Affordable For All Tuition Plan

Family Contribution Worksheet ( DRAFT )

To determine your family’s approximate cost of tuition, please complete the following worksheet. 

Please look at our sample tuition scenarios to see how we are Affordable for All.

 A copy of this year’s 1040 tax forms, copies of your W2 forms and documentation of any extraordinary expenses we will be required to apply for tuition calculation at the time of enrollment.

If you prefer to not disclose your financial documents, you may pay the standard rate.

 This calculation is for K-8 students only. Please see pre-school rates.  You can apply for the Ready for School Scholarship to get a reduction in cost for 3 year old students. If one child is in K-8 and another is pre-school, then this calculation is available for all the children in K-8.  You will need to fill out the Ready for School if applicable to be eligible for any preschool reductions.  The school does request a partnership between you, your family, and church to work together for the costs of your child’s education to be covered.  This partnership includes working with and for the school when possible, working with your church, partnering together to make tuition and educational needs be met for your child.  If financial aide is needed, we do request permission to contact your church on their ability to support in some way.

 Excessive medical costs (those claimed as income tax deductions), childcare costs, and court ordered payments may be considered in the calculation of tuition costs.

If you have three or more students enrolled at South Olive Christian School, the percentage will increase to 10.5%. For instance, if your family has three students enrolled in the school, you would multiply line 3 by 10.5% or .105 to determine your tuition responsibility.

  1. Adjusted Gross Income on IRS 1040 Tax Form                                       _______________
  2. If line 1 is less than $50,000, Multiply line 3 by 10% (.10)*         _______________


Line 2 reveals an estimate of the maximum tuition that your family will pay; the minimum tuition for a qualifying family is $750. This is an approximate calculation and should not be considered the final tuition cost.  Tuition will be determined at the time of enrollment. Two enrollment meetings are required with parents, and parents must have their tax forms at the first meeting to be called meeting one for this process.

Tuition is paid in 10 monthly installments, or quarterly by the following dates (Sept.1, Dec. 1, Feb. 1, April 1), or paid in full before September 1, there is a 3% discount. The first tuition payment for current families will be due August 1, 2017. For new families, $100 fee is due at enrollment along with any technology fees; this deposit is non-refundable, but will be applied toward the family’s tuition. If the family is on a scholarship plan, they must be signed up and participate in auto-payment from checking account through Macatawa Bank services.  If a person withdrawals from this minimum payment plan, the student can no longer be enrolled, unless the parent immediately re-enrolls.  The family must stay true on their part of the responsibility and partnership.

This calculation is to determine the approximate cost of tuition for the entire family.

South Olive Christian School is a 501(c) nonprofit, nondiscriminatory organization. 

Please contact Paula DeRoos at or Click Here if you have any questions.