Variable Tuition at Grace

Affording Grace

As a parent, you know that your child’s education is one of the most important investments you’ll ever make.

Whether you’re looking for a Christ-centered curriculum, small class sizes, or meaningful extracurricular activities, you realize that private education is likely the best fit for your family. Many parents readily assume that high-quality, Christian schools are out of their budget. We’re always pleased to inform them about Variable Tuition at Grace Community School. Here, tuition is not one-size-fits-all; it’s a range that spans between 45 and 85 percent of the total cost. This model allows us to meet families where they are financially and welcome as many qualified students as possible to our community.

2022-2023 Tuition Ranges

Junior Kindergarten

(2, 3, and 5 full or half-day options)

$3,190 – $6,776

Kindergarten

5 full or half-day options)

$6,303 – $8,305

Grades 1-4

$6,127 – $12,254

Grades 5-8

$7,210 – $14,421

Grades 9-12

$7,469 – $14,938

Grace University Grades K – 6

$2,835 – $5,670

Grace University Grades 7 – 8

$3,400 – $6,800

A one-time enrollment fee of $400 applies upon acceptance.

Click the button below for full list of potential fees based on grade level, services needed, and extracurricular activities.

other fees

How Does Variable Tuition Work?

If a family is concerned about their ability to afford the highest tuition rate at Grace, they are welcome to apply for Variable Tuition. Available to current and new families of students in junior kindergarten through grade 12, Variable Tuition takes into account income, assets, family size, and any unusual expenses or unique financial circumstances.

Applications are submitted directly to FACTS, a third-party agency. FACTS evaluates your application and makes a recommendation to Grace Community School’s Variable Tuition team. Your family’s personal financial information will be kept private and is never viewed by Grace employees. FACTS simply recommends a tuition pricing formula to the school. Variable Tuition is available to any deserving student on a first-come, first-served basis, governed by the resources the school has available to supplement Variable Tuition pricing. That said, GCS works with as many families as possible to make the dream of a GCS education a reality.

Words From GCS Parents

“After much prayer and consideration, it seemed like God was leading us to enroll our daughter at Grace. My wife and I were so confused; however, because we had no clue how we were going to afford the move to private school. We simply began walking in obedience to God, and the doors opened for us through variable tuition assistance! We are beyond grateful for the generosity we have experienced from Grace families and the school. The Lord confirmed that Grace was where our daughter needed to be!”

-Luke Swanson

Why Do Families Choose Grace?

Grace Community School has been developing confident and competent students for nearly 50 years, equipping them for lives of impact. On our campus, Teaching Jesus is the number one priority, which sets the bar high for everything we do — academics, athletics, fine arts, community service, and more.

  • Our curriculum is truly Christ-centered. Students don’t just learn about Jesus in Chapel or Bible class; His truth is woven into every subject area.
  • Teachers are passionate about their jobs and serve as mentors to their students, encouraging them academically and spiritually.
  • Grace students compete in and win many athletic and fine arts state championships. For the past two years, Grace has earned the title of TAPPS Henderson Cup Champion.
  • An active college counseling department equips our high school students for admission to their best-fit dream schools.
  • We value student safety and have invested in protection officers, surveillance technology, secure doors, and many other tools that provide parents with peace of mind.

Think You Can’t Afford Private Education?
Think Again!

$1.5M

Grace awards 1.5 million in Variable Tuition annually

$4,560

The average Variable Tuition award is $4,560

1 in 4

1 in 4 Grace families receive Variable Tuition

What questions do you have about Variable Tuition? 

Please contact our admissions team if you’d like more information about our tuition and fees. We look forward to speaking with you soon! In the meantime, here is a list of our most frequently asked questions:

Can I apply for Variable Tuition before submitting an application to Grace Community School?

No, you must first apply for admission and receive confirmation from our team before proceeding with a Variable Tuition application.

Upon completion of my Variable Tuition application, when will I receive confirmation of my Variable Tuition?

Typically you will receive confirmation within 2-3 weeks of providing all required information to our confidential third-party service.

What is the cost of applying for Variable Tuition?

The cost to apply for Variable Tuition through FACTS Grant and Aid is $40 per family. There is no additional fee for applying for multiple children.

Who should apply for Variable Tuition?

Only families who feel  they may not be able to pay full tuition should submit an application.

Do I need to apply for Variable Tuition every year?

Yes. A new application must be submitted every year, in order to verify the current financial status.

What is the deadline to apply for Variable Tuition?

Applications are submitted to FACTS and considered after you have submitted a student application to Grace Community School. Applications for new families are accepted throughout the year as families apply to Grace.

What do I need to submit to FACTS?

You will need to fill out an application in FACTS and upload your latest tax information. The FACTS website will provide instructions on this process.

Will applying for Variable Tuition hurt my student’s chance of being admitted to the school?

No. Admission and Variable Tuition applications are evaluated separately, and an application for Variable Tuition has no bearing on the admission process.

What kind of economic situation is typical of a family who qualifies for Variable Tuition?

A wide range of families with various circumstances qualify for the program, from those who can pay close to the full tuition rate to those who are at the entry-level of the variable tuition range. Many factors are evaluated, including income, assets, unusual expenses, the size of the family, and other unusual financial circumstances.

Are some families awarded full tuition?

No. Every family is required to make a financial investment in their child’s education. Our commitment to providing Variable Tuition means that we are sharing in that investment with you.

Are all admitted students offered Variable Tuition if the family qualifies?

No. Unfortunately, the school does not have unlimited funds and cannot offer Variable Tuition to every student who qualifies for both admission and Variable Tuition. A student may be admitted to the school but placed on a waiting list for Variable Tuition. It is recommended that families apply for Variable Tuition as early as possible.

Questions about Variable Tuition?

If you have further questions about Variable Tuition or need help submitting an application, contact Tonya Boyd, tonya.boyd@gracetyler.org. If you have not already, we invite you to schedule a tour at Grace Community School to see firsthand why families partner with us to educate their children.

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