Affording Grace

Affording Grace

Students from families just like yours afford Grace every year. Why not you?

Students from families just like yours afford Grace every year. Why not yours?

* Reported GCS family income for financial aid recipients.

Financial Demographics for Grace Community School in Tyler TX

“We have been so thankful over the years for the support to families like ours who could not send a child to Grace without financial aid. We believe God led us to choose Grace for our child.”

Dan & Rhonda Laverty

Parents of a GCS Student

How does Grace stack up with other schools?

* 2015 Blue Ribbon School Tuition Comparison

Grace Community School Tyler TX Blue Ribbon Schools Tuition Comparison Chart

All that excellence doesn’t come cheap. What does it cost?

* GCS Tuition & Fees

Enrollment Fee (one-time)

  • $400, upon acceptance

Junior Kindergarten

  • 2 half days: $2,365
  • 2 full days: $2,728
  • 3 half days: $3,278
  • 3 full days: $3,817
  • 5 half days: $4,378
  • 5 full days: $5,038

Kindergarten

  • 5 half days: $4,697
  • 5 full days: $6,193

Grades 1 – 5

  • $9,130

Grades 6 – 8

  • $10,736

Grades 9 – 12

  • $11,110
Class Trips
  • 5th Grade Field Trip: $65
Fine Arts
  • Participation Fee (per elective): $55
  • Instrument Rental: $85
  • Drumline: $85
Athletics
  • Participation Fee – Football 1st Year: $500
  • Participation Fee – Football subsequent years: $150
  • Participation Fee – Golf: $150
  • Participation Fee – All other sports: $75
  • Team Wear – varies per sport: $25 – $70
Class Trips
  • Grades 6 – 8 attend a grade-level field trip during the year. The cost ranges between $50 – $275.
Fine Arts
  • Participation Fee (per elective): $85
  • Instrument Rental: $85
  • Concert Attire – Choir or orchestra: $80 – $110
Athletics
  • Participation Fee – Football 1st Year: $500
  • Participation Fee – Football subsequent years: $150
  • Participation Fee – Golf: $150
  • Participation Fee – All other sports: $95
  • Participation Fee – Swim: $450
  • Team Wear – varies per sport: $25 – $70
  • Pom Squad – 9th grade: $250
  • Cougarettes: $675
  • Cheerleading: $1,850
Academic Fees*
  • Dual Credit courses: $275 – $600
  • AP Exams: $91 per exam
Class Trips
  • Grades 9 – 11 attend a grade-level field trip during the year. The cost ranges between $175 – $575. The senior class plans a trip to Washington, DC at an approximate cost of $1,500.

* Other fees assessed are optional depending upon student participation. These fees range from National Honor Society dues ($20) to high school dances and social activities.

Hot Lunch

Hot lunch is optional on all of our campuses. The lunch is catered by outside vendors (Chic-fil-a, Salsaritas, etc.) and is pre-paid on a six-week schedule. The cost ranges per day from $5.50 per day.

Academic Support Center

Elementary Campus

  • Reading Lab Program: $100/month
  • Testing: $125
  • Therapy: $2,500 annual

Upper Campus

  • Learning Lab:  $150 / month
After School Care (JrK & K only)
  • Registration (per semester): $75
  • Monday – Thursday: $12 per day
  • Friday: $20 per day
After School Care (Grades 1 – 5)
  • We have an agreement with the Grace Early Education Center for after-school care for students in grades 1 – 5. For more information, click here.

* Other fees assessed are optional depending upon student participation. These fees range from National Honor Society dues ($20) to high school dances and social activities.

That’s a big number. Can I get some help?

That depends, but it’s easier than you might think. We offer several ways to make Grace affordable:

Multi-Child Discount

Because we believe that the experience of Grace Community School is maximized when the entire family is given the opportunity to know the difference a Grace education makes in the life of a child, we want to extend our resources to provide this opportunity for all children in a family. We believe in the power of family and make this investment in the lives of families in the hope that we may continue building our community now and in the future.

For more than one child attending Grace within the same academic year, a 5% tuition discount will be offered for the second (and each additional) student in grades 1 – 12.

Interest-Free Payment Plans

We provide an interest-free payment plan to help families budget tuition into their monthly expenses. Tuition can be paid in 11 monthly payments July – May.

That’s great! But do you offer any financial aid?

We do! In fact, last year, we awarded almost $750,000 in need-based financial aid. Financial aid awards are different for each family based on need. But, to give you an idea, last year’s average financial aid award was $2,044 per child. Plus, 25% of our students receive some financial aid with a maximum award of 50%.

Financial aid is available for new and current students in grades 1 – 12. The school strictly safeguards the confidentiality of all financial information supplied by the family. Families who apply for financial aid should know that both the admissions and the financial aid committees make decisions independently. Financial aid awards are based on a recommendation from an independent consulting firm (FACTS), which considers income, assets, debts, and medical and other family circumstances. Click here to apply.

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Grace is worth it.

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