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Affording PRCA

Christian Education is Possible for Your Family

While private school education is often desired by Christian parents, many believe it is not financially attainable. This may be true in most states; however, Arizona is different. The Arizona Private School Tuition Tax Credit, passed into law in 1997, can make private school possible for anyone. Tax credit scholarships help 90% of our students at Pusch Ridge Christian Academy.

We encourage families to attend at least one of our Tax Credit Workshops, which are held from August through March and are open to current and prospective families. These workshops explain individual tax credits and provide information on how they can help pay for tuition.

Other scholarships that help our families include corporate low-income scholarships, disabled/displaced scholarships, and Empowerment Scholarship Accounts. 
 
In addition, families may apply for financial aid by completing the following steps. Look for more details and links for each below. 
  • Submit applications to one or more School Tuition Organizations (STO).
  • Apply online at FAST. 
Please contact me to set up a meeting to address any questions or concerns you may have. I look forward to helping your family afford a Christian education!

Mrs. Kirstan Tobin, Director of Scholarships

Applying for Tax Credits

STOs (School Tuition Organizations) have championed tax credits for over 20 years and, through legislation, continue to fight to defend school choice for families. 

We encourage families to apply to one or several STOs so your child is eligible for scholarships. Ask family and friends to make their tax credit donations and to recommend your child(ren). Find a complete list of STOs here.

Most of our current students have received funds through the following scholarship organizations:

Apply Online to FAST

Financial Aid and School Tuition (FAST) is a third party organization that helps to assess the financial aid needs of a family. Note that FAST has no money to allocate; they are simply a qualifying organization. Once the application has been processed by FAST, PRCA will notify the family of the financial aid result. Schools use these results as a guide when awarding financial aid. The cost is $48 per family and can be submitted starting February 1. For maximum consideration, apply by July 10 at the link below. For questions regarding the application, call FAST at 877-326-3278.

Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA)

ESA is a government-funded program that students qualify for if they reside in the state of Arizona and their parents can provide proof of residency documentation. The ESA program cannot be combined with any other scholarships, such as tax credits or corporate low-income funds. Parents must apply in the quarter in which they wish to receive funds and provide the necessary documentation each ensuing quarter to prove tuition liability. Payments can either be made directly to PRCA through the Pay Vendor option, or parents may seek reimbursement for payments already made to the school by linking their bank account to ESA’s Class Wallet. 

Tax Credit Workshops

TUITION 2022-2023

Grammar Developmental Kindergarten
$4,510

Grammar Kindergarten

$9,724

Grammar Grades 1-5
$11,385

Upper Grades 6-12                   
$12,848

South Grades K-1
$12,540

Refer to these schedules for what tuition includes and does not include:
Grammar & Upper Tuition Schedule
South Tuition Fee Schedule
Part-time and Homeschool Fee Schedule
The mission of Pusch Ridge Christian Academy is to teach our students to become like Christ through a classical, Christian education within a covenantal community.

Grammar Campus (grades DK-5)

6450 N Camino Miraval, Tucson AZ 85718
Phone: 520.529.7080
School office hours: 7:45 AM - 3:30 PM

Upper Campus (grades 6-12)

9500 N Oracle Road, Tucson AZ 85704
Phone: 520.797.0107
School office hours: 7:50 AM - 4:15 PM

South Campus (grades K-1)

5951 S 12th Ave, Tucson AZ 85706
Phone: 520.413.7945
School office hours: 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM