We believe that a Christ-centered education is vitally important for Christian families. Therefore, we provide tuition assistance to help families with a demonstrated financial need. Tuition assistance grants are need-based financial aid that are administered and funded by DCS. The grant amounts are based on a family’s income, expenses, and overall financial situation. An independent organization, FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition), processes applications for our applying families to assess their level of need. All personal and financial information is kept strictly confidential and secure. Applications can be made online between February 3 and March 31 by clicking on the FAST logo below. FAST charges a non-refundable $43 fee per family applying. Families must re-apply each year to continue receiving tuition assistance. (Tuition assistance is not currently available for new students in grades that are at or near full capacity, which currently includes grades 4 and 5.)
When should I apply?
Applications should be submitted to FAST between February 3 and March 31 for the upcoming school year. Applications received after that date will be considered as funds are available. Families applying outside of this time period should call Tim Entner at (937) 291-7215.
How will I know if I qualify?
FAST calculates a number of factors in determining family need including income, expenses, assets, family size, and the number of children attending Dayton Christian. The tuition assistance program is for kindergarten through 12th grade only. The DCS Homeschool program and preschool program do not qualify for tuition assistance. Families desiring further clarification concerning qualifying for tuition assistance are encouraged to call Tim Entner at (937) 291-7215.
What records will I need to apply?
- U.S. income tax returns (IRS form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ and any supporting IRS schedules)
- Records of untaxed income (e.g., child support payments, Worker’s Compensation, clergy housing allowance, welfare benefits)
- Records of medical and dental bills not covered by insurance
- Business records (if self-employed)
- Mortgage amounts, car payments, and other major household expenses
- Records of assets (stocks, bonds, retirement accounts, and other investments)
- Church or charitable contribution records
- Debt information (remaining balances, monthly payments)
If you have further questions, please contact Tim Entner via email or by phone at (937) 291-7215.