The Ministry of Tuition Assistance
At College View Academy, tuition assistance is a ministry, the ministry of opportunity. Our assistance decisions are guided by the very same Biblical principles integrated into our entire educational program.
Opportunity. At its essence, needs-based tuition assistance represents opportunity for children of all races, circumstances, and income levels. Tuition assistance is a profound opportunity …
… The opportunity for a better education,
… The opportunity for better college,
… The opportunity for more college scholarship help,
… The opportunity to be better fathers, mothers, husbands, and wives,
… The opportunity to give oneself to a lifetime of service,
… The opportunity to live a set apart life, a life of distinction, and
… The opportunity to spend eternity in bliss with our Loving Heavenly Father.
In short, tuition assistance at College View Academy is an opportunity for children and families who are like-minded and willing to rise above their circumstance to fully achieve God’s high calling in their lives. In stewarding this precious and limited opportunity, St. Paul’s words, from prison, haunt us:
But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward
what is ahead, I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which
God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Phil. 3:13, 14)
Sacrifice. “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them!” (Mark 10:14). At College View Academy, our goal is to give opportunity to as many children as possible. Therefore, it is expected that tuition assistance recipients forego luxuries to pay all that is possible towards their child’s education.
“Present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice.” (Romans 12:1). Ultimately everyone at College View Academy is sacrificing to provide this precious lifetime opportunity to our children. Teachers, staff, administrators all make less than worldly opportunities provide. Widows, the elderly, working families and others support our school through congregational subsidy. In decades past, sacrificing donors made possible the school facility we now enjoy – many of these saints have passed on to glory, part of the “huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith.” (Heb. 12: 1)
While the FACTs process for tuition assistance (link below) is a tool to determine the amount you can pay, ultimately we expect you to sacrifice to pay the highest possible tuition amount, even if the FACTs assessment shows a lower amount. That way, all children and families in our communities who are willing to sacrifice can have the opportunity for a better life for their children. Much like the Macedonians of 2 Cor. 8, “who gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability,” Christ-empowered sacrifice will allow a robust ministry of financial aid to continue indefinitely into the future.
Honor. Rejecting legalism as well as financial tricks and gimmicks, the foundation of College View Academy’s ministry of tuition assistance is honor. For the sake of many children and families who desire the life-time opportunity of College View Academy, please honor the integrity of the tuition assistance process as follows:
1. In fairness to other College View Academy families, please report the incomes of all persons who will be assisting with tuition. Contact the business office at
(402)483-1181 ext. 24 for help with this.
2. Please be honorable in making predictions about future income. For the
integrity of process, we do check predictions against actuals in future year’s
tuition assistance applications.
3. If you know of reasons or circumstances where your tax information may not
accurately reflect the reality of your financial circumstance, please reflect that in
your own projection of what tuition you can pay. If the circumstances are
complex, contact the business office.
4. If your financial situation changes during the course of the school year, in
fairness to other children receiving the ministry of tuition assistance, please come in to
the business office for further instructions. Typically a revised tuition assistance
application will be required.
Thank you for taking the time to understand College View Academy’s ministry of opportunity through tuition assistance.
Click here to start the FACTs application process