Tuition & Financial Aid
Providence Academy provides families with a classical, college-preparatory education in a nurturing, Christ-centered environment. Our University-Model® of education allows us to provide a top-tier educational experience at a lower tuition compared to other private schools in Northwest Arkansas.
Providence Academy understands the sacrifice families make to provide their children with the highest quality Christian education. The current tuition range for a private school education in the region is $7,500-$10,000. Since PCCA was founded, the board of directors has maintained a goal to stay at 75% or below the price of comparable private, college-preparatory schools in the area.
Providence Academy seeks to enroll qualified students who are a good fit for our school, regardless of their family's ability to pay. A family who believes their child is strongly qualified for admission should not be discouraged from applying because they cannot afford the entire cost of tuition.
Our financial aid program seeks to make a Providence education accessible to all families. We strive to help families who cannot bear the cost of tuition on their own by providing tuition assistance relative to the demonstrated need.
The financial aid program serves a second purpose. PCCA believes that diversity of background and talents within the student body strengthens and enriches the school community. The financial aid program enables Providence to attract well-qualified students who represent the socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of our area.
Annual Tuition & Fees for 2020-21
- Tuition K-6th: $4,097
- Enrollment Fee: $325
- Student Building Fee: $500
- Student Activity Fee K-6th: $200
- Tuition 7-12th: $5,712
- Enrollment Fee: $325
- Student Building Fee 7-12th: $550
- Student Activity Fee 7-12th: $250
- Senior Fee (12th grade only): $50
International Student Tuition & Fees: Please see the page for International Students.
Various payment plans are available to enrolled families, including a monthly payment plan. Click here for information.
Multiple Child Discount
For families who enrolled their children at PCCA, the third child and any additional children in a family receive a 10% tuition discount for students in grades K – 12. A “family” for this purpose is defined as the household in which the children primarily live and are so acknowledged on federal tax returns.
For enrolled students from families whose primary income is derived from serving in full-time ministry in a church, parachurch, or similar non-profit Christian ministry aligned with the PCCA Statement of Faith, a portion of tuition will be waived through financial aid as a tangible encouragement to fellow co-laborers in missions.
Providence uses a third-party financial aid evaluation company to assess all tuition applications. To receive aid for the first time, a student must be already enrolled in or accepted for admission to Providence. In addition, the student must exhibit exemplary citizenship and a positive classroom attitude reflected by above average grades. The student must also actively participate in the life of the school community. Finally, the Parents’ Financial Statement must continue to show demonstrated financial need.
Financial Aid is awarded on an annual basis, and parents must resubmit for financial aid each school year by the deadline. The priority deadline for applying for financial aid for the upcoming school year is April 1st. A second priority deadline occurs on May 1st. Applications will be accepted after this date, and awards are subject to available funds.
Financial Aid Application Process
- Apply for admission to Providence. You can access the online application here.
- Apply online HERE for financial aid. There is a $30 application fee per family to apply for financial aid with FACTS.
- Upload the supporting documentation to FACTS.
- The Providence Financial Aid Committee will receive a recommended financial aid award amount from FACTS®.
For more information about the financial aid process, please contact our Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (479) 595-2507.