ADMISSIONS

Affordability

Financial aid is available to Tri-City Christian Academy (TCA) students in the form of scholarships from Student Tuition Organizations (STO) or an Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA). To apply for a scholarship, please contact any of the organizations on the list below. All students who are entering Tri-City Christian Academy (TCA) should apply for either STO’s or an ESA. These scholarship opportunities are available to families once they have applied at TCA. Please feel free to reach out to our Finacial Aid Specialist, Mrs. Ameana Sproul, with any questions you have regarding STO’s and ESA.

Ameana’s office hours are generally as follows:
Mondays: Office Closed
Tuesdays – Fridays: 7:30 am-12:30 pm

Other times are available by appointment.

Empowerment Scholarship Account

TCA is excited to offer a quality Christian education at an affordable cost through programs like the Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA). Arizona is a leader in allowing parents to choose what school is best for their child and ESA is a means of funding private education.

With the ESA program, the money that would pay for that student’s education in a neighborhood school follows that student to whichever school the parents choose for their child, including education at home.

To learn more about ESA or to apply click here.

Student Tuition Organization Option

Tuition Tax OrganizationContact InformationIndividual Scholarship
Distribution Schedule
Switcher/PLUS Scholarship
Distribution Schedule

Corporate Scholarship
Distribution Schedule

ACSTO
(Arizona Christian School
Tuition Organization)
apps open Feb 3, annually

www.acsto.org
480-820-0403
Jun – app due May 31st
Oct – app due Sep 30th
Mar – app due Feb 28th
Jul – app due May 31st
Nov – app due Sep 30th
Apr – app due Feb 28th
AAA Scholarship
(Academic Achievement
Accessible Scholarship
Foundation)
application open Mar 15, 18
www.aaascholarships.org
480-999-0904
888-707-2465
**New this year**
AAA can be used while receiving funds from other STOs.
**New this year**
4 disbursements per school
year on a 3-year scholarship promise.
Letters mailed in February of renewing families.
Applications open March for new families.

ALF

(Arizona Leadership
Foundation)
apps open April 18,
close June 15

www.arizonaleader.org
602-320-2844
Check application opening the end of May.Applications due by June 30th.Money sent in August.

APESF
(Arizona Private
Ed Scholarship Fund)
apps open Mar 1, 18

www.apesf.org
480-699-8911
Distributed monthly with the exception of January and May.Distributed monthly with the exception of January and May.Distributed monthly with the exception of January and May.

ASCT
(Arizona School
Choice Trust)
apps open Jan 15, annually

www.asct.org
623-414-3429
Applications open in January and are due by May 1st for the following school yearApplications open in January and are due by May 1st for the following school yearNotified by August of an award.
Money is sent in 3 equal payments in September, January, and April.

ASK
(America’s Scholarship
Konnection)
application close
June 1 and Nov 1

www.askscholarships.org
866-622-4275
September & JanuarySeptember & JanuarySeptember & January

ATC

(Arizona Tuition Connection)

www.arizonatuitionconnection.com
480-409-4106
Monthly
All applications expire
May 1st of each year.
MonthlyCorporate Scholarships available, but no set
schedule

AZ4Education
application open
February 15,  annually

az4education.org
480-478-0624
MonthlyMonthlyMonthly
AZTXCR
(Arizona Tax Credit)
application open
Mar 16, annually
www.aztxcr.org
480-939-2151
Distribution twice a month.Distribution twice a month.

IBE
(Institute for
Better Education)

www.ibescholarships.org
520-512-5438
Distributed monthly July – May.Distributed monthly July – May.Assessed in March and second round in April for the following school year.

SCAZ
(School Choice Arizona)
application open
April 1, annually

www.schoolchoicearizona.org
480-722-7502
Application due by May 15th.Money sent in August.

TOPS for Kids
(Tuition Organization
for Private Schools)
apps open May 1, annually

www.topsforkids.com
480-414-TOPS (8677)
Aug – application
due Jul 15th