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Affording GRACE

GRACE Christian School is a loving community where we join together to celebrate success, confront challenges, and grow together, both inside the classroom and beyond our school walls.

Our students are known, valued, and loved at GRACE.

GCS Class of 2020

Private, Christian education is an academic, spiritual, and financial investment in your child’s future that requires a big commitment. We understand this and know that the decision to attend a private school does not come lightly. We encourage you to prayerfully consider if GRACE is the best school community for your child.

GRACE Tuition and Fees (2024-2025)
Enrollment & Application Fees for New Students
  • $125 non-refundable application fee due with the submission of the Online Application
  • $900 non-refundable enrollment fee (per student) due within 48 hours of acceptance; 

Total Annual Fees: 2024-2025 School Year


Total Annual Fee

Transitional Kindergarten




1st – 5th


6th – 8th


9th – 12th



  • Twelve monthly payments from June 2024 through May 2025
  • If you are applying for transitional kindergarten, your child must be five by December 31, 2024, to enroll.
  • If you are applying for kindergarten, your child must be five by August 31, 2024, to enroll.
  • If you are applying for 1st grade, your child must be six by August 31, 2024, to enroll.

Additional Fees
NOTE: Application and Enrollment Fees are non-refundable. Additional fees are assessed for student participation in extracurricular activities.
After Care is available for students in all grades from the end of school until 6:00 pm. You may register online for TK-6th Grade After Care and/or for Grades 7-12 After Care.
Before Care
Before Care is available for students in Transitional Kindergarten through 6th grade 7:40 – 8:00 am, Monday-Friday at no additional charge.
Additional fees for participation in the Learning Enrichment and Achievement Program are based upon individual assessment and services provided. (Please see the GRACE website LEAP section for more information.)
Athletic Fees
Athletic fees are charged per student per sport.
Field Trips Fees
Field trip fees are collected per student, as appropriate.
International High School Students
Tuition for international students is $18,530 (first-year international students are also required to pay the $125 application fee and the $900 enrollment fee). All annual tuition and fees for international students are due in advance at the time of acceptance and are non-refundable.

Financial Aid and Tuition Assistance Options


GRACE Families,

Beginning in February 2024, for the first time all students in North Carolina will be eligible to apply for the NC Opportunity Scholarship regardless of income level, which can be used towards paying tuition at a private school. A student’s scholarship amount will depend upon the family’s household income. You are an important part of the GRACE community and we hope that the expansion of the NC Opportunity Scholarship program will be a blessing to many GRACE families. 

Below is information about applying for the opportunity scholarship and financial aid from GRACE. If you have any questions about this information, please contact Felicia Iuga in the GRACE Finance office at [email protected].  

Thank you,

Eric Bradley and the GRACE Finance team

NC Opportunity Scholarship Help Session

Save the Date: 

Thursday, February 8th 

8:30 am - 2:30 pm // drop-in anytime during this windowLower Campus GymAs a service to our GRACE families, we are partnering with Parents for Educational Freedom in NC to provide an on-campus event to assist you in completing the NC Opportunity Scholarship application. Please RSVP here.

What to Bring: 

  • Laptop or personal device
  • Parent’s social security number
  • Parent’s driver’s license
  • Each student’s’ social security numbers
  • Completed Annual 2023 Household Income Worksheet (linked)


Application Window: February 1 - March 1, 2024

Scholarship Amounts: Range from $3,000 to $7,000, based on household income level (see here for income tiers and awards).

Who Qualifies:

  • Student is at least 5 years old by August 31 or at least 4 by April 16 and approved for kindergarten according to State guidelines
  • Lives in North Carolina
  • Has not graduated high school
  • Has not enrolled in a post-secondary institution full-time (12 or more credit hours in a given semester)

NC Opportunity Scholarship Process and Timeline


1. Create an account in My Portal (see instructions).

February 1, 2024 - March 1, 2024

2. Complete the Opportunity Scholarship Application  *Select GRACE Christian of Raleigh as your school.

3. Sign the O.S. Financial Responsibility Form – due 3/1/24 (Available in your Parent Blackbaud account at: gracechristian.myschoolapp.com). If you decline the form, we will assume you are not applying for the Opportunity Scholarship.

4.  Email: [email protected]

a. Your application confirmation

b. Your income tier

Early April 2024

5.  Award offers made (check your portal)

May 2024

6. GRACE tuition accounts adjusted for scholarship amount

June 2024

7. 2024/25 GRACE tuition payments begin

August 2024

8. Look for email indicating GRACE has certified your student(s)

Aug/Sept 2024

9. Parent endorsement needed for FALL semester (check your portal or funds WON’T be released!)

Jan/Feb 2025

10. Parent endorsement needed for SPRING semester (check your portal or funds WON’T be released!)

Due to the expansion of the NC Opportunity Scholarship Program, free lunch will no longer be provided as part of the program.

GRACE Christian School is not involved in the administration or distribution of NC Opportunity Scholarship funds. For additional information about the NC Opportunity Scholarship Program, please go to https://www.ncseaa.edu/k12/opportunity/.

GRACE Financial Aid Process

Application Window opens: February 1, 2024

Application Window closes: April 1, 2024


Process & Timeline

February 1, 2024


2. Create an account/login to an existing account in Blackbaud Financial Aid Management (see attached Blackbaud instructions).

3. Complete the GRACE Financial Aid Application/Submit documents including 2023 Income Tax Returns and Opportunity Scholarship Application confirmation.
*** Be on the lookout for emails from Blackbaud notifying you of status updates or additional information needed
4. Sign the GRACE Financial Responsibility Form – due 4/1/24 (Available in your Parent Blackbaud account at: gracechristian.myschoolapp.com). If you decline the form, we will assume you are not applying for the GRACE financial aid.

May 15, 2024

5. Award offers made provided all steps are complete (check your email!)

May 2024

6. GRACE tuition accounts adjusted for financial aid amount

June 2024

7.  2024/25 GRACE tuition payments begin