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TUITION

 

Trinity Christian School makes every effort to maintain reasonable tuition through careful planning and financial stewardship. Tuition is approved annually by the School Board. Tuition schedules are available each February for the following year.

For a complete Tuition Schedule, you can view our 2020-2021 schedule, or request additional information here.    

 

COSTS

  • Preschool PK/JK (half day): $8,790
  • Preschool PK/JK (full day): $11,890
  • Elementary (K-6): $13,690
  • Secondary (7-12)*: $15,390

*Home School Extension classes are $875 per full credit course and $625 per half credit course.  

Book pack fees are charged separately because they represent a product for students to own. While some schools will have students pay for all their books, we limit our book packs to just those works of literature we want students to mark up and then keep for their own personal libraries. Contact your respective principal if you would like to see a list of books included in each grade’s book pack.

  • 3rd Grade - 6th Grade: $60
  • 7th - 12th Grade: $150

Trinity Christian School uniforms are provided by Lands’ End. To purchase uniforms online, go to www.landsend.com/school and click “Find My School.” From there, you can either look up Trinity Christian School or enter our Preferred School Number, 900162702.

To help make our school as affordable as possible, Trinity Christian School also hosts a used uniform sale each summer. For details about this year’s sale, please check our Facebook for updates. 

TUITION ASSISTANCE

Trinity Christian School offers tuition assistance for students in Preschool through Grade 12 based on the need of the family and is awarded on an annual basis. Tuition assistance is not available for Home School Extension students or our Summer Advantage Program. 

The tuition assistance is funded by Trinity's Parent Teacher Fellowship, individual donors, community foundation grants, and in part by our school’s operating budget. Funds are limited.

Families requesting assistance must have an admissions application on file with the school to be considered. The tuition assistance application is to be completed annually online at www.online.factsmgt.com/aid. FACTS Grant Aid charges a $35 non-refundable application fee per family. 

Families receiving tuition assistance are strongly encouraged to participate and volunteer in Campus Work Days, and/or to serve the school in ways in which they are gifted.

Additional Tuition Assistance Sources:

Parents of preschool children can apply for tuition assistance through PATCH Preschool Open Doors. Kamehameha Schools also offers the Pauahi Keiki Scholars Preschool Scholarship Program for those of Hawaiian ancestry. The Kipona Scholarship Program is also available for those in elementary. Please contact the Kamehameha Schools Financial Aid & Scholarship Services Office for eligibility information and application.

(*Thanks to the Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation for their financial assistance for preschool families in the 2016-2018 school years.)

How to Apply

Trinity Christian School uses FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to help collect information and conduct the financial need analysis.  Preschool through 12th grade students who have applied to the school are eligible for tuition assistance.  Families applying for tuition assistance must complete an application and submit the necessary supporting documents to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment by the dates below.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early.  Tuition assistance is awarded in rounds until funds are exhausted. 

  • 2021-2022 Round 1 Deadline:  Friday, January 10
  • 2021-2022 Round 2 Deadline:  Tuesday, March 10

Applicants can apply at https://online.factsmgt.com/aid. Parents may use their FACTS payment log in to Grant & Aid.

Once an online application has been completed, the following information must uploaded to FACTS to complete the application process:

  • Copies of the prior year’s Federal tax forms including all supporting tax schedules.
  • Copies of the prior year’s W-2 forms for both you and your spouse.
  • Copies of supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers’ Compensation and TANF.
  • A letter of explanation of need
  • All supporting documentation can be uploaded in PDF format online.
  • $35 payment to FACTS Grants & Aid
 

FACTS does not take mail or fax correspondence for tax returns or supporting information.

 

If you have questions or concerns about uploading documents or the application process, you may speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 866-441-4637.  Other questions may be directed to Corinne Alonzo, Business Manager, at CAlonzo@tcskailua.net.

Please review this PDF attached for supporting documents to verify and complete application process. 

Please refer to our Tuition Assistance Frequently Asked Questions for our policy on tuition assistance for divorced or separated parents.

ENROLLMENT AND TUITION POLICIES
 

Upon a student's enrollment, the payment of tuition and fees for the full academic year is an unconditional obligation.

No portion of tuition or fees paid or outstanding will be refunded or canceled notwithstanding the absence, withdrawal or dismissal of the child from Trinity Christian School during the academic year. This obligation may be canceled by notifying Trinity Christian School by June 15th preceding the school year that the child will not enroll.  This date is called the TOD or Tuition Obligation Date.

Tuition is payable annually, by the semester, or monthly:

     -Annual payment is made in a single installment on June 15th or July 1st.

     -Semester payment is made in two installments, one in July and one in December.

     -Monthly payments are made in 10 installments beginning in June or July, whenever your payment plan begins. An additional              charge of $130 is made to cover handling costs. 

There is a charge of $30 by FACTS for all payments returned by the bank and a $25 late fee of all unpaid student account balances at the end of each month.

TUITION INSURANCE
 

Trinity Christian School offers a Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) which provides assistance in meeting a family's tuition obligations in case of withdrawal, dismissal or extended medical absence.

The TRP premium is payable with the first tuition payment.

Participation in the TRP is required of families who choose the monthly or semester payment options, as well as families who receive financial aid.

ENROLLMENT
 

Trinity Christian School’s Perpetual Enrollment means no action is necessary unless your student will not be continuing with us the following year.  The TCS Official Withdrawal Form is necessary to be filled out by June 15th in order to avoid being obligated for the whole year’s tuition.  For new students, upon enrollment, the payment of tuition and fees is an unconditional obligation as mentioned above.