STA Application Information

The TCA student tuition aid (STA) program is a needs-based program designed to help families with various levels of need. This year, TCA awarded approximately $1.4 million in student tuition aid. The STA program does not provide full scholarships, as it is healthy for each family to invest in their child’s education. However, the STA program does provide significant scholarships for families with a high level of need.To be considered for Student Tuition Aid, a student must be accepted for admission or currently enrolled at TCA. The STA committee will have two meetings to consider applications: one meeting in mid-February 2020 and a second meeting in mid-April 2020. The following are the deadlines for STA applications to be considered in those meetings:

Meeting #1 – Mid-February 2020
STA application deadline: January 17, 2020
Tax documents deadline: February 7, 2020
Meeting #2 – Mid-April 2020
STA application deadline: February 28, 2020
Tax documents deadline: March 15, 2020
 
The following are the steps to apply for Student Tuition Aid:

1. For new families, please submit an application for admission, and complete the admission process. 
 
2. Submit an STA application online in the FACTS application. See the How to Apply for Student Tuition Aid document on this webpage for instructions on accessing and completing the online application. If you have questions on the STA process, please email Karla Self. If you have questions about the FACTS online application, you may speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative by calling 866-441-4637.  
 
3. Upload required tax documents into the online STA application. See the How to Apply for Student Tuition Aid document on this webpage for further instructions.
 
4. Complete a Student Profile Questionnaire (SPQ) for each student applying for STA and a Dual Household form, if applicable. Submit the completed forms to:
Attention: Business Office
Trinity Christian Academy
17001 Addison Road
Addison, Texas 75001

PLEASE NOTE: ALL OF THE ABOVE STEPS MUST BE COMPLETED FOR A FAMILY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR STUDENT TUITION AID.
 

STA Guiding Principles

In considering STA applications, the STA committee strives to obtain the financial “big picture” for each family. As a result, all assets, liabilities, income and discretionary spending is considered to determine the financial need for each applicant. Student Tuition Aid is awarded based upon financial need in accordance with TCA's policies/practices and the amount of available funds. However, poor academic performance or citizenship could be a sufficient reason for not granting tuition aid. STA applicants must provide extensive information on their financial position and spending, including but not limited to:
  • 2019 federal income tax return and related schedules, and Form W-2’s
  • Income for 2019 and projected income for 2020
  • Bank account balances
  • Retirement/401K/IRA balances
  • Home market value and mortgage balance
  • Vehicles make and model and related debt/lease payments
  • Credit card and other debt amounts
  • Amounts spent on discretionary items (e.g. summer camps, sports/music lessons, vacations, country clubs, etc.)
If you have questions on the STA guidelines and/or wish to discuss your financial numbers prior to beginning your STA application, please contact Brian Rodriguez, Chief Financial Officer.   
Trinity Christian Academy is a private coeducational school for grades PreK–12 which offers Christian families and their children a demanding, college preparatory curriculum within a Christian community committed to integrating Biblical faith and learning.