Rotary Tuition Rebate Program
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is this another Fund Raiser?
No! This is a program designed to help reduce your tuition. This is not a fund raiser and you will not be asked to sell anything.
2. How much will it cost me to participate in this program?
Nothing! You don’t have to buy anything extra, you don’t pay a penny more, and you can make your purchases whenever YOU choose. The reason for its effectiveness is simple: families receive the rebate by making purchases that they would make anyway, for groceries, clothing, etc.
3. Why did you refer to this as SCRIP earlier?
Scrip is a term that means “substitute money”. When we purchase scrip, we are purchasing negotiable gift certificates that are used just like cash.
4. What merchants are participating in this program?
A list of merchants both locally owned and national companies are available for your review. You will see the company name, the certificate amount and the percentage that will be the “rebate” that you will receive. Also listed are any restrictions that the companies may have.
5. Will there be more local companies’ participating in the program?
We hope so! If you own a company or know someone that does and would like to participate, please ask for a business packet. This packet will contain necessary forms and information. It is a win/win situation for the retailers and your family. The retailers receive their money up front and your family receives a rebate on the tuition cost.
6. How does the money go toward my families’ tuition?
When you purchase your scrip (or gift certificates), the percentage goes directly into your families account. For example, you purchase $100.00 worth of grocery scrip’s (you pay the face value of the scrip), your account is credited with between $3.00 and $7.00 depending on the percentage offered.
7. What if someone does not have a child in the system, can they buy certificates and have the rebates go toward my families’ tuition?
Yes, they may purchase certificates and designate the money to anyone’s account. This is a great opportunity for grandparents and other family members to help with your families’ tuition cost. The easiest way for your family to receive the rebate is to include their certificate order on your order form. Then no additional paperwork will be required. Otherwise, they will need to fill out the “designate” form so that your family receives the proper credit.
8. Who do we call and where do we buy the scrip’s that we want?
Order forms are available in the Rotary Office and also on this website. All completed order forms are due by Monday at 10:00 am to the Rotary Office. No late orders are accepted, but can be held for the next week. Orders are processed every Monday and will be available on Friday until 3:00 pm during the school year. If a child is designated to bring certificates home, the certificates will be given to them, otherwise the Certificates will be in the Rotary or High School or Elementary Main Office for you to pick up. If you are unable to pick up your order at the designated time, please call the scrip office at 503-7073. When you receive your order a new order form will be included, so that the process can begin again. If you need extra order forms, please pick them up in one of the school offices.
9. What happens when Monday is a holiday?
When Monday is a holiday there will not be an order that week. If Monday is an in-service day, the orders will still be taken as usual – just send them in the previous Friday with your student or drop them off by 10:00 AM at the school. Please try to plan ahead for extended holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, etc.) as office hours will not be available.
10. Does this program run all year or end in the summer?
This program will run with the fiscal year of the school. Beginning July 1st and ending June 30th. If you are working on reducing your tuition for the 2009-2010 school year, you will need to buy certificates before June 30th, 2009 to have those rebates applied to the 2009-2010 school year. On July 1st, 2009 you will begin to work on rebates for the 2010- 2011 school year.
11. Why is this called the Rotary Tuition Rebate Program?
The Rotary Club of DuBois is very active in this community and abides by the motto of “Service above Self”. They have been very generous and have agreed to fund this program. They understand the value of education and the impact that it has and will have in our community. They know that this program is a wonderful opportunity for the families’, regardless of their income, to help educate their children. They have seen first hand the caliber of our students while interviewing them both for the RYLA program and for the College Scholarships that they award. Please take a moment of your time to thank this wonderful club, and its members, which continues to do so much within this community..