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Financial Aid

Financing the cost of Christian education may be the most important investment you’ll ever make for your child’s future. That’s why Northern Michigan Christian School strives to make a Christ-centered education affordable for anyone who chooses to enroll.  NMCS has established many programs to assist parents in making Christian education a reality for their children.

TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program)

TRIP allows you to raise tuition funds through your regular shopping habits.  You can earn tuition credit just from buying products and services you routinely use—groceries, clothing, furniture, car care, restaurants, hotels, airfare, etc.  Friends, neighbors, and family members can participate to multiply your tuition earnings!  For more information, contact Tasha VanHaitsma in the TRIP office (231-825-2492) by email.  Also, be sure to check out the TRIP website:

Church Booster Clubs & Christian Education Funds

Each of the nine supporting Christian Reformed churches own and operate either a booster club or a Christian Education Fund (CEF).  The funds generated by these organizations directly support church families who have children enrolled at Northern Michigan Christian School.  For more information about a specific booster club or CEF, please contact a church deacon or elder.

Tuition Assistance Fund

Each year the greater NMCS community contributes about $200,000 which is granted to families who qualify for tuition assistance.  Families who wish to receive need-based tuition assistance must complete a FACTS application and an NMCS Scholarship application.  For additional information please contact the finance office.

Pre-payment discounts
Families may receive a 3% discount if their tuition is paid in full on or before July 1st for the upcoming school-year.  Any amount received on your tuition before July1, that is less than full payment, will receive a 2% discount.  The remaining balance of your tuition will be paid monthly through Smart Tuition.
Sliding Scale Tuition

If three students (none in kindergarten) from the same family are enrolled, a family may claim a $3,650 discount.  If four students (none in kindergarten) from the same family are enrolled, a family may claim a $8,450 discount.  Please contact the school’s finance office if one of your three or four children is in kindergarten or if you have more than four children.

Endowment Fund Interest

NMCS manages an Endowment Fund valued over $900,000.  The annual interest of this fund is used to offset tuition costs for all families at NMCS.

Church & Private gifts

On occasion a church congregation or a friend of NMCS will come forward and grant a financial gift to the Tuition Assistance Fund.  These gifts serve to reduce the cost of Christian education for all families enrolled at NMCS.