Scholarships Because we believe enrollment at RCLS should not be limited to families who can afford to pay full tuition, RCLS is committed to making a Christian education available to as many as possible. Tuition assistance is provided in the form of scholarship awards, which are made on the basis of each applicant’s financial need. New families can submit applications for awards via the TADS system during the enrollment process. All personal financial information is held in strict confidence. The average scholarship award is about $1500, though some receive more and some less.
Families can contribute toward tuition payments by participating in the SCRIP Credits program. SCRIP is a gift certificate that can be used like cash. Certificates are available for many national chains as well as local stores. Click on the link below for a complete listing of SCRIP options. When you buy a certificate from the SCRIP program, a rebate, which varies depending on the vendor, is granted to the school. For example, HyVee offers a 3% rebate, while Old Navy offers a 14% rebate. There are hundreds of participating vendors, most of which are stores your family likely frequents: Panera, Papa Murphy’s, Culvers, Kwik Trip, Home Depot, Famous Footwear, and many more. You might even find that your veterinarian or favorite local shop participates through RACS, a system of Rochester-area vendors. This is a great way to support RCLS, but it is ALSO an advantage to families because 70% of the rebate RCLS receives is granted to the purchaser as tuition credit for the following school year.That means that a portion of your planned purchases of grocery, gas, and school clothes can serve as credits toward tuition. Consider the following example: