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At Chapel Hill Academy our goal is to ensure every student has the opportunity to receive excellent Christian Education. We are committed to working with each family individually and ensuring we do everything we can to give your student this opportunity.

Each family’s tuition “varies” based on the financial situation of your family for students Kindergarten through Grade 8. Chapel Hill Academy is committed to providing affordable education for each one of your students as we support your entire family.

What is Variable Tuition?

Variable Tuition is a tuition rate that is adjusted to meet the unique financial position of each family.

Used by many private schools, colleges, and universities, this program allows families to apply for reduced tuition that is right for their financial situation. It can make a Chapel Hill Academy education affordable to many qualified students who could not otherwise join our school community. Variable Tuition does not impact Student Fees.

How do I apply for Variable Tuition?

All Variable Tuition applications must be submitted online at: www.myTADS.com. Deadline to apply is April 30.

You may find it helpful to complete a TADS worksheet prior to the online application for questions contact admissions@chapel-hill.org

Variable Tuition Application Process & Important Dates

Application Process  

  1. Current families who have paid the re-enrollment fee will be given priority consideration in the Variable Tuition process as will families who submit a Variable Tuition application by the April 30 deadline.
  2. File your Income Tax Return before completing your Variable Tuition application; verification of income is required of every applicant. All tax forms required by TADS must be provided for the application to be processed.
  3. In consideration of applications for Variable Tuition, the matter of divorce or separation of parents is difficult. CHA shall consider the assets of both natural parents and of step-parents before making an award, and will not be bound by the assertion that one parent has disclaimed responsibility for educational expenses.
  4. TADS will send all Variable Tuition reports directly to Chapel Hill Academy. Based on the reports, CHA will determine the amount of tuition to be allocated (maximum of 50% of total tuition bill).
  5. Parents will be notified by the CHA Finance Department within 30 days of a completed application (including submission of all required documents) of the Variable Tuition amount and be asked to accept or reject the amount within 14 days.

Important Dates

  • Admissions Applications received year round
  • Open Enrollment begins February 1st
  • Variable Tuition Application are due by April 30th

How does Variable Tuition work?

All families (current or new) with students in Kindergarten through 8th grade may apply for Variable Tuition as a way to explore options for managing tuition at CHA.

This process is handled through a third-party resource, Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS), which assesses family financial details such as income, assets, debt, family size and other expenses when determining the tuition amount for each family. Using an external resource gives families confidentiality while at the same time providing the school with third-party objectivity.

Is Variable Tuition available for Junior Kindergarten?

Junior Kindergarten does not qualify for Variable Tuition. Please visit our Junior Kindergarten page for tuition information.

Year-after-year Considerations

Families applying for Variable Tuition are required to re-apply annually. If you do not qualify for one year you are still welcome to apply the following year.

Other consideration include:

  • As a rule, an application for Variable Tuition for an upcoming school year will not be considered until the previous year’s account has been paid in full. Exceptions may be made where hardship has come unexpectedly. Prior authorization by Chapel Hill Academy is required.
  • Students receiving Variable Tuition must remain in good standing academically, behaviorally, and spiritually for Variable Tuition to continue.
  • Variable Tuition is granted for one school year and is not automatically renewable. Applications must be submitted each year for consideration.
  • Adjustments to tuition balances and monthly payments due to financial aid or other awards will be made directly by the school. You will be notified of these changes.

Tuition Rates

Congratulations! You have found the school that is a perfect fit for your student! We recognize it also needs to be the right fit for your family’s budget and we’re here to help.

For our current tuition rates please contact our Office of Admissions at (952) 949- 9014 ex 118.

Discounts for Families of 3 or more Students!

We recognize the sacrifice it takes to invest in Christian education. Equally important it is our goal that all students in a family can attend together!

Families who qualify for financial aid can receive up to 60%, 65%, or 70% off tuition for 3, 4 or 5 students!

Contact our Office of Admission to learn more.