SCHOLARSHIPS AND TUITION ASSISTANCE
We strongly believe that no family should feel like they’re sacrificing any aspect of their child’s education in order to attend Light of Christ Christian Academy. Tuition is an investment – one that pays off in achievement, preparation, spiritual formation, lifelong community, and impact across the world. We are committed to helping ensure that all students have the opportunity to attend, regardless of economic circumstance. We are blessed to offer a variety of scholarships and tuition assistance opportunities to our families. We encourage all students to apply for admission to Light of Christ Christian Academy even if they have questions about their family’s ability to pay full tuition. Please do not let the cost of tuition deter you.
LOCCA has two types of Tuition Assistance which families can receive:
Tax Credit Scholarships
In-House Tuition Assistance
Tax Credit Scholarships are received through partnership with School Tuition Organizations. Through School Tuition Organizations (STOs) in Arizona, families are able to greatly reduce, or even eliminate, their out-of-pocket costs to attend LOCCA.
STUDENTS RECEIVING FINCANCIAL AID
STUDENTS FULLY FUNDED WITH SCHOLARSHIPS
AVERAGE OUT OF POCKET TUITION COST IN 2022-23
We offer individualized coaching and support for all who want to learn how to utilize this remarkable opportunity to make tuition affordable. We encourage all families to look at the options below and reach out with any questions.
For more information, please contact our Financial and Scholarship Manager, Tabitha Branscome.
TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIPS
LOCCA believes every family deserves the opportunity to send their child to the school of their choice. Tax Credit Scholarships reduce the cost of tuition and can fully fund a child’s education. Because LOCCA is a private school, we do not receive funding from the state. Our expenses are paid solely by tuition and fundraising. We do our very best to keep the cost of tuition affordable. Since 1997, we in the State of Arizona have been blessed with the Tuition Tax Credit program. In 2015 Arizona’s Tax Credit Law was ranked Number One in the nation by the Center for Education Reform. Tax Credits give Christian parents true school choice, making Christian education affordable! Currently, 90% of our students receive some form of tax credit scholarship funding. 45% of those students were fully funded by tax credit scholarships! Are you taking advantage of this program? Are you redirecting your state taxes to this program?
IN-HOUSE TUITION ASSISTANCE
Light of Christ Christian Academy’s Tuition Assistance Program offers both needs-based scholarships, as well as competitive scholarships. All Light of Christ scholarships have eligibility requirements and the completion of the requirements outlined does not guarantee the awarding of tuition assistance. We encourage all who are in genuine need to apply! Funds are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. For re-enrolling families, the application deadline is August 15th. For new families, the application deadline is six weeks following the date of enrollment.
TUITION ASSISTANCE CATEGORIES
ARIZONA TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIPS
Tax Credit Scholarships are awarded through Arizona state-authorized School Tuition Organizations (STOs). They are funded by taxpayer donations.
LOCCA is committed to helping families with this process. Our Financial & Scholarship Manager provides one-on-one coaching and support throughout the year.
Families with 2 or more students enrolled at LOCCA:
The first student’s tuition is the regular rate.
The second student’s tuition is discounted by $750.00.
The third (and beyond) student’s tuition is discounted by $1,000.00.
LIGHT OF CHRIST CHURCH PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIPS
The Light of Christ Community generously funds the Galatians 6:2 Bear the Burden Scholarship Fund for LOCCA families. This needs-based scholarship awards financial aid to LOCCA families demonstrating a strong desire to pursue Christian education for their student(s), despite being faced with economic circumstances or a financial barrier that makes affording tuition burdensome. The level of financial aid awarded is based upon the availability of funds, as well as the family’s application, including BeneFAQ financial aid report.
Aid is awarded for the current school year only. Financial Aid applications received by the upcoming school year deadline will be given first priority. However, as needs arise, applications are accepted year-round and will be awarded at the discretion of the Financial Aid Committee with regard to the amount of funds available.
Additionally, LOCCA has the following competitive scholarships available:
Multi-Student Family Scholarship
STO Bonus Scholarship Raffle
EMPOWEMENT SCHOLARSHIP ACCOUNTS (ESA)
ESAs are awarded through the AZ Department of Education for families in the following categories:
Foster Care/Planned Adoption
Currently attending D or F ranked public school
Reside on an Indian Reservation
A Sibling with an ESA
Legally Blind/Hard of Hearing
To apply, please CLICK HERE!
NOTE: Students do not qualify to receive ESA funds and STO Tax Credit Scholarships.
ACSTO also offers free, individual coaching sessions to parents so that they can better understand how the program works, and ask questions about their specific circumstances. Workshops are offered on-site at ACSTO headquarters (located at Cooper and Pecos), or virtually with Zoom.
During the workshop, you will learn:
How the Scholarship Tax Credit Program works
What types of scholarships are available
How to apply for scholarships
ACSTO's award process
How to make the program work for you