Our commitment is to be affordable to all families seeking Christian education. Dock provides financial grants, or discounted rates to over two thirds of our students. Grants are need-based and range from five hundred to several thousand dollars per student per year. Over $500,000 in financial aid was distributed to families in the 2016-2017 school year. The grants are made available through the generous donations of alumni, parents, grandparents, friends of the school, and local businesses. Dock also receives grant monies through the PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit Act, again, thanks to the generosity of local businesses.
Students from Mennonite congregations often receive support from their church through the Mennonite Education and Congregational Partnership Plans. These Mennonite congregations play a vital role in helping to keep Dock affordable.
In summary, three major revenue sources are helping to control tuition costs:
1. individuals contributing to the Christopher Dock Fund,
2. congregations participating in the Mennonite Education and Congregational Partnership Plans, and
3. businesses participating in the PA Tax Credit Act.
The majority of Dock students benefit from tuition assistance, sibling discounts, tuition discounts, or help from their congregations.
Families who view affordability as a determining factor for enrollment are strongly encouraged to contact the Admissions office with their tuition and financial planning questions.
For detailed instructions about how to apply for financial aid, including the School and Student Services' (SSS) Parents Financial Statement (PFS), click here.