An investment in knowledge always pays
the best interest.
~ Ben Franklin
The Texas Panhandle's only private college preparatory school for students in grades 6 through 12
An investment in your student's future
Ascension Academy offers a proven college preparatory program with measurable outcomes for its students. These outcomes are only possible through the willingness of parents to invest in the future of their students. It is important for our families to understand the importance of their tuition dollars in support of program costs, and to recognize that tuition fees alone do not support the full cost of their student's education. As such, it is very important that every family is willing to contribute the maximum amount they are able toward tuition.
Tuition and Fees for 2019-2020*
Students at Ascension Academy are responsible for a one-time application fee, a one-time enrollment deposit, and annual tuition.
Initial Fees and Deposits
The application fee of $100 is a one-time fee for application processing and testing. An Enrollment Deposit of $500 is due when you accept admission to the school. This is a one-time deposit that remains on deposit while your student is enrolled. Enrollment Deposits are refundable upon graduation, a family move out of the area, or notice in writing before the annual deadline set by the school each year. The deadline for deposit refunds for the 2019-2020 academic year is March 1, 2019.
Variable Tuition Plan
Tuition for the 2019-2020 year ranges from $5,500 to $11,000, or approximately $450 to $900 per month. Families unable to pay the full $11,000 tuition may apply for a tuition variance. Tuition payments may be scheduled over a period of up to twelve months, beginning in July and ending in June of the academic year.
Applying for a Variance
Ascension Academy uses a trusted third party assessment tool for tuition variance applications. We use the assessment recommendation as a baseline to determine the variable tuition contribution level for returning students and new applicants. More information about the variable tuition process and to begin a variable tuition application may be found on the VARIABLE TUITION page.
The Ascension Career Discount (ACD) of $100/year is applied for each year a student is enrolled, ranging from $100-$600/student, based on a current student’s previous years of continuous enrollment. Full payment, semester payments, and bank draft discounts are also available. Family referrals resulting in a newly enrolled student will earn a $500 tuition credit to the referring family for that academic year.
Use of Section 529 Plans for Tuition
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 contains a provision that allows the use of Section 529 savings to pay for private K-12 education up to $10,000 per year, per child starting in 2018. Establishing and funding a Section 529 plan can provide significant tax benefits. See your investment advisor or accountant for more information.
Families will likely incur expenses in addition to tuition for items such as college placement tests, calculators, school supplies, uniforms, and meals on school trips. Typical additional annual expenses between $100 and $500 may be incurred.
*Tuition for the 2020-2021 Academic year will be published in November of 2019