Tuition at BCS
Tuition & Fees 2023-2024
Tuition Information & Policies
- Annual Non-refundable Family Enrollment Fee
- Annual Tuition
- Monthly Installment Payment Options
- Summer or Mid-year Enrollment
- Late payment, NSF Return, Outstanding Balance Policy
- Withdrawal and Tuition Responsibility or Refund
- Force Majeure
Annual Non-refundable Family Enrollment Fee
Your student will be invited to enroll upon acceptance of their BCS application. Returning students also re-enroll each year. BCS charges an annual family enrollment/re-enrollment fee as identified in the published tuition schedule. This fee is non-refundable; it is not a deposit on, or pre-payment of, tuition.
The BCS School Board sets the annual tuition rates for each of its campuses, preschool through high school. Annual tuition is due May 1, 2023.
Student with U.S. citizenship (holds U.S. passport) or green card:
1) In full (with 2% discount if paid by May 1, 2023 by BCS-managed ACH with prior arrangement, bank bill payment, or through Veracross portal (VC Pay, convenience fees apply). No discount beginning May 2, 2023*; or
2) In full by May 1, 2023, by wire or Flywire. Does not receive 2% discount; or
2) 10 months of equal installments, due on the 1st of the month, beginning May 1, 2023.
Student with F1 (Form I-20), or other visitor, education, or work visa:
1) In full (with 2% discount if paid by May 1, 2023 by check or cash; no discount beginning May 2, 2023*); or
2) 2 installments: 50% of annual tuition due May 1, 2023 and the remaining 50% of annual tuition due October 1, 2023.
A convenience fee is charged on any tuition or fee payment by debit/credit card beginning May 2, 2023.
Refer to the Tuition & Fees schedules for more information.
Monthly Installment Payment Options
The first invoice will be sent in early- to mid-April for the upcoming school year. Charges for tuition installments and fees are invoiced on the 20th of each following month. Monthly installment payments are due on the 1st of the month, beginning May 1, 2023 through February 1, 2024.
ACH (automated clearing house) payment managed by BCS. ACH withdrawal is made from the account you designate on the 5th of each month; this is an exception to the 1st of the month due date and there is no late fee. Once authorized, student billing will continue to draw payment from month to month and year to year until the authorization is cancelled in writing. ACH is Bellevue Christian’s preferred method of payment; there is no convenience fee and you will avoid late fees.
Bank bill payments paid through your bank’s online payment services are accepted in lieu of personal checks; late payment policy applies.
Cash, cashier’s check or money order. Families may drop off cash payments at the finance office; late payment policy applies.
Credit or debit card or bank payment through VC Pay. Payments can be made through VC pay (found on Family Invoice on Veracross Parent Portal). Convenience fees are paid through the portal. Late payment policy applies.
Families with unusual income circumstances that do not allow for traditional 1st of the month payment are encouraged to make advance installments or lump sum prepayments in the month or months prior to the payment due date. Doing so will help match each family’s unique financial circumstances to our invoicing cycle.
Summer or Mid-year Enrollment
Families making application for enrollment:
- After the annual tuition due date and before the beginning of the school year should anticipate paying tuition in full (without discount) or the full tuition installments for each month of the tuition cycle that has passed. Tuition payment would be immediately due and must be made prior to the student’s start of classes. For example, if a family enrolls mid-August, full tuition installments for May, June, July and August would be due, in addition to the enrollment fee.
- After the school year begins should anticipate paying the enrollment fee, the May, June, July, and August installments, and then the installments beginning with the month the student enrolls. For example, a student entering class in October would participate in school 9 of the usual 10 months and therefore is only invoiced 9 installments of the annual tuition. In this scenario, the family should anticipate paying the enrollment fee, and the May, June, July, August, and October tuition installments prior to the start of classes. The November to February installments would be invoiced on a monthly basis.
- For a January 1 or second semester start pay a partial enrollment fee for the current year but are also required to pay the re-enrollment fee for the coming school year in addition to the tuition that would be calculated for the current year.
The withdrawal policy applies to all tuition payments no matter when the student is enrolled.
Late payment, NSF Return, Outstanding Balance Policy
Late payment: Late fees are assessed on monthly unpaid tuition and fee balances on the 6th of each month ($15) and again on the 20th ($50). Total late fees charged per month: $65.00.
NSF payment: Payments returned for insufficient funds are charged back to the tuition and fee account. A $25 NSF fee is also charged to your account. Late fees may also be assessed.
Monthly balance must be paid by month end. Your tuition contract signed upon enrollment or re-enrollment stipulates that the monthly installment must be paid in full by the end of the month in which it is billed. If your balance is not cleared by month end, your student may be asked not to attend classes or participate in co-curricular activities until your balance is brought current.
Report Cards and Official Transcripts. Tuition accounts must be current in order for report cards and transcripts to be released.
Upon withdrawal or graduation, official transcripts and/or school records will be released after all fees and tuition is paid and all school property returned.
Withdrawal and Tuition Responsibility or Refund
Please refer to the Tuition & Fee schedules for details applicable to your student’s tuition.
The enrollment fee is due upon enrollment and is non-refundable. The process of re-enrollment and open enrollment serves to reserve the student’s seat for the coming school year. The process of making tuition payments as described in the Tuition & Fee schedules serves to confirm the family’s intention to attend Bellevue Christian School. BCS relies on both these processes to make budget decisions for its fiscal year and to make commitments for the upcoming school year.
Should you find it necessary to withdraw your student from BCS, you will be responsible for all fees and tuition as described in the Tuition & Fee schedule(s) applicable to your student’s tuition.