King Christian School – Bursary Fund & Application
Each year King Christian School will seek to make available a bursary for attending families. Our goal is to provide the opportunity to provide Christian education to children from Christian families with varying incomes and situations. $90,000 is available for distribution for the 2017/2018 school year.
These Bursary funds are available to families currently enrolled at King Christian. If you are not yet enrolled, please schedule an Educational Consultation prior to completing a bursary application.
Beginning this year, we will utilize the online service of ISM’s Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) to process applications. FAST will be the standard submission format for all 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 KCS Bursary Review Committee who makes recommendations to the Finance Committee based on Bursary funds available. Upon approval by the Finance Committee, bursary awards will then be sent to families.
Before beginning the application process, please honour the intent of this program by agreeing with the following:
- You will fill out the bursary application (FAST) fairly and honestly.
- You have reasonably pursued other sources of funds for tuition beyond your current income.
- In fairness to other school families, you will avoid unnecessary large expenditures.
- In fairness to other school families, you will make every effort to be fully employed.
- In fairness to other applicants, bursary applicants will request only what they really need.
- If divorced, both parents are expected to fill in a FAST application.
Bursaries are granted on an annual basis, therefore an application must be submitted each year.
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. FAST has a 24/7/365 helpline available to you should you have any questions, which can be reached by calling 1-877-326-FAST (2378).
The charge for the application is $43.00 USD and is to be paid by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) after all sections have been completed. If you do not have a credit card, please contact Sheri Cantle, KCS Bookkeeper, to arrange alternate payment (firstname.lastname@example.org).
After completing the online application you will be required to scan or mail your most recent tax documents (T1 and Notice of Assessment) to FAST for verification purposes. (If mailing: Independent School Management, Attn: FAST Processing Center, 1316 N. Union Street, Wilmington, DE 19806)
For earliest consideration, returning families applications should be submitted no later than February 24, 2017. After this date, Open Enrolment begins and applications are reviewed in order of arrival.
KCS Bursary Committee