HIGH SCHOOL $7,135 - $14,270 $6,695 - $13,390
MIDDLE SCHOOL $6,510 - $13,020 $6,090 - $12,180
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL $5,705 - $11,410 $5,325 - $10,650
KINDERGARTEN $5,180 - $10,360 $4,985 - $9,970

What is Variable Tuition?

Variable Tuition is a need-based tuition assistance program similar to those used by many private schools, colleges, and universities. This program allows K-12 families to apply for reduced tuition that is right for their families’ financial situation. Thus, this makes a Covenant Life School education affordable to many qualified students who could not otherwise join our school community. We do not offer Variable Tuition rates for Preschool.

How Does Variable Tuition Work?
Any family (current or new) of a kindergarten through twelfth-grade student may apply for Variable Tuition if they are concerned about affording the full tuition rate at Covenant Life School and they think they may qualify for the program. Many factors are considered when determining the tuition amount a family is able to pay, including income, assets, unusual expenses, and the size of the family. The resources available for the family in a given year are also be considered in light of the Variable Tuition awards available at Covenant Life School.

An application for Variable Tuition does not affect the re-enrollment or admission process. Regardless of financial need, parents should initiate the re-enrollment or admission process as early as possible. 

It is not possible for a family or the school to estimate the tuition level for which a family qualifies without the completion of a Variable Tuition application. Applications are submitted directly to a third-party agency, FACTS Grant and Aid, that evaluates the application and makes a recommendation to the school’s finance office. Families are notified of the tuition level for which they qualify directly from the school’s financial office.

We work within the available resources to make the school accessible to as many students and families as possible.

Do I need to apply to Covenant Life School for admissions to receive Variable Tuition?
Families may complete the Variable Tuition application and request an estimate before applying for enrollment. An estimated Variable Tuition rate cannot be given apart from submission of the Variable Tuition application. However, an estimated Variable Tuition rate is not a firm offer, which can only be given after an application for enrollment is submitted.

Upon completion of my Variable Tuition application, when will I receive confirmation of my Variable Tuition?
Typically within 3-4 weeks of providing all the required information to our confidential third-party service.

What is the cost to apply for Variable Tuition?
During the Open Enrollment portion of our Application Timeline the cost to apply for Variable Tuition is $35.

Be sure to apply by the May 1, 2021 deadline!


We also encourage families to open a Maryland 529 Savings Account to help save money by paying K-12 tuition with pre-tax dollars. 


No. Only families who feel that they may not be able to pay the top range of the Variable Tuition should submit an application.

Yes. A new application must be submitted every year.

Yes. A family that does not qualify is welcome to reapply the following year; especially if their family income changes or another child begins private school or college.

Yes. For new students, application to Covenant Life School and application for Variable Tuition are two separate processes. However, new families may complete both application processes simultaneously.

No. Admission applications and Variable Tuition applications are evaluated separately, and an application for Variable Tuition has no bearing on the admission process.

A wide range of families with a variety of circumstances qualify for the program, from those who are able to pay close to the top range of Variable Tuition to those who are at the entry level of the range. Many factors are evaluated, including income, assets, unusual expenses, and the size of the family.

Multiple students are one of the key factors in determining Variable Tuition. One of the important questions asked on the confidential Variable Tuition application relates to family size and number of students enrolled at Covenant Life School.

No. Every family is required to make a financial investment in their child’s education. Our commitment to providing Variable Tuition means that we are sharing in that investment with you. No family will receive Variable Tuition that is less than our published range.

To date we have been able to do this but it is recommended that families apply for Variable Tuition as early as possible.

Questions about Variable Tuition should be directed to Kathy Simpson at ksimpson@clsemail.org.


MON / WED / FRI 4-YR OLD CLASS (AM or PM) 8:15 AM-10:45 AM / 12:15 PM-2:45 PM $2,100
MON / WED / FRI 4-YR OLD ENRICHMENT 10:45 AM-12:15 PM $1,400
TUE / THUR 3-YR OLD CLASS AM / 3'S & 4'S CLASS PM 8:15 AM-10:45 AM / 12:15 PM-2:45 PM $1,500
TUE / THUR 3-YR OLD ENRICHMENT 10:45 AM-12:15 PM $1,000
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