Tuition Details

Continuous Enrollment

FCS operates under a continuous enrollment policy. This model eliminates the task of annual re-enrollment and also abolishes the $75.00 annual re-enrollment deposit. This streamlined process is more efficient, as the majority of our families re-enroll every year. Continuous enrollment also allows us to better plan and prepare staff and resources for each coming school year.

Upon enrollment, FCS families will sign a Continuous Enrollment Contract. This contract secures your student(s) place at FCS until graduation and assumes re-enrollment for each upcoming school year. Should you elect to decline re-enrollment for the upcoming school year, you must notify the school by completing the Official Withdrawal Notice Form no later than March 31 of that year. Click here to complete the Official Withdrawal Notice form. After that date, a $500.00 withdrawal fee per student will be assessed.

Continuous Enrollment FAQ

What is continuous enrollment?

Continuous Enrollment is a more efficient way to conduct the re-enrollment process. It is an agreement to keep your student(s) continuously enrolled at FCS until they graduate (unless you notify the school of your intention to withdraw your student by the annual deadline, March 31.)

Why has FCS adopted a continuous enrollment policy?

  • This streamlined policy eliminates the task of annual re-enrollment and discontinues the annual enrollment deposit.
  • Once enrolled, a student’s spot is reserved through their graduation date.
  • Continuous enrollment allows FCS to better plan and allocate staff and resources for each coming school year.

What if I do not intend to enroll my student for the upcoming school year?

  • You must notify the school by completing the Official Withdrawal Notice Form, no later than March 31 of any given year. Click here to complete the form.
  • A penalty of $500.00 per student will be assessed in the event a student is withdrawn for the coming school year after the March 31 deadline.

Are there any exceptions to this policy?

A waiver of the withdrawal fee will be considered on a case-by-case basis in the event of the following:

  • the family moves out of the area
  • FCS determines that it is unable to meet your student’s educational needs
  • Variable Tuition Assistance contingencies

Tuition and Fee Breakdown 

Grade Level Tuition Activity Fee Tech Fee Annual
Pre 3-4 yr olds – 8:20 am – 12:30 pm
5 Days/Week $5,418 $60 N/A $5,478
3 Days/Week $4,064 $60 N/A $4,124
2 Days/Week (PK 3 Only) $2,710 $60 N/A $2,770
K – 1/2 Day – 8:20 am – 12:30 pm $6,776 $85 $200 $7,061
Gd 1-5 – 8:20 am – 3:15 pm $9,510 $100 $200 $9,810
Gd 6-8 – 8:00 am – 2:55 pm $10,570 $195 $350 $11,115
Gd 9-12 – 8:00 am – 2:55 pm $11,180 $325 $350 $11,855

 

Extended Care Fees

Pre & K Before School Care
(6:30 AM – opening)
  Extended Care
(12:30 – 3:00 PM)
  After School Care
(12:30 – 6:00 PM)
5 Days/Week $850 $2,237 $3,649
3 Days/Week $578 $1,521 $2,482
2 Days/Week $425 $1,120 $1,826

 

Lower School  (Grades 1-5) Before School Care
(6:30 AM – opening)
After School Care
(3:00 – 6:00 PM)
5 Days/Week $850 $2,753
3 Days/Week $578 $2,065
2 Days/Week $425 $1,377

Application and Enrollment Fees

New Students
The application and evaluation fee for each new student is $100.

Returning Students – (See Continuous Enrollment for new procedure.)

Discounts

Multiple Child Discount

Families with two or more children will receive a tuition discount for each child as follows:
(Student in the highest grade level is considered the first child.)

2nd Child – 10%           |  3rd child – 20%           |  4th Child – 25%

 

Alumni Discount

All children of FCS alumni – in grades Pre-K3 (5-day) through 12th grade – will qualify for a $600 discount after all other applicable discounts have been applied.  To qualify for this discount, at least one parent must have graduated from Fredericksburg Christian School after attending for at least two years (K5 – 12th grade). Only one alumni discount per child is allowable maximum – $600 per child).

 

Advance Payment Discount

A 1.75% tuition discount only applies if tuition and fees are paid in full on or before July 1, of the upcoming school year.

Payment Options

We offer families two methods to pay their school bill:

Annual Pay

July 1st Payment Discount Plan -  Payment in full of all tuition and fees on or before July 1 of the upcoming school year. Payment can be made by check directly to FCS or by credit/debit card, through the FACTS management company. There is no payment plan fee for a one-time payment through FACTS but you will be charged a convenience fee.  FACTS payment plans must be set up no later than June 4, 2021.

 

FACTS Monthly Payment Plan

Payments can be made by ACH or by credit/debit card. FACTS charges an annual fee of $45 for monthly payment plans and there will be a convenience fee charged by FACTS for credit/debit card payments.

  • 10 Monthly Payments – July through April with no payment in May or June
  • 12 Monthly Payments – July through June

Advanced payment of tuition and fees is due by July 1 of the upcoming school year. .  Monthly payments must be made through the FACTS Management Company.  Enrollment in the FACTS plan must be completed by June 4, 2021.  Families whose students are accepted for enrollment after July 1, 2021 must pay their balance in full or enroll in the FACTS monthly payment plan within 7 days of acceptance.

Withdrawal Policies

Should you decide to withdraw your student/s during the current school year, you must notify the school by completing the Official Withdrawal Notice Form. Click here to complete the Official Withdrawal Form.

Each student who withdraws on or after the first day of school will:

  • Be assessed one month’s tuition for each month or portion of a month in attendance.
  • Be assessed a withdrawal fee of $500 (per student). Deposits and fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Should you elect to decline re-enrollment for the upcoming school year, you must notify the school by completing the Official Withdrawal Notice Form, no later than March 31 of that year. Click here to complete the Official Withdrawal Form.  Each student who withdraws between March 31 and the first day of school will:

  • Be assessed a withdrawal fee of $500 (per student). Deposits and fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

* A waiver of the withdrawal fee will be considered on a case-by-case basis in the event of moving out of the area, Variable Tuition Assistance contingencies, or if FCS determines that it can no longer meet your student’s educational needs.

Please be aware that records cannot be transferred to the student’s next school until all FCS property (books, iPads, uniforms, etc.) is returned, and all accounts with the business office are up to date.

529 Plans Aren’t Just for College

Click here for more information to see how to use the funds for your children’s private elementary and high school education.

Maybe you’ve been putting your 529 plan on the back burner since college is still years away for your child. But, ever since the 2017 tax reform, 529 plans can be used for more than just higher education.

Now, you can use 529 plans for private elementary, middle, and high school tuition—up to $10,000 per year.

Learn more about the 529 plan and whether you should invest and dip into that cash earlier.

Transportation

For more information about our specific bus stops and times, email Marie Stanley at mstanley@gofcs.org or call our business office at 540-373-5355.

Due to increased demands, bus transportation is not guaranteed and buses are assigned  on a first-come-first-serve basis as our applications are processed. However, we also provide a carpool list option which allows you to partner with other families in your area.

Bus Route Fees

# of Children
Riding
AM & PM
King George North Stafford South Stafford Rt 3 – West
1 $2,472 $2,516 $881 $1,854
2 $2,718 $2,768 $968 $2,039
3 or more $2,841 $2,892 $1,012 $2,132
# of Children
Riding AM Only
or PM Only
King George North Stafford South Stafford Rt 3 -West
1 $1,577 $1,607 $564 $1,185
2 $1,736 $1,767 $620 $1,303
3 or more $1,806 $1,839 $645 $1,365

Bus Fees for students riding one of the four Bus Routes on an occasional basis will be $10 one way per student or $20 two ways per student per day for the 2021-2022 school year.

Shuttle Bus Fees – $500 per family

  1. Spotswood Baptist Church
  2. Idlewild – for Idlewild residents only (due to parking space)
  3. Burlington Coat Factory/Altoona Dr

 

Please note that shuttle bus fees are per family, per route used.  The fee is the same whether your child(ren) ride one-way or two-ways. Bus fees for students riding the Shuttle Bus on an occasional basis will be $7 one way per student or $14 two ways per student per day for the 2021-2022 school year.

If gasoline prices rise, these fees may need to be adjusted.

If you have additional questions about tuition and fees, please email Mrs. Baughman at pbaughman@gofcs.org.

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