Tuition and Financial Aid

2016-2017 School Year

Tuition & Fees Schedule


Anderson Christian School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin 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 and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Tuition Charges and Fees

The table below shows the charges for individual students for the entire school year. Tuition includes base tuition, facilities fee, books/materials fees, some field trip fees, some electives fees, and graduation fees (seniors). Some fees are not covered in the tuition charges shown below. They include a non-refundable enrollment fee, which is payable at the time of enrollment, some electives fees and some field trip fees.

Early enrollment incentive (March 1st thru 15th) – reduced fee of $75 per K-12 students, $35 per preschool student, $250 maximum per family during early enrollment. This incentive includes newly enrolled siblings.

Standard enrollment fee (after March 15th) -- $100 per K-12 student, $50 per preschool student.


EFFECTIVE 3/16/2016


11 Mo. Paymts.*

2-day Pre-S

$ 980

$ 89.10

3-day Pre-S



5-day Pre-K



½-day K



Full-day K



1st-5th Grade



MS (6th-8th)



HS (9th-11th)



HS (12th)




*These figures do not include SMART tuition collection service fee, which is added once to the account of each family that elects the Monthly Payments option.

Tuition Charges for Part-time/Home-School Students

  • K – 5th Grade: $850.00/core subject (taught daily); $425.00/minor subject (taught 1-2 times weekly)
  • 6th – 12th Grade: $1005.00/core subject (taught daily); $550.00/elective subject (taught 2-3 times weekly)

Note: Students enrolled for at least half of the regular school day will be required to enroll in a Bible class, which will be treated as a core subject.

Payment Options

  • Full Payment – Pay in full before school begins; receive 3% discount if paid by June 10.
  • Semester Payments – Pay first half of tuition by June 10 and the second half by November 10.
  • Monthly Payments – Eleven (11) payments June-May by automatic debit or check drawn on your checking or savings account. The monthly payment service is provided through SMART.


  • Facilities Fee: To cover cost of leasing facilities from the Southern Heights Church to operate the school, and to cover the costs of maintaining these facilities, this fee includes a charge of $100 per student. This portion of tuition is non-refundable after the first day of the school year.
  • Book & Field Trip Fees: Includes the cost of books, materials, and field trips at each grade level, part or all of which are non-refundable.
  • Tuition Collection Service Fee: For each family that elects to pay charges through the Monthly Payments option, a single fee of $50 will be added to the account, which includes charges for all students in that family. This fee is non-refundable after the collection service has collected the first payment.
  • Elective Courses Fee (Secondary Only): Tuition includes costs for most elective courses. An additional course fee of $50.00 applies to certain specialty courses as offered. The additional fee is payable in the school office by September 1st for first semester or by January 10th for the second semester.
  • Resource Fee: $10 per session (payable in the office monthly as accrued)
  • Athletic Fee: $20 - $50 per sport, depending on grade level (payable at sign-up)
  • Graduation Fee: Includes this charge of $50 for seniors. This fee is included with tuition.

Tuition Discounts

  • Pre-payment in full by June 10, 2016 – 3% discount
  • Tuition discounts do not apply to part-time students.
  • Tuition Credits for Recruiting - Parents may earn a tuition credit of up to $100 for each new full-time student that enrolls in ACS as a result of their referral. At the time parents enroll a new student, they must identify the ACS parent who referred them to ACS with the recommendation that they enroll their child. Call the school for details.

Financial Policy - Upon enrolling a student in Anderson Christian School, the parent or guardian assumes responsibility for compliance with all terms of the Financial Policy adopted by the ACS Board of Directors. Enrollment is not complete until parents have paid the required enrollment fee and submitted a signed copy of the Financial Policy.

Financial Aid for Student Tuition - ACS provides tuition assistance for qualified applicants each year. If you believe that you will need and qualify for such assistance, please log on to the ACS website at, click the FAST button and follow directions to complete the application. (There is a charge for the processing of your application). To qualify, a student must be registered for the 2016-2017 school year. The aid application must be submitted by June 30, 2016, in order to be considered for assistance, except for students enrolled after June 30, 2016. For students enrolled after June 30, 2016, the application for tuition aid must be submitted within seven (7) days after enrollment.

Students enrolled after the first day of school may not qualify for tuition assistance.