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?
Student must satisfy all criteria to qualify for the Choice Scholarship Program under the Two Semesters in a Public School Track.
A student must:
Have legal settlement in Indiana;
Be at least five years of age and less than 22 years of age on August 1 of the school year;
Have been enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12 in a public school, including a charter school, in
Indiana for at least two semesters immediately preceding the first semester for which the individual receives a Choice Scholarship; and
Be a member of a household with an annual income equal to or below 300% of the amount to qualify for the Federal Free or Reduced Price Lunch Program. (IC 20-51-1-4.3)
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!
Many families use financial assistance
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).
This family receives a 2% tuition discount by paying in full by August 1st.
This family takes advantage of both the SCRIP program and an SGO scholarship, then pays the remaining balance over 10 months.
CCS strives to work with you to make Christian education a reality. Over 70% 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.