Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 15, 2016



Grand Canyon Education, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-34211   20-3356009

(State or other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

3300 W. Camelback Road  
Phoenix, Arizona   85017
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (602) 639-7500

(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On January 15, 2016, Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (the “University”) amended its credit agreement with Bank of America, N.A. as Administrative Agent and other lenders (the “Agreement”). The amendment increases the University’s revolving line of credit from $50 million to $150 million through December 2017 to be utilized for working capital, capital expenditures, and other general corporate purposes. The Agreement, as amended, contains standard covenants, including covenants that, among other things, restrict the University’s ability to incur additional debt or make certain investments, require the University to maintain compliance with certain applicable regulatory standards, and require the University to maintain a certain financial condition. Indebtedness under the Agreement is secured by the University’s assets and is guaranteed by certain of the University’s subsidiaries.


Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information set forth in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


Date: January 20, 2016   By:   

/s/ Daniel E. Bachus

    Daniel E. Bachus
    Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial and Principal Accounting Officer)