Variable Tuition & Scholarships

Think you can’t afford Christian education? Think again!

Christian Life Academy proudly offers Variable Tuition, which adjusts tuition rates to meet each family’s financial situation.

What is Variable Tuition?

Variable Tuition is a need-based tuition assistance program similar to those used by many private schools, colleges, and universities. This program allows families to apply for reduced tuition that is right for their financial situation.

How Does Variable Tuition Work?

Any family, with a full time student, may apply for Variable Tuition if they are concerned about affording the full tuition rate at CLA and they think they may qualify for the program. The application is handled through a third party, FACTS, and many factors are considered when determining the tuition amount a family is able to pay, including income, assets, unusual expenses, and the size of the family. Families are notified of the tuition level for which they qualify from the school’s financial office. Applications are accepted at any time. Families must re-apply every year.

What will my Variable Tuition be?

Given that financial situations vary among families, it’s not possible for the school to estimate the tuition level for which a family qualifies, without the completion of a Variable Tuition application. However, no family will receive Variable Tuition that is less than our published range.

How do I apply for Variable Tuition?

All Variable Tuition applications are submitted online:
There is a $30 non-refundable fee to apply. Once applications are submitted in full, families can expect to receive confirmation of their variable tuition within 10 – 14 days.


CLA has a limited amount of scholarship funds available on a yearly basis for families with financial need. The amount available varies from year to year and is dependent solely on the amount of donations to this fund.

To apply, families must have first received Variable Tuition through the application process. Contact the office for more information and for a scholarship application