FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT FINANCIAL AID
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How much are tuition and fees at PVCS?
PVCS works hard to keep our tution and fees as affordable and competitive as possible. You will find that our tuition is one of the lowest rates in the middle Tennessee area.
Who is eligible to apply for financial aid?
Any family enrolling in K5-12th* that has applied to or is registered at PVCS can apply for financial aid. PVCS believes that Christian education should be affordable for all families. The purpose of the PVCS Financial Aid Program is to assist families who demonstrate a need for financial aid. If you as a family feel you cannot afford the tuition, then please apply.
*Financial Aid is unavailable for students enrolled in preschool.
Pleasant View Christian School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policy, financial aid policy; athletic and other school administered programs.
Who processes my application for financial aid and is it kept confidential?
PVCS uses the services of FACTS Grant & Aid, a third-party reviewer, to assist with the confidential financial aid data collection process. FACTS will send a recommendation to PVCS. A financial committee will review the recommendation and the situational letter. All information is kept confidential.
Is financial aid based upon my family’s income alone?
The FACTS Grant & Aid application considers other factors such as: charitable contributions, reasonable living expenses and the number of children to be enrolled at PVCS.
PVCS also requests each family to submit a situational letter. Parents will submit a letter explaining the situation that causes them to apply for financial aid, including specific hardships and financial difficulties (for example: loss of income, loss of job, unexpected financial hardships or sudden medical expenses). The letter should also include specific strategies the family has employed to afford tuition (for example: eliminated family vacations, cut family activities, or sold assets.) This letter is a most critical piece of information in determining the financial aid award.
The family and the student (if in grades 7-12) must sign a statement that both the family and student are in regular attendance and in good standing at a local church. A form can be received from the school office.
I still do not know if I will qualify? And how much will my family receive anyhow?
It is impossible to answer this question without completing the FACTS Grant & Aid application. Each family has a different set of circumstances that will enter into the final decision. We STRONGLY encourage anyone who believes that they cannot fully afford the tuition to apply.
I have multiple children. What should I do?
All children are considered on one application. Normally the amount of financial aid (if you qualify) will increase with the combined tuition costs considered. It does not take into consideration the tuition of another child enrolled at a different private school.
Our family is a split family; whose information is required?
In cases where the applicant is divorced, the assets of both parents will be considered if the parents have joint custody. If the custodial parent has remarried, the assets of the step-parent will be included in the review. If someone else is financially responsible for the student, that person must complete the aid form and explain his/her relationship to the student. You may note any special circumstances in your situational letter.
What does the financial aid cover?
Financial aid is only available for tuition purposes. It does not cover any extra required or optional (aftercare/summer camp) fees.
What is the cost for me to go through this process?
FACTS charges a financial aid application setup fee of $30. You will pay them directly online
ARE YOU READY TO PROCEED?
You may start the admissions process for PVCS immediately online.
You may start the Financial Aid process with FACTS Grant & Aid Application immediately online. though It will not be considered until you have been accepted as a PVCS student.
You need to send your situational letter to Mr. Rusty Campbell, Administrator. Please put your family name and situational letter in the subject line (for example, “Nelson situational letter”).
You need to request the church form from Mrs. Trotter, School Receptionist.
Please remember, your financial aid package cannot be processed until you have gone through the PVCS application process and until all required documents have been received by PVCS.