TRIP - Tuition Reduction Incentive Program

It is our deepest desire that all families who want to attend

Zeeland Christian School are able to afford it.


Tuition Reduction Incentive Plan

TRIP allows families to buy gift cards for goods and services in this community and then have a percentage of that purchase go directly into their tuition account.

Many families save hundreds of dollars a year using this plan. Enlist the support of extended family and possibly save over $1,000 a year!

If you'd like more information on this program, call Deb at 616.772.2609 or read more on the registration page.


Placing a TRIP Order

TRIP orders must be received by 11:00 on Tuesday and are available starting the following Tuesday. Pick up is available in the school office during regular office hours (M-F).

Instant TRIP certificates for selected merchants are also available from the office on Fridays from 10:00 to 12:00 on school days. These are available on a first-come/first served basis and do not need to be pre-ordered.


Families who enroll in the TRIP program are able to build tuition credit by enrolling and participating in the program. The sooner a family is enrolled in the program, the sooner they can begin building tuition credit. It is even possible to enroll in the program before your child is of school age.

To encourage participation in the TRIP program, Zeeland Christian is offering one $500 credit for new families through their TRIP account. The credit is applied when the oldest child enters first grade. To be eligible, families must take the following steps:


Online reloads: After you have used the original balance you can reload the card with any amount the retailer allows. If you order it before 3:00 pm it will typically be reloaded overnight!

There are a few things to keep in mind:

1. You must purchase the original card through TRIP.
2. You must register the card at and reload it through them (not at stores).
3. You need to pay for the order with PrestoPay (secure online payment system).


RaiseRight is an electronic certificate delivered to your email within minutes of ordering online. You can also choose to send them as an eGift to someone else.

For more information, contact the Zeeland Christian TRIP coordinator, Deb Vanden Heuvel,  at 616.879.0398 or Carrie Papay 616.772.2609.