Financial Aid

One of our main goals at GVCS is to keep tuition at an affordable rate for our families. Understanding that some families require financial assistance, we provide several programs available to help address those needs and assist families in making quality Christ-centered education a possibility for their children.  

Links to these programs and applications can be found on the left.  If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us. We would love to speak with you and help you navigate through the application process. 

Tuition Assistance 2018-2019 (KT-12)

We would like to share with you the financial aid process for the 2018-2019 school year at Grand View Christian School. Please read the below information to learn about the application process and timeline for our two scholarship programs.

Families who apply for financial aid must be as accurate as possible when they state the amount that they can contribute to their student’s annual educational costs. A partnership between the school and family works best when the family makes a sacrificial contribution toward the tuition costs each year. Our school receives a limited number of scholarship dollars from donations. It is our intention to help as many families as possible, but we cannot guarantee scholarship amounts to meet the needs of all families.


Summary of our two scholarship programs


1. STO (School Tuition Organization) Fund

This is a private-school scholarship program created by the State of Iowa for families who meet determined financial criteria (based on income and family size). Our school participates in the Heart of Iowa STO and receives funds from donors interested in supporting member faith-based private schools. The school is eligible to receive a set number of dollars based on the number of students enrolled in our school the prior year. The funds must then be raised each year by the STO from private donors. The scholarship committee then recommends to the Heart of Iowa STO the distribution of this fund to those families who meet the financial criteria on a first come, first served basis as long as funds are available. More than one student per family is eligible for assistance. 
 
Application Process:
Either pick up an application form in the school office located at
2905 NE 46th Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50317
 
 or download the form from the Grand View Christian School website at www.grandviewchristianschool.org.
Return the completed form with a copy of your signed 2017 tax information as directed on the application. If you did not submit 2017 tax information to the IRS, the school office has an alternative form for you to sign.

Timeline for 1st Cycle of Funding
 
Now until April 30th. No guarantees will be given to these applicants.
Awards will be announced in early June and will be distributed on a first-come basis depending on what funds are still available for distribution. 

Timeline for 2nd Cycle of Funding
 
May 1st thru August 15th. No guarantees will be given to these later applications. Awards will be distributed on a first-come basis and will depend on if funds are still available for distribution.
**School Tuition Organization funds are subject to funds being donated to the Heart of Iowa STO.


2. TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) Fund

 This is a scholarship program created by our school. Most of the funds are received from donations given during the school’s Work-A-Thon community fundraiser or from donors interested in supporting our school. TAP assistance is  based on family income and other selection criteria. The maximum allowable scholarship will not exceed 50% of tuition. The scholarship committee distributes funds to families unable to fully afford their tuition.

Application Process:
 
Families apply online with a company called FACTS. This company assists many private schools with collecting financial information. Your financial information will be kept confidential and organized in a fashion to assist our scholarship program with knowing financial needs of all families who apply for this scholarship. There will be a $30 fee that you will need to pay when you complete the online application. If you need assistance with getting online access, public comp uters are available at your local public library.
 

Items Needed for Application:

 Copies of your most recent Federal tax forms including all supporting tax schedules.
 Copies of your 2017 W-2 forms for both you and your spouse.
 Copies of supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food
Stamps, Workers’ Compensation, and TANF.

All supporting documentation can be uploaded in pdf format online.
Supporting documentation can also be faxed to 1-866-315-9264 or mailed to the address below. Please be sure to include  the applicant ID on all faxed or mailed correspondence.
 
FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment
P.O. Box 82524
Lincoln, NE 68501-2524

If you have questions or concerns about the application process, you may speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 1-866-441-4637. Go to https://online.factsmgt.com to create a FACTS account and to apply.
 
 


VOLUNTEER HOUR REQUIREMENT

 

Families receiving any financial assistance scholarships are
expected to volunteer a minimum of 25 hours of their
time to the school during the 2018-2019 school year.
These hours are in addition to any hours you may
volunteer because your students are involved in the
athletics department. Please refer to the Parent-Student

Handbook for more details about assisting GVCS