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FAQ

I’m looking at the tuition rate and am uncertain if I can pay this within my current budget. Should I even start the process of applying or re-enrolling?

Yes, we offer scholarships to families that qualify.  

Who will be viewing my FACTS financial aid application?

The Headmaster will be viewing the FACTS recommendation and the application with one other administrator to determine how financial aid is distributed.  

When can I start my FACTS application?

You can start your FACTS application as soon as possible. However, to give accurate income information you will need to have your taxes completed. At the end of the application you will be asked to upload your tax document (i.e. 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, etc.) which does apply to those in need of financial aid.  Thus most applicants wait to start FACTS until their taxes are completed. For the first round of scholarships you have until April 15th to complete your FACTS application. 

How do I apply for FACTS financial aid?

FACTS is an online application through a third party company (Nelnet Business Solutions). You will be asked to create a user name and password. You are not required to pay for their services until you have completed the entire application.

If I am an existing family but have a new student to Morning Star do I need to re-enroll and apply?

Yes. You will need to complete the enrollment form for your existing student and an application for your new student.

When will you receive new student applications? When is the soonest I will know of their acceptance?

We will receive new student applications beginning the 1st business day following January 15th. We will begin enrollment conferences for new students beginning March 1st. Seven to ten days after the enrollment conference you will know acceptance (non-acceptance).

Do both parents or guardians have to be Christians to apply?

No, only one of the child’s parents or guardians must be a Christian. However, we ask all parents to read and sign the school’s “Statement of Faith” as a recognition that their child will be taught accordingly. We also ask that at least one parent or guardian agrees with and actively supports the purposes and policies of the school.

Do previously enrolled students and their immediate families have first priority?

Yes, returning families have priority placement until the last day of February. Teachers and staff have priority placement.

What about special educational needs? What will Morning Star provide?

Morning Star Academy wants each student to have the best possible academic experience. However, if it becomes apparent that our school cannot adequately address the special educational needs of a given student, parents will be advised to seek another educational placement.

How old must my student be to enter kindergarten or first grade?

Students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 15th or 6 years old by September 15th to enter into first grade.

What do you look for when students transfer from another school?

Besides looking for grade level appropriateness, students transferring from another school must have a good record of conduct, character, attitude and acceptance. Final admissions acceptance will be subject to approval of records by Morning Star Academy. A student’s academic achievements will be considered in the application process, but only for grade placement, not as the primary determinant for acceptance. Again we are seeking to enroll those students who, because of their own families’ priorities, will most benefit from what Morning Star Academy can offer to them.

After a student is enrolled is readmission automatic from year-to-year?

Initial admittance to Morning Star Academy does not imply automatic readmission. Morning Star Academy reserves the right to refuse admission or readmission to any prospective or returning student. At any time, applicants who withhold pertinent information, or who falsify information, may be required to withdraw from Morning Star Academy.

It is important to understand that attendance at Morning Star Academy is a privilege and not a right; that privilege may be forfeited by any student or family who does not conform to the standards and regulations of the institution. Morning Star Academy may at any time request the withdrawal of a student who, in the opinion of Morning Star Academy, is not in harmony with the spirit of the institution, regardless of whether or not he conforms to the specific rules and regulations of the school.

Whom does Morning Star hope to benefit?

Morning Star Academy is operated as an educational institution for the benefit of the Christian families in our community. Students are admitted without regard to race, color, or national or ethnic origin. Morning Star does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its policies or programs.

Whom should I call if I cannot find my question answered here?

Feel free to call Morning Star at 563-359-5700 or email:  admissions@msa-qc.org.