Tuition and Payment

Tuition and Fees:

SchoolNova calendar operate on the quarter system.
School year is divided into three (3) academic quarters of 10 weeks each (may be more at some years).

  1. Registration Fee: a non-refundable $30 fee per student (not per family). This is a one-time fee for new students. The registration fee is waived for returning students who register during Priority registration. Fee should be paid at the time of the registration.
  2. Enrollment Fee: The fee is considered as a deposit towards the last tuition payment (for last quarter). Enrollment fee is $75 for families with one child, $150 – with 2 children, $225 – with 3 or more children. Returning students should pay enrollment fee at the time of re-registration (by July 31st) and new students should pay it at the time of the first tuition payment (2nd week of the 1st quarter). The enrollment fee is returned to students still enrolled during the third quarter. If you dropped SchoolNova before the third quarter, the enrollment fee will not be returned.
  3. Material Fee: The fee will be charged in the beginning of the academic year for classes requiring textbooks and for Art class supplies. If an additional fee is required for some classes, the corresponding teacher will collect those fees directly from the parents. Material fee is due at the time of the 1st tuition payment.
  4. Administrative Fee: The fee of $25 from families with one child and $30 from families with two or more children covers different school activities, including foreign languages day, Holiday parties, graduation and moving up ceremonies, cleaning after the events and a healthy snack served during each school day.

In 2017 – 2018 school year the cost of tuition is:

  • 45 minutes class: $21/class
  • 60 minutes class: $27/class
  • 90 minutes class: $40/class


SchoolNova has siblings discount: if a family has two children, a 10% sibling discount is taken off tuition for the second child (the student enrolled in the highest grade level within SchoolNova is considered the first child). For families with 3 or more children, each child gets 10% discount. For the discount to apply, all children must be legal dependents of the same parent(s).
In addition, SchoolNova offers a 10% discount (on each of the classes) to students taking 3 or more classes.

When and How to pay Tuition:

We offer the following tuition payment plans:
Annual (One payment plan) – tuition is paid once for the entire academic year (28 – 30 days of classes) and is due by the end of the 3rd week of the start of the 1st quarter.
Quarterly (Three payments plan) – tuition is paid for each quarter separately and is due by the end of the 3rd week of the start of each quarter.

You can pay tuition and fees using one of the following methods:

  • “Pay Bills” online/mobile banking service of your bank is the best way to pay the tuition. Just add us to your List of Payees as:
    SchoolNova at Stony Brook, Inc.
    P.O.Box 389
    240 Main Street
    Northport, NY 11768-9998

    You must include your Family ID number as account number or as a memo. Your family ID number can be found in your account on SchoolNova website (in "Contact Info" section).
    Most banks offer it as a free service. Please check your specific bank services for details.

  • Personal Checks are accepted on site, or can be mailed to:
    SchoolNova at Stony Brook, Inc.
    P.O.Box 389
    240 Main Street
    Northport, NY 11768-9998

    Pay to the order of: SchoolNova at Stony Brook, Inc. Please include your Family ID number.

  • Cash payments are accepted on site only.
  • PayPal payments are accepted on our website
    You do not need to have a PayPal to pay through PayPal, but please know that although it’s a convenient way to make a payment, it’s also the most costly option for the school to receive payments. In our effort to keep the costs down and put our resources into our main mission, we encourage you to first consider other methods of payment above.

Missed classes policy:

There will be no "excused classes"; the payments for missed classes will not be returned. Special cases (relocation, long-lasting illness, etc.) will be discussed individually with the principal. If you have missed the class, the teacher will provide the classroom work and homework assignments. The teacher will also be available to discuss the material with you.

Books and supplies:

Each student will be charged for textbooks (mostly for math and foreign languages). School provides books directly from distributors at a very good discounted price. The estimated expense for Art class is $60/year.

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