We believe that what MCS offers students today has never been more important and we invite you to pursue making this possible for your child(ren). As a parent, investing in your child is of the highest importance and Milpitas Christian School desires to partner with you in your journey of providing your child a foundation that will last a lifetime.
We understand that for many families, sending your child to private school is an investment made to offer your son or daughter the best opportunities for their future. It is our goal to make MCS attainable to as many families as possible. To achieve this goal,  MCS proudly offers Variable Tuition for TK - Grade 8. Variable Tuition is a need-based program that adjusts tuition rates to meet your family’s unique financial position. 

How to Apply

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Variable Tuition applications are considered on a rolling basis. Awards are typically communicated to applicants within 10-15 business days of the time that FACTS receives the Variable Tuition application and supporting documents.

If you have any questions after reviewing the FAQs below, please contact the enrollment office: admissions@milpitaschristian.org or 408-945-6530 x 11209

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • General 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 (grades TK - 8) based on the families’ financial situation. Thus, this makes a Milpitas Christian School education accessible to many qualified students who could not otherwise join our school community.

    How Does Variable Tuition Work?
    Any family (current or new) of a TK/Kindergarten through eighth grade student may apply for Variable Tuition if they are concerned about affording the full tuition rate at Milpitas Christian School 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 Milpitas Christian School.

    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, 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 committee. Families are notified of the tuition level for which they qualify from the school’s business 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. A Variable Tuition waiting list will be established.

    Do I need to apply to Milpitas Christian School to receive confirmation of my Variable Tuition?
    Yes.

    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, FACTS.
  • FAQs for Current Families

    Should every returning Milpitas Christian School family submit an application for Variable Tuition?
    No. Only families who feel that they may not be able to pay the top 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 returning students receive priority over new students when applying for Variable Tuition?
    Yes. Re-enrolling Milpitas Christian School students who submit an application by the published deadline will receive priority consideration.

    Do I need to apply for re-enrollment separately from applying for Variable Tuition?
    Yes. For returning students, the re-enrollment process must be completed before the application for Variable Tuition can be considered.

    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 top 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.

    Will Variable Tuition lead to larger classes?
    No. The Milpitas Christian School Board and Strategic Administrative team has established maximum class sizes that cannot be surpassed. Within those limits, we will continue to accept qualified, mission-appropriate students.
  • FAQs for Prospective Families

    Should every new family submit an application for Variable Tuition?
    No. Only families with students in grades TK/K-8 who feel that they may not be able to pay the top 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 Milpitas Christian School and application for Variable Tuition are two separate processes.

    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 the 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. The maximum financial award granted is 50%.

    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.

    Will Variable Tuition lead to larger classes?
    No. The Milpitas Christian School Board of Directors and Strategic Administrative team has established maximum class sizes that cannot be surpassed. Within those limits, we will continue to accept qualified, mission-appropriate students.

    Do you have a “multi-student discount.”
    Multiple students are one of the key factors in determining Variable Tuition. One of the important questions asked on the confidential Variable Tuition application relates to family size and number of students enrolled at MCS.
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