Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance Programs

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.

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 Feb. 15.

CHA’s financial aid process is conducted confidentially and begins by completing the online Parent Financial Statement through the School and Student Services (SSS) organization. Upon completion, our office will be notified and families will then complete a brief supplementary financial aid form specific to CHA.

> Set up an SSS account and complete the Parent Financial Statement

Illinois “Invest in Kids” Tax Credit Scholarship
CHA participates in the Invest in Kids scholarship program. This program 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 financial aid 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.

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.

> How the Referral Program works
> Referral Form

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.

> Pastor Discount Application

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 Commitment Discount Information and Form

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.

> Dual Credit Program Information

Other Discounts and Assistance:

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.

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.

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

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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