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Grade LevelMonthly TuitionSchool Year TuitionSchool Year Plus Summer TuitionTuition*LWCC Member Tuition
Option A: 3 days (pick your days)

(Pre-K: 3-year-olds)

Option B: 5 days

(Pre-K: 3-year-olds)

Option C: 3 days M, W, F

(Pre-K: 4- & 5-year-olds)

Option D: 5 days

(Pre-K: 4- & 5-year-olds)

Lower School (K-5)$9,982$9,582
Middle School (6-8)$11,500$11,100
Upper School (9-12)$11,850$11,450

Tuition Discounts

*LWCC member discount per student (reflected above)                                                                        $400

Pre-pay full tuition balance by June 5, 2019 (not applicable if receiving financial aid)                 2%

Multi-Child discount (not applicable if receiving financial aid)                                                          $200

**Pre-kindergarten options do not qualify for financial assistance.

Pre-kindergarten Extended Hours: Pre-kindergarten tuition includes morning supervision from 7–8 a.m.

Member Discount Notification 

Families must notify the school if they become members of Living Word Christian Center after enrollment in order to receive the member discount. Living Word Christian Center does not notify the school. This discount is not retroactive for lack of notification.

New Enrollment

New enrollment application Fee                        $135

The application/enrollment process is not considered complete until the non-refundable application fee has been paid.

Continuous Enrollment

Annual commitment fee                                    $135 (billed in March)

A $25 discount will be applied per student for attendance at the Annual Business Meeting and will be billed on the appropriate billing cycle in March.

Associate of Arts Degree

Students in Grade 11 or 12 enrolled in the Associates of Art Degree program will be charged additional fees for required Bible credits that are not covered by the MN State PSEO program. These fees will be billed by the UNWSP and paid via the student’s UNWSP Rock account each semester.

Year 1 – 6 credit hours                                                           Year 2 – 4 credit hours

Bible Credits Fee ($65 p/credit)          $390              Bible Credits Fee ($65 p/credit)          $130

Payment Options

Tuition payments processed through FACTS allows families access to their account information 24/7. All MCA families will be enrolled in FACTS; a fee of $35/family will be charged for the ten- or twelve-month tuition plans. A $10 fee will be assessed on full pay or semester pay plans. Payments will be automatically debited from a checking or savings account. Payments are subject to convenience fees. Reminder emails will be sent 15 days prior to the tuition withdrawal date for your convenience.

Automatic pre-pay full tuition by June 5, 2020

  • Receive a 2% discount–applied after other applicable discounts: LWCC membership and/or multi-child (not eligible if receiving financial aid)
  • Discount will be reversed in the event of early withdrawal

Automatic semester payments on June 5 and November 5, 2020

  • One-half of annual tuition paid on each date

Automatic ten (June 2020–March 2021) or twelve monthly payments, June 2020–May 2021)

  • Payment dates are the 5th or 20th of each month

Late Fees and Insufficient Funds

Late fees: Any payment that is not received by FACTS by the due date is considered late and will receive a $35 late fee. In the event that your account becomes delinquent, a FACTS representative will contact you via mail, telephone, or e-mail for follow up.                                                                                                                                  

Failed auto-debit/NSF fees: Payments denied due to insufficient funds will be charged an NSF fee of $35. Your bank may impose additional fees.

Withdrawal Penalties/Tuition Refunds

Students withdrawing at any time during the school year will incur a penalty of $750.

Families relocating over 50 miles from the academy will not be assessed the withdrawal penalty.

Tuition refunds will be allowed only when the school is given a 30-day written notice of withdrawal; no refund will be allowed when notice of withdrawal is given less than 30 days prior to the date of withdrawal.

Students are considered enrolled for the entire academic year and tuition is calculated on this basis; therefore, no tuition reductions will be made for the academic year regardless of the cause. This includes but is not limited to vacations, school holidays, or long-term illnesses.

Miscellaneous Fees

Miscellaneous fees may be incurred throughout the school year, depending upon the student’s involvement in individual classes and/or activities. These fees will be paid through FACTS or directly to MCA, as outlined in the MCA Parent and Student Manual. Please note that unpaid class fees due to delinquent accounts will result in no credit given to the student until the account is current. A full list of fees can be found in the MCA Parent and Student Manual in the Financial Information section.


Financial Assistance

Financial aid grants are awarded to reduce tuition and are based upon financial need. (Please note: pre-kindergarten options do not qualify for financial assistance.) Applications should be completed online. Applications are due March 15, 2020 for returning families. A $250 late application fee will apply after the March 15 deadline for returning families. Please refer to the Financial Aid Policy. Parents and students receiving financial aid are expected to be actively involved in fundraisers and volunteerism that promote the school.

State and Federal Subsidy Programs

  • The cost of textbooks, health services, and secondary guidance services is partially offset by the State Non-public Aid bill.
  • Under current legislation, parents may claim a credit and/or deduction on their Minnesota State Income Tax return for some K-12 education expenses. The amount of the credit/deduction depends upon family income.
  • The MCA Pre-kindergarten program is a Minnesota licensed daycare provider. Tuition paid for Pre-kindergarten may qualify as a deduction on your federal and/or state tax return. Please contact a tax professional for further information.

Pre-kindergarten is owned and operated by its affiliate, Living Word Maranatha Early Learning Center. All references to Maranatha Christian Academy are intended to reflect the operations of both schools.

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