affording christian education

How can I afford Christian Education?!

Columbus Christian School has been educating students for 45 years and is now more affordable than ever!

Did you know that you have a say where your tax dollars go to educate your student?!

Your family may qualify to receive a scholarship through the expanded Indiana Choice Scholarship Program.

Are you ready to choose an Education with a Higher Purpose?


Choice Scholarship Program FAQ


A student must:

  1. Have legal settlement in Indiana;

  2. Be at least five years of age and less than 22 years of age on August 1 of the school year;

  3. Be a member of a household with an annual income equal to or below 400% of the amount to qualify for the Federal Free or Reduced Price Lunch Program. (IC 20-51-1-4.3)

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Click the table (on the left) or any of the red links above to go directly to the Indiana Department of Education website for more information and instructions on how to apply.

You have a say as to where your tax dollars go!

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Many families use financial assistance

“When we thought about private school, we thought it was going to be too expensive. We want others to know it’s actually more affordable than people think! CCS asked us to submit our financial information and they were able to give us an estimate of what we would pay each month. Because we wanted this opportunity for our kids, we reprioritized some finances on our end and made it work. We would have come to CCS sooner if we knew we could afford it.”

— The Edwards Family  

Many families use financial assistance

By the time your child graduates from high school, they will have spent over 16,380 hours in a classroom. Who or what will influence their worldview? What kinds of friendships will they make? Will they learn the same values at school as they are learning at home? Will they be valued and encouraged as a purposeful creation of God?

Taking the time to answer questions like these have led many families to make Christian education a priority for their family. We understand many families are in the difficult position of weighing the benefits of a Christian education for their child with their individual family circumstances. Many families at CCS use financial assistance and have found creative ways to make a Christian education affordable for them.

Here are some examples of how CCS families have made Christian education affordable:


This family manages their tuition payment by spreading it out over 10 months. They chose to put their debit/credit card on file in the school office, which is billed monthly.


This family combines a school-choice voucher and family lifestyle adjustment to pay their children's tuition.


This family applies through FACTS to receive a SGO scholarship, then pays the remaining balance over two payments (August and January).

“Because giving our kids a Christian education is a priority for our family, we trust God to provide and work out the details and He always has.”

— The Combs Family  

CCS strives to work with you to make Christian education a reality. Over 90% of our students receive financial assistance.

What kind of assistance is available?


The State of Indiana is committed to providing all children access to quality educational opportunities. Indiana's Choice Scholarship Program, commonly referred to as the voucher program, provides partial tuition scholarships to eligible Indiana students enrolled at Columbus Christian by September 1. The amount of the scholarship is based on your income and household size, as well as the district where you reside. 


The SGO Scholarship (also referred to as Tax Credit Scholarship) is offered to Columbus Christian students through the FACTS application process. These scholarships are made available through private donations designated to Columbus Christian School. 

Eligible K-12th grade families receive a minimum $500 scholarship toward their tuition. A student is eligible to apply for the program if they are a member of a household with an annual income of not more than two hundred percent (200%) of the amount required to qualify for the federal free or reduced price lunch program.


SCRIP is a nation-wide fundraising program that offers gift cards from hundreds of participating retailers. The cards are purchased at face-value and a percentage is given back. At CCS, the percentage "kick-back" is split. 50% goes to the school, 50% goes to the purchaser in the form of a future school tuition payment or any school related trip cost. SCRIP cards are sold in the school office.

For personal financial options based on your circumstances, call (812) 372-3780.