Continuous Enrollment

Cotter Schools uses the continuous enrollment which means the first time you enroll at Cotter, your family agrees to continue enrollment for their entire academic career. As a reminder, this is the contract your family signed as far as continuous enrollment:


I hereby opt into continuous enrollment at Cotter Schools as the enrollment responsible guardian for my student(s). This means that my student(s) will automatically be enrolled each school year unless I tell the school otherwise. I will be charged a $15 re-enrollment fee that will be rolled into my student's tuition. If I do not intend to enroll my child(ren) for the upcoming school year, I understand I need to notify Cotter Schools by March 31. The signed permissions I completed through online enrollment (OE) and the tuition payment plan I choose through FACTS will automatically apply each year my child is continuously enrolled at Cotter Schools. I have the right to contact the school at any time to inquire about or change these signed permissions and my FACTS tuition payment plan. I understand the Cotter Schools Tuition Refund Policy as stated in the online enrollment packet I completed.

If I breach this contract by dis-enrolling my child(ren) after March 31, I agree to pay the re-enrollment fee and ten percent of tuition since the school hired staff and scheduled classes in reliance on this agreement; however, I will not be required to pay these charges if my child(ren) is/are dis-enrolled for one of the following reasons:

1.Moving/relocating 25+ miles away from Winona, Minnesota.
2.Your child’s educational needs can no longer be met and/or your child is not meeting Cotter’s academic requirements as determined by school administration.
3.I and/or another person responsible for tuition completed FACTS Tuition & Grant Assessment by the required deadlines and have determined the amount is not sufficient to enroll my student(s) for the next school year.

Contact Information:
Day Students: Linda Schrupp, 507.453.5016
Tuition Information: Pam Kimber, 507.453.5014
Boarding Students: Erik Christenson, 507.453.5102


Current Students

Please complete the appropriate checklist items below to complete the re-enrollment process.

WACS Students enrolling to cotter

Welcome! We are excited you are joining our school. We use FACTS Family Portal for enrollment. FACTS Family Portal is a secure site which provides parents the ability to view your student’s grades, homework assignments, attendance and report cards. Please, complete your enrollment by March 15, 2020.

If you have questions about this process, contact Linda Schrupp at 507-453-5016.

*If you currently have another student enrolled at Cotter - skip to Step 2*

STEP 1: Create a FACTS Family Portal Login

  1. Please go to FACTS Family Portal
  2. Click the Create New FACTS Family Portal Account button. Enter your email address.
  3. You will receive an email from FACTS SIS Customer Support containing a link that will allow you to create your username and password. For security purposes the link will remain active for 6 hours.
  4. Please click on the link. A Change/Create Password screen will open. You may use the default username provided, or create a new username. Then type in your desired password into the Password field and Confirm Field.
  5. Click on the Save Username and/or Password button.
  6. Close the window.
  7. Now you are able to log into FACTS Family Portal

STEP 2: Congratulations on creating your account! The next steps are:

  1. Please go to the FACTS Family Portal
  2. After creating an account, type in your username and password. If you have forgotten your username or password, please click on the link provided.
  3. Click on the APPLY/ENROLL button on the left
  5. Click on the "Click Here to Open Online Enrollment"
  6. Your child’s name should appear in the middle of the screen. Choose the appropriate packet (day or boarding). If your child’s name does not appear, please contact our admissions office.

You have completed enrollment for your child!

**If you have a student already enrolled in Cotter, you will NOT need to set up a tuition plan for your new Cotter student. Please select the "Skip Payment Plan" option within your new student's packet. Your new student will be automatically added to your current tuition account.** If you are enrolling two new students and do not currently have a student at Cotter, please only set up a tuition plan within the enrollment packet of your oldest student you are newly enrolling to Cotter. Use the "Skip Payment Plan" option in your younger student's enrollment packet.**

Step 3: Optional if seeking affordability grants. Complete FACTS Grant Aid & Assessment Application. The due date is April 15, 2020. Aid is limited, so please apply early. Awards will be given out in May.