Admissions

Tuition & Fees

Admissions

Tuition & Fees

Rachel Bagenstose (HHCA parent and staff)

By far, one of the most rewarding aspects of my job is helping to make a family's desire for an HHCA education become a reality.

Flex Tuition

A high quality Christian education is one of the single greatest investments you can make in the life of your child. Understanding that this investment is significant, our goal is to make the desire for an HHCA education become a reality for as many families as possible. 


The fact is, no family at HHCA actually pays 100% of the cost of their student's education.  Each year, every family has part of the actual educational cost offset through our annual fund and other supporting activities.

To assist in helping more families experience the value of HHCA,  we offer a program that customizes tuition to fit your family's financial position.  We call this program Flex Tuition.
Following are the maximum rates for enrollment for the 2018 - 2019 school year. Annually, over one third of our families participate in our Flex Tuition program, with an average tuition adjustment of 35%.

2018-2019 Tuition*


Annual Payment** Bi-Annual Quarterly Monthly
Kindergarten (K) $9,700 $4,950 $2,475 $825
Grades 1-5 $11,740 $5,990 $2,995 $998
Grades 6-8 $13,625 $6,950 $3,475 $1,160
Grades 9-12 $14,200 $7,250 $3,625 $1,210


*These are maximum rates for enrollment that may be adjusted downward based upon financial need.

**Annual tuition as presented is discounted and must be paid in full by June 15, 2018.

Additional Fees

Note: Additional costs may be associated with participation in extra-curricular activities.

Application Fee: An application fee of $100 is required to process the applications of each new student.
To receive more information on how to participate in the Flex Tuition program, please contact our admissions office at dwood@hhca.org or call us at (843) 681-2878.

Questions? Contact Us

List of 1 members.

  • Mrs. Dona Wood 

    Director of Admissions
    (843) 681-2878

Flex Tuition FAQ

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: What is Flex Tuition?

    Flex Tuition is a needs-based tuition assistance program that allows families to apply for a reduced tuition rate that meets their family’s financial need.  This makes an HHCA education attainable for many qualified students who could not otherwise join our school family.
  • Q: How does Flex Tuition work?

    Any current or new family of an HHCA student may apply for Flex Tuition if they feel their economic situation may make it difficult to cover the full tuition rate.   Many factors are considered when determining the Flex Tuition rate the school can grant, including family income, assets, size of family, and unusual expenses or extenuating circumstances, as well as resources that the school has available in each given year.
  • Q: How is my Flex Tuition rate determined?

    To ensure consistency and fairness in how Flex Tuition rates are determined, each family must apply initially through our third party analysis service, Smart Aid.  Using supporting documents including tax returns and other evidence of income, Smart Aid confirms and analyzes each family’s need, providing a comprehensive report and initial recommendation to HHCA.  HHCA’s Flex Tuition team uses this tool to guide their decision on the final Flex Tuition rate to be granted to each family, which is communicated from the Business Office.
  • Q: What kind of economic situation is typical of a family who qualifies for Flex Tuition?

    A wide range of families with a variety of circumstances qualify for the program, from those who can pay close to a full tuition rate to those who can pay much less.  While no family is awarded a Flex Tuition rate that fully covers their tuition cost, to the best of our ability we strive to provide each family with a Flex Tuition solution that will best meet their need.  Our commitment to providing Flex Tuition means that we are sharing in the investment with you.
  • Q: How does my Flex Tuition rate impact admissions or enrollment decisions made by HHCA?

    Enrollment and admissions processes are entirely separate from the Flex Tuition program.   Although both can be completed simultaneously, Flex Tuition rates will not be confirmed for a family until the enrollment or admissions process is complete; further, Flex Tuition rates are confidential and not shared with the Admissions Office.  We strive diligently to maintain the integrity of both the Admissions/Enrollment process and the Flex Tuition process as independent of one another.
  • Q: Do I need to re-apply for Flex Tuition every year?

    Yes. This allows Smart Aid and the HHCA Flex Tuition team to factor in any family, economic or other extenuating circumstances that may change from year to year.
  • Q: If I do not qualify for a Flex Tuition rate this year, can I apply again next year?

    Yes! We recognize that economic situations and other factors can and do vary annually, and the program begins new each year.

Hilton Head Christian Academy

Hilton Head Christian Academy is a Christ-centered College Preparatory School serving grades Kindergarten through 12th.