What is Variable Tuition?
Variable Tuition is King’s financial aid program and is available for full-time students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. We recognize not only the immense importance of a Christian education, but also the sacrifices that families make to secure that priceless gift for their children. King’s believes that economic diversity enriches the educational experience for all families and is vital to creating an authentic and thriving Christian community.
How Does Variable Tuition Work?
Through generous donations, our annual auction, and shared facilities with CRISTA Ministries, no one pays 100% of the cost to educate each student. Instead of passing on the full cost of education, King’s families pay no more than 90% per student, which is the top of the range, also known as the “exit range.”
If a family is concerned about their ability to afford the highest tuition rate at King’s, they are welcome to apply for Variable Tuition. Available to current and new families of students in kindergarten through grade 12, Variable Tuition considers income, assets, family size, and any unusual expenses or unique financial circumstances.
Applications are submitted directly to Clarity, a third-party agency. Clarity evaluates your application and makes a recommendation to King’s School’s Variable Tuition team. Your family’s personal financial information will be kept private and is never viewed by King’s employees. Clarity simply recommends a tuition pricing formula to the school. Variable Tuition is available to any deserving student on a first-come, first-served basis, governed by the resources the school has available to supplement Variable Tuition.
Clarity offers a streamlined, mobile-friendly application that can be completed in as short a time as 20 minutes. Additionally, Clarity removes the need to upload your 2021 W2 and 1040 by transferring them directly from the IRS. This reduces the amount of information that you will need to enter manually and makes it possible to complete the application quickly and efficiently.
The assessment considers other children in the family (ages and schools attending), other dependents, all sources of income, priority of spending, debts, and expenses. All Variable Tuition awards offered by King’s are grants, not loans, and do not have to be repaid. Families must submit Variable Tuition applications each year.
Have questions about Variable Tuition? Please contact King’s business office at 206-546-7381. Or, if you are ready to submit an application and would like assistance, please contact Jared Seal at [email protected].
If you have not already, we invite you to schedule a tour at King’s Schools to see firsthand why families partner with us to educate their children.