LOPE Grand Canyon Education

Filed: 17 May 21, 9:15am



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): May 17, 2021

Grand Canyon Education, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)






(State or other Jurisdiction of

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer Identification No.)


2600 W. Camelback Road

Phoenix, Arizona


(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (602) 247-4400

(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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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock


Nasdaq Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 

Item 8.01. Other Events.

On May 14, 2021, Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an accelerated share repurchase (“ASR”) agreement with Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC (“Morgan Stanley”) to repurchase up to $50.0 million of its outstanding shares of common stock as part of the Company’s previously disclosed, board-approved share repurchase program.  Under the ASR agreement, the Company will receive initial delivery of approximately 418.3 thousand shares of common stock on May 17, 2021, representing approximately 80% of the number of shares of common stock initially underlying the ASR agreement based on the closing price of the common stock of $95.63, on May 14, 2021.  The total number of shares that the Company will repurchase  under the ASR program will be based on the volume-weighted average price of the common stock during the term of the ASR agreement, less a discount, and subject to potential adjustments pursuant to the terms and conditions of the ASR agreement.  The final settlement of the share repurchases under the ASR agreement is expected to be completed no later than September 9, 2021.  

Item 9.01. Consolidated Financial Statements and Exhibits.

104Cover Page Interactive Date File (imbedded within the XBRL document)


Exhibit No.




Cover Page Interactive Date File (imbedded within the XBRL document)


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: May 17, 2021


/s/ Daniel E. Bachus

Daniel E. Bachus

Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial Officer)