Admission Process - Ligonier Campus

Admissions for Champion Christian Preschool, Ligonier Campus 2019-20

The application process at Ligonier will follow the following steps:
Step 1: New Families
Make sure you have reviewed all the appropriate handbooks (
and information at Champion, met with administrators, and make a decision that Champion is the place that you would like to enroll your
child.  You should use the password that you were given by the office to be able to view the handbook.
Step 2: Enrollment Application & Registration Fees
Sign and complete an application which is located online at: and submit the registration fee. Early Registration will being on September 27th. In order to hold a spot, you must complete the application, pay the registration fee, and either mail or drop it off to the Center at 1076 King's Way, Donegal, PA 15628.  However, getting priority on financial aid is contingent upon applying early in the process. The registration fee is non refundable normally, but this year, will be refundable if you apply for financial aid and are not able to accept your financial aid package.
The Remainder of the steps are now completed on our online Parent Portal at iChampion. This is located at It is possible to view some information at the portal with guest access, but once you have applied, been accepted, and paid your registration fees you will be issued a username and password to the
portal with directions to log in.
Step 3: Financial Aid Application (iChampion)
If you cannot afford to pay full tuition at Champion Christian please apply for financial aid (see previous instructions). If you have applied for financial aid through the United Way Scholarship Process we can accept that application and funding that you were awarded.  Other families that want to apply for financial aid will do so through the Financial Aid Department at Champion Christian at iChampion.  If you are applying that way, Simple Tuition Solutions (STS) will be the portal that you apply through.  More information is available on iChampion.  
Step 4: Financial Aid Award Letter
After Champion Christian Financial Aid Department receives notification from STS about your award, we will submit to you an award letter on iChampion. That award letter will detail your cost for tuition for the current year, the amount of financial aid you received and is available, and give you two weeks to accept your financial aid package. Under the financial aid award letter there will be several components. The first will be the actual costs of tuition and each child's tuition will be broken down individually. This amount would be the amount that you are required to pay for tuition. There will then be a section stating the actual cost of the tuition, and ending with the financial aid awarded. It is important to note that there may be types of awards that require your action or completion by certain deadlines.
The award letter's next section would then be a subtotal. This amount would the amount that you are required to pay for tuition or use the work program to help support. If, after you receive your Financial Aid Award letter, you believe that you have not received enough financial aid and choose not to send your child to Champion Christian, any registration fees that you have paid will be refunded. Note, however, that any application fees charged by STS for financial aid are not refundable. We CAN NOT issue a financial aid award until your application and registration fee have been paid.
Step 5: Submission of your signed service agreement letter (iChampion)
You must first of all accept your financial aid package on iChampion before the office will complete a contract. This notes your acceptance of the financial award package and your tuition payment amount. After we get that acceptance, we will then draft an service agreement contract for you to sign. You may edit the payment types, names, and other personal choices on this contract. You may NOT alter the agreement itself. Once you have completed this agreement and the Parent Handbook Signoff, your child may attend school.
Step 6: Materials fee due after you are accepted.  
They are reduced this year. Actual school year tuition payments will start on the first day of school or according to your payment plans.
Step 7: Tuition rates for this year
The current tuition rates can be found on the current tuition sheet. It is important to note that financial aid is similar, but contains different aspects that the school program can offer depending on funding. The financial aid office can help you determine these differences. More information about the work program can be obtained from the financial aid office. This program is available regardless of income. You will need to read over the guidelines for the program on the website at
Families are eligible for paying up to one half of their tuition with the work program. Please note that there are no multi-child discounts or pastoral discounts that are available for tuition.
Annual Registration Fee
$ 50
Annual Materials Fee
$ 100
$ 175 per month - 2 Day Preschool
$ 245 per month - 3 Day Preschool
Late Fee (Each month tuition payment is late and/or account carries a balance)$ 40

EITC Financial Aid is available for families with annual incomes $105,905 and under (for one child; add $15,905 for each additional child)
Monthly payments:
EITC Level 1 aid $127.78 2- Day & $203.61 - 3 Day,
Free and Reduced Lunch: Level 2 aid $80.56 2- Day & $147.22 - 3 Day
BOD assistance is available for non-EITC eligible families.
*Any program offered by the Center is available to anyone, regardless of their age, sex,national origin, race, color, disability, ancestry or religious creed.