Tuition Assistance Options

Are you concerned about paying tuition?  We can help!

Paying tuition is the number one concern for most parents who are considering sending their child(ren) to Pella Christian Grade School.  We estimate that 90% of parents utilize at least one of the four easy ways to help lower the cost of tuition. 

  1. STO = Fill out a one page Student Tuition Organization (STO) form made available each spring. STO helps PCGS families with over $100,000 each year, and the legislature approved to grow this by approximately 15% in 2012 and another 15% in 2013.  This form is usually due on April 30.  If you miss the deadline, we still recommend you turn in the form up until the first day of school.  An independent third party separate from the Finance Committee reviews this form.  The school will notify you regarding STO in late June. 
  1. TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) = Fill out the FACTS application by clicking the link below.  FACTS is a third party organization used to evaluate tuition assistance needs.  To be eligible for TAP, we require the family first applies for STO, then completes the FACTS form online. (Please be advised there is a $30.00 application fee for FACTS.)
  1. TRIP = Open a Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP) account and order gift cards for the places you already spend money.  TRIP provides over $40,000 of tuition assistance each year.
  1. NICE = Do you quality for our New Incentive to Christian Education program?  This applies only to students entering sixth, seventh or eighth grade.  You qualify if you have not previously paid tuition for your child’s K- 8 education.  The NICE program covers 1/2 of your middle school tuition and registration during the first year and 1/4 of your middle school tuition and registration during the second year.

The tuition scale for the 2018-2019 school year can be seen here.  Any member of our Finance Committee is ready and eager to answer any financial question.  Each Finance Committee member will tell you that nobody attends PCGS for free, yet if you feel called to Christian education, we will do our best to support you this year and in the future.  Please feel free to contact any member of the Finance Committee at any time.

Finance Committee Member        Best Phone Number to Call        Best Email Address to Contact

Chad Vink                                     641-627-5262                     

Holly Lee                                       641-780-1974                     

Teresa Ulferts                                641-629-1000                     

Kyle Van Wyngarden                    515-577-2624                      

Mike Vander Molen                       314-780-1319                      

Mark Van Wyngarden                   641-777-5793                      

Glen Swanson                              641-204-1893                      

We would love an opportunity to partner with you to “challenge your child to develop his or her gifts for a life of service in God’s kingdom!”