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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.



Supply Fee

Preschool – Three Days (M-W-F)

$2570 (Half Day)

$3360 (Full Day)


Preschool – Five Days

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


Half Day Kindergarten



Full Day Kindergarten



Elementary (Grades 1-5)



Middle School (Grades 6-8)



High School (Grades 9-12)



1st and 2nd year enrolled

3rd year enrolled and following

Facility Charge per family



High School Technology Fee (per Student)



Security Fee (per Family)



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.

School Safety: One of the most important aspects of our daily responsibilities is to provide a safe environment for your children to learn. However, we live in a very different environment than that of just ten or fifteen years ago. In order to provide further safety and security for our students, staff, and faculty, we will provide a full-time Security Officer. With this addition, we will be implementing a $50.00 per family/per year Security Fee for the 2015-16 school year. This fee will be used to secure a vehicle, acquire needed equipment and partially fund the salary of our Security Officer. This equates to $4.17 per month. I hope you will understand the need to increase our security on campus and appreciate our efforts to protect your children.


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.

FORM: Minister-Discount-2015-16

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.

FORM: Referral-Form-for-New-Applicants

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.

FORM: Military-Discount-Application-2015-16


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

Gaston Christian accepts tuition payments by cash, check, or money order. In addition, the following methods of payment are available for your convenience:

  • Payment by bank draft: Payments for normal fees may be paid by bank draft. These drafts are done on the third day of each month. If there are prior balances or miscellaneous charges posted, these must be paid separately. (Specific instructions are on the reverse side)
  • Online payment by electronic check
  • Online or walk-in payment by Credit Card

You should have established log-in credentials for RenWeb to access student’s grades, class information, enrollment, and tuition account. If you would like to make a payment through the RenWeb portal, log in using the district code GAS-NC and your username and password. On the left side of the home page, select Family Information. The billing information is in the lower right section of the family information screen. It will show your total balance and give you the opportunity to view details if you desire. It also gives you the option to make a payment online with either an electronic check or a credit card. You will be able to print a confirmation of your transaction from the RenWeb site, and will also receive an e-mail indicating that your payment was processed. Payments are applied to the tuition account immediately.

Electronic checks will be processed at no additional cost to the payer.Credit cards, or debit cards processed as credit cards will incur a 3.75% processing fee, which will be added to your tuition account as a separate charge. This is the exact fee that the processor charges to handle credit card transactions.   To accept credit card payments without collecting the processing fee would be cost prohibitive. VISA does not allow schools to charge the processing fee to payers, and will not be an online option for that reason.

Parent’s Web also allows online access to other information related to your student and the school. It will not replace the school website as your primary source for school information, announcements, schedules and forms, but will give you secure access to more specific information for your student.

If you need further assistance or have questions regarding payment options or need help with your RenWeb log-in, please call the Business Office @ 704-349-5025.


Monthly payment by automatic bank draft (EFT) through FACTS Management

A link is available at the bottom banner of the school’s website homepage ( for FACTS Management. FACTS is the third party processor for Gaston Christian’s payments by bank draft and for financial aid applications. If you have previously used FACTS for bank drafts or financial aid, you may use your same log in information. If you are new to FACTS, you will need to click on the link and register for a username and password to begin. Bank drafts cover the normal preset student fees. Any miscellaneous charges, such as after school care, will need to be paid separately when they occur.

There is no charge for using the bank draft service through FACTS. Drafts are done on the third of each month.

  1. Click on the FACTS logo at the bottom of the webpage and either create log-in credentials or use your existing FACTS username and password. This is not the same as your RenWeb log in.
  2. Follow the steps to set up a payment plan by providing your family/student information and bank information.
  3. The school will be notified when you have set up your account so that we can attach a schedule of the charges to be paid by bank draft each month. This will be a set amount and will not automatically adjust to include miscellaneous charges.

Since the process is done through your personal account with FACTS online, you will be able to log in at any time to access information on your current or future charges to be paid by draft.

Set up should be done at least two weeks prior to the next scheduled draft.

The options to pay by cash, check, or to make one-time payments through RenWeb are also available.

Please contact the business office (704-349-5025) if you have questions or need assistance.


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.