We work hard to make tuition affordable. If you think you can't afford a Christian education, think again! Peoria Christian School offers FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition). Families may apply for tuition assistance using the FAST program each year. This program applies tuition discounts based on your family’s unique financial situation. Families who choose not to apply for FAST, and those who do not qualify for financial aid, still only pay 85% of the full cost of education. The additional 15% of the cost is met through generous donors, endowments, the annual school fund-raising banquet and the annual school auction.
How to APPLY
Financial aid awards are communicated to applicants after supporting documents have been submitted. Families must complete the application each year they wish to be considered for financial aid. Families may also donate to assist other families with financial aid. Contact Kathleen Pozos, bookkeeper, to donate to the school's financial aid fund or if you have additional questions about financial aid for your family. She can be reached at 309-686-4500 ext. 214 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply for financial aid discounts follow the steps below.
1: Apply for admissions to Peoria Christian School (if you are not a current PCS family). If you are a current PCS family, you can skip to #2. If you are a new family and have not toured or talked with the Admissions Department about enrollment, call 309-686-4500 ext. 217 or email email@example.com to set up a meeting.
2: Apply for FAST if you wish to be considered for financial aid discounts. Financial aid is available for Kindergarten - 12th grade tuition. The FAST company requires a $43.00 fee to complete your application.
Tuition Rates 2019-2020
TUITION - Tuition may be paid monthly, by semester or annually. Rates are listed below in monthly payments July - June. New families enrolling after July will have less than 12 months to pay tuition. Families enrolling after school starts will have pro-rated tuition. Textbooks are included in tuition. Some additional fees and discounts are listed below the tuition rates. Tuition for the 2019-2020 school year is as follows:
Pre-K - 3 mornings Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday (8:30 to 11:30 am)- $217 mo/12 monthly payments or - 5 mornings (8:30 to 11:30 am)- $300 mo/12 monthly payments. Students must be 4 years old by September 1 to qualify for Pre-K. For full-day hours add the Extended Care program below under Optional Programs.
Kindergarten (8:30 am to 3:10 pm) - $473 mo/12 monthly payments
Elementary Grades 1 – 4 (8:30 am to 3:15 pm) - $517 mo/12 monthly payments
Middle School Grades 5 – 8 (8:30 am to 3:20 pm) - $595 mo/12 monthly payments
High School Grades 9 – 12 (8:00 am to 3:30 pm) - $665 mo/12 monthly payments
SIBLING DISCOUNTS – The sibling discounts per month are as follows: second oldest student - $41.67 off/each of 12 monthly payments, third oldest student - $83.33 off/each of 12 monthly payments and the fourth and fifth oldest students each receive $125 off/each of 12 monthly payments. There is no sibling discount for Pre-K.
BUILDING FEE – The building fee is $48 mo/12 monthly payments, one per family. Families whose only students are in Pre-K pay half the building fee at $24 mo/12 monthly payments. This fee is separate from tuition since it is paid per family, not per student.
REGISTRATION FEES – Registration fees vary by grade level and are due each year. Registration includes required fees as well as some optional items available for purchase like yearbooks and verse shirts.
SCHOOL HOURS AND DAYS - School opens at 7:30 am for High School and 8:00 am for other grades. Christmas Break, Spring Break and other school days off are listed on the school calendar under the Family tab on the website.
PRE-K EC (Extended Care Afternoons) – This program is available for students enrolled in the morning Pre-K classes at the California Avenue Campus and runs from 11:30 AM to 3:10 PM. Parents can choose between one and all five afternoons for EC. The price for one day of EC is $45 mo/12 monthly payments, 2 days is $90 mo/12 monthly payments, 3 days is $135 mo/12 monthly payments, 4 days is $180 mo/12 monthly payments and all 5 days of EC is $205 mo/12 monthly payments. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for EC days.
BEFORE CARE PROGRAM – A fully supervised Before Care program is available for students in Pre-K - 4th grade at the California Avenue Campus each morning from 6:30 AM – 8:00 AM. Some breakfast items are provided, along with some homework assistance. The fee is $7 per day used and is billed monthly. PCS staff work this program. Email email@example.com or call 686-4500 ext. 214 to sign up for days needed.
CHAMP’S CORNER AFTER CARE – A fully supervised After Care program, with a Christ-centered environment and PCS staff, will include nutritious snacks, planned activities, homework help, crafts, enrichment activities and recreation time. This program is available for students in Pre-K – 4th grade at the California Avenue Campus. Champ’s Corner runs after school (3:15 pm) until 6:00 PM and is also available on half-days. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (309) 686-4500 ext. 219 to sign up for days needed on a regular basis. Drop-in days can be added with at least 1 day’s notice by signing up on the Champ’s Corner Calendar in the After Care classroom. The cost for this program is $12 per day used ($9 for each sibling) and invoiced at the end of each month. It can be paid separately or added into your monthly tuition payment.