Affording Valley Christian

Invest in More than an Education

Valley Christian offers outstanding academic and extra-curricular programs for students, retains an exceptional faculty and staff, and manages three beautiful campus locations with  excellent facilities. We balance this with our desire to make a Valley Christian education as affordable as possible and accessible to any family who desires to be a part of our community while also not compromising our opportunities and programs. We strongly believe that no family should feel like they’re sacrificing any aspect of their child’s education in order to attend a Christian school. Tuition and fees are an investment – one that pays off in achievement, preparation, spiritual formation, lifelong community, and impact across the world.

Through School Tuition Organizations (STOs) in Arizona, families are able to greatly reduce – or even eliminate – their out-of-pocket costs to attend Valley Christian. 

We offer a number of options for financial aid. Scholarships and grants are awarded as financial resources allow. Download our Financial Aid Guide to learn more about the many ways to reduce your out-of-pocket investment to attend Valley Christian.

We are committed to helping our families afford Christian education, if you have any questions about financial aid and or concerns about affording a Valley Christian education, please contact our school office. 

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Students Receiving Financial Aid

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Students Fully Funded with Scholarships

Average Out of Pocket Tuition Cost in 2019

2020-21 TUITION (TOTAL COST OF EDUCATION)
TUITION
With No Financial Aid
MONTHLY
(11 payments)
SEMI-ANNUAL
(2 payments)
ANNUAL
(1 payment)
Kindergarten
$791
$4,350
$8,500
Elementary (1-6)
$836
$4,600
$9,000
Junior High (7-8)
$995
$5,475
$10,750
High School (9-11)
$1,264
$6,950
$13,700
High School (12)
$1,318
$7,250
$14,300

Tuition includes everything needed to provide a quality education for our students. It includes textbooks, iPads and technology, labs and field trips, class-specific required apparel, and elementary school supplies. Our goal is to make our tuition as close to equaling our families’ total out-of-pocket cost of education.

Tuition for High School seniors includes costs associated with graduation (cap and gown, announcements, etc.) and senior trip.

VCS does not charge for participation in athletics, arts, parking, or transportation.

Additional optional charges may vary by service (Extended Care, After-School Programs, trips, AP testing, etc.), and will be charged to the student’s account accordingly. We seek to limit those optional charges as much as possible.

Additional Fees & Optional Programs

New Students

Application Fee – $225

One-time, non-refundable fee paid at time of initial application to VCS. There is a cap of $500 per family in initial application fees if enrolling multiple students.

Enrollment Fee – $150

This is due when submitting your application for enrollment and holds a spot for the student at VCS. It is non-refundable unless the student moves more than 30 miles away from VCS prior to the first day of school.

Re-Enrolling Students

Re-Enrollment Fee – $150

This is due when submitting your application for re-enrollment and holds a spot for the student at VCS. It is non-refundable unless the student moves more than 30 miles away from VCS prior to the first day of school.

Special Education (V.I.N.E.) Support & Tuition

High School Support

  • Up to 3 V.I.N.E. classes – $4,500 additional tuition
  • Each additional V.I.N.E. class – $1,000 additional tuition
  • Accommodation Plans: $525 for students not already enrolled in V.I.N.E.

K-8 Support

  • Tier 1 Student (pull-out academic support with social and emotional support) – $3,000 additional tuition
  • Accommodation Plans: $525 for students not already enrolled in V.I.N.E.

Individual Learning Plans (ILP’s) are developed for each student enrolled in the V.I.N.E. Program, based on their unique individual needs, in order to provide the support that will help them become confident, competent, and successful learners. The above-listed program tuition is in addition to the school’s base tuition. VCS partners with several third-party vendors to allow special tutoring for things like dyslexia and speech on our campuses. The rates for these services will vary depending on what is being offered. 

Non-Competitive Scholarships

Pastors

Eligible Pastors of local churches can apply to receive a scholarship equal to 50% of their tuition

VCS Alumni

A scholarship equal to 10% of tuition will be provided for any student of a high school alumnus.

Sibling/Multi-Child

Enrolled siblings will receive a scholarship equal to 10% of their tuition (up to $3,500 per year per family). The first enrolled student is considered to be the student enrolled at the highest grade-level.

Christian Educator

A scholarship equal to 10% of tuition (up to $3,500 per year per family) will be provided to any student of an educator or administrator currently working full-time in a Christian school that has a reciprocal educator agreement with VCS.

*Only one non-competitive scholarship per student will apply.

Competitive Scholarships

Justin Lett Memorial Scholarship

This is a $1,000 merit based scholarship provided to one high school student annually. Learn more about the requirements and application process here.

Belinda Miller Memorial Scholarship

This is a $1,500 scholarship provided to one K-12 student annually. Learn more about the requirements and application process here.