Variable Tuition


Christian Heritage Academy proudly offers Variable Tuition. Tuition at Christian Heritage Academy is not a “One-size-fits all.” It’s a range. A range that spans from 50-100% of the full cost of education. The purpose of the variable tuition program is to make Christian education accessible to more families, by providing a reduced rate. The tuition rate is based upon each family’s specific financial situation. Variable tuition is a need-based financial aid structure – similar to those used by other private schools, colleges, and universities. Any family in need of assistance may apply. Step Up to Kindergarten Preschool is not eligible for variable tuition.

Factors like income, family circumstances, and the cost of living in the Lakeville area, are reviewed by a third party: TADS. Each request is then reviewed by the TADS team, who makes a recommendation to CHA. Currently, 50% of our existing families receive a reduced rate.

Before you begin your application on the TADS website, you’ll want to have the following documents ready. They will need to be uploaded to TADS to supplement your application.

  • Completed 2018 Federal Tax Return including all supporting tax schedules

  • 2018 W-2 forms for all individuals listed on the tax return

  • A letter written to the Board Finance Committee about your financial circumstances, including the amount that you feel that you can pay monthly

A processing fee of $39 will be required to submit your Variable Tuition application.

Families CAN apply for variable tuition prior to applying for admissions. Families will be notified by TADS and the Business Administrator of CHA with the results.

If you have questions, please contact our Business Administrator, Paula Yarnes at 952-953-4155 or