What’s happening with re-enrollment?
Each year at Covenant the great majority of our families choose to re-enroll and continue their journey of classical, Christian education. After evaluating our process and that of other schools over the last few years, Covenant’s Board has elected to adopt a Continuous Enrollment Program. We believe this will serve our families better and will eliminate an extra step in our families’ busy schedules.
Additionally, in response to the desire of many families to be notified earlier about their Financial Aid awards, the Financial Aid Committee has moved the financial aid timeline forward this year.
Continuous Enrollment Process
Continuous Enrollment allows you to automatically re-enroll for the upcoming school year. In other words, to re-enroll for next school year, you simply do nothing!
Covenant families have through the last day of February to opt out of continuous enrollment. Otherwise, on March 1st, all eligible students will be automatically re-enrolled. For the convenience of families on a monthly payment plan, the $200 non-refundable re-enrollment fee will be divided into three equal installments that will be billed with your April, May, and June tuition payments. Families who pre-pay their entire tuition will be invoiced in March for this re-enrollment fee.
Parent Agreements that have been signed during your student’s initial enrollment or most recent re-enrollment will remain in effect until your child(ren)’s graduation (or withdrawal) from Covenant. The school will communicate directly with families if any changes are made to these agreements in subsequent years. Students in grades 3-12 will review and sign the Student Code of Conduct agreement during the first week of school each year. If at any point you need to update demographic information, transportation information, emergency contacts, or medical information, etc., please do so by contacting Carolyn Haas (ext.231 Carolyn.Haas@DiscoverCovenant.com) in the business office.
If you are unsure as to whether or not you will be re-enrolling your child(ren) for the next school year, you may opt out of the Continuous Enrollment Program. To opt out, please complete an Opt Out Form through ParentsWeb and email it to Carolyn.Haas@DiscoverCovenant.com or bring the completed form to the main office during business hours. Completed Opt Out Forms must be received by the last day of February.
Please note that by opting out of Continuous Enrollment your student’s spot in the class will be opened to prospective students, and your child will no longer be guaranteed a spot for the upcoming school year. You may still re-enroll at a later date – so long as there is space available – with a re-enrollment fee of $250.
Financial Aid Timeline
Need-based Financial Aid allows our school to partner with families from a wide range of economic backgrounds and thus more fully reflect the body of Christ in the Harrisburg Area. Covenant uses FACTS, a tuition management and Financial Aid assessment company, to verify and assess financial aid applications which help to provide a more objective basis for our Financial Aid committee to grant awards.
Families who want to be considered for the first round of financial aid awards must submit their FACTS application by January 20th. Although Financial Aid Applications may still be submitted after January 20th, applying by this deadline will allow families to receive their award notification much sooner and provide the best chance for an award. Families who apply by the January 20th deadline will be notified of their awards by February 20th. Families should apply for financial aid by March 7th to be considered for the next round of financial aid awards. Families who apply by this date will be notified of their financial aid award by March 31st. To assist with these earlier deadlines, families may use their previous year’s tax returns to complete the Financial Aid Application. Click here to learn more about the Financial Aid process and access the Financial Aid Application.