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Delinquent Balance Policy

Lakeland Christian School

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Lakeland Christian School

One of the core values of LCS is the belief that we are partnering with parents in the Christian education of their children. We believe that mutual respect, communication and involvement by all partners is essential for success of our mission.LCS is a school. We believe that being a Christian school and being a top-flight academic institution should not be mutually exclusive. On the contrary, we take the mandate of Colossians 3:23 that calls us to strive to be the best. We provide a variety of rigorous, engaging, academic and co-curricular activities that enable students to identify and express the full range of their unique gifts and abilities.

LCS Financial Policy

It is the policy of LCS for families to remain current on their tuition account at the school. Families with an outstanding or past due tuition balance will be subject to the collection process detailed below.

Step 1 – Past Due:

Tuition payments greater than 1 Day outstanding are considered PAST DUE

LCS Action Steps:
1. Courtesy email reminder to financially responsible party to let them know that the payment is past due.

  • Inform them that FACTS will attempt to redraft their payment (if applicable).
  • Request for them to login to Family Portal account to pay balance due.

2. FACTS auto‐generated communication notifying of returned payment and/or past due balance

3. Phone call follow‐up if necessary

Step 2 ‐ Delinquent:

Tuition payments greater than 30 Days outstanding are considered DELINQUENT

LCS Action Steps:
Family will be placed on Financial Probation

  • FACTS SIS/Family Portal access will be turned off and placed on a financial hold
  • In‐person meeting with the family to discuss the outstanding balance and develop plan for payment and staying on track with future payment schedule
  • If necessary, draft and sign Financial Probation contract that explains the terms of the agreement formally and in writing.
  • If necessary, withhold students from extracurricular activities until balance is paid

Step 3 – Unresolved:

Tuition payments greater than 60 Days outstanding are considered UNRESOLVED

LCS Action Steps:
Student(s) will be required to remain home from class and all extracurricular activities until payments are brought current and plan is in place to stay on track with their future payment schedule.

Late Payment Fees

A late fee of 1.5% per month may be assessed on charges older than 30 days.

For payments returned because of insufficient funds, FACTS will assess a $30.00 service charge.

Withholding Student Records

To ensure that families remain current on their payment plan, families with an outstanding or past due balance may not be allowed to continue enrollment to the next academic semester. Additionally, student transcripts (including records, cumulative files, schedules, report cards, transcripts and diplomas) will be released only after the family account has been paid in full.