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Variable Tuition FAQS

What is Variable Tuition? Variable Tuition is a need-based tuition assistance program similar to those used by many private schools, colleges, and universities. 

What is the purpose of Variable Tuition? This program allows families to apply for reduced tuition that is right for their families’ financial situation. We hope that this will make a Westside education affordable to many qualified students who could not otherwise join our school community. 

How Does Variable Tuition Work? Any family (current or new) may apply for Variable Tuition if they are concerned about affording the full tuition rate at Westside Christian High School and think they may qualify for the program. 

What factors are considered in the application process? Many factors are considered when determining the tuition amount a family is able to pay, including income, assets, unusual expenses, and the size of the family. The resources available for the family in a given year must also be considered in light of the Variable Tuition awards available at Westside. 

How does the Variable Tuition application effect re-enrollment or admissions? An application for Variable Tuition does not affect the re-enrollment or admission process. Regardless of financial need, parents should initiate the re-enrollment or admission process as early as possible. 

How much will I qualify for in Variable Tuition? It is not possible for a family or the school to estimate the tuition level for which a family qualifies without the completion of a Variable Tuition application. Applications are submitted directly to FACTS, a third-party financial review agency. FACTS evaluates the application based on criteria set by the school and makes a recommendation to the school’s Variable Tuition Committee. 

When will I be notified of what I qualify for? Families are notified of the tuition level for which they qualify from the school’s finance office. Unfortunately, the school is not able to provide Variable Tuition to every deserving student. We work within the available resources to make the school accessible to as many students and families as possible. 

Do I need to apply to Westside Christian High School to receive confirmation of my Variable Tuition? Yes. 

What is the cost to apply for Variable Tuition? The cost to apply for Variable Tuition is $35 paid directly to FACTS. 

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