Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Process

Families considering BCHS understand the benefits, such as smaller class sizes, excellent teaching and Christian values. However, some may face an obstacle in affording the cost of tuition. BCHS is committed to providing a need-based financial aid program that awards grants to families, based solely on demonstrated economic need.

BCHS does not offer merit, athletic or special-achievement scholarships. Through need-based financial aid, BCHS strives to maintain its commitment of enrolling a talented and diverse student body. BCHS expects the family to take the primary responsibility for the cost of their student's education and encourages them to seek every avenue in meeting the financial obligation of tuition.

The financial aid funds are provided by generous donors from our school families, members of the community and special events such as The Key Event and the Eagle Golf Classic.

Financial Aid is not available to IAP or International Students.

 

Program Highlights

  • Financial Aid is need based. Awards are determined on a family's ability to pay.
  • Families applying for financial aid will be evaluated to ensure every effort is being made to meet the tuition on their own.
  • As a general rule, we expect the parent(s)/guardian(s) to pay at least half of the tuition.
  • Financial Aid results in a reduction in the tuition charge. It is not a loan or scholarship nor is it taxable to the family.
  • Financial Aid is only available to full-time, domestic students.
  • Parent(s) and student(s) will be requested to serve school volunteer hours if awarded Financial Aid.
  • The application process is handled independently from BCHS' admissions process.
  • If your 2020 income taxes are not completed, please supply your 2019 tax return and W-2s for 2020. School & Student Services (SSS) will use the supplied information to compute estimated federal taxes. SSS estimates the highest tax a family is likely to pay.
  • There is a $55 application fee, payable by credit card (MasterCard and Visa) or check mailed directly to SSS.
  • SSS requires you to have an email account and your computer must be configured to accept cookies in order to complete the application.
  • For your protection, all electronic information is encrypted and saved on a secure dedicated server.
  • The entire application need not be completed in one session. You can return to it using the username and password you established.
  • All required financial documents (including tax returns and paystubs) are submitted directly to SSS. Information on uploading or submitting these forms will be given to you during the application process.

Frequently Asked Questions

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BCHS Financial Aid Application

 

APPLICATION PROCESS
Financial aid application process is open. Please click on the SSS button below to begin.

 


The last day to apply for all returning students is March 15, 2021. In April you will be notified of any financial aid awarded for the 2021-22 school year. New families should make every effort to complete the financial aid application by March 15; however, applications will be accepted after that date, for new families only, as long as funds are available. All financial aid awards are contingent upon receiving completed 2020 tax documents by August 1.


FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENTS
As a condition of receiving financial assistance, parents and students awarded aid are requested to complete volunteer hours.

Volunteer Opportunities
Find volunteer opportunities by logging in and visiting the Volunteer Opportunities page.


LOAN OPTIONS
There are lenders that make loans available to parents to help them finance the cost of a private school education for their children. Here is one option you may want to explore:


You many want to explore other credit options as well, such as a personal loan or mortgage refinance from your local bank, or a low-interest credit card.
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Contact

NameAbril, Alice
PositionDirector of Admissions
Phone5527
Email aabril@bakersfieldchristian.com

NameRibaya, Odessa
Position 
Phone5523
Email

NameRussell, Cindy
PositionFinance Director
Phone5509
Email crussell@bakersfieldchristian.com