TERRA CEIA CHRISTIAN BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ANNOUNCES FINANCIAL AID PROGRAM
Terra Ceia Christian School's Board of Directors has announced that a limited amount of need based financial aid will be available for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. Current and new families will be able to apply for need based financial aid. Parents will submit their financial details to FACTS, a national company that assesses private school financial need. FACTS will make a recommendation to TCCS regarding financial need for tuition assistance. Upon receiving the report, TCCS will determine the financial aid award. All financial aid is dependent on funds availability.
A complete copy of the TCCS Financial Aid Policy will be available this week. A link to the FACTS portal will also be available this week.
Please note that the financial aid program at TCCS is independent and not connected with the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program. Details regarding the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program are outlined below.
NORTH CAROLINA OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS
Terra Ceia Christian School is pleased to announce that they are paricipate in the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarships program.
The North Carolina General Assembly increased funding for Opportunity Scholarships in the 2015-16 budget. Below you can find about the currently available scholarships for Spring 2016 and the new application deadlines. Please note that the priority application period for the 2016-2017 school year will open February 1, 2016 and close on March 1, 2016. The current eligibility criteria for families is listed below. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions!
♦ Approximately 1,500 scholarships remain available for the 2015-16 school year. Students may apply and begin at a new school for the second semester. Students are eligible for $2,100 per semester.
♦ Deadline to apply for 2015-16 school year is January 31, 2016.
♦ Priority application period for the 2016-17 school year will open on February 1, 2016, and close on March 1, 2016. Applicants will be notified beginning March 31, 2016.
♦ For answers to frequently asked questions, go to: http://www.ncseaa.edu/documents/OPS_FAQs.pdf .
We will update our website as information is released for the 2016-2017 school year.
2015-16 North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program Income Eligibility
*Household can include anyone residing in the same household as you. For example, this could mean a grandmother or aunt residing in your residence.
All families must apply through the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority website
Additionally, at least one of the criteria below must be met:
- Received this scholarship the previous year
- Student must have been enrolled in a North Carolina public school for the entire Spring 2015 semester
- Is entering kindergarten or first grade
- Is a child in foster care
- Is a child whose adoption decree was entered no more than a year prior to applying for the scholarship