Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition and Fees
Full-time tuition includes all textbooks and curriculum, whether in printed or electronic form. It also includes school pictures, a copy of the yearbook for each student, and most field trips. For Grades 7 through 12, the tuition also covers an educational technology cost to provide each student with an Asus Transformer T100 tablet, along with all associated security and support.
Domestic Tuition Rates for 2017-2018
|Lower School (Grades K-6)||$12,545|
|Upper School (Grades 7-12)||$16,250|
Lock in this year's tuition rate! Incoming kindergarten students whose contract is signed before December 1, 2017, will be offered the current school year's tuition rate. Please note: the school needs a minimum of one week to process the application.
International Tuition Rates for 2017-2018
|Upper School (Grades 7-12)||$28,750|
For more information, contact David Moore, International Coordinator
Tuition for the next school year will be determined by the Board of Trustees in December.
Fees (All are nonrefundable)
Domestic Application Fee
|Before December 1||$100 per student|
|December 1 - April 30||$150 per student|
|As of May 1||$300 per student|
International Application Fee
|Application Fee||$500 per student|
Tuition deposit $1,200 per student
Due upon acceptance of admission. Reserves student seat and is applied toward tuition.
New family facility fee
$750 per family
One-time payment due upon acceptance of admission.
All students are required to wear uniforms. These may be purchased from Flynn & O’Hara Uniform Company; some items may be obtained through a free uniform exchange on campus.
Trinity Christian School offers financial aid to admitted families on the basis of their individual needs and according to established guidelines. Financial aid is funded by private donations and by a portion of the school’s anticipated tuition income. Applications for financial aid must be submitted annually.
Financial aid applications are processed through FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition), an online service. FAST does not decide whether financial aid will be given nor the amount of financial aid, but rather provides an impartial analysis report to the school and recommends the amount a family should reasonably contribute towards tuition.
Financial aid is awarded only after a student has been formally accepted and all required documentation has been submitted to FAST.
Current TCS families applying for financial aid may submit enrollment agreements for next school year without the tuition deposit pending the financial aid award decision. A $600 tuition deposit per child will be due once the financial aid award is offered.
Financial aid cannot exceed 50% of the family’s total tuition expense and applies only to tuition. All other fees must be paid in full.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
The application process is self-guided and allows navigation in and out of the program. FAST provides online customer support via email and a 24/7 telephone call center. Please go to the FAST website for complete instructions.
The nonrefundable application fee is payable by credit card. If you wish to pay by check, please contact the Business Office (703.273.8787 x130) to purchase a voucher before beginning the application.
- Do I need to apply for financial aid each year?
- What is the mailing address for FAST tax documents?
- What is the deadline for financial aid applications?
- When will we receive a financial aid decision?
- How much aid may a family receive?
- Who makes the financial aid decisions?
- What factors are evaluated in making the financial aid decisions?
- If I apply for admission after February, may I still apply for financial aid?
Independent School Management
1316 North Union Street
Wilmington, DE 19806-2594
Pre-addressed envelopes are available in the Business Office. If a pre-addressed envelope is not used, please write “Trinity Christian School” below the return address to ensure faster processing of the application.
The financial aid committee takes the following factors into account to determine a family’s eligibility for aid:
- Number of children enrolled currently
- Total number of school-age children
- Total family income
- Net worth
- Housing costs
- Cost of living for our area
- Significant health-related expenses
- Employment in full-time Christian ministry
- Single parent or child support issues
- Previous payment history with the school
- Other extenuating circumstances
All families applying for financial aid are asked to seriously explore all other avenues of meeting their tuition needs (e.g., help from extended family members, part-time employment) before turning to the school for assistance.