The cost of taking classes at Gray Matter is two parts, sometimes more if the teacher collects a class supply fee.


Annual Registration Fee

From March 1 to June 15th each year, Gray Matter’s registration fee is $125/student regardless of the number of classes taken by that student for the school year. The registration fee is paid annually at registration for one or multiple classes and is not refundable.

From June 16 until August 1, the registration fee increases to $150/student.  After August 2, the registration fee increases to $200/student. We do this to motivate families to register early.

For example:

Student Registration fee for upcoming school year received before June 16th: $125

Student Registration fee for upcoming school year received after June 15th: $150

Student Registration fee for upcoming school year received after August 1st: $200


Tuition Fees

The second cost associated with taking a class at Gray Matter is the tuition, which is set by each teacher.

Gray Matter gives families flexibility with their payment options. You can pay upfront for the entire year (annual), you can make 2 semester payments (one at time of registration and one in January), or you can choose to make monthly payments with your first monthly tuition payment due at the time of registration (which will count for May).

Monthly tuition is due before the 10th; a Paypal invoice will be emailed to you for September through April tuition. May tuition is required at the time of registration as a good faith deposit and is not refundable.  (The May tuition deposit is not refundable nor transferable to another month should a family decide to withdraw from a class mid-year.)

Classes begin in August but there isn’t a charge for August tuition.

If you need to drop a class after Gray Matter has begun the school year, please fill out an Add-Drop-Form and submit it to the office. Any drop forms received by us prior to the first of the month will not need to pay that upcoming month’s tuition. However, if the first day of the month has arrived when you deliver your form, monthly tuition is due.

When a family withdraws a student from a class, the family does not receive a refund of the final month tuition (most often May since most Gray Matter classes are yearlong), but the family is not required to pay any future tuition after withdrawing from the class.


Supply Fees

Certain classes require an annual supply fee, such as High School English for student novels and copies, Art for shared class materials, etc.  This amount will automatically be charged when you enroll for a class.  The supply fees are not refundable, nor transferable if you choose to drop the class at any time.


Extra Fee Guidelines

Each May 1, you will not pay May’s tuition since that will have been collected with your enrollment. (or December for semester long classes)

Late fees are charged per class and you will receive an additional PayPal invoice emailed to you.  The late fees are:

  • $25 for the first time payment is late
  • $50 for the second time payment is late
  • $75 for the third and subsequent times payment is late

Neither your registration fee nor your deposit of tuition nor your class supply fees will be refunded once you have taken a spot in a Gray Matter class, so please carefully consider your decision before enrolling for a Gray Matter class.



Special thanks to THEO for their help in putting together this policy.