K-12 ADMISSIONS: 805-497-7501 Ext. 204 | PRESCHOOL ADMISSIONS: 805-495-5513


HCS Financial Policies


At Hillcrest School, we strongly believe that Christian education is not a commodity. It’s a ministry. It’s a commitment. It’s a connection – a connection between your child’s needs and your family philosophy and our philosophy. That’s why at HCS, the first and most important consideration is what is best educationally for your child. All other considerations are secondary.


Financial Aid

As a ministry to Christian families, it is our desire that no family who is seeking a Christ-centered education be denied due to a lack of financial resources. Money IS important, and tuition is an investment in the life of your child. That’s why Hillcrest has one of the most robust needs-based financial aid programs in our area to assist families who demonstrate a financial need through our FACTS process.

FACTS is an online, 3rd party vendor that is highly confidential. Their goal is to assist in determining a financial need for our current and new families. Our Admissions Team will be glad to share all the details and answer any questions you have about tuition and financial aid. Our goal is that money will not stand in the way for qualified families.

Hillcrest gives up to $500,000 in needs-based financial aid each year to qualifying families.

For current tuition rates, please call the school office (805) 497-7501 Ext. 204 to schedule an Educational Success Consultation.


Tuition Policy

HCS charges an annual tuition, due in full by June 30 or at the time of registration for those enrolling later in the year. Monthly payment plans are available with our school year being defined as a 10-month year, September-June. For late entrants, tuition will be calculated based upon the month of entry, All deferred payments must be completed by May, For withdrawing students, fees and tuition are not refundable or prorated for any reason.


Hillcrest Christian School uses the FACTS Tuition Management Program to handle our payment plans. If you pay your tuition through FACTS Tuition Management, you can check on the status of your account, the schedule of payments still to be made, a listing of those payments already made, and a complete listing of all activity through My FACTS Account.

Click here to create your FACTS account: CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT

Download FACTS Brochure (PDF)

Download FACTS FAQ (PDF)

If you would like more information about the company, feel free to visit their Web site. www.factsmgt.com FACTS Tuition Management is the largest service provider in the industry serving schools in all 50 states. They have been in business since 1986 and specialize in working with schools like ours.

www.factsmgt.com * 800-624-7092 * info@factsmgt.com


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805-497-7501 Ext 204

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What Our Families Are Saying About Us

Testimonials from our current parents, alumni parents, and community friends.

Christ-centered education; preparation for college; opportunities for students to get involved in a variety of activities without being in the top 5% of the activity

Kathy Horan

I absolutely value this Christian-focused education above all others.

Lisa Carigan

We value the safe campus, Christian education, small class sizes, and my son loves all his teachers.

Alexander Ilao

We love the Christian family feel of Hillcrest.  The administration and families truly care for my children.

Angela Johnson-Napue

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