Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Payment Policies
Click HERE for 2020-2021 Tuition and Fees
COVID 19 Fee
For the 2020-21 School Year, a fee to cover additional costs of COVID 19 items, such as hand sanitizers, wipes, gloves, masks, distant learning equipment, staff, and supplies, will be added to student accounts as an incidental expense. The fee is $15 per month for all students up to a maximum of 2 students per family for 10 months beginning in August, 2020.
A one-time, $25 non-refundable application fee is charged for each new applicant to TPCS. This fee is paid during the online application process and does not apply toward tuition.
A one-time $500 refundable tuition deposit per student is due at the time of initial enrollment. This deposit wil be refunded upon graduation from TPCS or upon withdrawal during our annual opt-out period once all financial accounts are settled.
Tuition payment plans are set up in the FACTS Tuition Management system during the enrollment process and include Tuition, Book/Technology Fees, and Transportation Fees. Various payment plan options are available, with all tuition and fees due no later than May 31st of the current school year. We expect all families to set up automatic payments with FACTS using a bank account or a debit/credit card.
We offer a 4% tuition discount for accounts paid in full by August 1st of the approaching school year. In addition we offer a 2% tuition discount for accounts paid in half by August 1st and in full by January 1st of the applicable school year.
Tuition assistance is available for K-12 students demonstrating a financial need. Click here to apply for financial aid. TPCS participates in the Indiana Choice Scholarship (voucher) program and the Scholarships for Education Choice (Sagamore SGO) program, as well as offering direct assistance.
Families must re-apply for financial aid each year.
Expenses generally not covered by tuition include:
- Band instruments (5th-12th grades)
- High school AP or dual-credit course fees
- 5th-12th grade retreats or out-of-town field trips, including high school J-Term trips
- Athletic fees
- Lunch fees
- Before & After School Care
- Club fees
- Lost or damaged library books or textbooks
- Lost or damaged school-provided Chromebooks or chargers
These types of expenses will be posted to your FACTS Incidental Fees account as they are incurred and will be due within 30 days or by the specified due date, whichever is later.
A 1% monthly service fee will be charged on all overdue balances. A balance is considered overdue 30 days after the charge is posted or 30 days after the due date, whichever is later.
We practice Continuous Enrollment at TPCS for the convenience of our families, which means that we assume your child will return for the following school year unless you tell us otherwise. Each year we offer an opt-out period, during which you can withdraw your child for the following year without penalty. When this happens, your $500 tuition deposit will be returned to you once all financial accounts are settled. In the event that a student withdraws from TPCS at any other time, the $500 tuition deposit will be retained as a withdrawal fee. In addition, prorated tuition will be charged through the end of the month in which notice of withdrawal is received by the TPCS admissions office. If withdrawal occurs prior to the start of classes in August, no prorated tuition will be charged, but the withdrawal fee will apply.
Family Service Agreement
To increase family involvement and lower overall costs to the school, families are asked to serve volunteer hours throughout the year. The service requirement is 25 credits (1 credit is roughly equivalent to an hour) per family per year for K-12, 10 credits for EC families with children enrolled more than 15 hours/week, and 5 credits for EC families with children enrolled up to 15 hours/week. If a family has students in both K-12 and EC, the maximum requirement is limited to 25 credits.
Our Volunteer Coordinators will be happy to match you with volunteer opportunities. Please call the school office for more information.
Families may opt out of the program by paying a buy-out fee at the beginning of the year of $250 for K-12, $100 for EC families with children enrolled more than 15 hours/week, and $50 for EC families with children enrolled up to 15 hours/week.
Credits will be calculated from June 1st through May 31st each year. Any unserved credits after May 31st of the current school year will be charged at the rate of $15 per credit.
Non-Payment of Tuition and Fees
- All tuition and fees must be paid in full as scheduled during the school year.
- Report cards will not be issued for any student with past due tuition or fees at the end of a grading period.
- Records will not be released to any other school for any student with past due tuition or fees.
- Any student with an outstanding balance from a prior year will not be allowed to start classes the following year.
- During the school year, any student with past due tuition or fees may be restricted from participating in extracurricular events and/or may not be allowed to attend classes.
- Non-payment of Before and After School Care (BASC) fees may result in loss of BASC privileges.
- Persons assuming financial responsibility for a student will be responsible for any attorney or collection fees in the event past due balances are turned over to collection.
Please note: We require students to arrive in the USA with a Debit Card carrying a balance of at least $1,000 US to pay for any personal expenses during the school year.
Tuition & Fees: We require a non-refundable tuition deposit of $5,000 per student, which is part of the total tuition. Tuition includes administrative oversight, TPCS orientation, events, ESL, tutoring, athletic and club fees, any testing administered at Traders Point, medical insurance, and academic and personal support.
Room & Board: Includes all housing and host family meals and transportation to and from school daily.
Annual total cost per student, including boarding: $33,000
Note: Traders Point Christian Schools will consider enrolling students younger than 7th grade; however we do not provide boarding for any international student younger than 7th grade. International families enrolling such a student should plan to live with their student locally. Since boarding is not required, the annual total cost per student would be less than what is listed above. the total cost will vary depending on the grade level of the student. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more specific information.