Many parents sacrifice greatly to provide a Christian education for their children. Several tuition assistance programs are available to help parents afford their child’s Christian classical education. Families at Redeemer Christian School have multiple external and internal financial resources available to them.
- Multi-Child Tuition Discount – Families receive a 10% tuition discount for each child registered after the first (oldest) child in the family.
- Referral Tuition Credit – By referring a new family who enrolls their children as full-time students at RCS, the current family receives a $500 tuition credit.
- Empowerment Scholarship Program – The Universal Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) is proposed in Arizona as a school choice program that allows every K-12 student in Arizona to be eligible for approximately $7,000 which can be utilized for payment of tuition at an Arizona private school. This scholarship program was expanded from previous years to include all students. Program money is retroactive to June 30, 2022, which means that ESA funds would be available for the beginning of the 2022-23 school year. To apply for the ESA, CLICK HERE.
- Christian School Tuition Scholarship Organizations – Families in Arizona are blessed by amazing scholarship organizations which endeavor to make private Christian education affordable. These School Tuition Organizations (STOs) provide millions of dollars of tuition assistance to families. Last year alone, RCS students received over $350K in STO scholarships for tuition.
See the list of organizations below, or schedule a visit to the school office to learn more.
School Tuition Organizations (STOs)
After you have submitted an application to Redeemer Christian School, you can begin the process of applying to School Tuition Organizations (STOs). These organizations have partnered with Redeemer Christian School to assist your student(s) tuition.
School tuition law prohibits a student receiving ESA and STO funds simultaneously. Parents will need to choose whether to use ESA funds or STO scholarships for each of their students. If STO funds are sent to a school for a student who subsequently receives an ESA scholarship, the STO funds will need to be returned to the STO. Some students’ tuition will be fully covered by ESA funds. Higher tuition, particularly at the high school level, often will not be fully covered by ESA funds. Those families may choose to continue to pursue STO scholarship awards.
ACSTO – Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization:
School Choice Arizona:
AESOP – Arizona Education & Scholarship Opportunity Program:
APSTO – Arizona Private School Tuition Organization:
APESF – Arizona Private Education Scholarship Fund:
YES – Yes Fund For Kids:
STAY – School Tuition Association Of Yuma INC:
TOPS – Tuition Organization for Private Schools:
Arizona Tuition Connection:
ALF – Arizona Leadership Foundation:
Arizona Tax Credit:
Arizona Education Scholarship Foundation:
Institute for Better Education:
Academic Opportunity of Arizona:
Scholarship Organizations (Other)
AAA Scholarship Foundation – An nation-wide ESA Scholarship Program:
ESA – Empowerment Scholarship Accounts:
Redeemer Christian School-Sponsored Scholarship Fund
As a 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation, all donations given to our school are tax deductible. Donors may give to a special scholarship fund to help families with tuition for Christian school. Donors may recommend particular students. However, the RCS Scholarship Committee grants scholarship awards based upon numerous factors in addition to the the donor recommendation, and has the ultimate authority on who receives available funds.
How the Arizona’s Tuition Tax Credit Program Works
School Tuition Organizations (STOs) will award scholarships based upon factors such as available funds and financial need. You can assist your child in receiving funds by requesting for friends and family members to make a donation to the STO of your choice and listing your child as the beneficiary. Arizona donors receive an Arizona state tax credit for their donation to an STO.