Tuition Assistance

Our desire for the RBCS Tuition Assistance program is to be able to provide Christian families a quality Christian education. We desire a proper balance between the cost of educating a child in this community while, at the same time, remaining sensitive to the real needs of Christian families whose income cannot support the full cost of quality Christian education. Because the need for financial aid is much greater than the funds available, it is best to apply early. If you wait until the last minute, all funds may have been given out and aid would no longer be available.

In order to be eligible for assistance, you must apply annually and your students must be fully enrolled before the application will be reviewed. Fully enrolled is defined as follows:

  • Submission of New Student Application or Re-enrollment Application.
  • Acceptance to the school (new students only)
  • Payment of Enrollment Fees and Capital Improvement Fees.

Reenrolling families, to apply for financial aid go to Login > Resources > Financial Aid Application 2017-18. If you are a new family, you will need to complete your online application first. After you have completed the online application, you will be able to access the financial aid application.


In addition to RBCS Tuition Assistance, there are several other scholarships your family may be eligible for. More information can be found on each of these options, below.

SUFS's Florida Tax Credit Scholarship

The Step Up for Student's Florida Tax Credit Scholarship is an external, income-based scholarship program for which RBCS is a participating school. Applications must be made online, annually, at This process can take 4-6 weeks to complete. SUFS has offered scholarships to any qualified student that a participating school wants to admit. To qualify: (1.) Students entering K5 through 12th grade may apply. Students entering K5 must be 6 on or before Sept. 1 and students entering 1st grade must be 6 on or before Sept. 1. (2.)  The household must meet certain income requirements (see SUFS website for income guidelines at Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, giving priority to renewal families. Deadlines apply each school year for families both re-enrolling and applying for the first time for the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship.  Please check in the spring of each year for these deadlines.   Florida Tax Credit FAQ's:      

John M. McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

A student must be categorized as an ESE student for at least two state payment periods (Nov. and Feb.). Most ESE students who attended public school during the previous year are eligible for this scholarship (tuition voucher). Applications can be found at There are four enrollment deadline dates that must be met both by the parent and the school. If the first deadline is met, you will receive 100% of the McKay funding amount, second date 75%, third date 50%, and fourth date 25%. Please refer to the web address above for deadline dates.

Ministerial Scholarship

In recognition of individuals who work in a full-time vocational Trinitarian ministry and work to advance the Kingdom of God, RBCS provides this scholarship to enable such persons to obtain a Christian education for their children. The minister must be the legal guardian of the student/students living in their home.  Vocational ministers are not necessarily senior pastors, but could fill such full-time roles as associate pastor, youth pastor, children’s pastor, etc. The maximum benefit of this scholarship is 50% of the base tuition due for a family. This discount may be less for Special Programs offered at RBCS.  This scholarship is applied after all other scholarships and/or financial aid are calculated. To submit the Ministerial Application go to Login into ParentsWeb > School Information > Resource Documents > Ministerial Application 2017-18.  

SUFS's Gardiner Scholarship (PLSA)

Students in K5 through 12th grade with one of the following disabilities may qualify: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Williams Syndrome or Intellectual Disability (severe cognitive impairment). Student will need either an Individual Education Plan (IEP) from a Florida school district or a formal diagnosis from a licensed physician or psychologist. To qualify:  (1.) Students entering K5 through 12th grade may apply. Students entering K5 must be 5 on or before Sept. 1 and students entering 1st grade must be 6 on or before Sept. 1, (2.) Students may not receive any other state-sponsored scholarship (McKay or FL Tax Credit Scholarship through SUFS). Applications must be completed online at There is no application fee for the Gardiner Scholarship (previously known as PLSA). Award letters must be turned in to the RBCS Business Office immediately upon receipt. Gardiner (PLSA) Scholarship FAQs:  

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