Glades Christian Financial Assistance (GCFA) FAQ’s

Always look at stepupforstudents.org first. This provides the largest dollar amount of assistance.
For more information about using the Step Up for Students award at GCA, please reference Admissions/Financial Aid
Yes. $30.00 per family.
Simply being a member at Church by the Glades does not guarantee any preference in financial aid decisions.
A financial assistance committee determines the applicants need by evaluating total household income, household expenses, assets, liabilities, financial hardship and makes a decision according to the amount of assistance available.
No. Academic, athletic, fine arts scholarships are not offered.
Not through GCFA: financial assistance is offered to K-8th students only. However, preschool parents may benefit from Florida VPK or Family Central.
In an effort to help as many families as possible, financial assistance ranges between 5% and 15%. We are not able to offer 100% or full financial assistance.
It takes approximately two to three weeks after submitting the completed application and required documents.
Financial assistance covers tuition only. It does not cover Book and Material fees, Enrollment fees, or any miscellaneous fees.
No. You must go through the admission process before applying for financial assistance. The committee will not consider a student who is not yet admitted to the school. If enrollment to GCA is contingent upon your receiving financial assistance, please contact GCA prior to paying enrollment fees.
No. The application must be submitted with all required documents. Otherwise, the application would be incomplete and ineligible for a review by the committee.
The financial assistance award is good for one school year only and will remain in effect until May of each year. A new application will need to be submitted and re-evaluated each year.
GCA is waiving a portion of tuition for SUFS families, therefore, each family will be required to apply for GCFA.
No. You will not have to pay the money back.