2020-21 Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees*
Monthly Cost**
PreK - 5 Day
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade

*Includes Technology and Dining Fees.
**Tuition is paid in ten monthly payments March through December.

List of 3 items.

  • Student Tuition Aid

    Approximately $1,400,000 in Student Tuition Aid is given yearly. Student Tuition Aid is awarded strictly according to financial need. If you would like to apply for aid, please click here.
  • Tuition Information

    • According to Trinity Christian Academy’s policy, income from tuition and other fees pays the operating costs for the current year. In this way, tuition is held to the lowest possible level.
    • The tuition may be paid in full upon enrollment or re-enrollment, or in ten equal payments, the first of which is due on March 1, and the first of each month thereafter through December 1.
    • For students accepted after March 1, all monthly payments accrued prior to the time of acceptance are due when the child is enrolled.
    • Tuition does not include all costs that may be incurred by the family. Additional costs may include transportation to and from school, uniforms, various activities and other miscellaneous expenses.
    • As is the nature at any privately funded, educational institution, all money needed to provide a quality program cannot come from tuition alone. Additional programs approved by the Trustees are designed to raise funds for the school.
    • Funds for the construction of new buildings are raised through special capital campaigns. Any construction at TCA is carried out in accordance with the school’s “no-debt” policy.
  • Tuition Refund Policy

    TCA has financial and contractual arrangements with faculty, staff, vendors, etc., which are made the spring prior to each school year. These obligations make it MANDATORY that we require families to commit financially for the entire school year in February of the preceding year. Since payments are made beginning March 1, each student’s tuition is 60 percent paid by the first day of school in August.
    For Trinity to meet its contractual obligations, the refund policy is very narrow. Basically, there is no refund for ANY REASON, other than the ones narrowly drawn in this document. Since there are many reasons that a student might have to leave school:
    1. Each family that commits in January, or thereafter, is responsible for the full tuition of that student.
    2. The Director of Admission shall maintain and monitor both a wait pool for those wishing to enter a TCA class and a departure list for those who have committed but who cannot return to TCA.
    3. The Director of Admission shall service the wait pool with the departure list. The most qualified candidate on the wait pool shall be served by the senior candidate on the departure list.
    4. All families who have committed and will not be returning may contact the Director of Admission prior to the first day of a trimester to be placed on the departure list for possible replacement by a wait pool candidate.
    5. The Director of Admission shall place students not returning because of academic dismissal automatically, and in sequential order, on the departure list.
    6. If, by the first day of school, there has been no replacement for the departing student, the tuition is due and payable as contracted.
    7. If, prior to the first day of school, a qualified replacement has been designated, at the sole discretion of TCA, for the departing student, and if the grade level is full, TCA shall refund 80 percent of the total tuition accrued to date for that student. TCA is not obligated to fill such vacated positions.
    8. If, prior to the first day of the second trimester, a qualified replacement has been designated, at the sole discretion of TCA, for that departing student, and if the grade level is full, TCA shall refund 40 percent of the total tuition accrued. TCA does not normally admit students after the school year has begun, except when the Admission Committee finds a highly suitable applicant.
    9. Under no circumstance shall any application fees, admission fees, technology fees or matriculation fees be refunded. 

    10. Under special circumstances and at the sole discretion of the Business Office, dining fees may be refundable on a pro rata basis for periods in which the services have not been delivered.
    11. No portion of the tuition shall be refunded for a student who either is dismissed or withdraws for disciplinary reasons.
    12. Each student’s account is independent. Tuition cannot be transferred from one student account to another.

Fee Schedule 2020-21

Application/Testing Fee
PreK to 12th Grade: $125/application

Admission Fee*
PreK: $500
Kindergarten and 1st: $1,000
First Child 2nd-12th Grade: $1,500
Second Child K-12th Grade: $1,000
Third Child K-12th Grade: $750
Fourth or more: no fee

*A one-time fee paid at the time of enrollment

Re-enrollment Fee
PreK: $500 per child
Kindergarten to 12th Grade: $800 per child

Dining Fee
PreK – 5 day: $760
K-1st Grade: $760
2nd-4th Grade: $800
5th-6th Grade: $820
7th-8th Grade: $850
9th-12th Grade: $890
Technology Fees
Grades 5-8: $230
Grades 9-12: $470

Optional Fees
Learning Lab (K-4): $280 per month
The Learning Lab, a learning assistance program, for grades K-4 is separate from tuition and paid on a monthly basis.

Learning Lab (5-9): $2,100 per year
Learning Lab (10-12): $1,700 per year
The Learning Lab, a learning assistance program for students with documented learning differences and/or Attention Deficit Disorder, for grades 5-12, is separate from tuition and paid on an annual basis.
Trinity Christian Academy is a private coeducational school for grades PreK–12 which offers Christian families and their children a demanding, college preparatory curriculum within a Christian community committed to integrating Biblical faith and learning.