Step Up For Students

In 2001, the Florida Legislature created the income-based Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program to assure that low-income children have more learning options. In May 2019, nearly 20 years later, the Family Empowerment Scholarship was created by the Florida Legislature to further help low-income children.

Both scholarships are based on financial need not how well your child does in school. The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC) allows families to choose between financial assistance toward private school tuition and fees, or with transportation costs to attend a public school in another district. The Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES) may only be used towards private school tuition and fees.

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Florida’s school choice programs allow parents to choose the best educational setting—public or private—for their child. The McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities provided over 31,000 Florida students with special needs the opportunity to attend a participating private school during the 2017-18 school year. The McKay Scholarship Program also offers parents public school choice. A parent of an eligible special needs student may choose to transfer the student to another public school.
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The Gardiner Scholarship program helps parents individualize the educational plans for their children with certain special needs was named the Gardiner Scholarship in January of 2016. The name honors Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner, who led the legislative effort to create the program, and his family. Gardiner and his wife Camille have championed the cause of children with unique abilities for many years. The Gardiners have two daughters and a son, Andrew, who has Down syndrome.
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In 2018, the Florida Legislature created the Hope Scholarship Program to give public school children in Florida relief from bullying and violence. The scholarship gives parents the opportunity to transfer their child to another K-12 public school with available capacity within the school district, receive a scholarship to transport the student to a public school in another school district, or to request a scholarship for the student to attend an eligible private school. Step Up For Students is administering the private school and transportation options for the Hope Scholarship.
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Faith Fellowship School Financial Aid

The “God Fund” and FCR Grant:  We understand the importance of placing your child in a Christian based learning environment however, not all families have the financial liberty to do so.  Faith Church of the Redlands and Faith Fellowship School operates under the principal of Philippians 4:19, “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”  It is with this consideration that we employ all means possible to assure you have the choice to place your child in our unique school.

FCR Grant

Faith Fellowship School, (F.F.S.), is a ministry of Faith Church of the Redlands, (F.C.R.).  The Faith Church of the Redlands Grant is funding made possible through Faith Church of the Redlands.  This is a grant awarded to students of Faith Fellowship School. Maximum grant amount per student is $4500 per school year.  Grant funds are applied to student’s tuition fee only.

The “God Fund”

The “God Fund” is FFS’s own financial aid system.  It is our way of serving you financially. The “God’s Fund” may be requested in writing once all grants and/or scholarships have been applied towards your registration, tuition and other applicable fees.  If all financial limits have been exhausted, including a monthly payment plan, and a balance remains due you may request assistance through the “God Fund”. In exchange for additional financial support through this fund you may volunteer your time, services and talents in return for financial assistance.  This is a win-win for you and the school. Request must be done in writing through the Registrar.

Faith Fellowship School is a school but we are first a ministry.  Our heart is to serve you and your families. We will work with you on an individual basis as each family has its own unique needs.  Please contact our business manager, Cassandra Soutar, for additional information and to schedule an appointment.

“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus”, Philippians 4:19


Ocean Reef Community Foundation for your generous donation that helped us purchase desks for our students!