Bursary Support

Financial Aid for School Tuition

Hamilton District Christian High School uses Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) to process bursary applications. FAST is the standard submission format for all bursary applications.

FAST does not decide whether financial assistance will be given or how much to give; rather FAST provides a need-based financial aid analysis service, which includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition.


All information from FAST is kept confidential. Results are reviewed by the Director of Finance and the Tuition Assistance Committee and aid is awarded according to our Tuition Assistance Policy. Upon approval by the Committee, financial aid offers are sent to families.


The online application submission portal will be available from our Director of Finance in February.  The deadline will be the end of May and you will hear back from the Tuition Assistance Committee by mid-July.

Your Tax Return

Your tax return must follow the submission of the online application and be submitted to FAST by late May, so be sure to make your tax appointment early!

International Students

Bursary support is available to Canadian applicants. It does not apply to students applying internationally.

To Apply

For more information on how to apply for Bursary Support, please contact Director of Finance, Sherry Osinga at sosinga@hdch.org.

Please note that all bursary applicants must also complete the HDCH student application. 

Next Steps and Notification

When you complete your online FAST application, your information is immediately uploaded to the school and will be calculated when the requested tax information is received by FAST. The recommended award will then be available to the school, however, awards will not be made until all applications are in.  Awards are contingent upon the funds available and the number of families requesting aid. Our Director of Finance will notify you directly about HDCH’s financial aid decision by mid July.