Tuition Info

Tuition Rates & Fees

Gaston Christian School

Tuition Schedule 

2015-2016 School Year

 

Registration/Testing Fees (new students):  $220 per student for Preschool; $335 per student for K-12.

This is paid when the application is submitted.  A refund of 50% will be issued if the student is not offered enrollment after testing.  Registration/Testing fees are not refundable or transferable if enrollment is offered.

 

Reenrollment fees (returning students):  $65 per student if reenrolled by January 31, 2015; $110 per student if re-enrolled by February 28, 2015; $220 per student if reenrolled March 1, 2015 or later.  Reenrollment fees are not refundable or transferable if enrollment is cancelled.

 

Tuition

Supply Fee

Preschool – Three Days (M-W-F)

$2570 (Half Day)

$3360 (Full Day)

$150

Preschool – Five Days

$3110 (Half Day) $4430 (Full Day)

$150

Half Day Kindergarten

$3910

$350

Full Day Kindergarten

$5310

$450

Elementary (Grades 1-5)

$5310

$560

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

$6690

$590

High School (Grades 9-12)

$7200

$590

Facility Charge

1st and 2nd year enrolled

3rd year enrolled and following

One charge per family

$300

$150

Fees for Advanced Placement courses (Grades 11 and 12) are $190 per course and include the cost of the exam. Band participants (Grades 5-8) pay $185 per year for instructional fees.  Band and AP course fees are not charged until the classes begin and may be added to your normal billing cycle from the time the class starts until the end of the school year.

 

Discounts (K-12 only)

Family Discount – Full tuition is billed for the oldest child in the family.  Tuition for all other children, except preschool, is discounted 10%.  This discount is for tuition only and does not apply to any other fees.

 

Minister’s Discount – Full time, ordained ministers may qualify for a tuition discount of 25% per child.  Please see the “Minister’s Discount” application online for more information.

 

Referral Stipend – A referral stipend of $250 is available to current school families who refer a new family if that family enrolls and remains enrolled for the school year.  The stipend is issued as a credit applied to the referring family’s tuition.  Stipends are prorated if the new family leaves before the year is completed.

 

Military Discount – A 10% tuition discount is available for families who have at least one parent on active military duty.  Please see the “Active Military Discount” application online for more information.

 

Refunds

Students are considered enrolled for the entire school year; therefore, budgets and staffing are set accordingly.    The early withdrawal of a student creates an opening which Gaston Christian may not be able to fill.  Students who cancel enrollment by May 31, 2014 will not be billed tuition, facility charges or supply fees for the 2015-2016 year.  Enrollments cancelled or students withdrawn any time after May 31, 2015 will be assessed a $500 withdrawal fee in addition to payment based on a per diem rate for the number of days the student was enrolled.  The official date of withdrawal is the date the withdrawal form is completed and submitted to the school office.

Tuition Assistance

Students must be enrolled for the 2015-2016 school year to be considered for tuition assistance.  Gaston Christian uses an outside service, FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment (FGAA), to evaluate the applicant’s need for assistance.  The GCS Financial Aid Committee reviews the recommendations provided by FGAA and approves grants based on the determined need and the availability of funds budgeted for tuition assistance.  The majority of the budgeted assistance is assigned to applications completed by May 1; however, later applications are considered if funds are available.  Applications for assistance are submitted online.  FGAA charges a $25 processing fee to the applicant.  See the school website for more information.

 

Payment Options

You may choose one of the following options for paying tuition, supply fees, and facility charges:

  • One payment due on June 1, or at the time of enrollment if after June 1.
  • Two equal payments due on June 1 and December 1.
  • Twelve equal payments June through May.  If student enrolls after June, monthly payments are divided equally over the months remaining between the month of enrollment and May.

Please indicate your choice of billing options on your enrollment/reenrollment form.

 

Monthly statements are mailed during the third week of each month and will list the charges due at the beginning of the next month.  Payments may be mailed, paid in person, paid by bank draft, or paid online through RenWeb.  Please see the Business Office or website for more information on payment options.

 

Delinquent Accounts

 Payments are due on the first day of each month.  A late payment fee of $30 is added for payments received after the tenth of each month.  Students may be ineligible to attend class if accounts fall more than 30 days past due.  Report cards will not be released and web access will be suspended if accounts are not current.

 

A $25 fee is charged for checks that are returned for insufficient funds.