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Variable Tuition

Think you can't afford a quality Christian education?
Think again. St. Timothy’s Christian Academy proudly offers Variable Tuition. Tuition at St. Timothy’s is not a “One-size-fits-all.” It’s a range. A range that spans from 40-80% of the full cost of education. Variable Tuition adjusts tuition rates to meet your family’s unique financial position. No family at St. Timothy’s pays the full cost of education.
Variable Tuition allows families to apply for reduced tuition that is right for their unique financial situations. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Awards are communicated to applicants within 10 business days of the time that FACTS receives the Variable Tuition application and supporting documents.

Variable Tuition FAQs

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 an St. Timothy’s education affordable to many qualified students who could not otherwise join our school community.
How Does Variable Tuition Work?
Any family (current or new) of a junior kindergarten through fifth grade student may apply for Variable Tuition if they are concerned about affording the full tuition rate at St. Timothy’s Christian Academy 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. The resources available for the family in a given year must also be considered in light of the Variable Tuition awards available at St. Timothy’s.
An application for Variable Tuition does not affect the re-enrollment or admission process. Regardless of financial need, parents should initiate the re-enrollment or admission process as early as possible. Families may apply for Variable Tuition only after they have applied for re-enrollment or admission 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 directly to FACTS Management (FACTS), a third-party agency. FACTS evaluates the application based on criteria set by the school and makes a recommendation to the school’s Variable Tuition team. Families are notified of the tuition level for which they qualify from the school’s financial office.
Unfortunately, the school is not able to provide Variable Tuition to every deserving student. We work within the available resources to make the school accessible to as many students and families as possible.
Do I need to apply to St. Timothy’s Christian Academy to receive confirmation of my Variable Tuition?
Upon completion of my Variable Tuition application, when will I receive confirmation of my Variable Tuition?
Typically within 2 weeks of providing all required information to our confidential third party service.
What is the cost to apply for Variable Tuition?
During the “Early Decision” and “Open Enrollment” portion of our Application Timeline the cost to apply for Variable Tuition is $45. 
Should every new St. Timothy’s family submit an application for Variable Tuition?
No. Only families who feel that they may not able to pay the exit 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.
If I do not qualify for the program this year, can I apply again next year?
Yes. A family that does not qualify is welcome to reapply the following year.
Do I need to apply for admission separately from applying for Variable Tuition?
Yes. For new students, application to St. Timothy’s 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.
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.
Are all admitted students offered Variable Tuition if the family qualifies?
No. Unfortunately, the school does not have the ability to offer Variable Tuition to every student who qualifies for both admission and Variable Tuition. A student may be admitted to the school but placed on a waiting list for Variable Tuition. It is recommended that families apply for Variable Tuition as early as possible.
Who should I contact with questions about Variable Tuition?
Questions about Variable Tuition should be directed to:
Cat Miller Enrollment Director

Jeanette Stahlke Financial Administrator



2018-2019 Elementary Tuition Ranges

2018-2019 Preschool Tuition


Tuition Deposit
A non-refundable tuition deposit is due at the time of enrollment. Enrollment is not complete until the deposit has been paid. The tuition deposit for preschool students is $400 and elementary students is $650.
Finance Fee
Tuition rates above reflect the annual tuition. Families may pay in full, in two payments or in ten monthly installments.
Two payment option add 2.5%
Ten payment option add 5%
Diaper Fee for Non-Toilet Trained Children (Preschool 2's only)
2 day a week: $150/month
3 or 5 day a week: $200/month

Helpful Links

Submit Variable Tuition Application

Applications for variable tuition can be completed online through FACTS Management. FACTS performs an initial evaluation and reports a recommendation or need-calculation to the Variable Tuition team.

To apply for Variable Tuition click here
Tuition Billing

Families may pay in full, in 10 payments, or in 10 monthly installments beginning in August. St. Timothy's uses FACTS Management for all school billing. The FACTS program can be accessed and managed through a convenient online portal.

To make a tuition payment click here

If you have questions about applying for Variable Tuition, please contact the Admissions Office at or by phone at (408)265-0244.