Financial Policies

Registration Fee

$250 per NEW or PREVIOUS RETURNING Members

$175 per RENEWING Members in good standing

The annual fee is due at the time of registration or membership renewal. All payments are due no later than August 1st. Payments may be made by cash, check, or can be paid online. 


Current Consortium Tuition and Fees Schedule

Sponsorship Program

As funds are available, ETC offers a sponsorship program to cover the annual fee for membership for those families in need. If you would like more information about being sponsored, or about donating to that fund, you can request it online during your registration.

Requests for membership sponsorship or tuition assistance will be submitted to the Board of Directors.  As funds are available assistance will be prioritized for families who are experiencing temporary financial hardship and who are doing what their family is able to do to reduce their own costs through service.  A representative of the Board will notify applicants of the Board's decision as soon as one is made.  

In some cases a donation may be received with a designation for a recipient, in which case other criteria may not apply.  

It is important to us that no one is turned away because of the annual membership fee.


Additional donations to ETC will be tax-deductible. Membership Fees, Tuition, and Per Child Fees are not deductible, but any voluntary contributions will be acknowledged with a tax-deductible receipt. Please consider making the ministry of ETC a part of your charitable giving.

General Budget

ETC's budget includes the fundamental expenses that are necessary to make ETC function, including basic administrative costs, website membership, liability insurance, background checks, and basic office supplies and postage, as well as minimal funding for the monthly ETC meetings.



All fees, except supply fees, are included in the tuition.

Curriculum is not included.  Books and curriculum ranges in cost of  about $15 for Kindergarten up to $300 for middle school through high school. 

There is no tuition charged for Bible classes or Assembly.  

If you need to make changes to your child(ren)'s enrollment you can do that from the MANAGE MY REGISTRATION page. Select the class you want to cancel and click CANCEL at the bottom of the page. Enroll in new classes through the Core or Elective Matrix.


ETC will be a Service Provider eligible for Educational Freedom Account fund starting this fall. Learn more about the LEARNS Bill and how ETC services can be paid for using Educational Freedom Account funds.

**New for Returning Members - 

There is no CAP on tuition for the number of classes per student OR the number of students per family.  The total cost to attend the Core program is calculated by class.

Study Hall is 50% of class tuition.

Service comes with big benefits!

  • Teaching 1 class can cover nearly the entire cost of one student’s all day attendance in that program.

  • Assisting all day can cover about 75% of the cost of 2 students attending all day in that program.


Monthly Payment Plans are available.

Tuition payments are due in FULL or Payment Arrangements made by June 1.

Remaining tuition can be deferred at August 1st with an award letter from LEARNS or a signed teaching or assisting contract.  The prepaid balance of 30%, if covered by LEARNS, will be refunded to the parent or applied to the next school year in the Spring semester. 

The 1st payment will be for the percentage that brings your approved payment plan up to date based on the payment schedule.

Payments by check or website are welcome but must be paid in full at Enrollment.  Enrollment is not confirmed until tuition and fees are paid.

Payments must be current for the student to attend class.  If tuition is unpaid the student will be moved to the waitlist

If you withdraw your student, LEARNS will only pay through the date of withdrawal. You will be responsible for the balance of tuition for the semester in which you withdraw.


Paid positions:

Many paid positions are filled every year.  If you would like to fill one of the many open positions at ETC just fill out our Instructor or Assistant Application. This process is taking the place of signing up to assist and receive co-op pricing.

Apply for an Open Position:

All ETC members are charged the same tuition rate. If you'd like to earn a part time income to use to pay your Consortium bill or to bring in a part time wage for other purposes, just submit the application above. We'll be in touch. If you have general questions about employment email [email protected].

Contact our program directors with questions about assisting:

Sarah Blunt (CORE) [email protected]

Amy Morrison (ELECTIVE) [email protected]


Fee Payment Policies

  1. Membership fee payments, regardless of payment method, must be RECEIVED no later than August 1st.  If you have not paid by August 1st you will be removed from the list of members.
  2. A simple, all-inclusive fee is charged for Consortium Classes.  Please review the Consortium Information page for more details.  Some activities, such as field trips or group parties, may incur additional fees. 
  3. Please note your name and the event for which you are paying with each payment.  Envelopes are provided in the payment drawer in the Consortium Office or Check-In Desk. Payments must be received with the necessary information in order for your account to be properly credited.
  4. If you need proof of payment, please pay with a check or money order or via online invoicing, since receipts will not be issued for Fees.
  5. We cannot provide change.
  6. There are no refunds for tuition, professional services fees, or materials fees after the final due date for that semester. 


Payment Options

You have the option of several methods of payment for all ETC fees.

  1. Online: You may pay through your ETC account on our website. Online payments incur a convenience fee from our financial processing service provider.  To pay your Consortium bill you can login to our website and view and pay your invoice through your account. If you'd like to review the detailed charges on your bill click on Invoice & Payment Details, then be sure to select "FUTURE" to see the Fall 2024 charges.
  2. By Mail:  A check or money order can be mailed to ETC, PO Box 1757, Bentonville, AR 72712. Please include a note indicating what you are paying for.
  3. In-Person: You may also pay with cash, check, or money order in person at Consortium. In the case of “in-person” payments, please put your payment inside an envelope and seal it. Then write on the front of the envelope your name, the amount, and a specific list of what you are paying for. You may put your payments in the payment box provided at the Consortium check-in desk.  Please do not attempt to pay at other events.
  4. Payment Plan:  The entirety of Consortium Fees can be made in installments by the schedule above.  Request a Payment Plan if you need time to pay your tuition bill. Here you can indicate if you expect to receive Educational Freedom Account (LEARNS) funding OR are teaching, assisting or serving in some other way to pay for classes. We'll defer your payments to your expected funding date. Or you can set up your balance to pay out over as many as 10 months.

Reminders about your installment due dates will not be sent; please take responsibility for paying installments on time.   Contact the ETC Financial Director for more information.


More questions about paying your tuition bill? You can see the complete Financial Policies on our website.

Contact Michelle Johnson at [email protected] with questions about your tuition charges.



We are committed to being good stewards of our collective resources and welcome accountability. Annual Financial Reports are issued by the ETC Financial Director.

The Financial Director, Event Coordinators, and Leadership Team Members are homeschooling moms just like you, and have a limited amount of time to devote to ETC business. Thank you for respecting their limitations by adhering to the ETC Financial Policies.