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Choosing the right educational environment for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. How do you know if the investment you make in a private, Christian school is worth the money? Is it a good value?

Recently, a large independent study (The Cardus Study) revealed that independent Christian schools like CSCS were significantly higher than other types of schools in helping students with 1) spiritual formation that lasts into adulthood, 2) quality academics that prepare young people for success in college and careers, 3) preparing students to rely on their faith and biblical worldview to make moral and ethical decisions, and 4) developing students with a heart that leads them to become adults that contribute to their communities and especially missions.

This is what we all want for our children but many families, when asked why they have not considered Christian education, answer…AFFORDABILITY! CSCS is stepping up to do something about that and has a plan to make this education more affordable and more accessible to every family that desires it for their children. Click on the tabs below to find out how CSCS works with each family to make tuition as affordable as possible.

Traditional Student Tuition, Modifications, & Fees

2017-2018 Tuition Rates

  • Kindergarten: $4,515 (Four Days per Week, Monday-Thursday)
  • Kindergarten: $5,165 (Five Days per Week, Monday-Friday)
  • Elementary School (Grade 1): $5,610; (Grades 2-5): $6130
  • Middle School (Grade 6): $6,965
  • Middle School (Grades 7-8): $7,380
  • High School (Grades 9-12): $8,610*

*Rate will be locked in for duration of student’s High School enrollment, as long as such enrollment is continuous.

New Traditional Student Application Fee:
Non-refundable $50 per student due with submittal of New Student Application form.

New Traditional Student Acceptance Fee:
Non-refundable $250 per student one-time fee due upon acceptance of student. For families enrolling more than three students at one time, the maximum amount charged would be $750.

These discounts/fees are NOT included in the above tuition rates:
Multiple Child Discount: $500 for second child, $750 for third child and $1,000 for every additional child after the third.

Student/Activity Fees:
Depends upon grade level and student needs (see Student Fee Sheet).

 INSTALLMENT PLANS AVAILABLE

  • Annual Installment Plan – To be paid in full by June 1st. This plan offers a $160/per student discount and is payable in check, cash or credit card. Please Note: Discount does not apply to families receiving tuition assistance. Not applicable if receiving ministry or pastor discount.
  • Semi-annual Installment Plan – To be paid in 2 installments. 1st installment to be paid by June 1st and balance due on December 1st. This plan offers a $120/per student discount and will be deducted from the second installment. It is payable in check, cash or credit card. Please Note: Discount does not apply to families receiving tuition assistance. Not applicable if receiving ministry or pastor discount.
  • Twelve Month Installment Plan – To be paid in 12 equal installments from June through May. Colorado Springs Christian Schools requires that all monthly plans be managed through the FACTS Tuition Management Program. The draw will be made on the 5th, or the 20th of every month. The annual enrollment fee is $45 per family. There is a $30 late fee if funds are not available when the attempt is made for withdrawal. A second attempt is made 15 days after the first attempt. FACTS Tuition Management System reserves the right to charge additional fees for any payment returned. For more FACTS information, please contact the Business Office.
  • Ten Month Installment Plan – To be paid in 10 equal installments from June through January, March and April. Colorado Springs Christian Schools requires that all monthly plans be managed through the FACTS Tuition Management Program. The draw will be made on the 5th, or the 20th of every month. The annual enrollment fee is $45 per family. There is a $30 late fee if funds are not available when the attempt is made for withdrawal. A second attempt is made 15 days after the first attempt. FACTS Tuition Management System reserves the right to charge additional fees for any payment returned. For more FACTS information, please contact the Business Office.
  • Modified Monthly Installment Plan – This plan is only available for families who apply or re-enroll after June 20th. This plan is to be paid in equal installments effective the beginning of the month following acceptance to CSCS. Colorado Springs Christian Schools requires that all monthly plans be managed through the FACTS Tuition Management Program. The draw will be made on the 5th, or the 20th of every month. Tuition must be paid in full by the end of May. The annual enrollment fee is $45 per family. There is a $30 late fee if funds are not available when the attempt is made for withdrawal. A second attempt is made 15 days after the first attempt. FACTS Tuition Management System reserves the right to charge additional fees for any payment returned. For more FACTS information, please contact the Business Office.

TUITION CONTRACT

Upon acceptance of your student, a Tuition Contract will be generated and sent to you electronically through DocuSign. Please complete the Tuition Contract within ten (10) days of the date the contract was prepared or prior to student starting school, whichever comes first. Notwithstanding completion of the application or the Tuition Contract, CSCS reserves the right to deny a student admission for financial, behavioral, or academic probation reasons.

FINANCE CHARGE/LATE PAYMENT CHARGE/MISCELLANEOUS CHARGES

Because CSCS has a commitment to pay its bills and financial obligations on time, we encourage each family to keep their account current and up to date. Late payments and outstanding balances will be handled in the following manner:

  • A finance charge of up to 3% may be assessed at month end to all accounts that have a balance 60 days or greater.
  • A late payment charge of $30 will be assessed if payment for tuition and/or fees is not received within five (5) days of the date the payment is due.
  • A $30 charge will be assessed for any checks being returned by your financial institution.

Upon receipt of your Tuition Contract and/or acceptance of your student, CSCS recognizes your commitment to the school year. Therefore, when a student is withdrawn before August 1 of any year, CSCS will release Parents from the obligation to pay a full year’s tuition only in exchange for a payment of $500, together with payment of any non-refundable fees (including, but not limited to, the Application Fee, Acceptance Fee, Re-enrollment Fee, and Student Activity Fee). When a student is withdrawn after August 1 of any year, CSCS will release Parents from the obligation to pay a full year’s tuition only in exchange for a payment of $1,000, together with payment of any non-refundable fees (including, but not limited to, the Application Fee, Acceptance Fee, Re-enrollment Fee, and Student Activity Fee). When a student is withdrawn after the start of school of any year, CSCS will release Parents from the obligation to pay a full year’s tuition only in exchange for a payment of $1,000 or the pro-rated tuition amount, whichever is GREATER, together with payment of any non-refundable fees (including, but not limited to, the Application Fee, Acceptance Fee, Re-enrollment Fee, and Student Activity Fee).

Standard Modifications to Tuition and/or Fees

  • Annual ($160) or Semi-Annual ($120) payments – instead of monthly payments*
  • Christian Ministries’ Discount (10%) – for recognized ministries (see below approved ministries) *
  • Full-time Pastors’ Discount (10%) – churches that can sign our doctrinal statement *
  • Additional Child Adjustment – $500 (2nd child), $750 (3rd child), $1000 (4th and beyond)
  • New Family Referral Incentive – $500 per family (only one per new family, noted at enrollment, for traditional and international, off tuition, if new family stays one semester)
  • CSCS Graduate – acceptance fee waived (one time for each child)
  • Handprints’ Families – acceptance fee waived (one time for each child)

* One discount per family

APPROVED MINISTRIES:

For 2017/2018:

The ministries that are already approved are:

  • Charis Bible College
  • Andrew Womack Ministries
  • Association of Christian Schools International
  • Focus on the Family
  • Colorado Christian University
  • Ransomed Heart Ministries

To be considered a “Recognized Ministry Partner” the ministry has to be one that contributes to CSCS in a significant way in a given school year. They qualify for this status in the course of a year and then the 10% discount applies to full-time staff of the ministry for the following year. Typically, that is done through one of the following activities:

  • Being a sponsor for one of the fundraising events at the $2500 amount or above (Lion’s Heart Gala, etc.)
  • Sponsoring an event during the school year such as a Back-To-School Dinner or other Corporate/Ministry sponsored events.
  • Offering the school another benefit such as hosting an event of significance at the ministry’s location.
  • Other unique benefits that may be specific to various ministries.

If your ministry has contributed to CSCS in a significant way and you want us to consider you as a Recognized Partner Ministry, please send an email to shanna.seelye@cscslions.org and indicate what involvement the ministry has had with the school this past year. Also include the name and contact information of the head of the ministry as well as verification that the ministry is a 501c3. We will consider the request and reply to you as soon as possible.

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As a private school, we are constantly looking for ways to concentrate our available human and financial resources on our primary mission of education. To help us meet this goal, Colorado Springs Christian Schools will be co-sourcing through FACTS Management Company to carry out the deferred tuition payment function. Our research indicates significant benefits of this program to school staff and school families, including convenience, flexibility, and secure on-line access to individual account information.

A Sensible Plan

We are proud to partner with FACTS, the leading tuition payment plan provider in the industry. This is not a loan program. You have no debt, there is no interest charged for using the payment plan, and there is no credit check. The cost to budget your interest-free monthly payment plan is a nominal, annual, nonrefundable FACTS Enrollment Fee. You may budget your tuition and fees in the following ways:

  • Automatic Bank Payment (ACH)-ACH payments are those payments you have authorized FACTS to process directly through your financial institution. It is simply a bank-to-bank transfer of funds that you have pre-approved from either your checking or savings account on the 5th or 20th of each month.
  • Credit Card-If you elect to use this option, your monthly payment will be automatically charged on the 5th or 20th of each month to your credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, or Discover). Paying with your credit card gives you the option of taking advantage of various bonus programs offered by your credit card company. Please call CSCS at 719-268-2158 for this option and the paperwork will be mailed to your home.