TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program) was developed by Grand Rapids Christian Schools as an easy and effective way to provide tuition assistance.

TRIP allows you to reduce the cost of tuition by purchasing gift cards and gift certificates for things you buy every day from hundreds of national and local vendors.

How does TRIP work? When you purchase gift cards at face value, a percentage of your purchase is credited to your TRIP account. Two times per year (Nov. 1 and May 1), the accumulated TRIP credits are applied as payment to your tuition account, or donated to the tuition account you have designated. See Program Overview for complete details.

>More about shopping with SCRIP

If school is cancelled in Grand Rapids on a Wednesday, we will be open for gift card sales that week on Thursday 7:30am-5:00pm. If school is cancelled or delayed in Rockford on a Tuesday, there will be no gift cards sales at RCS that week.

VISA $50 prepaid cards are back in stock ($100 / $250 cards available to order a week ahead). We still have $50 Discover prepaid cards on hand too, while supplies last -- may be used wherever Discover is accepted.

Limited Time! Buy 2 or more $25 Beltline Bar gift cards and get a coupon packet worth $50 at their family of restaurants! (includes Omelette Shoppe, Red Geranium, Sundance Grill, Rockwell Republic and Grand Coney).

$5 Starbucks cards are still available, while current supply lasts.

Office Depot $25 and Best Buy $25 / $100 cards are no longer in stock. You may order Best Buy physical cards a week ahead, or order instant e-cards through your ShopWithScrip account (4%) or through the Benefit mobile app (2%). Office Depot is available at

TRIP credit earned between 5-1-16 and 10-31-17 was distributed on November 1 and applied to your November or December tuition payment. Statements are now available to pick up at the TRIP Office. For special arrangements or any questions about how TRIP credit is applied to your tuition account, please contact Tim Stapert (GRCS Student Billing) at or 574-6006.

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Maximize your TRIP credits! Retailers frequently offer special bonus credits. Click here for current specials.






DISCONTINUED Retailers: Macaroni Grill,, Hyatt Hotels, Fossil, Gordman’s, Gander Mountain, MC Sports, The Limited, Old Country Buffet, KFC, Crystal Flash, Olga’s, Premier Hair Designs, Family Christian Stores, Pietro’s, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Spinnaker’s, Sweet Mellisa’s, Radio Shack, Marriott, Coldwater Creek, Pooh’s Corner, J.Jill, Quizno’s, Brann’s, ServiceMaster, DSW, Duthler’s, Forest Hills Foods (may use D&W/Family Fare cards), Chop House/Mainstreet Restaurants, Baskin-Robbins, American Airlines, Perkin’s, Kay Jewelers, Omni Hotels, Dots, Borders

Purchase Gift Cards at:

(Iroquois Campus - north entrance)
7:30am - 5:00 pm


8:00am - 10:00 am
CLOSED Tuesday 2/27


You  may also contact us at the TRIP Office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays (hours vary)



  • Cash flow considerations limit the quantities of Instant TRIP we can have on hand. The only way to guarantee that the item(s) you want will be in stock is to ORDER AHEAD. Please plan accordingly.
  • TRIP retains 15% of total credit earned as an administrative fee to operate and maintain our program.