Need financial assistance for your student’s tuition?
It is the desire of the Heritage Oak School Board to keep tuition as affordable as possible and that no child should miss out on the opportunity for a Christian education due to various financial situations that might arise within families. We encourage you not to let finances impede upon a relationship with Heritage Oak that the Lord may be directing. We are confident that the Lord will provide a way for us to partner together with those He is calling to our school. It should be noted, however, that private education in a Christian environment will always require commitment and sacrifice on the part of the parent. Parents applying for tuition scholarships are encouraged to take advantage of the SCRIP Program in order to help meet tuition costs.
Heritage Oak School uses an outside private company, FAST (Financial Aid for Student Tuition) to determine the financial needs of the family. Families must re‐apply each year for financial aid.
Application for Financial Aid Procedure:
- Meet the FAST criteria for financial aid listed below.
- Fill out the FAST application online here, upload the necessary supporting documentation, and pay a processing fee of $45 through the online application website.
- Complete applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on April 15th for returning families (new families should fill out the online FAST application prior to turning in new admission paperwork). Missing documentation (such as omitting to submit tax forms) or incomplete documents (such as leaving any section of the application blank) will slow down the qualifying process or could result in a loss of award if all funds have been distributed prior to completion since FAST does not finalize your financial aid request until all items are complete and have been submitted.
- Please fill out a HOS Tuition Assistance Questionnaire at the time of re‐enrollment and return it to the school office by May 1st (new families should submit this form with enrollment forms when applying).
Who should apply for aid?
FAST has found that a family’s income is the best indicator of need. Therefore, the general rule of thumb is as follows:
Income is under $42,000 – If your family’s adjusted gross income is under $42,000, you will probably qualify for aid.
Income is over $42,000 – If your adjusted gross income is over $42,000, then your tuition must be at least 10% of your income before you would qualify for aid: i.e. and income of $60,000 would require a total family tuition of $6,000 or more to qualify for aid. Aid could be as low as 3% of full tuition or as high as 50% of more, depending upon FAST assessment of need and the school’s maximum aid limit.
Income exception – In addition to the FAST forms, Heritage Oak School requires an additional questionnaire that helps fill in the gaps to complete the financial assessment. This gives families an opportunity to provide the school with information that may not be reflected on the FAST paperwork, but would assist the school in making a proper determination for financial need. Therefore, we encourage families that are not sure if they qualify to complete all the paperwork and arrange to meet with the committee to determine true eligibility.