Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance Programs for 2017-18

Christian Heritage Academy provides a variety of financial assistance programs to assist families in providing a Christ-centered education for their
children. Below is a summary of financial aid and other assistance available to families. For more details about any of these programs, please contact
the Admissions Office (new families).

Need-Based Financial Aid
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 Feb. 15. The financial aid process is done in a confidential manner with input from an outside firm, School and Student
Service for Financial Aid (SSS).

Learning Assistance Fund
Special assistance for up to 50% of Learning/Study Center fees is available for families qualified for need-based financial aid.

Multiple-Child Discount
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.

Referral Program
Families who tell others about CHA may receive a tuition credit of 20% of the new student’s net tuition for full-time K-12 students and 10% for
preschool and part-time kindergarten students. Parents must name the referring family or families on the Referral Form at the time of application.

Pastor Discount
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.

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.

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.

Upper School Dual-Credit
CHA works with Trinity International University and Colorado Christian University to offer dual-credit courses for qualified students in the upper school.
Dual-credit provides substantial savings toward the cost of student’s college education.

Illinois State Tax Credit (Grades K-12 Students)
CHA families may claim up to a $500 tax credit on their Illinois tax return for tuition paid during the calendar year. This credit is claimed by completing
Schedule ICR along with parent’s IL-1040 tax form.

Christian Heritage Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. CHA does reserve the right to select students on the basis of academic performance, religious commitment, philosophical compatibility, and willingness to cooperate with the school’s administration and abide by its policies.

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