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 kpozos@peoriachristian.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 khutchins@peoriachristian.org 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 2018-2019

TUITION: Tuition may be paid annually, by semester or in 12 monthly payments. Monthly payments are set up on automatic withdrawal, July - June. Textbooks are included in tuition. Some additional fees and discounts are listed below the tuition rate chart. Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year is as follows:

MULTI-STUDENT DISCOUNTS – The 2nd oldest receives $500 off tuition,  the 3rd oldest receives $1,000 off tuition and the 4th oldest receives $1,500 off tuition. There is no discount for Pre-K. The application fee is $105 for the oldest sibling and $55 for each additional sibling. Applications are available here.

BUILDING FEE – The building fee is $576 annual or $48 monthly per family. Families with students only in Pre-K pay half the building fee, $288 annual or $24 monthly. This fee is separate from tuition since it is paid per family, not per student. 

REGISTRATION FEE – Registration fees vary by grade level and are due prior to the student’s first day of class. Registration includes required fees as well as optional items. 


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. 


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 kpozos@peoriachristian.org 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 cstear@peoriachristian.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 each month and invoiced at the end of each month. It can be paid separately or added into your monthly tuition payment.