The investment in your child’s K-12 education through private Christian education pays dividends for a lifetime.

We are honored to have the opportunity to foster that investment. It is our goal to provide the highest excellence in education and programming, in a safe and loving environment, while keeping Christian education affordable for everyone in the Sanford and surrounding communities.

Funding Private Christian Education

Don’t let cost stand in the way of private Christian education for your children. We understand that private school tuition seems like an unfathomable cost for many families, but we offer and support a number of discounts, scholarships and financial aid programs to help keep costs affordable for all.

Contact Admissions for help developing a financial plan for your student’s K-12 private Christian education.

Application & Enrollment Fees

Application FeeNew Student (Upon Application)$200 + $150 each add’l student (Non-Refundable)
Enrollment FeeEnrolling Families (Upon Enrollment)$350 per family (Non-Refundable)

†Grace Christian CDC students enrolling in Kindergarten during Priority Enrollment will be refunded the Admission Fee after enrollment.

Re-Enrollment Fees

Re-Enrollment FeeCurrent Families (by Jan 31)$350 per family (Non-Refundable)
Late Re-Enrollment FeeCurrent Families (after Jan 31)$750 per family (Non-Refundable)

Please note: Failure of current families to re-enroll by January 31 may result in loss of student seat(s) for the upcoming school year.

2023-24 Tuition & Fees

Academic ProgramBase TuitionBase FeesCapital Facility FeeTotal Cost
Elementary (TK-5)$6,575$1,100$700$8,375*
Upper School (6-12)$6,975$1,300$700$8,975

*Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through Grade 2 have an additional $195 Snack Fee not included in this total. 

For detailed description of fees and tuition policies, please:

Download Full Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans

Flexible payment plans are available to make your child’s quality education more affordable. You will have the option to define your payment plan during the enrollment process.

Withdrawal Policy

Students are considered enrolled for the entire school year; therefore, budgets and teacher contracts are set accordingly. Application and Enrollment Fees are Non-refundable. Students who withdraw any time after enrollment will be assessed a Withdrawal Fee and are responsible for the full Base Fee. (Please see table below.) Students that withdraw on or after July 1st are also responsible for the Tuition and Capital Facility Fee for the full quarter in which they withdraw. Submission of the withdrawal form confirms the withdrawal date. Any annual credits and/or awarded tuition assistance are forfeited, in its entirety, upon withdrawal.

Withdrawal TimeFees Assessed
Prior to July 1$500 Withdrawal Fee + Full Base Fee
July 1 – End of Q1$500 Withdrawal Fee + Full Base Fee + ¼ Tuition + ¼ Capital Facility Fee
During Q2$500 Withdrawal Fee + Full Base Fee + ½ Tuition + ½ Capital Facility Fee
During Q3$500 Withdrawal Fee + Full Base Fee + ¾ Tuition + ¾ Capital Facility Fee
During Q4$500 Withdrawal Fee + Full Base Fee + Full Tuition + Full Capital Facility Fee


Financial Assistance

As part of our effort to keep private Christian education affordable, we offer and support a number of discounts, scholarships and financial aid opportunities.

Tuition Credits

Please contact Admissions to confirm eligibility and apply for tuition discounts.

Multi-Child Credit: Credit applies to total tuition, base and capital facility fees. (Does not include any other fees or programming.) Does not apply to students who are enrolled in the Child Development Center program.

Oldest Student2nd Oldest StudentEach Additional Student
Full Tuition & Fees20% Discount25% Discount

Pastor Scholarship: In an effort to support Pastors and Military Chaplains, GCS is honored to provide, up to, a 20% base tuition scholarship to full-time pastors and military chaplains who meet the qualifications of our Pastoral Scholarship Program. A Pastoral Scholarship Form must be completed with prior year tax returns for verification by Church/Military Leadership. Please contact Admissions for more information.

External Scholarships & Grants

Opportunity Scholarship

  • The Opportunity Scholarship is a state-funded program offered through the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA). This income-based scholarship awards up to 90% of the state-per-pupil spending. For the academic year of 2023-24, this amount is $6,492 per eligible student.
  • For eligibility requirements and to apply, visit
  • For more information: 1-855-330-3955 or

ESA+ Grant (IEP)

  • This is a state-funded program offered through the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA). This grant is offered to children with qualifying disabilities (IEP), awarding funds from $9,000 to $17,000 per academic year, per eligible student.
  • In order for GCS students to be awarded an ESA+ Grant, they will go through an evaluation through Lee County to receive an IEP Eligibility Determination. This is approximately a 90-day process. Contact our Learning Support Director to get started.
  • For eligibility requirements and to apply, visit
  • For more information: 1-855-330-3955 or

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Grace Christian Tuition Assistance

Each year, Grace Christian Schools awards thousands of dollars in tuition assistance to families trying to provide the best education for their children. The amount and eligibility for internal tuition assistance may vary each year, however, is generally need-based. Any accepted student may apply for tuition assistance via FACTS GRANT & AID. The Priority Application deadline for returning families is March 31st. Decisions will be announced prior to May 1st. New families must be accepted for enrollment prior to applying.

To apply, you must first have applied for the Opportunity Scholarship. Once you have submitted an Opportunity Scholarship application, you may apply for Grace Christian Tuition Assistance using the button below and selecting “Create an Account.” Please note this account is separate from any other FACTS account you may have.

Apply for GCS Tuition Assistance