We at the Christian Academy of Western New York believe that no child should be denied a quality Christian education simply because of his/her family's financial status. Therefore, various forms of tuition assistance are offered to domestic families.
25% New Family Discount
Just as it sounds, any new family to CAWNY will receive a 25% discount on their K-8th grade children’s tuition for the first year.
The 25% New Family Discount applies to families whose children have never attended the Academy in the past. The discount will only apply to the family's children that are in Kindergarten through 8th grade and only applies to the first year of enrollment.
This discount does not apply to international students.
Remember, it might be more to your benefit to apply for Financial Tuition Assistance, which is income-based, especially if you have more than one child.
Financial Tuition Assistance
CAWNY offers a generous tuition assistance program. After completing the Tuition Assistance form, your family may be eligible to receive a substantial discount on all tuition costs. This assistance works hand-in-hand with the Volunteer Program.
Tuition Assistance is based on the family's income and is available to families with children in all grades, including High School.
Returning Families: If you received tuition assistance for the 2018-19 School Year, Applications for Tuition Assistance for the 2019-20 School Year will be sent to you the last week in April/first week in May and must be returned by Friday, June 28, 2019. Returning families can apply for tuition assistance after this date, but there will be a $250.00 application fee beginning Monday, July 1, 2019. If you have misplaced your application or are considering applying for tuition assistance for the first time, you will be able to print an application here in May.
Prospective Families: You are able to apply for tuition assistance to see if Christian education is something that can be prioritized in your family's budget before going through the enrollment process. As you make the decision of whether or not to pursue Christian education for your child(ren), you can already have an amount that it will cost you for the school year in hand when your family applies for admittance. Applications for 2019-20 School Year will be available in May.
You can also request an application by phone (716-930-3962), by email here, or by mail:
Sandy L. Meyers, Bookkeeping Office
Christian Academy of Western New York
789 Gilmore Avenue
North Tonawanda, New York 14120.
We look forward to hearing from your family.
Currently, and throughout the year, CAWNY has a great need for volunteers. We understand that God equips everyone with special talents and gifts. If you are able to use your God-given abilities to aid CAWNY in a tangible way, then CAWNY will use that in figuring tuition assistance.
Large Family Discount
Families are only required to pay tuition for the first three children. All other children attend tuition-free. This discount applies to immediate family members only.
Bison Fund Scholarship Program
The Bison Fund is a privately funded program that offers tuition assistance to low income families. It is an annual lottery that awards amounts at a minimum of $500 towards a child's education, with the largest grant available at $2,100.00 per child. This money is allowed to be used at any private grammar school, K through 8, of choice. Families in all eight counties are eligible to apply, if you meet the financial guidelines. New applications are due by February 28 for each school year. Please visit their website for more information: www.BisonFund.com.
Other School Match
If your child is currently attending another private school and you wish to transfer your child to CAWNY, CAWNY will match their tuition amount for the first year.
This discount only applies to students tranferring from a school that offers the grade in which they are enrolling at CAWNY. In other words, this would not apply to 9th Grade students leaving a K-8 school.
Please ask the Administration for further details on any of these tuition assistances.