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Financial Aid

Affordable Tuition

DCS is committed to offering affordable tuition rates, while maintaining the low student-teacher ratios, high curriculum standards, and hands-on educational experience you expect from a private school. Like many other private schools, DCS tuition is intentionally set below the full cost needed to operate the school. This helps keep DCS more affordable to a wider range of families. The DCS Annual Fund then allows our school community (parents, friends, extended family, local businesses and other DCS partners) to make up the deficit through tax-deductible donations.

Financial Assistance Programs

If you are in need of financial assistance to help make DCS tuition even more affordable, funds may be available to you through the methods below. You may apply for multiple methods listed below. If you have any questions about our financial assistance programs below, please contact us.

Each fiscal year, DCS sets aside 10% of every non-designated donated dollar to be used for financial aid.
DCS utilizes “FACTS Grant and Aid Management” to provide a financial aid assessment. When your confidential FACTS application is completed, FACTS assesses the financial needs of the applicant, and provides a recommendation to DCS on the level of financial assistance.
DCS will weigh very heavily the FACTS scoring and recommendations of each application, but reserve the right to allocate funds based on factors outside of the FACTS process.

New Prospective Families - Financial Aid Process:

DCS completed the first round financial aid distributions in February 2023. We are pleased to announce that DCS is able to offer a second round of financial aid on June 1, 2023.
How to apply:
  • Submit the FACTS application for financial aid prior to June 1, 2023. Note: There is a non-refundable fee for the financial aid assessment of $40 which is payable directly to FACTS in their application process.
  • Submit the DCS application for admission prior to June 1, 2023. Note: There is a non-refundable application fee of $150 per student.
What happens after applications are received?
After June 1, 2023 DCS will prayerfully review the requests for financial aid, and consider the recommendations from FACTS grant & aid. DCS will communicate financial aid decisions to families (along with admissions decisions) by July 1, 2023.
Applications for financial aid received after June 1, 2023 may be considered if financial aid funds are still available. However, once financial aid funds are distributed to families, additional funds may or may not become available until the following fiscal year. It is best to submit applications early.
Your child(ren) may be eligible to receive a free scholarship from the Pay It Forward scholarship program. The scholarships are based on certain criteria, but are not income-based or needs-based. About 75% of DCS students are eligible for a Pay It Forward scholarship. In 2022, Pay It Forward provided DCS families nearly $2,300 per eligible child. 
Pay It Forward scholarships are funded by the Georgia Qualified Education Expense (GA QEE) Tax Credit program. DCS does not yet know how much the state will provide to eligible DCS students for the 2023-2024 school year (it will depend on how much is contributed through the tax credit program). Scholarship amounts will be communicated by May 2023. 
Click HERE to learn more and apply (deadline is Dec. 31, 2022).

DCS is a Georgia Department of Education Special Needs Scholarship Participating School. This means the GA DOE allows IEP and Section 504 eligible students to receive scholarship funding to attend Dunwoody Christian School. Please click HERE to learn more from the DOE about what this can mean for your child and if you are eligible.

A guide for parents to begin the process can be found HERE.