, unusual expenses and extenuating
circumstances, as well as discretionary spending such as vacations, club sports, financial support from other family
members, charitable contributions, and vehicle expenses.
In a split family situation, all custodial parents will be required to submit an application through FACTS. Variable Tuition Rate
will be awarded to the student, as determined by a complete financial review of both parents. The parents, not the school,
will determine how the rate is divided. A signed Tuition Agreement will be required for all custodial parents.
Every family is required to make a financial investment in their child’s education. All families pay a minimum tuition,
regardless of the adjusted gross income range.
In addition to Variable Tuition, students may incur other fees including, but not limited to, uniforms, academic support
services, athletics, fine arts, and after-school care. Variable rates do not apply to additional fees incurred.
Students receiving a Variable Tuition Rate will not be eligible for other family discounts, including the multi-child discount.
However, students receiving a Variable Tuition rate may be awarded an academic merit scholarship or other scholarships
requiring an application.
Tiers
Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12
Adjusted Gross
Income Range
Grades K-5
1
2
3*
4*
5*
0 – 75,000
75,000 – 125,000
125,000 – 175,000
175,000 – 225,000
225,000 – 275,000
3,600 – 7,700
4,600 – 9,300
6,100 – 10,800
7,700 – 12,400
9,200 – 14,900
3,600 – 8,800
5,220 – 10,500
6,900 – 12,200
8,700 – 14,000
10,400 – 16,900
3,600 – 9,900
5,900 – 11,900
7,800 – 13,800
7,800 – 15,800
11,800 – 19,200
Variable Tuition Rate Range per Student from Low-High
PRINCE OF PEACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
VARIABLE
TUITION
PRINCE OF PEACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
VARIABLE
TUITION
Bridging the Gap to Accessible Tuition
How are POPCS Variable Tuition
Rates determined?
The Variable Tuition application with
supporting documents is submitted directly
to FACTS Grant & Aid by the applicant.
FACTS evaluates the application based on
the criteria set by POPCS and makes a
recommendation to the school’s Variable
Tuition team.
Many factors are evaluated, including assets
and debts, unusual expenses, the number of
students attending tuition-paying schools,
and the family's size.
Families are notified of the tuition level for
which they qualify by the POPCS finance
office.
Who can apply for POPCS
Variable Tuition?
Any family (current or new) enrolling a
Kindergarten through Grade 12 student may
apply for POPCS Variable Tuition. Variable
Tuition is not available for children enrolling
in our Early Learning Center (ELC) or pre-
school programs. However, if a family is
applying for VT for a child in K-12 and has a
child in POPCS ELC or Preschool, tuition for
all children will be considered in the family’s
financial profile.
What will my Variable Tuition
rate be?
Please see the Variable Tuition rate tiers
(page four) for an estimated tuition range
your child may qualify for at POPCS.
Published tiers are an informational
guideline and do not guarantee that a
student will receive a Variable Tuition rate.
Because the formula used to calculate
variable tuition considers many factors, it
is impossible to estimate the tuition level
for which a family qualifies without
completing a Variable Tuition application.
Are some families awarded full
tuition?
No. Every family is required to make a
financial investment in their child’s
education. All families pay a minimum
tuition, regardless of the adjusted gross
income range.
Does everyone who applies
receive Variable Tuition?
Unfortunately, we do not have the
resources to offer Variable Tuition to every
student who qualifies for both admission
and reduced tuition.
We work within our available resources to
make POPCS accessible to as many students
and families as possible.
Does Prince of Peace Christian still
offer tuition assistance?
POPCS has provided tuition assistance to
qualifying families since 1980. Variable tuition
replaces tuition assistance, providing more
transparency to the process.
Do returning students receive
priority over new students when
applying for Variable Tuition?
Yes. Re-enrolling POPCS families who apply
by March 1, 2021, will receive priority
consideration.
Do I need to apply for Variable
Tuition every year?
Yes. A new application must be submitted
every year.
How do I apply for POPCS
Variable Tuition?
To be considered for a Variable Tuition
Rate, a family application must be sub-
mitted and verified through FACTS Grant
& Aid. A $35 non-refundable fee will be
charged by FACTS upon submission of
the application. Applications will require
copies of 2019 Tax Returns and 2020
W-2s for all applicants.
Whom should I contact with
questions about Variable
Tuition?
Contact Casey Schrier, POPCS Senior
Accountant at casey.schrier@popcs.org,
or Tori Rush, Director of Admissions and
Enrollment Director at
tori.rush@popcs.org, for additional
information or if you have questions on
how to apply.
Upon completion of my application, when will I receive
confirmation of my Variable Tuition rate?
EVERY STUDENT
AT PRINCE OF
PEACE CHRISTIAN
SCHOOL IS
WELCOMED.
KNOWN.
CONNECTED.
PREPARED.
PRINCE OF PEACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
VARIABLE
TUITION
PRINCE OF PEACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
VARIABLE
TUITION
Applications must be fully completed and verified by FACTS in order to be
released to POPCS for review.
Once POPCS has received the financial profile from FACTS and the Variable
Tuition team has reviewed the information, qualifying applicants will be notified.
Applicants who apply by March 1, 2021 will be notified by April 1, 2021. All families
who apply after March 1, 2021 will be notified within 30 days of FACTS application
verification.
Contact Casey Schrier
at casey.schrier@popcs.org
or Tori Rush at tori.rush@popcs.org
for additional information or if you
have questions on how to apply.
Do you have more
questions about POPCS
Variable Tuition?
CLICK HERE TO APPLY
FOR
POPCS VARIABLE
TUITION (FACTS)
PRINCE OF PEACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
VARIABLE
TUITION
PRINCE OF PEACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
VARIABLE
TUITION
Bridging the Gap to Accessible Tuition