Think you can’t afford a quality Christian education? Think again!

Affording PCA

Every family has their own unique story that has led them to desire Christian education for their children. Just as we have our own story, we also have unique life circumstances. Because of this, and since we want to make a quality Christian education accessible to more families in our region, we believe that tuition shouldn’t be a “one-size fits all” approach, but rather variable to fit unique family situations. We are thrilled to announce the introduction of Variable Tuition at Plymouth Christian Academy. We invite you to spend time on this page and learn how an education that could be the perfect fit for your child is now affordable for you!

 


 


 

Variable Tuition Ranges (K-12)

4-Day K 5-Day K Grades 1-2 Grades 3-6 Grades 7-12
$3,478 – $6,955* $4,135 – $8,270* $4,405 – $8,810* $4,805 – $9,610* $5,630 – $11,260*

*Tuition amount for parents who choose to not apply for variable tuition

Preschool (PK) & Begindergarten (BGN) Tuition

Classes Available 3-Year Old PK 4-Year Old PK 4-Day BGN 5-Day BGN
TUITION $1,500 $2,250 $3,000 $3,660

 


 

Variable Tuition FAQs

Think again. Plymouth Christian Academy proudly offers Variable Tuition. Tuition at Plymouth Christian is not a “one-size-fits all.” It’s a range. A range that spans from 50%-85% of the full cost of education. Variable Tuition adjusts tuition rates to meet your family’s unique financial position. Due to the support of our donors, fundraising activities, Shared Time Program, and shared resources and staff with Calvary Baptist Church, no family at Plymouth Christian pays the full cost of education. In fact, the top amount of each tuition range has already been adjusted to reflect the 85% level.

What is Variable Tuition?

Variable Tuition is a need-based tuition assistance program similar to those used by many private schools, colleges, and universities. This program allows families to apply for reduced tuition that is right for their families’ financial situation. Thus, this makes a Plymouth Christian education affordable to many qualified students who could not otherwise join our school community.

How Does Variable Tuition Work?

Any full-time family (current or new) of a kindergarten through twelfth-grade student may apply for Variable Tuition if they are concerned about affording the full tuition rate at Plymouth Christian and they think they may qualify for the program. Many factors are considered when determining the tuition amount a family is able to pay, including income, assets, unusual expenses, and the size of the family. An application for Variable Tuition does not affect PCA’s Continuous Enrollment Program or new student admission process. Regardless of financial need, parents should complete the Continuous Enrollment or admission process as early as possible. Families may apply for Variable Tuition only after they have completed the Continuous Enrollment process or applied to the school. It is not possible for a family or the school to estimate the tuition level for which a family qualifies without the completion of a Variable Tuition application. Applications are submitted to our 3rd party service, FACTS, who makes a recommendation based on the criteria set by the school. PCA’s Tuition Office will notify families of the Variable Tuition level for which they qualify.

Do I need to apply to Plymouth Christian Academy to receive confirmation of my Variable Tuition?

Yes.

Are there any other ways to supplement the cost of tuition?

The Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP) is intended to provide additional support to families in the payment of their tuition. Participation is open to all parents, grandparents, relatives, friends and anyone in the community who wishes to support tuition reduction at PCA. The TRIP program purchases gift cards/certificates from “Shop with Scrip,” who supplies cards for various restaurants, grocery stores, retail stores, and service businesses at a discount to the school. “Shop with Scrip” offers rebates on the gift cards purchased resulting in families sharing in the rebate. Families in the program purchase these certificates at face value. The difference (credit) between the TRIP purchase price of the certificate and the full face value of the certificate is passed on to participating families for tuition reduction.

Is Christian education and Plymouth Christian Academy really worth it?

It is worth it - every single penny! The 15,000 hours a student spends from kindergarten through 12th grade at Plymouth Christian has eternal and significant value. The undeniable truth is that education helps shape your child’s worldview and as Christian parents, we must use every means we can to bring up our children in God’s way. Yes, it requires a significant financial investment and, for many, a sacrifice. But we’re doing more than preparing our young people for the next step. We prepare them for life. Physical things will fade with time, but the investment we make in Christian education for our children will endure for eternity.

Do I need to apply for admission to PCA separately from applying for Variable Tuition?

Yes. For new students, application to Plymouth Christian Academy and application for Variable Tuition are two separate processes. However, new families may complete both application processes simultaneously.

Will applying for Variable Tuition hurt my student’s chance of being admitted to the school?

No. Admission applications and Variable Tuition applications are evaluated separately, and an application for Variable Tuition has no bearing on the admission process.

Are all admitted students offered Variable Tuition if the family qualifies?

Yes.

What kind of economic situation is typical of a family who qualifies for Variable Tuition?

A wide range of families with a variety of circumstances qualify for the program, from those who are able to pay close to exit range of Variable Tuition to those who are at the entry level of the range. Many factors are evaluated, including income, assets, unusual expenses, and the size of the family.

Are some families awarded full tuition?

No. Every family is required to make a financial investment in their child’s education. Our commitment to providing Variable Tuition means that we are sharing in that investment with you. No family will receive Variable Tuition that is less than our published range.

Who sees my Variable Tuition application, and who makes the decision after they review it?

PCA has used a company called FACTS for the past several years for our tuition assistance management. FACTS will continue to collate and secure the Variable Tuition applications. FACTS Management is a very reputable firm, serves thousands of private Christian schools and has an established confidential and secure process. After finishing the evaluation of your application, FACTS will collate the information regarding your family’s financial situation for the PCA Tuition Office. All information is secure and held in strict confidence. Upon analysis of the information from FACTS, a final calculation will be made and you will be notified of your Variable Tuition.

Is Christian education and Plymouth Christian Academy really worth it?

It is worth it - every single penny! The 15,000 hours a student spends at Plymouth Christian from kindergarten through 12th grade has eternal and significant value. The undeniable truth is that education helps shape your child’s worldview and as Christian parents, we must use every means we can to bring up our children in God’s way. Yes, it requires a significant financial investment and, for many, a sacrifice. But we’re doing more than preparing our young people for the next step. We prepare them for life. Physical things will fade with time, but the investment we make in Christian education for our children will endure for eternity.

Who should I contact with questions about Variable Tuition?

Questions about Variable Tuition should be directed to: Crystal Edwards, PCA Tuition Coordinator. Email: crystal.edwards@plymouthchristian.org or call 734-459-3505 x3156.

Should every Plymouth Christian family submit an application for Variable Tuition?

No. Only families who feel that they may not able to pay the higher level of the published range of the Variable Tuition should submit an application.

Do I need to apply for Variable Tuition every year?

Yes. A new application must be submitted every year.

Do returning students receive priority over new students when applying for Variable Tuition?

Yes. Returning Plymouth Christian students who submit an application by the published deadline of April 15 will receive priority consideration.

If I do not qualify for the program this year, can I apply again next year?

Yes. A family that may not qualify is welcome to reapply the following year.

What kind of economic situation is typical of a family who qualifies for Variable Tuition?

A wide range of families with a variety of circumstances qualify for the program, from those who are able to pay close to the higher level of the published range of Variable Tuition to those who are at the lower level of the range. Many factors are evaluated, including income, assets, unusual expenses, and the size of the family.

Are some families awarded full tuition?

No. Every family is required to make a financial investment in their child’s education. Our commitment to providing Variable Tuition means that we are sharing in that investment with you. All families, depending on their need, pay at least 50% of the listed tuition.

Who sees my Variable Tuition application, and who makes the decision after they review it?

PCA uses a company called FACTS Management to collate and secure the Variable Tuition applications. FACTS Management is a very reputable firm, serves thousands of private Christian schools and has an established confidential and secure process. After finishing the evaluation of your application, FACTS will collate the information regarding your family’s financial situation for the PCA Tuition Office. All information is secure and held in strict confidence. Upon analysis of the information from FACTS, a final calculation will be made and you will be notified of your Variable Tuition.

Is there a cost to apply for Variable Tuition?

No. There is no cost for a family to apply for Variable Tuition.

Will Variable Tuition lead to larger classes?

The established maximum class size at PCA will not be exceeded. Our families will continue to experience small class sizes and individualized attention. We do expect to see growth in the number of students in each grade level, leading to an increase in the number of students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade.

I am separated/divorced, how will my finances be considered in the Variable Tuition application?

In cases of separation or divorce, if parents share custody, both parents are required to fully complete a Variable Tuition application. Special consideration will be given on a case-by-case basis.

Are there any other ways to supplement the cost of tuition?

Yes. The Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP) is intended to provide additional support to families in the payment of their tuition. Participation is open to all parents, grandparents, relatives, friends and anyone in the community who wishes to support tuition reduction at PCA. The TRIP program purchases gift cards/certificates from “Shop with Scrip,” who supplies cards for various restaurants, grocery stores, retail stores, and service businesses at a discount to the school. “Shop with Scrip” offers rebates on the gift cards purchased resulting in families sharing in the rebate. Families in the program purchase these certificates at face value. The difference (credit) between the TRIP purchase price of the certificate and the full face value of the certificate is passed on to participating families for tuition reduction.

Is Christian education and Plymouth Christian Academy really worth it?

It is worth it - every single penny! The 15,000 hours a student spends at Plymouth Christian from kindergarten through 12th grade has eternal and significant value. The undeniable truth is that education helps shape your child’s worldview and as Christian parents, we must use every means we can to bring up our children in God’s way. Yes, it requires a significant financial investment and, for many, a sacrifice. But we’re doing more than preparing our young people for the next step. We prepare them for life. Physical things will fade with time, but the investment we make in Christian education for our children will endure for eternity.

Who should I contact with questions about Variable Tuition?

Questions about Variable Tuition should be directed to: Crystal Edwards, PCA Tuition Coordinator. Email: crystal.edwards@plymouthchristian.org or call 734-459-3505 x3156.

 


 

 

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Fees

Preschool Fees

Preschool fees: $140

Includes a combination of materials, field trips, t-shirt, and student enrollment management.

Elementary (K-6) Fees

Kindergarten fees: $265

Includes a combination of workbooks, materials, lab/technology items, yearbook, field trips, and student enrollment management.

Grades 1-6 fees: $370

Includes a combination of book rental/materials, student planner, lab/technology items, yearbook, 1 pair of shorts/shirt for physical education class, field trips, recorders for music class, family athletic pass, MAP testing, and student enrollment management.

Secondary (7-12) Fees

Grades 7-8 Fees: $575

Includes a combination of book rental/materials, student planner, yearbook, lab/technology items, start of school kick-off event, 1 pair of shorts/shirt for physical education class, end of year field trip, 7th grade class t-shirt, family athletic pass, and student enrollment management.

Grades 9-12 Fees: $635

Includes a combination of book rental/materials, student planner, yearbook, lab/technology items, start of school kick-off event, spiritual life retreat, ASPIRE test for freshman/sophomores, PSAT test for juniors, 1 pair of shorts/shirt for physical education class, PE specials (i.e. bowling), end of year field trip, class t-shirt, family athletic pass, Student Statesmanship for juniors, alumni association, and student enrollment management.