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 ways described below to help lower the cost of tuition. 

  • STO = Fill out a  Student Tuition Organization (STO) form made available each spring. STO helps PCGS families with over $100,000 each year.  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.

Apply for STO here  

  • FACTS=Tuition Assistance Program: Pella Christian Grade School uses a 3 rd party (FACTS Grant Aid Assessment) to evaluate tuition assistance needs beyond the STO grants. To apply for the additional tuition assistance you must fill out this form online. No other applications will be accepted. To apply, go to or click on the FACTS link on the school website ( You will be asked to create a username and password so you can save your application at any time and finish it later. Please fill in all the requested information and attach the required documentation or your application will be incomplete and not processed. There is a $35 nonrefundable application fee to apply. You can fill out one application and pay one fee for both the grade school and Pella Christian High School if you have children at both schools. To be considered for tuition assistance for the 2019/2020 school year, you must complete the online application and send in all required documentation by May 31, 2019. Although funds in the tuition assistance fund will be limited after the preliminary awards, late applications will still be accepted.

Apply for FACTS here

  • 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.

Learn more about the TRIP program here

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                       314-920-1319                      

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!”