Westside Christian Academy prek – 12 classical christian school

tuition policy

YEAR-END BALANCES

All tuition, fees, and fines for the 2021-22 school year must be paid in full by May 1, 2022 in order for the student to be enrolled for the 2022/23 school year.

APPLICATION  FEE

One Time fee (per student) during initial application process

Application Fee: $75 (K-12) or $50 (Pre-K) per student
Application fees are non-refundable.

enrollment fee

a yearly fee (per student)

Enrollment Fee: $385 per student if paid by 5/1/2022.
After 5/1/2022, enrollment fee is $450.
All enrollment fees are non-refundable after May 1, 2022. No student will be allowed to start the 2022-23 school year whose enrollment fees are not paid.

LATE ENROLLMENT

Tuition for students entering after school has begun will be pro-rated based on the quarter the student starts.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Option 1:

Full payment of tuition by July 1 made directly to WCA by cash or check (made out to WCA).
No FACTS fee will be assessed. Failure to pay by July 1 under this option will result in a tuition surcharge of $100 per student. New families accepted after July 1 must pay in full within two weeks after acceptance.

Option 2:

Three annual payments on the 5th or 20th of July, October and January made via FACTS.
Payment will be made by automatic deduction from a checking or savings account at your bank. FACTS enrollment fee for this service is $45 (a one-time automatic deduction), plus there will be an added charge of 3% of tuition per student factored into the three payments.  New families accepted afer July 1 must enroll in FACTS within two weeks after acceptance.

Option 3:

Ten monthly payments made via FACTS.
Payments will be made by automatic deduction from your bank account on either the 5th or 20th of each month. First payment month is July. FACTS enrollment fee for this service is $45 (a one-time automatic deduction), plus there will be an added charge of 5% of tuition per student factored into the ten paymentsNew families accepted after July 1 must enroll in FACTS within two weeks after acceptance.

TUITION ASSISTANCE

A limited amount of tuition assistance is available for WCA families. To apply for financial assistance, please submit an online application at online.factsmgt.com/aid. The standard amount of tuition assistance a family is eligible for is 40% of tuition.  Additional awards are considered based upon funding.  There is a fee assessed by FACTS when you apply.  The deadline for applying for assistance is March 15, 2022.  Applications received after the deadline will be considred based on remaining funds available.  There is no tuition assistance availabler for Pre-K or part-time students.

WITHDRAWAL/DISMISSAL

  • A withdrawal form must be completed and received by WCA before a student is considered withdrawn.
  • If a student withdraws after 5/1/22 but prior to the first day of school, 25% of the annual tuition will be charged.
  • If a student withdraws or is dismissed after the start of the school year, but prior to the start of the 3rd quarter, 75% of the annual tuition will be charged. If a student withdraws or is dismissed after the start of the 3rd quarter, 100% of the annual tuition will be charged.
  • A written appeal from a family to the Headmaster will be considered if extraordinary circumstances arise. (e.g. military transfer, loss of employment)

NOTE: The monies awarded to students that receive State Scholarships (i.e. Ed Choice, etc.) will also be pro-rated when calculating final balance(s) due upon withdrawal/dismissal.  This is to account for any monies that WCA will have to forfeit as a result of the student(s) no longer attending WCA.

RECORDS & TRANSCRIPTS

Student records will be forwarded to other schools for students whose tuition, fees, and fine accounts are current. No records or transcripts will be sent from WCA to other schools or colleges for students whose financial obligations are not paid in full.

Financial accounts

No student will be permitted to attend classes, participate in school activities or have access to FACTS SIS whose financial account is more than 45 days in arrears. The school reserves the right to demand full semester payment in advance from families who have in previous years failed to meet their financial obligations on a timely basis, superseding the normal FACTS payment options.