Financial Aid
Financial Aid

Below is the latest information on how to apply for financial aid at Santiam Christian Schools.

» FACTS Grant & Aid Assement 



Dear Parents: 

This year, SCS will once again be utilizing FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to conduct family financial need analysis for the 2017-18 school year. Santiam Christian has established the scholarship fund for those families who desire to be at SCS, but may require financial assistance. Financial assistance may take the form of tuition scholarships, sport fee scholarships, and/or SCS free & reduced lunch. These requests must be made annually.

Applicants can apply online beginning March 1, 2017, at You will need your 2016 completed tax information to complete your application. Applications may take 4-6 weeks to process, once all required documents have been submitted. Any incomplete application cannot be reviewed until all information has been submitted. 

Families applying for any of the financial aid programs will need to submit an application and necessary documentation to FACTS by May 15th. Once submitted to FACTS, they review and verify the information prior to the school receiving notification that the application has been completed. Priority will be given to those completed application, with aid notifications being sent out by the beginning of July. 

Applications will be accepted through August 1st, however families should be prepared to pay all educational costs if their application is not completed by this timeframe. Financial aid applications close on September 15th of each year and depend on the remaining funds available. 

If there is a reason you cannot complete the application process by May 15th, please email me with an explanation and anticipated completion date.

Completed applications submitted prior to May 15th, 2017, will receive aid notification prior to the beginning of July. Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed until completed.

Please note sports fee scholarships and SCS free & reduced lunch require additional forms to be completed and returned to me. 

Preschool and 1/2 time Kindergarten are not eligible for tuition scholarships. 

All award decisions are made by SCS and not FACTS.


Joanna Haugen 
Business Administrator/Controller 
Santiam Christian Schools



For those families who have completed their application with FACTS by May 15th the first round of scholarship packages will be approved by the finance committee in the middle of May, with notifications to families by the end of May. A second round of approvals would come at the end of June, for those applications completed between May 15th and June 15th. If we have your complete information by May 15th, you will hear from us before the end of May regarding financial aid. Otherwise, you will be notified by the end of June. 

Please make sure your 2016 tax return is complete before starting the process with FACTS, as you will need this return to complete your application and submit it along with 2016 W-2's for verification. Once FACTS has received the documentation and can verify the application, it's marked as complete and I receive notification. 

Joanna Haugen 

Business Administrator/Controller