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TUITION, AFFORDABILITY 

 
Charleston Christian School is a ministry of Church Creek Presbyterian and Grace on the Ashley. A multitude of different churches are represented in our student community.  We strongly believe that Christian education should be offered to as many like-minded families as possible and to achieve this end we want our school to be affordable for all socioeconomic backgrounds.  We do our best to work with families to provide tuition based on a family’s ability to pay. To evaluate a family's ability to afford a CCS education, the school uses FACTS which is an objective, independent third party. FACTS provides a tuition recommendation to the school. Below are the base tuition rates. 
 

Tuition

 
Kindergarten - 5th: $7,500
6th - 8th: $7,800
 

Discounted Tuition Rate

  • Church Creek Presbyterian and Grace on the Ashley members receive a 20% discounted rate. 
  • Pastors currently ministering to a congregation are also eligible to receive a 10% discounted rate. 

Financial Aid

 
Charleston Christian School partners with FACTS Management in order to process financial aid applications. 
 
FACTS charges $40 for this service.
 

Enrollment FEES

 
All families must enroll and pay the fee through FACTS on Family Portal. Enrollment will not be considered complete until the enrollment fee is received. 
  • Early Enrollment: $275 (February 1-March 6)
  • Enrollment: $350 (March 7-March 31) 
  • Late Enrollment: $425 (April 1 and after) 
The enrollment fee is per student, and each fee is non-refundable.
 
FACTS may charge additional fees. 
CCS will waive the enrollment fee if tuition is paid in full on or before March 6. (This does not apply to discounted tuition). 
 

Application FEES

 
New Students Only: $125 
 
During the application process, new students are charged an application fee. This is a one-time, non-refundable fee per student.
 

PAYMENT plans

 
CCS partners with FACTS Management to provide various payment plans.
 
All tuition payments (except full, one-time payments) must be made through FACTS.*
  • 12 Month Plan (Grades K-5): $625/mo
  • 12 Month Plan (Grades 6-8): $650/mo
*Please note that FACTS Management charges additional fees for their services: 
  • FACTS charges $20 for tuition plans of 1 to 2 payments.
  • FACTS charges $50 for plans of 3 or more payments.
  • Credit and debit card payments are subject to a 2.85% processing fee.
  • There is not a fee for payment plans using ACH.

We do not take American Express. 

Additional Incidental fees 

 
Additional fees include:
  • field trips
  • lunch
  • after-school care
Families will be billed for incidental fees once a month, through FACTS. Fees must be paid through FACTS.*
 
*There is a processing charge for credit card payments. There is not an additional charge for payments made using ACH. 
 

future scholar 529 plans

 
Tuition may be paid in full through a one-time payment from a 529 Educational IRA. Correct documentation is your responsibility. Please contact the office for more information. 
 

DETAILS ABOUT THE FACTS Grant and Aid PROCESS

 
Charleston Christian School believes every family in the school community should contribute to the operating expenses of the school, but does not want children to be excluded because of economic circumstances. To evaluate a family's ability to afford a CCS education, the school uses FACTS which is an objective, independent third party. FACTS provides a tuition recommendation to the school.  In order to find the appropriate tuition amount, we must assess the financial strength of each family. To do this, many factors are considered including income, assets, number of dependents, and the number of children attending schools that charge tuition. The process will also include discretionary spending including but not limited to: medical expenses, consumer debt, automobiles, mortgages, and other family expenses.
 
It is important to note that even though decisions about admission and tuition are made at the same time, the two processes are separate. Charleston Christian School engages in a thorough admissions process to determine if a family and child are a good fit for our unique and distinctive school community. Our tuition decision will be determined after the school has confirmed that Charleston Christian is the right school for the students applying for admission. The financial information provided in the tuition application is held in strict confidence and is NOT shared with anyone outside the Financial Aid Committee.
Through FACTS Online Payment plan Set-Up Link, you will be able to arrange for monthly payments for CCS tuition. FACTS Online Payment plan Set-Up Link will allow you to make automatic payments from your Checking or Savings account and also your credit cards (Excluding AMEX).  This is for new and returning families to use for the upcoming school year.
 
Tuition assistance is provided through FACTS Grants and Aid Management. Once you have completed your Admissions Application, you may request information about applying for Financial Aid.
 
Step One:  Complete and submit our online application.
Step Two:  For a link to apply for financial aid, please email:
Shelley Fipps, Director of Communications and Admissions: sfipps@charlestonchristian.org
Step Three:  You will receive a link for FACTS to enter all pertinent information to apply for financial aid. 
Step Four:  Complete and submit your financial aid application. During the review process, the financial aid committee will review the results of the FACTS assessment and decide on a financial aid offer if acceptance is indicated.
 
PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.