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) June 14, 2017



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

(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.)



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On June 14, 2017, Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (the “Company”) filed a Current Report on Form 8-K (the “Original Report”) to report on the voting results of its annual meeting of stockholders held on June 14, 2017 (the “2017 Annual Meeting”), including, among other matters, the results of the advisory vote of stockholders regarding the frequency of advisory stockholder votes on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers (a “Say-On-Pay Vote”). This Form 8-K/A is being filed as an amendment to the Original Report to disclose the decision of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) as to how frequently the Company will hold a Say-On-Pay Vote.

Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

In a Say-On-Pay Vote held at the 2017 Annual Meeting, stockholders voted, in accordance with the recommendation of the Board, in favor of holding Say-On-Pay Votes annually. Accordingly, in light of this result and other factors considered by the Board, the Board has determined that the Company will hold Say-On-Pay Votes on an annual basis until the next required vote on the frequency of such Say-On-Pay Votes.


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: August 1, 2017     By:   /s/ Daniel E. Bachus
      Daniel E. Bachus

Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial and Principal Accounting Officer)