Affording CHS

We are thrilled that you are taking the first step towards the CHS experience and seeking to join a community that is dedicated to seeing students flourish and fulfill their God-given potential. We know that choosing the right school is a big decision, and we are honored that you are considering CHS. Take a look at the information below to learn more about affording the CHS experience.

Tuition

Overview

Tuition is inclusive and covers all non-consumable fees. The cost of enrolling a student at Christian Heritage School includes tuition, uniform purchases, and various costs of consumables. Please note that the student at the highest grade level is deemed the first child.

First Child

Grade

Annual Payments

Semi-Annual Payments

11 Monthly Payments 

Kindergarten and Pre-First

$6,450 $3,225 $587

First through Fifth Grades

$10,750 $5,375 $978

Sixth through Twelfth Grades

$12,350 $6,175 $1,123

Second Child (plus any student[s] thereafter)

Grade

Annual Payments

Semi-Annual Payments

11 Monthly Payments 

Kindergarten and Pre-First $6,128 $3,064 $558
First through Fifth Grades $10,213 $5,107 $929
Sixth through Twelfth Grades $11,733 $5,867 $1,067

Payment Options

Tuition may be paid in one of the following ways:

  1. One payment that is payable in July.
  2. Two payments that are payable in July and January of the school year.

  3. Eleven monthly payments that are automatic bank drafts made July through May of the school year.

UNIFORMS

Required uniform items must be purchased from a CHS designated uniform company or the CHS uniform exchange. Yearly costs vary according to family needs. Click here to learn more about our school uniforms. 

THE LION FUND

Tuition payments do not cover the cost of educating a student at CHS. Typically, tuition covers roughly 66% of the cost to educate a student. Voluntary gifts designated for The Lion Fund from parents, grandparents, alumni, friends, businesses, foundations, and churches help reduce this gap. The CHS Board of Trustees is dedicated to the goal of operating with a balanced budget. CHS is a qualified charitable organization under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). Gifts to CHS are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

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Financial Aid

Christian Heritage School is committed to accepting students for admission from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. We offer need-based financial aid and dedicate a percentage of our annual budget exclusively to financial aid. Need-based aid is defined as the difference between what it costs to attend CHS and a family's ability to pay. Christian Heritage School cannot meet 100% of the demonstrated need for each applicant, and, frequently, the number of qualified applicants exceeds our financial aid resources. Therefore, some families who apply and are qualified still may not receive financial aid. However, grant amounts are dependent upon each individual family’s need.

Need-based financial aid is awarded annually, and renewal is not automatic or guaranteed as funds may vary and a family’s finances may change. Families are required to submit applications annually. Many factors determine whether or not a family will qualify for need-based aid. Factors such as household income and expenses, assets and debt, and the number of children in a school that requires tuition are all considerations in determining financial aid awards.
 

When do we apply for financial aid?

It is important to know that the admission process and the financial aid process run parallel. You must apply for admission and then financial aid. Your financial aid information is processed as you take the necessary steps for completing admission. The admission decision and financial aid decision will be mailed out together. Then, you will have a couple of weeks to decide whether you would like to enroll. Both online applications will open in October.

How is financial aid funded?

All of CHS’s financial aid dollars come through three sources of funding: The Lion Fund, our growing endowment, and the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program.

How is financial aid awarded?

All financial aid at Christian Heritage School is awarded based on demonstrated financial need – there are no athletic or merit-based financial aid awards at CHS. In order to receive aid, a family must first complete and submit the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) online financial aid application. The application includes uploading several supporting documents, including current W-2 forms and the most recent federal income tax returns. The SSS reports to CHS the amount of tuition that the applying family can afford to pay. We then offer a financial aid award that makes up the difference between what the family can afford and the cost of tuition. Families must apply for aid each year – no financial aid awards exceed one school year.

How is financial aid prioritized?

Available aid goes first to current families in one of two categories: current financial aid families who have applied for and continue to qualify for aid and current families who have not previously required aid, but are experiencing financial hardships and now require aid to remain at CHS. After the demonstrated financial aid needs of those current families have been met, we then offer aid to qualified new families once they have been accepted to CHS through the regular admission process.

How does my family apply for financial aid?

Christian Heritage School offers need-based financial aid to children who qualify and who have been accepted as students. Admission and financial aid applications may be filled out simultaneously, however, only those who are accepted will receive financial aid award letters.

We partner with School and Student Services (SSS) in the financial aid process. To begin your financial aid application, please follow the steps below:

  1. Beginning October 2, 2019, visit sssbynais.force.com/familyportal.
  2. Create your online account or, if you are a returning family, log in with your account information that you previously set up. Christian Heritage School’s code for SSS is 2419.
  3. Begin a PFS for the academic year 2020-2021. You can log out of the PFS at any time and return later to complete it.
  4. Once your PFS is submitted, you will pay a fee of $51.
  5. After you pay for and submit your PFS, you will have access to the section titled "My Documents". You can upload the additional documents there.
  6. Once you have completed the PFS and submitted the required documents, SSS will submit a dollar figure to CHS recommending an amount the parents are able to contribute to their child’s education. 

The Christian Heritage School Financial Aid Committee makes its recommendation based upon this figure. The Financial Aid Committee will determine the amount given to each qualified applicant. Each applicant will be notified in writing of the decision regarding his/her specific request. All financial aid awards are re-evaluated annually.

CHS admits students regardless of race, socio-economic status, and national or ethnic origin. CHS does not discriminate on the basis of race, socio-economic status, and national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, financial assistance programs, athletic programs, and other school-administered programs. CHS reserves the right to refuse admittance to any family it believes may cause disruption to the community spirit that exists among the families currently involved at CHS.

CONNECT WITH FINANCIAL AID

Teri Ward, Director of Financial Aid

PHONE 706.980.1561 

EMAIL tward@chslions.com