Tuition, Program & Services Fees, Bursaries & Donations

Tuition / Fees

RCOA  is a BC Group 1 Independant Online School, therefore we are eligible to receive half/50% of the funding from the provincial government that a Public Online School receives (allocated per learner K-9 and per course 10-12). Since our operating costs exceed this grant this necessitates that we charge tuition as well as fees for additional services and programs.

We are committed to keeping these financial costs at a minimum as we realize that the commitment to home educate requires an investment of time and resources. Tuition and program fees require an initial deposit and funds allocation. The remaining out-of-pocket balance may be spread over up to 10 months via our automated payment system or pre-paid in one payment.

Why is there an Application Processing Fee? With many departments involved in working with learner applications, a $25 Application Processing Fee will now be required to cover those staff costs of the application review and onboarding process (consultation, prerequisite evaluation, learning support evaluation) Who doesn’t pay? Returning Enrolled Learners, Kindergarten learners of returning families, and Homeschool Registrations Who pays? New Enrolled Online Learning Applications, Learners returning to RCOA having been enrolled elsewhere for the current year, Registered Homeschool learners switching to Enrolled Online Learning, and New and Returning Cross-Enrolled Status Learners

Each year we adjust the program fees based on staffing, resources required to run each program, and facility rent.

We want to acknowledge that our on-site programming is made possible through a partnership with churches in each community. We are honoured to be contributing to their ministries by providing them with this revenue.

For more information on program fees and policies click below:

Donations for Tuition Assistance Bursaries

Thank you for considering contributing to RCOA’s tuition assistance fund.

We desire to assist families who struggle with financial needs. Our tuition assistance bursary is funded solely through donations. For tax purposes, donors may not designate who receives assistance. If you would like to support a specific family, please arrange to pay their fees directly on their behalf (you would not be eligible for a charitable donation receipt), by contacting our Finance Department at finance@rcoa.ca .

Completed applications will be held with strict confidentiality. The applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application by August 30th. Consideration for tuition assistance is based on financial need and will be evaluated year to year.

Our heart is that financial barriers don’t get in the way of our families choosing the home school options that best suit their children. Donations of any amount are welcome. All general donations are eligible for a tax receipt.