Tuition Rates & Fees
Gaston Christian School
Tuition Schedule and Financial Commitment
2019-2020 School Year
Registration/Testing Fees (new students): $250 per student for Preschool; $350 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): $75 per student if reenrolled by January 31, 2019; $140 per student if reenrolled by February 28, 2019; $250 per student if reenrolled March 1, 2019 or later. Reenrollment fees are not refundable or transferable if enrollment is cancelled.
|Preschool – Three Days (M-W-F)||$3048 (Half Day); $3984 (Full Day)||$180|
|Preschool – Five Days||$3696 (Half Day); $5304 (Full Day)||$180|
|Half Day Kindergarten||$4680||$360|
|Full Day Kindergarten||$6360||$468|
|Elementary (Grades 1-5)||$6360||$576|
|Middle School (Grades 6-8)||$7980||
$125 – Technology Fee (8th grade only)
|High School (Grades 9-12)||$8604||
$125 – Technology Fee
|Per family charges||1st and 2nd year enrolled||3rd year enrolled and following|
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.
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. (K-12 only)
Minister’s Discount – Full time, ordained ministers may qualify for a tuition discount of 50% per child. Please see the “Minister’s Discount” application online for more information. (K-12 only)
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. (K-12 only)
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. (K-12 only)
Legacy Discount – A $1,200 discount per student is available for full-time enrolled children of GCS graduates. Students enrolled less than full time are prorated as follows: Half-day Kindergarten– $900; Full-day Preschool (Three Day)- $800; Half-day Preschool (Five Days)- $700; Half-day Preschool (Three Days)- $600. (Available only to alumni not receiving staff or minister’s discounts)
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, 2019, will not be billed tuition, facility charges or supply fees for the 2019-2020 year. Enrollments canceled or students withdrawn any time after May 31, 2019, 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.
Students must be enrolled for the 2019-2020 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.
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 the 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.
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.
*INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION IS HANDLED THROUGH THE GCS INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM’S OFFICE, PLEASE CONTACT KAREN BROOKS AT KBROOKS@GASTONCHRISTIAN.ORG