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Tuition Assistance

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Tuition Assistance Philosophy

Providence is committed to enrolling students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, maximizing the strength of the student body. The Board of Directors has established a needs-based tuition assistance policy that approves a certain portion of the budget be used exclusively to assist families with the cost of tuition. Need is defined as the difference between what it costs to attend Providence and a family’s ability to pay, as determined by the second-party FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment program.

While we believe that an independent Christian school education is first and foremost a commitment and responsibility of the parents, we endeavor as a community to make this education accessible for those families who do not have the ability to pay full tuition. We attempt to meet identified need, but no family will receive a full tuition award.

This assistance program is only made possible through generous gifts made by our current families and friends of the school. We are committed to wisely steward these funds. As a result, need-based tuition assistance awards are not automatically renewed or guaranteed. Funds are limited and may vary year to year, and the family’s finances may change. Therefore, families are required to submit an application for assistance annually. 

Many factors determine whether or not a family will qualify for need-based tuition assistance. Household income and expenses, assets and debt, the number of children enrolled in a school that requires tuition, and commitment to and fit with the schools’ mission and vision are examples of factors used by the Tuition Assistance Committee to determine eligibility and awards.

For the 2018-2019 school year, Providence awarded $1.8 million dollars in need-based aid and 67.4% of students in grades K-12 received tuition assistance.


How to Apply for Tuition Assistance

Applying for tuition assistance is separate from the admission application process and does not affect the applicant’s admission status.

Families are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The application process opens October 1 for the following school year.

Priority tuition assistance applications deadlines are:

Returning students – January 23, 2019
New applicants – February 15, 2019

NOTE:  Students applying for admission after February 15 remain eligible to apply for tuition assistance. They should apply for assistance at the same time as they apply for admission. Both the admission decision and tuition assistance awards will be mailed on a rolling basis after March 22, 2019. 


Click this link to apply online at FACTS.

 FACTS requires a $35 fee to process your application.


Additional information may be required in order for your initial award estimate to be confirmed. You will be asked to send copies of:

  1. 2017 tax forms, including all supporting tax schedules.* 
  2. 2017 W-2 forms for both you and your spouse.*
  3. Supporting documentation for Social Security income, welfare, child support, food stamps, workers’ compensation, and TANF.*

* Supporting documents should be mailed, faxed, or uploaded  to:

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment
P.O. Box 82524
Lincoln, NE 68501-2524

FAX:  866-315-9264

UPLOAD:  instructions are in the application

If you have any questions or concerns about the FACTS application process, you may speak with a FACTS customer care representative at 1 (866) 441-4637.

If you have questions or concerns about the Providence tuition assistance program, you may contact Diane Horvath, Director of Tuition Assistance, at dhorvath@providencesb.org.


 

**Providence admits students of gender, race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, tuition assistance programs, athletic, and other school administrated programs.

The Investment in a Providence Education

We set a budget and came up with a tuition amount we could afford. We prayed and God swung the door wide for our son. We received the financial assistance we needed and it was right we we needed it to be. We go through the same process every year, and each year, we are continually blown away by the generosity of those who donate to Providence for tuition assistance for families like ours. There really are no words to describe our deep appreciation.

– Parents of a high school boy

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Already Applied and Have a Question?

If you have already completed your online aid application or have a specific question about your FACTS account, feel free to call our Corporate office toll-free at (866) 441-4637.

Tuition Assistance Questions

If you have not completed your online tuition assistance application and have specific questions about the tuition assistance program at Providence, feel free to contact Diane Horvath, Director of Tuition Assistance, at dhorvath@providencesb.org.