Scholarship Application and Tuition Assistance Information

We understand that the expense of preschool may be a strain on a family’s budget; therefore we are committed to helping eligible families reduce the cost through scholarships. Aldersgate Christian Preschool is able to offer scholarships based on income eligibility where parents pay a portion of their child’s tuition. Tuition Assistance funds have been provided by generous donations received from current and former families as well as the congregation of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

Scholarship Application Process

1. Scholarship applications are processed confidentially by the Director and ACP Board Chairperson in the order in which they are received, with priority given to active members of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Documentation of financial need must be submitted with the application to confirm eligibility. Some examples are three consecutive months of pay stubs (worker’s comp, unemployment, etc.), most recent tax return, note from employer and/or physician or other similar documentation.

2. Applicants must submit their information by completing the attached form and bringing it to the ACP Office.

3. The ACP Board Chairperson and the Director will review applications and will notify all applicants of their decision within 30 days.

4. Applicants who are approved for scholarships will receive a scholarship agreement outlining expectations for tuition payment, at which time they may accept or reject the scholarship.

ACP families who experience job loss or other financial difficulties during the school year may request tuition assistance at any time. The ACP Board Chairperson and Director will consider requests on an individual basis. Only families currently enrolled in ACP for 90 days or more are eligible to apply for assistance. Incomplete scholarship applications will not be considered.

Scholarship funds are limited and are offered to qualified families on a first come, first-served basis. While all requests are considered, we cannot guarantee that all applicants will receive tuition assistance. The decision of the ACP Board Chairperson and Director are based on the order in which applications are received and family income eligibility. Scholarship funds will only apply to tuition. Extended Day Fees do not qualify for scholarship funds. This program is designed to accommodate families whose student is enrolled in only one class.

Aldersgate Christian Preschool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and other school-administered programs.