The cost to educate a student at Norfolk Christian is actually more than the amount we charge for tuition. In order to keep class sizes smaller while trying hard to keep tuition cost attainable, NCS raises a portion of the annual operating budget from fundraising sources outside of tuition and fees. This is referred to as the Annual Fund and is used for classroom materials, technology, field trips, teacher development and many other basic daily expenses that contribute to the educational experience of every student at every campus.
COVID-19 TUITION ASSISTANCE
An ongoing Norfolk Christian strength is a body of bright and motivated students from diverse backgrounds. Our robust tuition assistance program fills the gap to make an NCS education affordable for many families, while our partnership with the Dunlap-Garrick Christian Community Foundation assists families with significant need by offering qualifying donors up to a 65% state tax credit, made possible by state-sponsored Virginia Scholarship programs.
In the spring of 2020, the COVID-19 virus swept through our country and changed all that we knew as normal. Many families lost income and even businesses in the wake of quarantines and lay-offs. The COVID-19 Tuition Assistance Fund is based on need as identified through our third-party provider and will go directly to help families for whom tuition is a struggle in these uncertain economic times.
WORTHY SERVANTS FUND
This fund was originally created by parents to honor Norfolk Christian’s teachers and staff with a bonus twice each year. Worthy Servant bonuses are given before Christmas and in June, at the end of each school year.
A gift to one of our eight scholarships is a gift to spur on a motivated NCS student. Each scholarship provides tuition assistance towards NCS tuition for a high school student or college tuition for a graduating senior or graduate, with the recipient having fulfilled purposeful requirements that speak to the spirit of that scholarship’s namesake.
Foreign and domestic service trips are often a transformational student event. A deeper faith and expanded worldview are just the beginning in the experience of serving in a different culture. When you support this fund, you give students an opportunity to grow in leadership, expand their faith, and be reached by God in new ways. Your gift may be designated towards the general Missions Fund, a particular trip, or a specific student whom you wish to support.
CAPITAL BUILDING AND PROJECTS
Norfolk Christian has conducted three major capital campaigns since the mid 1990s totaling over twenty-five million dollars in giving for major facilities projects. Tuition money has always been strictly held for expenses within the annual operating budget; therefore all building construction, whether new or renovation, is funded through these special campaigns with donations provided apart from other annual giving funds. The most recent capital campaign was completed in 2018 and provided Norfolk Christian’s first-ever outdoor athletic facility as well as a strength and conditioning center and other capital improvements.
A planned gift is an ideal way to impact Norfolk Christian’s ministry for years to come and it’s as simple as a properly-worded will. Norfolk Christian partners with Barnabas Foundation to offer our donors, at no expense to them, confidential estate planning consultation with Christian attorneys who view giving from an eternal and biblical perspective.
To learn more about Planned Giving, please contact Rick Nikkel, Director of Advancement, at 757.233.8448.