Scholarships and Financial Aid
A School for all Neighborhoods
We believe that all students deserve the opportunity for Christian education. At Altamonte Christian School, we accept students who qualify for Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC), the Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES), the Family Empowerment Scholarship - Unique Abilities (FES-UA), the Hope Scholarship, and the AAA Scholarship Foundation. We also have the opportunity for those families who do not qualify for a scholarship to apply for Financial Aid.
Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC)
To expand educational opportunities for children of families that have limited financial resources and to enable children in this state to achieve a greater level of excellence in their education, the Florida Legislature created the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program in 2001. The law provides for state tax credits for contributions to nonprofit scholarship funding organizations, (SFOs). The SFOs then award scholarships to eligible children of low-income families.
Visit Step Up for Students to sign up for the interest list so that you can receive future communications about the scholarship.
If parents have any questions, please call 877-7FL-SUFS (877-735-7837), Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
In preparation for each upcoming application season, SUFS will send emails to renewal families and to families that have signed up for their interest list informing them of when the season will open and what steps they can take to make sure they are prepared when the application becomes available.
Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES)
The Family Empowerment Scholarship program is the first of its kind to extend support to middle-income families. The FES program will provide an educational lifeline to students waiting for an opportunity to find the school that will best work for them and puts more parents in the driver’s seat to determine the best educational environments for their children. Please see if you meet the eligibility requirements by clicking the link above.
Family Empowerment Scholarship - Unique Abilities (FES-UA)
The Family Empowerment Scholarship - Unique Abilities (FES-UA) formally the Garidner Scholarship provides eligible students with a scholarship that can be used to purchase approved services or products in order to design a customized educational program for the student. Scholarships can be used for specialized services such as speech or occupational therapy, instructional materials, tuition at an eligible private school, contributions to a college prepaid account and more. The program is directly administered by state-approved nonprofit scholarship-funding organizations.
Altamonte Christian School uses FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment (FACTS). This third-party organization is completely objective and confidential. “The FACTS income-based analysis includes a customizable formula that accounts for expenses, assets, state tax credit qualifications, and more.”
FACTS assists Altamonte Christian School by providing a financial needs assessment of parents applying for financial help in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade who do not receive any additional financial assistance. “FACTS provides the highest security standards in the industry when it comes to the collection and storage of financial and demographic data.”
ACS will notify families who qualify for assistance as to the amount of assistance offered on a first come first basis. The family will be responsible to pay for the remainder of the balance of tuition. ACS will only assist with tuition. Fees will not be included in the amount of assistance provided to the family. One form of tuition assistance will be approved per student per family.
*All Step-Up scholarships, AAA Scholarships, etc., will count as forms of tuition assistance, and families receiving one of these will not qualify for the FACTS Financial Aid application process.