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Do you qualify for LEARNS funds?

The Arkansas LEARNS Act, passed by the Arkansas legislature in 2021 provides qualifying students an Educational Freedom Account (EFA) which contains funds that can be used to pay for a portion of private school tuition.  The board of directors of SCA have committed to keeping our tuition rates and fees at or below the EFA funding amount so that qualifying students may attend without any out-of-pocket costs.  EFAs provide up to $6,856 during the 2024-25 school year, and may be used to pay for private school tuition, fees, uniforms, and some other required expenses. Applications for 2024-25 may be taken now.

Do you qualify?  If you are any of the following:

  • a student with an IDEA recognized diagnosis by a qualified professional

  • homeless or have ever been in foster care

  • enrolled in a D or F rated school or level 5 district school in 2023-24

  • a first time kindergartener for 2024-25

  • active military, uniformed reservoist, or military veteran

  • in law enforcement

  • a first responder
    (defined as a person who goes to the scene of an accident and is involved in getting the patient to the hospital).

ACE Private Scholarship Program

ACE’s mission is to provide children in grades K-12 with equal access to quality schools through privately funded scholarships. ACE has an unwavering commitment to ensure that all kids have access to an education that suits the needs of the child and family, by enabling the student to attend their private school of choice. 

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment

Southwest Christian Academy offers self-funded assistance based on financial need.  We have partnered with FACTS Management as the third party administrator of that aid.  To apply for financial aid in this way, follow the link below. 


You will need the following materials to complete the application:

  • A Copy of the most recent IRS Federal Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040-EZ Income Tax Return.

  • Copies of all the current year W-2 Wage and Tax Statements for both the applicatin and co-applicant.

  • Copies of all supporting tax documents if you have business income/loss.

  • Copies of all supporting documentation for household non-taxable income.

Reserving your space for the 2024-25 school year is easy!

Step 1: Go to the Admissions page of this website to fill out the application for registration.

Step 2: Based on these forms, an office staff member will prepare and email a tuition contract for you to electronically sign and return.

Step 3: Registration fees are to be paid in the school office in person or by telephone at 501-565-3276.

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