It is important to understand that while tuition is the primary source of school funding, the actual cost of each child’s education exceeds that of which tuition covers. Because of generous fundraising efforts, all Cornerstone families are fortunate that tuition is offered at a reduced rate. The school also understands that tuition is a major financial commitment for most families. The Cornerstone School offers the following options to accommodate families with tuition payments:
Monthly payment options:
- Parents have the option to pay tuition off in monthly payments
- The Cornerstone School participates in the Florida School Choice, Step Up For Students program
- The Cornerstone School offers need-based financial aid
All families have the option to pay the full tuition up front or to utilize a payment plan of 3 times/year, 10 times/year, or 12 monthly payments.
Step Up For Students is an income based scholarship for Florida Students. All students must meet the financial guidelines set by the state and officially be awarded this scholarship. For more information please visit www.stepupforstudents.org
Need-based financial aid is an option for families who are able to make payments but find themselves in need of assistance. Each year, The Cornerstone School sets aside funding to help with families in need. This money can be applied to both current families and new families. All who require financial assistance must complete the application
. Once the application is submitted and all financial documentation is provided, the tuition assistance committee will review the information and inform families of funding. Please understand that assistance is distributed on an as-need basis and requires submitting information in a timely fashion.
New families- We request that new families interested in financial assistance first complete the admissions process for The Cornerstone School. No new families will be considered for tuition assistance until they have begun the admissions process, including a completed admission application. Please apply between January and April of the school year prior to that requested for admission.
Current Families- Sometimes the unexpected happens and we don’t want to impact a child’s education because of unexpected issues. The Cornerstone School encourages current families in need of immediate tuition assistance to complete the FAST application and to speak with Ms. Ingrid, the school director. For renewal of tuition assistance all families must complete the application between January and April for the following school year.