Heritage Christian Scholarships
Many parents who want a Christian Education for their students are seeking to apply to independent Christian Schools. More and more, parents are finding the benefit of excellent teaching of Christian values, smaller class sizes and a sense of community. We understand that often times the greatest obstacle for many families is the cost.
Heritage Christian is committed to helping these families make Christian Education a possibility through the awarding of scholarships.
This year we have made a change in our financial aid process. Families seeking financial aid must file an application through FACTS Grant & Aid Assesment. FACTS Management makes quality education affordable for families by awarding financial aid.
To apply for financial aid, visit online at online.factsmgt.com/aid
Heritage Christian is also grateful to partner with ACE (Alliance for Choice in Education) Scholarships. ACE is an organization that seeks to have an impact in the lives of children by providing scholarships to the private school of their choice. The applications can be obtained after your family is approved for enrollment. A limited number of ACE scholarships are available to HCS students. More information can be found at ACE or by calling Michelle Nuss in the school office.
Big Sky Scholarships
Do you pay taxes to the state of Montana? Would you rather give some of that money to a scholarship organization which benefits Heritage Christian School?
In 2015, the Montana legislature created a dollar-for-dollar tax credit program that enables Montana taxpayers to direct a portion of their tax liabilities towards scholarships for K-12 students. The tax credit that a Montana taxpayer (individual or corporation) can claim is $150 per person or $300 per couple.
In order to participate in this program you need to do THREE things:
1. Give a donation to Big Sky Scholarships – the easiest way to do this is through their website. You may also write a check and send it to:
Big Sky Scholarships
PO Box 827
Havre, MT 59501
The website does not currently, allow donors to designate the school they’d like to benefit. Until that time, we encourage you to use the “contact” function on the website to inform Big Sky Scholarships that you’d like your donation to benefit Heritage Christian School. If you send a check, please write “Heritage Christian School” in the memo.
2. Register your donation with the MT Department of Revenue (DOR) through their website. By registering, you’ll receive a confirmation code that entitles you to the tax credit.
3. Claim the tax credit when filing your taxes after January 1st.
It is important that you give your donation prior to the end of the calendar year in order to claim it on your 2016 taxes. Big Sky Scholarships will remind donors to claim the credit after the new year.
The legislators behind this new program view it as the beginning of meaningful school choice in Montana. For this program to expand, however, Montana taxpayers need to participate. With the credit being dollar for dollar, it’s a simple choice, so please make your donation before the year is out and SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS (family, friends, church communities etc.) so that they can participate as well.