Tuition Assistance Program
Link to Tuition Assistance Brochure: TuitionAssistance
Every child should have the opportunity to receive a Kingdom Education: a life-long, Bible-based, Christ-centered education that leads him to Christ, disciples him in Christ and equips him to serve Christ. In America today, getting a Kingdom Education for your children is not free, but it is the most precious thing you can give them. Unlike a secular education which only prepares a child for college or life, a Kingdom Education is for eternity. Since your child will live forever, shouldn’t his/her education?
The tuition at CCS is among the best values for parents in the Tampa community. Yet for a number of our families, it is still an unreachable challenge without assistance. In order to grant access to a Kingdom Education at CCS for more families, the school began a Tuition Assistance Program. This program provides financial assistance to families who need help managing the tuition. To be considered for tuition assistance, a student must first apply to the school, be accepted for admission and pay the enrollment deposit. Current students must pay the reenrollment deposit. The family may then apply for financial assistance. All grants are awarded on the basis of the family’s financial need as indicated by an independent third party assessment service and availability of funds for making grants. To apply for financial assistance you must complete the reenrollment process. If the financial assistance offer does not meet the family need the enrollment deposit will be refunded. To receive this refund, application for financial assistance must be fully completed within 10 days of the school receiving the enrollment agreement. If financial assistance is applied for after the 10 day window, the family forfeits their enrollment deposit and is responsible for the entire enrollment agreement.
It is our hope and desire that no family would fail to reenroll based solely on financial need. Therefore, CCS encourages families and businesses that God has blessed to give to the CCS Moses Fund so that other families can attend. All gifts are tax-deductible.
Cambridge Christian School utilizes the online service of Independent School Management Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) Program to process applications.
FAST does not decide whether financial assistance will be given or how much to give; rather FAST provides a need-based financial aid analysis service which includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition. All information from FAST is kept confidential. Results are reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee who makes final decisions based on next year’s budget. Upon approval by the Committee, financial aid offers are then sent to families.
As a reminder, you must reapply each year. To start the process, please do the following:
- Log onto the FAST website using the link – https://www.ismfast.com/FastPage.php?id=65ab673ded9719661d827b53b1f2c150
- The application process is self-guided. You may navigate in and out of the program allowing you to partially complete an application and go back to it at another time. Online e-mail and a 24/7 helpline is provided.
- The charge for the application is $43.00 and to be paid by credit card at the end of the session. If you do not have a credit card please call the Business Office at 813-872-6744 ext. 266 for assistance.
- After completing the online application you will be required to mail your 2015 tax returns for both state and federal taxes with all schedules and W-2’s to:
FAST Processing ISM
1316 North Union Street
Wilmington DE 19806-2594
While no financial aid procedure can be entirely equitable – there are simply too many individual factors and extenuating circumstances – this new process that has been selected should serve our School community well. Among its many features will be the ability to further secure your financial data, and maintain the high degree of confidentiality that past recipients most appreciate.
CCS admits students of any color, national and ethnic origins to all rights privileges, programs and activities generally to or made to students at the school.
Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to speak with someone directly.