Below are Frequently Asked Questions regarding Enrollment.
What is Continuous Enrollment?
Historically, more than 90% of Grace families have re-enrolled for the upcoming year. To fulfill our mission to work together with the home we aim to streamline the enrollment process through Continuous Enrollment. Students are continuously enrolled from their initial enrollment into the school system until they graduate from Grace Christian School. The Continuous Enrollment system lets us maximize our resources to provide Christian education to our families at the highest level of excellence and save families time and effort.
How is the Commitment Fee for the upcoming year collected?
The Annual Commitment Fee is billed to the family’s FACTS account on March 1st and is due in accordance with the family’s agreed upon payment schedule on their Annual Commitment form (1 or 3 installments).
I have changed my mind about my FACTS payment plan (i.e.) I was going to pay in full but want to pay monthly. What do I do? (Not applicable to international students.)
Once the online FACTS agreement is set up, the agreement will be the same each year. Parents can go to the FACTS website and make any changes to their payment method, make additional payments, and add authorized parties. All other changes MUST be made and approved through the Finance Office.
When can I apply for financial assistance?
Current families may complete the application for tuition assistance after the Enrollment Acknowledgement and Tuition Commitment form has been completed, and must complete the application by the May 1st deadline, including their previous year’s taxes. New families apply only after receiving acceptance for enrollment.
I will be applying for financial assistance. What happens if I don’t know my tuition payment amount for next year?
When a completed tuition assistance application and supporting documents are submitted by May 1st, the student’s enrollment becomes contingent upon acceptance of tuition assistance. Families have to keep their accounts current until the tuition assistance is in place. Annual Commitment fees are refundable only if the tuition assistance deadline has been met and paperwork is complete.
I am enrolling a new sibling. What do I need to do?
Complete the online application/enrollment processes at www.gracechristianalaska.org/admissions/
I am enrolling more than one child. Do I need to sign a Continuous Enrollment form for each one?
You will need to complete one Continuous Enrollment form for each child. You will only need to do it once their entire school career.
What will the tuition be next year?
The new tuition amounts will be posted to the website after February 1. View them here.
What happens if I get behind on my tuition?
For a detailed answer, please review our Delinquent Account Policy.
When can my child begin Kindergarten?
Children who turn age 5 on or before August 31 of the current year may be enrolled in that upcoming school year. For example, if a child turns 5 on August 25, 2018, the student may be enrolled in the 2018-2019 school year.