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Affording a Bright Education

Financial Aid

This year, Bright School is providing about $300,000 in financial aid. Any family may apply for financial aid through a third-party online service called FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. For more information, visit our financial aid page.

Tuition Payment Plan

Families do not have to pay tuition all at one time. Through FACTS, families can break up tuition into two, three and as many as 10 monthly payments a year. FACTS can withdraw the money directly from your banking account or charge a credit card. You will receive an email notification before a withdrawal or charge or when a change is made to your account.

There is a $500 deposit for JPK and a $1,000 deposit for grades PK-5. For new students, the deposit is due with the enrollment contract two weeks after your child is accepted. For current students, the deposit holds your child’s spot each year and is paid through FACTS each February. No tuition will be due in February if you choose the 10-month plan. There are administrative fees associated with using FACTS: $30 for two payments, $60 for three payments, and $140 for 10 payments. 

Below are estimated 10-month payments (including a $140 administrative fee) based on tuition for 2017-18. The deposit is applied toward tuition for the year:

JPK (3 days): $5,300/year or $494/month
JPK (5 days): $7,600/year or $724/month
PK: $10,450/year or $959/month
Grades K-5 : $15,160/year or $1,430/month

Tuition includes lunch every day for grades PK-5. Supply fees, which include all school supplies, also are paid through FACTS, and field trips may be paid separately or up front at the beginning of the year.

Log into FACTS

Families may choose to pay tuition with a credit card. Credit Card payments may incur an additional processing fee. To set up a credit card payment, call FACTS at 1-800-233-1096 and use the following FACTS ID number: 2521. 

Tuition Refund Plan

Tuition refund insurance is optional but strongly recommended in the event a child might be withdrawn from Bright School due to family relocation, injury or sickness, significant change in family finances, or other unanticipated situations. Your financial obligation to the school is for the full annual tuition as stated in the school’s enrollment contract. Our expenses are incurred on an annual basis; therefore, we cannot refund the tuition or cancel unpaid obligations if your child is forced to withdraw during the academic year. If a student withdraws, the tuition refund plan will pay benefits (subject to its terms, conditions and limitations and based on the amount insured) to the school, which provides you substantial assistance in meeting your financial obligation and protecting your investment in your child's education. Remaining benefits not required to meet your obligation will be refunded to you.

This insurance is required for current families with a past due account history, showing a balance more than 60 days old and will be billed automatically. All families currently enrolled participate automatically in the tuition refund plan.

Please keep in mind you will be billed separately for the full premium during the summer. For plan benefits to take effect, your child must attend 15 consecutive calendar days commencing with the student’s first class day of attendance in the academic year. The 2017-18 premium is $304 for grades K-5, $209 for PK, $150 for JPK (5 days) or $104 for JPK (3 days). 

You may opt out of the plan by filling out the form below.

Tuition Refund Plan Opt-Out

Note: Fields marked with an * are required.

Please list your child(ren)’s name(s) and the upcoming grade level

Tuition Refund Plan Flyer

Need Help? Contact Me.

Sabrina McAllister

Business Manager
Phone: 423-267-8548

Joined Bright staff in 1989
B.S.,  University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 
Accounting Certification, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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