Tuition at GCA is competitive with other local Christian schools and a payment plan can be set up by families that best meets their needs.
Note that the application fee, the enrollment fee and tuition are non-refundable.
Other fees can include field trips, Upper School Retreat, SLiC (Student Life Committee), achievement testing, yearbook, materials fee, science lab fees, studio art fees, athletic fees, summer camps, K4 and K5 Late Stay, or graduation fee. Parents are responsible for purchasing their children's uniform clothing and supplies.
Please do not hesitate to call the school office at (864)329-9884 or email email@example.com, if you have any questions about tuition or fees.
Greenville Classical Academy has a limited amount of funds set aside for scholarship assistance for students. Priority is given to returning families and they must complete and submit their application by March 31. A portion of the financial aid budget is reserved for newly enrolled families and will be made available on a first come - first served basis. For more information on financial aid, read the information below as well as the information on financial aid found in the Student-Parent Handbook.
It is expected that families will pursue every other available means of aid (family, other scholarship funds, etc.) prior to applying for financial aid directly from GCA. If other funds are available to you, we expect that you will utilize it to make more of our financial aid budget available to other families in need.
If a family qualifies for financial aid from other scholarship sources or financial aid funds (other than GCA) after they have received an award from GCA, these funds will be used to reduce the amount of aid taken directly from GCA and will not necessarily reduce the family’s tuition obligation to the school.
Returning families will be given first priority in the distribution of available funds and must complete their online application by March 31 (including the submission of tax returns.) However, a portion of the financial aid budget is reserved for new families who qualify.
To apply for scholarship assistance visit https://online.factsmgt.com/aid
Financial Aid Timetable for Returning Families:
Returning families will be given priority and must complete the financial aid online application on or before March 31.
In mid-April, returning families will be notified with the amount of their financial aid award.
Families must accept or decline the award within 10 days of the notification of the award.
Financial Aid Timetable for New Families:
Priority will be given to those who complete the application process by March 31.
In mid-April, new families who have applied by March 31 will be notified by email with the amount of their financial aid award.
For applications submitted after March 31, awards will be given on a case by case basis determined by the discretion of the Financial Aid Committee.
Families must accept or decline the award within 10 days of the notification of the award. Families should send an email reply accepting or declining the award.
The Financial Aid Committee may accept and approve applications for new families at its sole discretion based on enrollment and class capacities. We encourage new families to apply as soon as possible.
Acceptance of new Financial Aid applications may be closed without prior notice for either individual classes or for all applications at any time after May 31.
Frequently Asked Financial Aid Questions:
Should I apply for aid? We believe that the prime financial responsibility for a child’s education rests with the parents to the full extent that they are able. We would like to provide guidelines to help you decide whether to apply for aid, but we have found that each family’s combination of circumstances is unique. The most helpful guideline comes from your own knowledge of your family’s finances.
What if I have important information that I do not believe is covered in the questions that asked? If you feel that the Financial Aid Committee needs additional information, please provide this information in the online application giving as much detail as possible. Tell how this situation has affected your ability to provide Christian education for your children. The letter section of the application will be forwarded to the Financial Aid Committee so it’s very important that if you have any extenuating circumstances (such as change in employment or a medical emergency), you address them in the letter section.
What do I need to do if my circumstances have changed since I completed my income tax forms? Include this information in the letter section of the application explaining what has changed. State your best estimate of your annual income for the year in which you are applying for aid.
What if I have not filed income taxes for several years? GCA requires that we have some way to verify your annual income; therefore your most recent tax return is required.
Are there any situations in which a financial aid grant would be recalculated? If a family is awarded financial aid based on multiple siblings attending GCA or other tuition-charging institutions and one or more of the siblings enrolls elsewhere, the family contribution of financial support must be recalculated according to these changed circumstances. Also, if the Financial Aid Committee becomes aware of information that suggests that the family’s ability to contribute to educational costs may be at a different level than previously determined, then the award will be re-evaluated. Should it be determined, at any time, that a family or applicant knowingly did not disclose significant income or assets, and that this failure to disclose resulted in a larger award of financial aid, then the award will be reviewed and decisions re-evaluated.
Will I have to reapply for aid again next year? Yes, a family must reapply for scholarship assistance every year.
GCA admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, financial assistance and loan programs, athletic programs, and other school administered programs and activities.