What is the TRIP Program?TRIP, or Tuition Reimbursement Incentive Program, offers an easy opportunity for families to accumulate tuition credits. Enrollment is open to families who currently have children attending CHS, families who plan to send their children to CHS in the future, and donors who would like to assist other CHS families with the costs of their tuition.
How do I earn credits?
Through the TRIP program, gift certificates from grocery, gas, food and retail chains are obtained by the school on behalf of participating families, who then purchase them at face value. A portion of this value is then passed back to the family in the form of tuition credits. Tuition credits are applied as you instruct for any school fees.
For example, on Monday morning a family submits an order for $100 in Jewel grocery certificates and $50 in Speedway gas certificates. Their order is processed, and on Tuesday, they would receive their certificates, which are used same as cash at Jewel and Speedway. If the discount rate was 4% for both Jewel and Speedway, this discount would be applied to this family's tuition. In this example, the Jewel purchase would result in a credit of $3.00, and the Speedway purchase would result in a credit of $1.50. Although that may not sound like much, over the course of a year weekly purchases such as this would result in tuition credits of over $220. Combine these savings with purchases from any of the over 100 merchants available through TRIP, and the tuition savings can really add up!
How do I use my credits?
Each December and May, statements are distributed to participating families advising them of the tuition credits earned for that period. The credit may be deducted on their next tuition payment, or applied to a future year's payments in the case of those that pre-pay their tuition at the beginning of the year. You may also choose to pay any other fee with your credits.
How do I get started?
TRIP operates on a weekly basis during the year, with the exception of some weeks containing school vacation or holidays. Orders can be dropped off in the school office any time, but must be submitted by 10:00 am. Mondays, to be processed that day. The orders are then processed, and certificates from completed orders will be available at the school office by 3:15 P.M. the following Tuesday or Wednesday (during holiday times it may take longer due to high volume of orders). Certificates may be picked up at the school office any time during normal school hours. If specified, orders will also be distributed to students to bring home with them.
All families interested in participating in TRIP must enroll by completing the enclosed registration form and returning it. Certificates may be ordered as soon as the registration form has been processed and the fee collected.