What is TAP?

New to Desert Christian Schools is our Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). On this page you will find all ways and steps you can take to making life as an Eagle more affordable!

We suggest you start by watching our TAP Video and downloading the TAP Checklist. Next follow the "How to Apply for Financial Aid" Steps 1-4. If at any point you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at 520-901-5499 or lhatch@desertchristian.org.

Desert Christian School will be hosting Tax Credit plus Tuition Assistance Program Workshops once a month. These workshops will explain how to apply for, how to give, and how to raise funds using the Tax Credits and the Tuition Assistance Program to help pay for private school. This is available for you or someone you know who is interested in this program or would like more information.

The following dates have been scheduled for the 2018-2019 school year. This year Desert will host evening and morning workshop. Please see the lists below for dates and locations. Feel free to bring family and friends. Everyone can benefit from this information.

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DCS Tuition Assistance Program

Tax Credit Workshops

Location: Desert Christian High School: 7525 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85710

  • Tuesday, September 3rd, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, November 12th, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, December 3rd, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 13th, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

>> This workshop (2/13) will be held on our Wrightstown Campus | 9415 E. Wrightstown

  • Tuesday, March 3rd, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, March 31st, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 2nd, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 12th, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, June 2nd, 6:00 - 7:00 pm


Tax Credit Coffees

Location: Desert Christian Wrightstown Campus: 9415 E. Wrightstown Rd. Tucson, AZ 85715

  • Thursday, October 10th, 7:30 - 9:00 am
  • Thursday, April 2nd, 7:30 - 9:00 am


PLEASE NOTE: The Institute for Better Education (IBE) will be present at every workshop, along with Desert Christian School employees to answer questions.

How to Apply For Financial Aid

STEP ONE

(K-12 Only. PS Skip to Step Two)

DCS Families applying for financial aid must provide evidence that Arizona Tax Credit or Empowerment Scholarship Account opportunities have been maximized for children entering K-12.

Submit to the Headmaster's Office copies of applications to at least two State Tuition Organizations, along with evidence of requesting Tax Credit donations by family members and friends (e.g. copies of letters). ESA applicants are to provide a copy of their application to the AZ Department of Education.

Step Two

Complete the confidential online Tuition Assistance Application at https:/cfslogin.com, using DCS school number 11136. A $30 application fee is required (waivers may be available at the discretion of the Headmaster). If the applicant is awarded financial aid, then a $35 credit will be applied to their school account.

Step Three

Submit the Tuition Assistance Program Checklist (located above under the video) and all required material to the Business Office, to notify them you are applying for Tuition Assistance.

Within 3-5 days of completing the online application, CFS will provide the Headmaster's Office a confidential FACT Report (Family Anticipated Contribution Total) from which the level of tuition aid will be determined.

Step Four

The Headmaster's Office will communicate to the applicant the level of financial aid awarded within 7 to 10 days from the receipt of the FACT report.