- About Us
- Admissions overview
- Admissions process
In a recent survey, over half of all parents of school-age children in public school said they would enroll their child in private school if they could afford to do so. However, most families interested in private school never investigate the options due to concerns regarding the cost. The information presented here may help to demonstrate that the benefits of a Dearborn Christian School education can be accessible to your child.
The value of a Dearborn Christian School education
Dearborn Christian School has a complete independence from any religious organization and receives no government funding [DCS receives money from the State of Michigan for milk and Dearborn Public Schools pay for our special elective teachers]. This independence allows us to provide unparalleled opportunities to develop Christ-centered, challenging, innovative, and creative educational programs. That independence, however, makes Dearborn Christian School 100% dependent on tuition revenue and other revenue sources (endowment interest, annual giving, and grant awards) to support the faculty and the broad range of programs that are offered. In fact, the total cost to Dearborn Christian School of educating a student is, on average, $1,200 more than the tuition price that we charge. Our other revenue sources help to subsidize all students, including those who do not receive financial aid.
Financial options for existing families
Dearborn Christian School families are able to pay tuition in a wide variety of ways. These include:
- Monthly payment plans
- SCRIPT/TRIP tuition reduction (applied at the May payment)
- Contributions from the family's church or community groups
- Support from grandparents or other family members
- National, state and regional scholarship programs
- Need-based financial aid
- Low interest loans
For more information on SCRIPT/TRIP tuition reduction or FACTS, simply complete the on-line inquiry form.
FACTS is a third party organization that provides secure and objective financial aid assessment information for those interested in knowing how their individual financial situation affects their ability to afford tuition. This information can be used to help determine the amount of financial aid needed in each unique situation. You may be asked to file the requested information by a representative of the finance committee as we complete the admissions/enrollment process.
Tuition for 2012-13 is $292 per month, or $3540 per year; that’s competitive with other private schools in the area. However, our Board of Directors has adopted a policy that no child will be denied admission to Dearborn Christian School for reasons of finance, with a very generous student aid policy to back it up. It is our practice to meet with individual families to discuss tuition and the cost of education for each student.