Policies and Compliance :
Tuition and Fees Waiver Policy

Gardere Community Christian School Tuition Waiver Schedule  

2017-2018

 

 

 

 

   

GCCS tuition waiver is determined using proof of household income and size.

(This could be evidence of qualification for Louisiana Purchase Card or SNAP benefits, Federal Income Tax forms for 2016, W-2s from all employers for the period ended December 31, 2016, Unemployment compensation statement for the period ended December 31, 2016, Alimony as shown in court decree or agreement, Social Security benefits statement for the period ended December 31, 2016 or Pension statements for the period ended December 31, 2016.)

*IF THE STUDENT IS ENTITLED TO ANY OTHER FINANCIAL AID (INCLUDING THE LA STATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM), THAT FINANCIAL AID SUPERSEDES GCCS TUITION WAIVER AND THIS TUITION WAIVER IS NULL AND VOID. GCCS will assist parents in completing forms for other tuition waiver available.

Find the tuition waiver per child and monthly payment due on the chart below.  Monthly and annual payments are based on tuition of $8,800/ year. More than one child enrolling in K-8th grades, we offer additional tuition waivers for the additional children.  The 1st child pays 100% of applicable tuition, and 2nd child 50%, 3rd child or more 25%.
  Number of People in the Household (line 6d on Form 1040)
Adjusted Gross Income (line 37 on Form 1040) Percent Tuition waiver 2-3 4-5 6-7 8+
Tuition Payment due (Portion Parents/Guardians are responsible for)
Annual Monthly Annual Monthly Annual Monthly Annual Monthly
0 – 15,000 94% ($8,272) 528.00 52.80 440.00 44.00 352.00 35.20 264.00 26.40
15,001 – 19,000 91% ($8,008) 792.00 79.20 704.00 70.40 616.00 61.60 528.00 52.80
19,001 – 23,000 88% ($7,744) 1,056.00 105.60 968.00 96.80 880.00 88.00 792.00 79.20
23,001 – 27,000 85% ($7,480) 1,320.00 132.00 1,232.00 123.20 1,144.00 114.40 1,056.00 105.60
27,001 – 31,000 82% ($7,216) 1,584.00 158.40 1,496.00 149.60 1,408.00 140.80 1,320.00 132.00
31,001 – 35,000 79% ($6,952) 1,848.00 184.80 1,760.00 176.00 1,627.00 162.70 1,584.00 158.40
35,001 – 39,000 76% ($6,688) 2,112.00 211.20 2,024.00 202.40 1,936.00 193.60 1,848.00 184.80
39,001 – 43,000 73% ($6,424) 2,376.00 237.60 2,288.00 228.80 2,200.00 220.00 2,112.00 211.20
43,001 – 47,000 70% ($6,160) 2,640.00 264.00 2,552.00 255.20 2,464.00 246.40 2,376.00 237.60
47,001 – 51,000 67% ($5,896) 2,904.00 290.40 2,816.00 281.60 2,728.00 272.80 2,640.00 264.00
51,001 – 55,000 64% ($5,632) 3,168.00 316.80 3,080.00 308.00 2992.00 299.20 2,904.00 290.40
> 55,000 Submit IRS Tax Return Transcript to school for determination of tuition.
Tuition is due in 10 monthly payments with the first payment due upon enrollment, the remaining due the first of each month beginning July 1, 2017 ending March 1, 2018.  Tuition includes all classroom supplies and text books.  Once a tuition payment is made, it is non-refundable, even if student withdraws from the school for any reason.

Two hours per month (20 hours per year) of volunteer work is required for all parents.  Any volunteer hours over twenty for the year  will result in tuition credit of $5.00/hour, for an additional waiver of fees.

*A non-refundable $50 field trip fee per child is due at the time of enrollment/re-enrollment. *Uniform shirts are required and must be ordered using the GCCS uniform order form.  Payment for uniform shirts is due at the time of ordering and is non-refundable once the order is placed.

*GCCS serves both breakfast ($1.00/day) and lunch ($1.50/day). Parents are billed monthly at the end of each month.

***To qualify for free or reduced breakfast or lunch parents must complete a separate form.

Non-discrimination Policy: Gardere Community Christian School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, or religion to all the 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 or ethnic origin, sex, or religion in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, tuition assistance programs, and other school-administered programs.

PAYMENT CONTRACT 2017-2018

Based on the Gardere Community Christian School Tuition Schedule and the financial proof of income I provided, the yearly tuition amount I am responsible for is ______________________.  I agree to pay this in ten payments with the first payment due at registration and the balance due in 9 monthly payments beginning July 1, 2017.

I agree to submit by cash, check or money order one payment of ____________ which includes a non-refundable $50 one time field trip fee per child at the time of enrolling my child/children.  Tuition payments will continue each month for nine months, due on the first of the month, starting July 1, 2017 and ending March 1, 2018.  Tuition includes all classroom supplies.

I understand that failure to pay the above amount by the first of each month may result in my child/children being withdrawn from their enrollment at Gardere Community Christian School.  I understand that I am also obligated to perform two hours a month in volunteer services to the school starting in August and going through May of the school year, totaling twenty hours, or ten hours per semester.  I will have the opportunity to serve additional hours in order to further waive any fees or tuition amounts.  Any volunteer hours served above the twenty per year will give me a $5.00 credit/hour toward my child/children’s payments in order to further waive the amount.

I understand that once a tuition amount is paid, all payments are non-refundable even if my child/children are withdrawn from the school for any reason.  I understand that no adjustments to tuition will be made if my child misses class due to weather conditions, illness or vacations.  I further understand that school leaders may not withhold education records as a result of lack of payments, fines, or other outstanding obligations.

I understand that there may occasionally be other money collected by Gardere Community Christian School for optional book orders, sports programs or classroom celebrations and that these are not considered in my tuition payments or field trip fees and are not required by the school.

GCCS uniform shirts are required and I must purchase them using the uniform order form provided by GCCS.  Payment for uniform shirts is due at the time of ordering and is non-refundable once the order is placed.  Uniform orders will only be submitted at certain times per school notification.  Additional items I am responsible for include uniform pants, shorts and belts (boys), pants, shorts, belts, skirts, and jumpers (girls), socks, shoes, proper outerwear and book sacks.  These items are not optional.  By signing below I promise to provide them according to GCCS guidelines for my child/children enrolled as outlined in the GCCS Parent/Student handbook.

I also understand that GCCS serves both breakfast and lunch and I will be billed monthly at the end of each month.  In order to qualify for free or reduced breakfast or lunch I must complete a separate form, otherwise I will be billed at $1.00/day for breakfast and $1.50/day for lunch for each of my children enrolled.

GCCS prohibits assessing any fees not authorized within this policy by any school personnel.