FINANCIAL AID

We believe the cost of a Christian education should never stop a family from sending their children here. Read on to learn about the different Financial Aid programs available to Holland Christian families.

 

/ GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR FIRST TIME ENROLLMENT

ALUMNI GRANT Alumni will receive a $1,000 grant when they enroll their first child at Holland Christian in Kindergarten-12th Grade. The $1,000 credit can be used for tuition for the first year of enrollment or can be held for use in a later year.

ABC GRANT Holland Christian offers the ABC (A Beginning Commitment) Grant to families with children in our preschool program. Families who enroll their first child in preschool at Holland Christian and then Kindergarten and 1st Grade the following years will receive a $1,000 grant. $500 of the $1,000 credit will be applied to Kindergarten tuition and the remaining $500 will be applied to 1st Grade tuition the following year. For more information on the ABC grant, please contact Admissions Director Courtney Lampen at (616) 820-2804 or clampen@hollandchristian.org.

TRANSFER GRANT Families with students in Grades 1-12 who transfer in to Holland Christian Schools will be offered a $1,000 grant per child for the first year of enrollment.

 

/ GRANTS AVAILABLE TO ALL FAMILIES

TUITION GRANT FUND A Tuition Grant is a need-based grant available to families with demonstrated financial need via an application process. For the 2017-2018 school year, Holland Christian will distribute approximately $1 million to families through the Tuition Grant Fund.

The Tuition Grant online application process for the 2017-18 school year will begin February 1. Apply online here. Paper applications are also available at the Administration Office and each school office. All applications are due by April 15. If you have questions, please contact Terry VanDerKolk at tvanderkolk@hollandchristian.org or call (616) 820-2807.

MINORITY SCHOLARSHIPS Minority Scholarships are available for minority children of minority families. These scholarships are based on financial need. These funds are available through an endowment established by donors specifically to encourage student diversity. Applications are available from Terry VanDerKolk in the Administration Office. Please contact Terry at (616) 820-2807 or tvanderkolk@hollandchristian.org for more information.

DITTO GRANT The Ditto Upscale Resale store was established to provide financial support to Holland Christian and Zeeland Christian families. The store’s net proceeds are granted to families to reduce the cost of tuition. This grant is available to every Holland Christian student regardless of financial need. The per student grant amount for the 2016-17 school year is $195.

FOUNDATION GRANT The Holland Christian Education Foundation is a fund established to reduce the cost of tuition for all families and to provide financial stability for the school. Each year a percentage of the earnings of the Foundation are gifted back to HC families in the form of a Foundation Grant. This grant is available to every Holland Christian student regardless of financial need. The per student grant amount for the 2016-17 school year is $395.

This year the Foundation and Ditto Grants combined reduce each child’s tuition by $590. These grants have already been taken out of the published 2016-2017 tuition rates.

 

/ TRIP

TRIP is a program in which you can purchase gift cards (online or via a paper order form) through Holland Christian Schools to shop at major food and retail stores. The stores sell the gift cards at a discount. The school then sells the cards at face value to participants and credits their tuition account with the difference. The percentage of credit earned will vary from store to store. Anyone in the community can participate, including HC families, future HC families, grandparents, friends, etc., and designate their TRIP earnings to the account of a presently enrolled family, a future family, or to Holland Christian’s Tuition Grant Fund. There is no cost to participate but Holland Christian retains 1% of your credits to cover the operational expenses of the TRIP program. The cards supplied by TRIP are the stores’ actual gift cards. They are the same as cash; you can buy anything in the store that you would normally buy with cash, check, or credit card. Some stores will allow you to use gift cards to make payments on charge accounts. To see a list of all the stores participating in the TRIP program please visit the Holland Christian TRIP page by clicking here.