OCA desires to serve as many students as possible. It is our goal to offer a OCA education to all students, in Primary to Grade 9, who desire it, and through our financial aid program OCA may provide assistance to those who may not be able to afford the entire tuition. The funds from this program are available to all families (both currently registered and new applicants).
Through the OCA Bursary Grant Program we offer tuition assistance to students, in Primary to Grade 9, with financial needs. The OCA Financial Aid Committee reviews each grant application and offers assistance to students based on the financial aid monies available.
Once these deadlines have passed families can still complete an online application; however, financial assistance may not be awarded if the annual financial assistance fund budget is fully committed to prior applicants.
In order for the committees to allocate resources wisely, and in a fair manner, we have enlisted a professional and independent financial assistance analysis company, Apple Financial Services. Apple Financial Services does not decide whether financial assistance will be awarded. Rather, it provides a need-based financial aid analysis which includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute towards tuition. The confidential analysis is reviewed by the OCA's Financial Aid Committee, who then award finances based on the report and the available annual financial assistance fund budget.
NOTE: All information from Apple Financial Services is strictly confidential and only seen by the Financial Aid Committee.
In evaluating requests for financial assistance, OCA considers the following criteria:
Oceanview Christian Academy believes in the value and return of a quality Christian education.
No financial aid procedure can be entirely equitable—there are simply too many individual factors and extenuating circumstances—however, we believe this process that has been established serves the families applying for financial assistance and Oceanview Christian Academy well.
To apply for Financial Aid, a completed enrollment application form must be on file in the Admission Office. Once the enrollment application is approved, parents may proceed with the online application.
All requests for financial assistance must be made through the use of Apple Financial Services. No request for financial assistance is entertained by the Financial Aid committee unless a completed enrollment application is approved and on file in the Admissions Office, and the financial information is submitted through Apple Financial Services. All information is held in strict confidence and the analysis report and recommendation is only made available to the Financial Aid committee for their exclusive use. Apple Financial Services does not make their report or recommendation available to the applicants. A new financial aid application must be submitted each year and reflect any changes in a family’s financial circumstances. All awards are given on an annual basis and are not automatically renewed. Current school fees must be paid in full before an application can be considered.
The Financial Aid Committee distributes financial assistance as broadly as possible to students in need. The committees and OCA holds this information in strictest confidence and families are asked to do the same with all awards. Please note that families are only considered for financial aid if the previous school year fees have been paid in full.