Scrip FAQs

What is my goal?

Each OCS family is asked to earn $175 in rebate dollars.  The rebate is the discount given by the vendors.  The higher the rebate percentage offered, the faster you may attain your goal!

What if I fall short of my goal?

If you fall short of reaching your goal, you will be billed for the difference of your earnings from $175. Students’ report cards and transcripts will be held until paid in full.  You can regularly check your account balance at to ensure you won’t fall short.

What if I exceed my goal?

After you’ve reached your goal, 75% of every dollar in profit goes back to you or towards the following year’s tuition – depending on what option you selected at registration. To calculate the tuition credit: Total rebate – $175 goal x .75 rebate = Tuition Credit. Distribution of these funds typically occur by mid-June.

How long do I have to earn my goal?

The earning period of each scrip year is from May 1 to April 30. During the 2017-18 school year, we are transitioning to an earlier deadline. Therefore, this year’s earning period is from June 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018.

What scrip gift cards do you have in stock?

All vendors listed on our order form are the cards we keep in our inventory for both local and national cards.

So these are the only cards you can get?

No, we are able to purchase most national brands from our supplier at no additional cost. So if you’re heading somewhere out-of-town, or have a gift you want to send, place your order with us by noon Friday and we typically have it the following Tuesday.

I can’t easily make it to the Scrip Office. How am I supposed to earn my goal?

We understand that not everyone can get to our office during business hours. So we have volunteers that pick up scrip orders from each of our school locations on Tuesdays and Fridays. Send a completed order form and payment with your child on these days and we will fill the order and return them on the same day. In addition, Great Lakes Scrip Center offers their PrestoPay service which allows you to order electronic gift cards from your computer or phone 24-hours at

What’s the enrollment code for

You don’t need an enrollment code because you’re already registered. Each summer, after school registration is complete, we put all our new families into our scrip software. Before you’re able to “Sign In” to for the first time, you need to give us a username and active email address via email, phone or by coming into the Scrip Office.

When are you going to sign up my favorite local business?

We’re always looking expand our list of local vendors! Let us know of whom you’d like to see join the program and we’ll work with their management to try to make it happen!