Tuition Information

Tuition is set on an annual basis. Discounts apply for families with multiple children enrolled in VCA. The new tuition schedule is available approximately March 1st for the following school year.

 

2016-2017 Tuition

New Student Enrollment Fees

An enrollment fee of $95 is charged to new students when applying for admission to Victory Christian Academy.

 

Returning Student Enrollment Fees

Enrollment fees for returning students are on a sliding scale based on date of re-enrollment, and are as follows:

  • If paid by May 1st – $35

  • If paid by July 31st – $65

  • If paid August 1st or later – $95

 

Enrollment Fee Policies

All enrollment fees are non-refundable. The enrollment fee is due immediately following the submission of the enrollment application in order to secure placement at VCA.

Curriculum Fees

A non-refundable curriculum fee is due at the time of enrollment and is as follows:

  • Preschool – $0

  • Early Fives and Kindergarten – $150

  • Grades 1-6 – $200

  • Grades 7-12 – $400

Activity Fees

Students may be assessed fees for field trips or activities. We attempt to keep these fees to a minimum, but parents will be responsible for providing these funds.  In the event that the cost of activities is a hardship, you may elect to discuss alternative options with the school board.

Lunch Program

Our school provides daily lunch through the Hibbing Public School District’s food service program. Lunch costs $2.25 for elementary and $2.30 for secondary.

Lunches are prepaid only. Students must have money in their school lunch accounts to obtain a meal. Make checks out to INAC then give them to your child’s teacher or to the VCA office, and your account will be credited. To view your lunch account balance, you will need your family ID number which is found on the top right hand corner of your statement and your PIN number which is the last four digits of your phone number. If you have questions about your account, you may contact INAC directly at 218.208.0854.

 

Free and Reduced Lunch

Your child may qualify for free or reduced-price school lunch. To apply, complete the form below and return it to the VCA office. A new application must be submitted each year. Information provided on the form will be protected as private data.

Free/Reduced Lunch Application

Payment Policy

VCA uses FACTS Management Company to process all tuition payments and fees. Tuition can be paid annually, semi-annually, or monthly with options of 10, 11, or 12 payments. If tuition is paid annually (one payment, paid in full by August 1st), there is no FACTS setup fee.  If paid semi-annually (two payments, to be withdrawn on September 3rd and March 1st), the FACTS setup fee is $10. If paid monthly, the FACTS setup fee is $43. Payment method options are automatic bank transfer or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express).  If you choose to pay with a credit card, FACTS will add a convenience fee of 2.5% in addition to the setup fee.

 

 Set up FACTS

Fundraising

Families are expected to participate in raising funds for the school. Full participation in fundraisers involves the following:

  • Preschool – fundraising is optional

  • Early Fives and Kindergarten – $175 in net proceeds per student each year

  • Grades 1-12 – $250 in net proceeds per student each year

  • For families with two or more students, the minimum required is $475, regardless of how many students are enrolled.

 

Buyout Option

If you would rather not participate in fundraisers, two buyout options are available. The full buyout requires paying your entire fundraising amount at the beginning of the school year. The partial buyout requires paying the deficit at the end of the school year.

Service

One of the ways tuition costs are kept down is by requesting that families participate in the education of their children by serving at VCA. There are many opportunities for service such as joining a committee (hospitality, publicity/marketing, building maintenance, and fundraising), serving lunch, driving for field trips, or office help.

 

Hours

Monthly parent service hours are required as follows:

  • Preschool – service time is optional

  • Early Fives and Kindergarten – 3 hours per month per family

  • Grades 1-12 – 5 hours per month per family

  • Single parent home – 3 hours per month per family

You may have a proxy (grandparent, aunt, etc.) fulfill your family’s service hours. If you work additional hours one month, you are able to use the extra for another month in the same school year.

 

Buyout Options

Your time and abilities are greatly appreciated; however, you may choose one of the buyout options rather than serve. The full buyout option for Early Fives, Kindergarten, and single parent families is $135 per year at the beginning of the school year.  For 1st through 12th grades, the full buyout is $225 per year. The partial buyout requires paying the deficit at the end of the school year at the rate of $5 per hour.

Discounts
  • Children of full-time teachers and staff will receive a 50% tuition discount. This applies to children for whom they are parent or legal guardian.

  • Upon request, children of full-time pastors will receive a 25% tuition discount and children of part-time pastors will receive a 15% tuition discount, based on the 12-month plan. Additionally, children of pastors may be eligible to receive a full tuition scholarship.

Pastoral Scholarship Application

Early Withdrawal

Students are considered enrolled for the entire school year; however, if a student is withdrawn at any time before completion of the school year, the tuition is prorated according to school quarters. Enrollment and curriculum fees will not be refunded. No portion of tuition shall be refunded for a student dismissed by expulsion or disciplinary reasons.