Financial Aid Scholarship Fund (K5-12th grade)
Keswick Christian School desires to make Christian education affordable for all mission-appropriate families. To aid families who might not be able to afford Christian education, Keswick offers Smart Aid as a Financial Aid Scholarship. The Smart Aid application fee is $35.00 per family and must be paid by credit card at the end of the application. All paperwork must be submitted to Smart Aid before they will make an award. The school does not get this information. The school will notify you when an award has been made. This award is tuition forgiveness, not an actual dollar amount from a fund. Awards are based not only on need, but the limited amount of funds the school has allotted in its budget. Deadline to apply for Smart Aid for 2017-18 will be March 31, 2017 for returning families. New families can apply at any time. To apply for Smart Aid, please click on the following link: https://smartaidforparents.com “Keswick Christian School code is 13468”
Local Pastors’ Discount (PK2-12th grade)
Keswick offers a generous pastor discount for local, full-time pastors. Each year pastors are asked to provide a letter from their church to verify that they are employed as a full-time pastor by the church.
VPK (PK4 only)
This state-run program provides approximately $2,500 per year for children in Preschool 4 attending 5 days a week, whether full day or half day. The child must be in attendance for the school to receive funding. The parent is responsible for applying for this program. The website is www.vpkpinellas.net. The parent is responsible for any amount due over and above what VPK pays.
PLSA/McKay Scholarships (K-12th grade)
This state-wide program provides financial assistance for parents of students with special needs. Keswick administrators will evaluate the needs of each student to determine if the school has the ability to meet those needs. More information is available at http://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/k-12-scholarship-programs/mckay/.