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Below are frequently asked questions regarding Continuous Enrollment (CE):

Why Continuous Enrollment?

Continuous Enrollment (CE) allows us to better fulfill our purpose and mission in the lives of students. It provides priority enrollment to current students to save their position in their classroom for the following school year. When students are continuously enrolled, from their initial enrollment into the school system until they graduate from Cascade Christian High School, the CE system lets us maximize our resources to provide Christian education to our families at the highest level of excellence.

What is the Continuous Enrollment payment?

The CE payment is the “down payment” on each student’s tuition for the following school year. This payment is collected in order to assist the CCS administration in effectively planning for staffing and curriculum for the following school year. The payment amount is subtracted from the total yearly tuition.

Continuous Enrollment Dates At-a-Glance
  • December 1: Deadline for notification if FACTS account holders want CE payments removed from FACTS without fees
  • January 1: Variable Tuition applications may be submitted
  • January 4: CE payments posted to 2021-22 school year incidental accounts for payment in January, February, and March
  • January 8: Tuition for 2021-22 school year posted to website
  • January 20: First FACTS withdrawal of CE payment
  • February 1: Transfers and new students to be added to class lists on the basis of space availability; current students whose first CE payment installment has not been paid may be bumped to waiting list
  • February 20: Second FACTS withdrawal of CE payment
  • March 20: Final FACTS withdrawal of CE payment
  • April 22: Variable Tuition contingency deadline
Important Notes:

Variable Tuition awards will be sent by email about two weeks after a completed application has been submitted and a minimum of the first CE tuition down payment installment has been paid.

*For your CE payment to be withdrawn automatically, it is important to be enrolled in “auto pay” under incidental expense charges in your FACTS account for the 2021-22 school year.

How is the CE payment collected?

Each student’s CE payment (down payment on the next school year’s tuition) will be posted to FACTS by the first week of January.

The CE payment will be divided into three smaller payments and applied to each student’s FACTS account for withdrawal on 1/20, 2/20, and 3/20.

Level                             CE Payment Total

KPrep (ages 3–5)                     $125
through 6th grade

7th-12th grades                       $200

FACTS payers who do not want their CE payment applied to their FACTS account must notify the Business Department on or before December 1.

I haven’t paid my CE payment. What happens after January 20?
  1. A $30-per-month late fee will be incurred for each student whose CE payment has not been paid by January 20; and
  2. The student stays in an open status and is not placed on a class list. Once the CE payment and late fees are paid, the student is then added to the waiting list and will be placed on the class list as space is available.
What if we’re not sure what we’re doing next year?

If you are unsure whether your student(s) will be returning to CCS next year, you may contact the CCS Business Department to postpone your CE payment date.

If you choose to postpone your CE payment and then determine that your student will not be returning to CCS, you are still responsible for contacting the Business Department and following the withdrawal process at least 10 days prior to your new CE payment date.

Please note that if your CE payment is not paid by January 20, your student will not be placed on a class list and, depending on availability, may lose his or her space in that class.

(Also note that in order to receive a Variable Tuition offer letter by email, you must pay at least one-third of your CE tuition down payment.)

How do I request a transfer from one campus to another?

(Does not apply to students entering kindergarten or junior high.) Please contact your current campus office if you are interested in transferring to another CCS campus.

What happens if my student is not on the class list because my CE payment hasn’t been paid?

Beginning February 1, families who have requested transfers and new applicants will be given preference on class lists over any returning students who have not paid their CE payment. Once that payment has been paid, the returning students are added to the waiting list and placed on a class list as space becomes available.

Is the CE payment refundable?
No refunds of the CE payment will be given after February 1, unless one of the following applies:
  • The family has a completed and verified application for tuition assistance on file by the April 22 deadline and has determined that the amount is insufficient.
  • The family is relocated 25 miles or more from its current address.
  • The family receives a military move; orders are required.

Only for these exceptions will the CE payment, minus a $25 administrative fee, be refunded once the family has emailed the Business Department to let CCS know they won’t be returning.

What if I am behind on my account?

All accounts must be current in order to keep your CE status active. Please email the Business Department or call (253) 841-1776 if your student’s 2021-22 CE tuition down payment does not get billed to your account.

What will the tuition be next year?

Click here for 2021-22 tuition amounts. Also included are potential student fees. Tuition rates for the following school year are determined at the end of December each year and are posted to the website in January.

I will be applying for Variable Tuition. What if I don’t know my tuition payment for next year?

Once a completed Variable Tuition application and supporting documents are submitted and verified before April 22, the student’s enrollment becomes contingent upon acceptance of Variable Tuition. Variable Tuition will be awarded only when accounts are current.

If the Variable Tuition award does not work for the family, CE payments minus a $25 administrative fee are refundable only if the Variable Tuition application is complete and the deadline was met.

When can I apply for Variable Tuition?

Currently enrolled families may apply for Variable Tuition anytime after January 1. The application must be completed and verified by FACTS Grant & Aid by the April 22 deadline. 

Variable Tuition award letters are sent to current families after the first CE payment installment is paid in January. If a family desires earlier notification of their Variable Tuition amount, they may pay their CE payment in full through their FACTS account after it has been posted in early January.

Variable Tuition application fees are paid directly to FACTS Grant and Aid, a third-party company, and are nonrefundable.

Click herefor more information.

My child is in the licensed childcare program. Will I have a CE payment?

The CE payment does not apply to licensed childcare program students unless they are entering traditional school (which includes part-day KPrep 3s/4s and 4s/5s, and kindergarten) at CCS.

I am enrolling a new sibling. What do I need to do?

Complete the online application process here.

To maintain priority sibling status, complete the application by April 1.

HIGH SCHOOL ONLY: What if my student decides to do Running Start?

The CE payment and processes are the same. Contact the high school registrar to coordinate your student’s schedule and Running Start contract.

I have not been billed for my CE payment, and/or I have questions not answered here. Who do I contact?

Please contact the Business Department.

What if my student is not returning next year?
From CCS Enrollment Application:

WITHDRAWAL PROCESS AND WITHDRAWAL FEE: In order to withdraw, families must follow the CCS withdrawal process. If a student withdraws after August 1 but prior to the start of school, a 10% withdrawal fee of the annual contract will be due. If a student withdraws after the start of school, tuition is prorated on a daily basis. A 10% withdrawal fee of the annual contract will be added to the prorated tuition, and the total is due. Requests for the transfer of student records during the academic term will be processed only when a student’s account with Cascade Christian Schools is current. Year-end records will not be sent until the family’s account is paid in full.

Withdrawal process: Once a family notifies the campus or Business Department of their intent to withdraw, they will receive an email with a link to the Intent to Withdraw Form. After they submit the Intent to Withdraw Form, they must also complete the campus checkout procedures and reconcile their tuition and fees account before the withdrawal is final.