Financial Assistance Programs
Christian Heritage Academy provides a variety of financial assistance opportunities to assist families in providing a Christ-centered education for their children. For more details about any of these programs, please contact the Admissions Office.
Need-Based Financial Aid and the Financial Aid Process
Full-time students in grades 1-12 who have demonstrated financial need may receive up to 40% off tuition. Full-day Kindergarten students may receive up to 30% off tuition. Once an application and application fee are received, new families may apply for need-based financial aid. Current families are strongly encouraged to apply by January 31. For more information, please contact our Admissions Office.
The financial aid process for the 2018-19 school year is now closed. The 2019-20 financial aid application process will begin during the Fall of 2018. If you are seeking aid for the 2018-19 school year, please email or call Tessie Chung, Coordinator for Admissions and Financial Aid, 847-446-5252.
Learning Assistance Fund
Special assistance for up to 50% of Learning/Study Center fees is available for families qualified for need-based financial aid.
Tuition Discounts & Credits
Current CHA families refer a new family to CHA may be eligible to receive a tuition credit. To qualify, parents applying to CHA for their child(ren) must name the referring family or families on the Referral Form at the time of application.
Full-time pastors employed at a local church may receive an additional 25% discount of the tuition balance due after qualifying for a need-based financial aid award. If the pastor is not receiving financial aid, the pastor may receive a 25% discount of their total eligible tuition.
Upper School Commitment Discount
Families with students in grades 6-8 are encouraged to prayerfully consider the CHA Upper School for their child. The earlier the commitment form is completed, the larger the discount. Students who sign in Grade 6 will receive a savings of $2,000 per year/4 years; students who sign in Grade 7 – $1,500 per year/4 years, and students who sign in Grade 8 – $1,000 per year/4 years.
Our hope is that all children in a family attend school together. Multiple children from the same family enrolled as full-time Kindergarten-Grade 12 students receive a tuition discount (2nd child: 5% discount; 3rd child: 20% discount; 4th child and up: 30% discount). Discounts apply to the younger child(ren)’s tuition.
First and Second Grade Tuition Credit Program
A $500 tuition credit is awarded for each year a student attends CHA preschool or kindergarten (maximum $2,000) for incoming first grade students. Credit is applied evenly toward their first and second grade tuition.
Upper School Tuition Credit Program
A $250 tuition credit is awarded for each consecutive year a student attends grades K-8 at CHA prior to grade 9 (maximum of $2,000 per year.) Tuition credit is applied every year while student is enrolled in grades 9-12.
Non-CHA Sponsored Assistance
Illinois “Invest in Kids” Tax Credit Scholarship (K-12)
CHA participates in the Invest in Kids scholarship program which allows students from families with incomes up to 300% of the federal poverty level to apply for awards valued as much as 100% of tuition. To learn more, contact the Admissions Office. In addition, any family with a state tax liability can contribute to this fund and gain a tax advantage. To learn more about how to provide funding for needy families, contact the business office or visit this page.
Additional, need-based, assistance may be available from the Special Assistance fund. This fund is donor supported and availability of awards is limited. Please contact the Admissions Office for inquiries.