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At Christian Heritage Academy, we strongly believe that Christian education is not a luxury but a necessity in today’s world. We would like the opportunity to help you meet your children’s spiritual and educational needs by offering a Biblically-based and academically robust education that is consistent with our school’s vision and mission.

Parental Choice Tax Credit

What is the Oklahoma Parental Choice Tax Credit program?

The Parental Choice Tax Credit program provides a refundable income tax credit of $5,000–$7,500 for eligible Oklahoma taxpayers who pay, or expect to pay, qualified expenses such as tuition and fees to an eligible private school on behalf of an eligible student that attends or plans to attend an eligible private school during that tax year.


The Parental Choice Tax Credit program has reached the $150 million limit for authorized credits in tax year 2024. During the 2024 session, legislation was enacted to improve the Oklahoma Parental Choice Act. We will update our website with the new information once we have all the details regarding the improvements.


Merit sends two email messages to the primary parent; one email will indicate notification of approval for the tax credit. Merit will send this first email to each student they approve to receive the tax credit. The second email contains instructions for the parent to accept the tax credit.

The email contains the application ID number assigned to the student when the parent submitted the application. Please check your email for the first notification Merit/OTC sent notifying you of receipt of your application and indicating they were reviewing it.

The merit is the funds for the tax credit. The parent must create an account and then accept the merit for each student. While the email indicates Merit disbursed the merit on a specific date and that Merit sends the check for the merit to the school, the information is misleading.

Disbursed equates to Merit sending the amount of the merit to OTC. The OTC produces the checks and eventually sends the checks to the school. According to the OTC, there is no definite timetable when Merit disburses the amount to the OTC nor is there a definite timetable for the OTC to send checks to the school. According to the OTC, they will send checks in batches to the school, approximately once a week. A batch can consist of one check; e.g., the OTC sent one check for one student, February 12. Incidentally, the student is one of three students in the same family. Merit notified the primary parent of the disbursal for the merit for all three children, yet Merit only sent one check.

Because OTC requires families to submit individual applications, the timestamp for each application is different; therefore, the checks for multiple students in one family, according to OTC, will likely be in different batches, potentially weeks apart from one another.

When we receive checks, we will notify the primary parent and schedule a time for the parent to come sign the check. We will apply the funds to the family’s FACTS financial account towards tuition. If a family has paid tuition in full or has paid more tuition than the amount of the tax credit, we will issue the family a refund.

Scholarship Opportunities

Opportunity Scholarship Fund (OSF)

Recognizing that money does play a role in your family’s education, and that tuition is an investment into the lives of your children, Christian Heritage Academy offers a needs-based tuition scholarship program through OSF. Please contact the Office of Admissions at (405)672-1787, ext. 202 to discuss the application process for an OSF scholarship.

Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship (LNHS)

Christian Heritage Academy is an approved private school by the State Department of Education to receive scholarships through the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship fund. Visit their website to determine eligibility and access an application. CHA does not have access to the applications for the LNHS. LNH notifies the family first and then CHA when a family is awarded a scholarship.

Folds of Honor (FOH)

Folds of Honor provides scholarships for students from military families and students from first-responder families. Visit their website to determine eligibility and access an application. FOH accepts applications between February 1–March 31 each year. CHA does not have access to the applications for families. FOH notifies the family first and then CHA when a family is awarded a scholarship.


Fees are non-refundable. (See "Enrollment Agreement" section below for details pertaining to one exception.)

Tuition (1st Student)

Additional Student Discounts

Discounts listed below are applicable for additional full-day students only. A half-day student who is the 4th or additional child enrolled will qualify for a $250 tuition discount. Discounts are to be deducted from the additional child(ren)’s tuition amount(s) as listed above.

Active-Duty Military / Pastoral Ministry Discounts

We offer tuition discounts for active-duty military personnel and local church pastoral ministry families. Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information.

Payment Plans

  1. Three options are available for payment of tuition.
    • Monthly checking/savings account ACH draft, paid online: Tuition is divided into twelve monthly, interest-free payments. The first payment will be drafted June 16, 2024; the final payment is drafted May 16, 2025.
    • Semester payment plan (includes $50 discount per payment, per full-day student only), paid online: 50% of tuition will be drafted June 2, 2024; the second payment will be drafted December 2, 2024: Families can make a payment before either due date. (Discount is forfeited if the payment is late.)
    • Annual payment plan (includes $150 discount per full-day student), paid online: 100% of tuition will be drafted June 2, 2024. (Discount is forfeited if the payment is late.)
  2. Once families establish a payment plan, they can make payments before June 2024. Please contact the Director of Business to create the new schedule.
  3. If there are times of financial difficulty, please contact the Director of Business to discuss arrangements for payment.
  4. If any part of tuition becomes more than 30 days overdue, the STUDENT(S) may not be admitted to class until satisfactory arrangements are made with the Director of Business.
  5. Tuition accounts must be current at the end of the first semester for students to attend classes the second semester.

Enrollment Agreement

  1. Concerning financial obligations, students may not attend class until the fees (application and enrollment fee for new students; enrollment fee for returning students) have been paid and the tuition is current.
  2. As part of the contract for enrollment, each family agrees to the terms delineated in the contract. Please carefully read the Withdrawal Form regarding terms for withdrawal, fees associated with withdrawing students, and possible refunds. The policy is designed to ensure judicious financial planning and to protect the school from unexpected financial loss.
  3. Fees are non-refundable. The exception: new students will receive a refund of the enrollment fee if the enrollment process is not completed.
Nondiscriminatory Policy
Christian Heritage Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.