For 2013-2014 TCS K3 to 12th Grade Tuition and Fees, click here.
Financial Policy and Tuition Grant Program
A non-refundable enrollment fee or re-enrollment fee per family is required.
Registration fees are shown below.
Enrollment Fee – New Family:
$175.00 Per Family     $375.00 Per Family beginning August 1st
February 1st – April 30th  $100.00 Re-enrollment per family
May 1st – July 31st $150.00 Re-enrollment per family
Beginning August 1st      $200.00 Re-enrollment per family
This is an annual fee that covers the majority of the school’s operational costs. There are different tuition rates for Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, and High School. Tuition grants and scholarships are available and are need-based.
An annual payment plan exists for those families wishing to make one payment in full for the entire school year. Annual payment for enrolled students is due on or before July 1. All curriculum fees under the annual payment plan will be due with the annual tuition payment on or before July 1. Families with new students enrolled after July 1 who wish to pay on the annual payment plan must pay in full within two (2) weeks of notification of acceptance at TCS.
A semi-annual payment plan exists for those families wishing to pay by semester. The first payment for enrolled students is due on or before July 1. The second payment is due on or before January 1. All curriculum fees under the semi-annual payment plan will be due with the first tuition payment on or before July 1. Families with new students enrolled after July 1 must make their first payment within two (2) weeks of notification of acceptance at TCS.
We offer two monthly payment plans. The first plan allows families to make 12 equal monthly payments. The second monthly payment plan allows families to make tiered monthly payments. Families will make a reduced monthly payment in equal installments July-October, an increased monthly payment in equal installments November-February, and the final increase of monthly payments in equal installments March-June. Payments for the school year begin in July, the first month of the fiscal year, and finish with the last payment the following June.
All families choosing to make monthly tuition payments are required to enroll in FACTS Automatic Tuition Management. To enroll in FACTS, families must complete the online eCashier application here. Families may opt to include curriculum fees in the monthly payment plan, or to pay the fees separately by July 1. Paying the fees in advance will result in a lower monthly tuition payment.
All Trinity families are offered tuition offset opportunities. Tuition offsets include tuition grants, the SCRIP program, and fundraisers offered throughout the year to help you “work off” your tuition. We also offer families the opportunity to offset tuition for each enrolled student they refer to Trinity. If the child of the referring family (the family responsible for bringing a new student to Trinity) is in grades K-12, the family will receive up to a $1,200.00 tuition offset for each new student. If the child is in grades K3 or K4, the family will receive up to a $240.00 tuition offset for each new student. The tuition offset is applicable only for the year the new student enrolls. Tuition offsets will be credited to the referring family’s tuition account every four months.
Refunds and Withdrawals:
Should families deem it necessary to withdraw their child(ren) from Trinity Christian School under extenuating circumstances prior to July 31st, a full refund will be given for the amount paid towards tuition costs for the upcoming year. There will be no refund of the registration fee.
If a family voluntarily withdrawals, or is requested to withdraw by the school, it is understood and accepted that no refund of the registration fee, or curriculum fees will be made. It is further understood that the balance of the tuition contract will be figured to the end of the semester that the child attends. Withdrawals made between August and December will be required to pay the entire first semester tuition. Withdrawals made between January and May will be required to pay the entire second semester tuition. There will be no release of transcripts until the account is paid in full.
Graduation Requirement Regarding Fees:
Graduating seniors are required to pay all tuition and fees in full prior to receiving a diploma.
Trinity Christian School Tuition Grant Program:
It is the desire of the Board of Trinity Christian School that no child be turned away due to finances. Each year the Board budgets tuition income to be used for grants that are based on need.
To be considered for a tuition grant, a family must demonstrate financial need and the student(s) must be enrolling in grades K-12. To determine a family’s financial need, Trinity Christian School uses FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment. Families applying for a tuition grant at TCS must submit a FACTS Grant and Aid Application, one for each parent in the case of separated or divorced parents, providing detailed information to FACTS. Then FACTS evaluates the information based on a formula nationally accepted by over 2,600 educational institutions.
Many parents believe that their income level is the sole determinant in qualifying for a tuition grant. Although income plays an important role, it is not the only factor in determining financial need. Other factors include parent assets, number of children in tuition-charging institutions, family size, age of parents (allowing for retirement savings), and level of outstanding debt (consumer debt, mortgages, other loans, etc.).
In addition to its consideration of these factors, FACTS protects a certain level of income based on family size. This process helps determine “Income after Core Expenses” and a portion of that is then suggested as the family contribution for education. The result of the evaluation is sent to Trinity. While these figures serve as good benchmarks, Trinity’s distribution of tuition grants uses the FACTS recommendation only as a guide.
Despite a strong commitment to our tuition grant program, each year the number of students who qualify for tuition grants is more than we can fully support. TCS seeks to distribute tuition grants to all those who show a need.
We encourage you to begin this process as soon as possible. Families who have completed the tuition grant and application processes and have been accepted will be mailed an enrollment contract indicating the tuition grant award. By signing and returning the contract, a family accepts the award. Families who choose not to return contracts by the specified date may have their award revoked for redistribution to other candidates.
A fifty percent (50%) tuition discount is available to full time pastors upon approval by the TCS Board of Directors. The discount pertains to tuition only. It does not include curriculum fees or any other extracurricular fees. The Pastor Discount shall apply to grades kindergarten through twelve. A Pastor Discount Application must be completed and submitted annually for approval by the Board based on recommendation of the Trinity Christian School Tuition Grant and Scholarship Committee.
Trinity Christian School Scholarship Program:
The Trinity Christian School scholarships honor individuals, families, and organizations who partner with the school to ensure that every child who desires a Christian education is given the opportunity to enroll. The scholarships are available to new students (Kindergarten through 5th grade) who must meet the admissions and scholarship criteria. In order to be considered for a scholarship, the appropriate forms included in this packet must be returned by April 1. Candidates for the Scholarships are selected by the Trinity Christian School Tuition Grant and Scholarship committee.