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

Tuition and Fees

Enrollment Fee (one-time)

  • $400, upon acceptance

Junior Kindergarten

  • 2 half days: $2,816
  • 2 full days: $3,247
  • 3 half days: $3,892
  • 3 full days: $4,537
  • 5 half days: $5,193
  • 5 full days: $5,978

Kindergarten

  • 5 half days: $5,569
  • 5 full days: $7,334

Grades 1 – 5

  • $10,817

Grades 6 – 8

  • $12,719

Grades 9 – 12

  • $13,172

Classical School Grades K – 6

  • $5,000

Classical School Grades 7 – 8

  • $6,000
    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 – Swim: $100
    • 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: $150
    • 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: $94 per exam
    Class Trips
    • Grades 9 – 11 attend a grade-level field trip during the year. The cost ranges between $475 – $575. The senior class plans a trip to Washington, DC at an approximate cost of $1,800.
     

    * 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?

    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, for the 2018-2019 school year, we awarded almost $1,000,000 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 $4,038 per child. Plus, 25% of our students receive financial aid.

    Financial aid is available for new and current students. 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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    1 in 4 students receive financial aid

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