Continuous Enrollment

girlhugcropOur Dayton Christian families spoke and we listened! To help make life simpler and more convenient for our current families, we’ve transitioned from our former annual re-enrollment process to automatic continuous enrollment. The paperwork is gone! 

Since more than 90% of our families return every year, it makes sense to simply plan on everyone returning unless you notify us otherwise.

Here’s how it works. Once you enroll your child(ren) at DC you do nothing to re-enroll for future academic years. You’re assessed a non-refundable Annual Student Commitment Fee (formerly the Re-enrollment Fee) per student in March. 

However, if your children currently attend DC and will not return for the 2018-2019 school year, you must complete the Withdrawal Notification Form by March 15, 2018 to avoid paying the Annual Student Commitment Fee and other late-withdrawal penalty fees. Please carefully review the schedule of fees below and plan accordingly. We consider any withdrawal notifications we receive after March 15, 2018 as late.

What are the fees?

2018-2019 Tuition and Fees

As stated above, the Annual Student Commitment Fee (formerly the Re-enrollment Fee) will be billed to each student’s account after March 15, 2018. Students who withdraw after the March 15 deadline will be billed the Annual Student Commitment Fee and could be subject to other fees based on the withdrawal policy below.

Date of Notification Fee
Prior to March 15                                                                    No Fee
March 16 – April 30                                    Annual Student Commitment Fee
$150 – Kindergarten through 12th grade students         
$75 – Preschool and Homeschool students                                
May 1 – June 30 *$250
After June 30 *10% of gross annual tuition                                       

All fees are per student and non-refundable.  
*addition to amounts already paid

How will we be billed?

Your tuition payment plan will remain the same as it is for the current school year. You don’t need to do anything. But, if you wish to change your payment plan for the upcoming year, please complete the Change of Payment Plan form.

How can I pay my Annual Student Commitment Fee?

If you wish, you can pay your Annual Student Commitment fee online, If you choose this payment method please visit the link below that applies to your student(s):
K-12th grade (traditional)
Home school

Or, you may opt to have your fee billed according to your current tution payment plan.

Are new students charged the Annual Student Commitment Fee?

No, new students applying to attend Dayton Christian are not charged this fee. It’s only applied to current students returning next year.

Why is it important to let the school know if we plan to withdraw?

Withdrawals have a significant impact on our planning, hiring and budgeting for the next school year. The school leadership must begin planning early for the upcoming school year if we are to be good stewards of our resources. Plans are made well in advance for staffing, programs, materials, curriculum, and facility usage based on the number of students we expect for the upcoming year. We strive to be fiscally responsible and to make wise decisions regarding our resources. For example, we make teacher hiring decisions each spring based on the number of students expected in each grade. Late withdrawals negatively affect all these plans.

Will the school send a reminder notification?

Yes, the Admissions Office will send a reminder notification well in advance of the March 15 deadline informing families who may be considering leaving our school to complete the Withdrawal Notification Form. The majority of DCS families can disregard our reminder and do absolutely nothing.

Do I still need to contact the Admissions Office for any other reason?

Yes, there are circumstances that do require you to contact our Admissions Office. For example, please notify the Admissions Office about any changes in your student’s enrollment, such as transferring from our Homeschool program to our traditional school. Also keep us informed whenever you change addresses, phone numbers or email addresses, or have a change in marital status and name, so we can keep our records accurate and up to date.

Additional forms

The following forms may also apply to your student(s) and must be (re)submitted every year. Please submit as necessary.

Extended Care Form Available for PreK – 6th grade students.  See Financial Fact Sheet for options and pricing.
Transportation Form  For K – 12th grade students living outside districts that provide busing.  
Change of Payment Plan Form Complete if you wish to change your method of payment for tuition and fees.

 Families Renewing the EdChoice Scholarship:

  • You will need to submit your EdChoice Renewal Form along with your Proof of Address to our Admissions Office as soon as possible to secure your spot for next year.
  • If you will be applying for Low Income Status, please submit this form along with the needed financial documents to EdChoice as soon as possible for review.

Families Requesting Tuition Assistance:  Please go to our Financial Aid page for instructions to apply for tuition assistance.

Have a question?
Our Admissions team is available to help you. If you need assistance, please email us  ( or call our office at at (937) 291-7212.


Dayton Christian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in admissions policies, financial aid, athletic and other school-administered programs. DCS reserves the right to select students on the basis of academic performance, religious commitment, lifestyle choices, and personal qualifications including a willingness to cooperate with DCS administration and to abide by its policies. (Romans 2:11)

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