TRIP // Tuition Reducing Incentive Program

Our Tuition Reducing Incentive Program (TRIP) aims to provide current and future families the opportunity to reduce their tuition. 

Through the ZCS TRIP program, we partner with an organization called RaiseRight to purchase gift cards at a discount from participating businesses. TRIP allows families to buy these gift cards for goods and services and then have a percentage of that purchase go directly into their tuition account.

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

How to Start Saving Today

Step 1:   Register with ZCS TRIP

Step 2:   Enroll with RaiseRight

Step 3:   Connect Your Bank

Step 4:   Purchase Gift Cards

Three Ways to Purchase

TRIP // RaiseRight App

Download the Raise Right App from your App Store and create a login. Shop the many gift cards that are offered, both regular gift cards and e-gift cards, which are available instantly.

TRIP // RaiseRight Online

Orders Order gift cards online at Received them 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), or you may choose to have your order sent home with your child.

TRIP // In-person

Instant TRIP certificates for selected merchants are also available from the office on Fridays from 8:00 to 9:30 when school is in session.

These are available on a first-come/first-served basis and do not need to be pre-ordered.


After you have used the original balance you can reload the card with any amount the retailer allows.

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).


$500 Credit for New Families!

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:

  • Enroll in the TRIP program while your child is in preschool (or before).
  • Participate in the TRIP program by purchasing certificates to use at area businesses.
  • Once your child has completed preschool and kindergarten at Zeeland Christian, your $500 credit will be applied to their first-grade tuition.
  • Be aware that while you may sign up for the TRIP program at any time, you must enroll by January of your child's preschool year to be eligible for the $500.
  • An exception is made for families whose children do not attend preschool but enter school when they go to kindergarten. These families will still be eligible for the $500 if they enroll and participate while their child is in kindergarten.


  • You may now use your credit card to purchase TRIP. You will need to enter your information at  You can use a VISA or Mastercard. Your rebate will remain unchanged, but there is a 2.6% fee for using the credit card.
  • Raise Days only happen 3 times a year. On these days you can earn up to 21% with 100+ bonuses on eGift cards and reloads. Shop brands like Starbucks, DSW, Barnes & Noble, and many more.