Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

We recognize that for most families, paying tuition is an investment that requires careful financial planning. For this reason, Calvary Murrieta Christian School is committed to providing a quality Christian education with affordable tuition. Each family’s financial situation is unique and as a school CMCS seeks, to the greatest extent possible, to assist qualifying families who provide documentation of their financial need, in affording tuition. For more details about our financial assistance program, please contact [email protected].

Cost Breakdown

TUITION
  • Parents have the option of paying in full or electing a payment plan. Our tuition is billed through an ACH plan. ACH payments are those payments authorized for CMCS to process directly through your financial institution. It is simply a bank-to-bank transfer of funds that you have pre-approved from either your checking or savings on the 5th or 20th of each month. "Other Payments" refers to tuition payments made via cash, check or credit card. Calvary Murrieta Christian School strives to keep tuition rates as low as possible, yet high enough to secure quality teachers, staff and educational materials.
STUDENT ENRICHMENT FEE (SEF)
  • Student Enrichment Fees (SEF) are collected to support programs which enhance or support core instruction provided through tuition dollars. Generally, they are programs which are provided for the benefit of the entire school or campus, and not specific to any one grade level or class. Your child’s participation or non-participation in any of these programs is not what substantiates the fee; therefore, non-participation is not grounds for a refund. In fact, no refunds will be given for SEF fees. These programs are budgeted, and spending is based on fund availability. SEF fees must be paid to ensure your student’s enrollment and class placement. Furthermore, since these programs are ongoing (from one school year to another), fees are due for an entire year regardless of when you enroll. SEF money, if unused from a prior year, would be directed to future years’ programs, and once again, for the benefit of the entire school or campus.
Elementary Student $500.00 per student (2022-2023)
Junior High Student $900.00 per student (2022-2023)
* You receive a family discount on your SEF when more than one child from a family is enrolled (including preschool). The way this works, is that a Full SEF is charged for the oldest child, and $250.00 is deducted from the SEF amount for each additional sibling. When making your payment please don’t forget to reduce your fees with the discount if it applies to your family.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What does tuition cover? 
All tuition goes towards your child’s entire academic experience.
What are my tuition payment options?
  1. Pay in Full: The deadline to pay your tuition in full is your child's first day of school. If your payment is not received by then, your account will be set-up at a higher monthly rate. 
  2. ACH Payments: By choosing the ACH payment plans, you authorize CMCS to withdraw all school related fees including, but not limited to tuition, daycare, field trips, etc. thru ACH transactions using the banking information you provide. There are two ACH payment plans: 
    • FAMILIES ON 5TH ACH PAYMENT PLAN: The first monthly withdrawal begins the 5th of the first month of your child's enrollment and continues every month on the 5th through June 5. If the 5th falls on a weekend or holiday, withdrawals will take place the next business day.
    • FAMILIES ON 20TH ACH PAYMENT PLAN: The first monthly withdrawal begins the 20th of the first month of your child's enrollment and continues every month on the 20th through May 20. If the 20th falls on a weekend or holiday, withdrawals will take place the next business day.
  3. Other Payments: 
    • Cash/Check. Payments are due by the 1st of each month starting the first month of your child's enrollment through June 1st, 2022. All payments are considered late if not received by the 5th of each month and a $25 late fee will be applied to your account.
    • Credit Card. The first payment will be deducted based on your payment selection and will conclude at the beginning of June, depending on the chosen schedule . By choosing to pay via credit card, you authorize CMCS to withdraw all school related fees including but not limited to tuition, daycare, field trips, etc. thru Credit Card transaction using the Credit Card information provided. There is a 2.6% fee on the amount charged for the credit card payment.
What is included in SEF (Student Enrichment Fee)?
Student Enrichment Fees (SEF) are fees collected to support programs which enhance or support the core instructional programs provided through tuition dollars. Generally, they are programs which are provided for the benefit of the entire school or campus, and not specific to any one grade level or class. 
Is financial assistance available?
Yes. Each family’s financial situation is unique and as a school CMCS seeks, to the greatest extent possible, to assist qualifying families who provide documentation (W2 forms, a completely filled out expense worksheet-provided by school of their financial need, in affording tuition. Families may seek more information about our financial assistance program after the application process has been completed. For more details about our financial assistance program, please contact [email protected]. Financial applications will be reviewed beginning in May for the following school year. 
Will there be additional costs?
Additional enrollment processing fees include a $99 application fee and $100-$200 registration fee (both non-refundable). In addition, there will be classroom field trip participation fees, that will vary in cost.
Does CMCS offer any types of discounts?
The discount offered is for SEF. This applies when a family enrolls more than one student and includes preschool. The process is simple. The full SEF is charged for the oldest child, and $250.00 is deducted from the SEF amount for each additional sibling.
What is the Withdrawal Policy at CMCS?
When a student is withdrawing from CMCS prior to the completion of the school year, the parent must give a 60-day notice using the withdrawal link provided by the admissions department. Failure to give this mandatory notice will result in a charge equal to 60 days of tuition, which must be paid before student files will be released to the new school.

Do you have a question that isn't answered? Feel free to contact us with your specific question here. You can also call our front office at (951) 834-9190.