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Continuous Enrollment

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TCA Office
Monday–Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.

2014 S. 15th St. Tacoma, WA 98405

Continuous Enrollment Q & A

Why Continuous Enrollment?

Continuous Enrollment is utilized to allow current students priority enrollment to secure their spot in their classroom for the following school year. When students are continuously enrolled, from their initial enrollment until they graduate from Tacoma Christian Academy, the continuous enrollment 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 continuous enrollment payment is a down payment for each student for the following school year. This payment is collected in order to assist the TCA administration in planning for staffing and curriculum for the following school year and to secure each student’s spot for the following year. The Continuous Enrollment down payment invoice will be emailed to the family each year in the first week of February.

For the families that are paying tuition as monthly ACH, the $225 deposit will be split into 3 monthly payments of $75 per month per child (February, March, April) and auto-drawn from their bank account along with 2021-22 tuition payments.

For the families that pay tuition quarter, semester, or annual they can either pay in a lump sum or split into 3 payments as well and pay online or in person.

I haven’t paid my Continuous Enrollment payment. What happens after February 20th?

  1. A $25 per month administrative fee will be incurred for each student if their Continuous Enrollment payment is not paid by February 20th; and
  2. The student is considered not enrolled and is not placed on a class list. Once the Continuous Enrollment payment and late fees are paid, the student  will be placed on the class list IF space is available.

What if we’re not sure what we’re doing next year?

If you are not sure if your student(s) will be returning to TCA next year, you may contact the TCA accountant to postpone your Continuous Enrollment payment date.

If you choose to postpone your Continuous Enrollment payment and determine that your student will not be returning to TCA, you are still responsible for contacting the TCA office.

Please note that if your Continuous Enrollment payment is not paid by February 20th, your student will not be placed on a class list, and, depending on availability, may lose their space in that class.

(Please note that in order to receive a Tuition Assistance award letter by email, you must pay at least 1/3 of your Continuous Enrollment Down Payment.)

Is the Continuous Enrollment payment refundable?

No refunds of the Continuous Enrollment payment will be given, except for:

  • Relocation of 25 miles or more from the family’s current address.
  • Military Move – Orders are required.

For those reasons only, the CE payment will be refunded, minus a $25 administrative fee, once the family has notified the TCA office that they are not going to be returning.

What if I am behind on my account?

All accounts must be current in order to keep your continuous enrollment status active. Please email or call 253-572-1742 if you did not receive an invoice for your student’s Continuous Enrollment Down Payment.

I haven’t been billed a Continuous Enrollment payment, what do I need to do?

Please contact the TCA accountant at

My family is currently receiving Tuition Assistance and/or we work off the Annual Fee. Do I still need to pay the Continuous Enrollment Payment?

Since Continuous Enrollment does not have an application fee, the family will need to pay an amount equivalent to the application fee the family would normally pay (i.e. 1 student/$100, 2 students/$200, 3+ students/$300) and notify the office of your plans to apply for tuition assistance and/or to work off the Annual Fee.

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

Complete the online application process.

To maintain priority sibling status, complete the application by March 14th.

What if my student(s) is/are not returning next year?

Notify the TCA office of your decision.