Equal Opportunity Access
Students from all economic backgrounds may apply for financial assistance, discounts, and scholarships for which they may qualify.
Please note that the Financial Assistance process is separate from the Admissions/Enrollment process and in no way affects a candidate's chances for admission. When applying for financial assistance, it is important to consider the whole cost (including fees and other expenses). Typically, MVC financial aid awards have averaged between 5-20% of the total tuition cost (and are applicable only towards tuition).
Types of Financial Assistance
- Financial Aid - Grades 6-12
- Leadership Scholarships - Grades 9-12
- Pastoral Discount- Grades 6-12
- Monthly Payment Plan
- Convenient Financing
How do I apply for Financial Aid?
Financial Assistance Awards are granted purely on the basis of financial need. Eligibility is based in part on income and asset levels during previous tax year. Applications for Financial Assistance must be done on an annual basis. Financial Assistance Awards are determined on an annual basis are not guaranteed for subsequent years.
To be considered for financial assistance, a student must also be in good standing both academically (minimum 2.5 GPA in core classes) and in citizenship.
In order for a returning family to apply for financial aid, the student(s) must already be enrolled for the upcoming school year.
It is important to note, the amount of the award is dependent on the resources available. Not all students who qualify receive financial assistance. Priority for assistance is highest in grades 9-12.
Each year, all families who wish to apply for financial assistance must complete the following:
- FACTS Grant & Aid online application: (please check back for a link after November 15th , 2017) This application should be carefully reviewed for accuracy and completeness. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Submission of your prior year (ex for 2017-18 School year, your 2017 Return) Federal Income Tax return & W2s to FACTS, as per instruction on the FACTS forms.
- Describe any specific circumstances that would not normally be noted in your family’s income tax information.
- An explanation is required if your reported expenses exceed gross income.
Failure to complete the above checklist by the below deadline will result in your application being placed on a "further information required" list. You may check your application status at any time through FACTS for missing information.
Important Dates for 2018-2019:
- Financial Assistance website will be available November 15, 2017
- Financial Assistance Application Deadline: Monday, February 5, 2018
Important Note: Timeliness is important as funds are limited.
If you have questions about our Financial Assistance program, please contact:
Maria Hill firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Director's Leadership Scholarships are based on leadership excellence in one of four areas:
Academic - Minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 4.0. Participation in CFS (CJSF) and/or NHS at minimum.
Community - Minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.75. Minimum 200 hours of Community Service on MVCS transcript.
Church - Minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.75. Letter of nomination by MVCS Bible faculty. Letter of Reference from your Pastor or Youth Pastor.
Performing Arts - Minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.75. Letter of nomination by MVCS Performing Arts faculty.
Financial need is not considered.
Applicants must submit a Leadership Scholarship application (click on the category) and provide a verifiable resume of accomplishments at Monte Vista, and a Letter of Reference that speaks to the category of Scholarship you have applied for.
Maximum award is 25% of tuition.
MVCS High School students, and upcoming 9th graders from MVCMS only may apply.
Application deadline: February 19, 2018.
Our Pastoral Discount Program is designed to offer partial tuition assistance to parents who are serving in Christian ministry. In order to qualify for the discount, the student's parent must be a full time Pastor at a Christian Church, a minimum of 30 hours per week. The student must attend Monte Vista full-time, have and maintain a minimum unweighted cumulative 2.5 GPA in core classes, and be in good standing in the school community.
The discount applies to tuition only and is based on availability.
MVCS respects the privacy rights of all individuals in the financial aid/scholarship process, including parents, students, and teachers. Information furnished as part of the financial aid/scholarship program is considered for use solely by MVC Administration and the Financial Aid/Scholarship Committee and will not be disclosed to anyone, including the applicant and his or her family.
In allocating the school's limited financial assistance resources, the Financial Aid/Scholarship Committee considers a number of criteria.
These include the following:
- Strength of a candidate's academic credentials
- Quality of extracurricular involvement
- Potential to make a meaningful contribution to the school
- Amount of need
Other Incurred Costs Include:
- Enrollment fee
- Application fee (new students)
- Athletic fees
- Field trips
- Busing (optional)
- Textbooks and iPad apps
- iPad purchase (New Students 17-18 - All Students 18-19)