In order to provide our families with a system of enrollment that is seamless and paperless, we utilize a continuous enrollment system where students are continually enrolled from their initial enrollment into LM until the graduation of the student(s) from Lancaster Mennonite, or the termination of this agreement as provided herein. Accordingly, the term of this agreement shall be in effect from the date of enrollment and shall renew automatically for each successive academic year until graduation from LM unless this agreement is terminated by LM or written notice of termination from the parent/guardian is received in the LM Admissions Office on or before February 1 of each year.
Simply stated, if a student(s) will not be returning the following school year, it is the parent’s responsibility to notify LM in writing by February 1 of the current school year. If such timely notice is not received, the student will be considered enrolled for the following school year. In February, the parent/guardian will be charged the non-refundable Annual Enrollment Fee to their FACTS account. If fee is not paid by March 1, the fee will increase by $100. Beginning June 10th or 25th as set forth in tuition plan, the parent/guardian will become responsible for tuition payments. LM reserves the right to amend this agreement as needed with reasonable notice.
Annual Enrollment Fee
A non-refundable annual enrollment fee is required for students to be enrolled for the next school year. For each subsequent year the student(s) is enrolled at LM, this fee will be automatically charged to the family’s FACTS account each year. Once paid, the enrollment fee is non-refundable, except when contingent on financial aid.
Tuition for the following academic year will be published each year in January. Tuition shall be paid according to the plan chosen by the parent/guardian in their FACTS account. New families will be contacted by FACTS to set up their payment plan. Payments for the following school year run on a 12 month cycle beginning in June.
Continuous Enrollment FAQ
- What is Continuous Enrollment?
In order to provide our families with a system of enrollment that is seamless and paperless, we have adopted a continuous enrollment system where students are continually enrolled from their initial acceptance into LM until the student graduates from Lancaster Mennonite School. This system allows us to better fulfill our purpose and mission in the lives of students, and more accurately plan and budget for each coming school year. When students are continuously enrolled, we are able to maximize our resources to provide Christian education to our students at the highest levels of excellence and care.
- What is the Annual Enrollment Fee?
The annual enrollment fee allows us to secure a student’s spot for the following school year. This payment is collected each year in order to assist the LM administration in effectively planning for staffing and curriculum for the next academic year. The fee is discounted for current LM families who are registered for enrollment by March 1.
- How is the Annual Enrollment Fee collected?
For current families, a discounted annual enrollment fee will be billed to their FACTS account in February. For one child the fee is $150.00, and for families with multiple children enrolled the fee is $250.00.
- My student will not be returning to LM next fall. What should I do?
If you know that your student will not be returning to LM for the next academic year, please notify the Admissions office in writing by February 1 in order to stop the annual enrollment fee from being automatically charged in February.
- What happens if I do not pay the Annual Enrollment Fee in February or opt out of enrollment by February 1?
The enrollment fee is discounted only for our current families who do not opt out of enrollment in January. If the fee is not paid during this period, the enrollment fee will increase by $100 beginning March 1. The student is not enrolled and is not placed on a class list for the following school year. Once the fee is paid, the student is then added to the waiting pool and will be placed on a class list as space is available.
- Is the Enrollment Fee refundable?
Once paid, the enrollment fee is non-refundable, except when contingent on financial aid or other exceptions as approved by administration.
- How do I know what tuition rates will be each year?
Tuition rates will be distributed to current families in January of each year before the enrollment process begins for the next year.
- I plan to apply for financial aid. When should I enroll my student?
You should still allow the enrollment fee to be collected in order to secure your student’s spot for next year and to take advantage of the discounted fee available as a current family. The FAST application for financial aid must still be completed annually to request aid. The enrollment fee is refundable when financial aid does not meet a family’s financial need.
- What if my child is transferring to another LM campus?
Students at natural transition times will automatically be transferred to the next campus by grade level. Locust Grove 8th graders will be transferred to 9th grade at LMH, and New Danville 5th grade parents will be contacted by admissions regarding a middle school campus. If you desire a change in campus outside of these transition years, you should still allow the enrollment fee to be collected with the continuous enrollment agreement. A request to change campus can be submitted to the LM Admissions Office at any time between January and the end of the school year.