Financial Assistance Program

The Board of Trustees of Heritage Christian School offers financial assistance to families who demonstrate financial need. The objective of the HCS Financial Assistance Program is to help close the gap between the amount a family can afford and the cost of an HCS education.

How is aid determined?
Each case is confidential and is evaluated by the Finance Committee. The amount of aid is based on several factors including family income, expenses, assets and number of dependents.

The amount of aid granted during any given year will vary based on pre-approved amounts of financial assistance that may be granted as determined annually by the Finance Committee. Individual families can expect to receive financial aid UP TO 50% on tuition, depending on the amount for which they qualify. Financial Aid recipients will be required to pay 50% of the Registration and Book Fees.

Financial assistance is offered on an annual basis; therefore, parents or guardians must re-apply for financial assistance every school year.

What paperwork is necessary?
In order for your application to be submitted to the Finance Committee for review, ALL of the following documents must be turned in to the HCS office:

  • Re-Enrollment Agreement or New Student Application
  • Financial Assistance Application
  • Letter explaining need for Financial Assistance
  • Financial Need Worksheet
  • Community Service Events Sign-up Form
  • Copy of 2015 W-2 and Tax Returns (if 2015 tax returns are not available at time of application, please submit your 2014 returns until your 2015 returns are available)

All information provided will be kept strictly confidential.

What other requirements are necessary to be considered for Financial Assistance?

  • Applicants may be required to meet with Principal and/or Finance Committee. If deemed not necessary, application and supporting documents will be presented to Finance Committee by Principal.
  • All existing accounts must be current before assistance will be considered.
  • Students receiving tuition assistance must at least maintain a 2.0 grade point average.
  • All families who are receiving financial assistance are required to volunteer 10 Patriot Service Hours per year at school sponsored community outreach events. Consideration for future financial aid assistance will be contingent on fulfilling the required Patriot Service Hours.
  • All families who are receiving financial assistance are required to participate in school fundraisers, including the Gift Card program.
  • A suspension or expulsion will result in the loss of financial assistance.
  • Tuition payments must be received no later than the 5th of each month. Accounts that fall delinquent may result in the loss of financial assistance unless prior arrangements have been made with the Finance Committee.

When is the deadline?
Returning families will be given priority consideration for financial assistance by applying before March 1, 2016. After March 1, 2016, applications (new or returning families) will be processed in the order they are received. Pre–approval of financial assistance does not guarantee admittance to HCS

What happens after the application and other paperwork are submitted?
Following the HCS Finance Committee’s review, applicants will be notified by mail or e-mail of the committee’s decision. Please allow up to four weeks for the entire process. Once notified, applicants will be provided a custom Enrollment Agreement outlining the agreed-upon tuition amount. This must be signed and returned along with the non-refundable Registration Fee by the date indicated on the notification letter/e-mail.

Thank you for choosing HCS for your child(ren)’s education. Should you have additional questions or require additional assistance, please contact fgrigsby@heritagechristianschool.com.

Download Financial Assistance Packet