Tuition and Payments

    We pride ourselves on keeping our fees low and our effectiveness high. In our commitment to this goal, for 6 years we managed to keep the low tuition unaffected by the rising costs. In February 2021, SchoolNova’s Board of Directors made a difficult decision to make a modest increase in the tuition rates for the upcoming year, while still maintaining the cost of tuition low.


 

Tuition Payment:

SchoolNova offers two payment options:

One-time Payment: a single, non-recurring payment — 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 1st quarter. There is no enrollment deposit with this option.

Pay-by-Quarter Plan: Our school offers families an option of paying tuition in three installments over the year. Three payments plan — tuition is paid for each quarter separately and is due by the end of each quarter's 3rd week. Enrollment Deposit is collected along with the first payment and applied towards the last third payment.

  • Enrollment deposit: Per family The enrollment deposit for both returning and new students should be paid along with the 1st tuition payment (2nd week of the 1st quarter). The deposit is held and credited during the final quarter's tuition collection. It is not returned to students who drop out of SchoolNova classes before the end of the year. The enrollment deposit from families with one child - $75 two children - $150, three or more children - $225.

In 2021-2022 school year the cost of tuition is:

  • 45 minutes class: $25/class
  • 60 minutes class: $29/class
  • 90 minutes class: $46/class

Information about tuition amount and all fees can be found in the family’s online account, which is created by each family at the time of registration.

 

 

Fees:

  1. Registration Fee:  Per Student (Non-Refundable) - New Students only.  The $50 Registration Fee is a one time fee required to be paid at the time of a new student's registration. This fee is waived for returning students reactivating their family account for the upcoming school year during Priority Registration. The registration fee assures your child a place in our program. If for any reason you withdraw your child that fee is non-refundable.
  2. Administration fee: Per family (Non-Refundable)  - New and Returning students. The fee is non-refundable and is required to be paid by all returning and new students along with the 1st tuition payment. This fee covers administrative and processing costs, onsite assistance, and informational service.
    1. $35 from families with one child and $50 from families with two or more children.
  3. Material Fee: Per student (Non-Refundable) This fee will only be charged for classes requiring printed homework and classwork assignments, buying books, educational materials, and art supplies. Each class/subject has a different material fee carefully calculated based on previous years' spending. Fees should be paid in full for the entire year during the 1st tuition collection. Some teachers collect additional material fees for specific courses. The teachers will notify you if this is the case.

 


 

Late Fees:

Reminder emails will be sent — before the collection period and before each Sunday when tuition is collected onsite. Last reminder email will be sent a few days before a deadline.

If a payment of tuition and fees is not received within a week after the specified dates, late fees will be incurred. Late fees are assessed on any outstanding balances and will be accrued on a progressing scale. 

  • A $30 late fee will be assessed on all outstanding balances left unpaid after the seven-day grace period (the time required to receive checks which were mailed to the school's PO box BEFORE the deadline).
  • Payments received beyond three weeks of an official deadline will incur an additional $60 late fee ($90 total).
  • PAYMENTS MADE BEYOND FOUR WEEKS OF THE OFFICIAL DEADLINE WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF $90, BRINGING TOTAL LATE FEES TO $180.

 

 2021-22 Payment Calendar

 

 

If a family has an outstanding balance after the fifth week past the due date OR does not submit a timely payment repeatedly, this family will lose the privilege of priority placement into the classes for the following year. The school reserves the right to exclude the students from classes should the payment not be received within 5 weeks after a deadline. Students may not be admitted to classes for the next quarter or to be re-enrolled for the following school year while there is a delinquent amount outstanding.

 

Important!: We understand that sometimes circumstances change and financial challenges may arise. If you have any special circumstances, need time extension or in need of financial aid, please contact SchoolNova principal Marina Polonskaia at director@schoolnova.org before the payment due date. Notifying us in a timely manner will help us find a suitable arrangement before the late fees are charged. Your situation will be treated with strict confidentiality

 


 

Financial Aid:

There is a limited number of full and/or partial scholarships available to applicants who are eligible. Your eligibility for a Federal Free or Reduced Meals Program qualifies you to receive financial aid at SchoolNova. Please submit a letter, on letterhead, from an official at the school district or the letter you received stating that you are eligible for the free or reduced lunch program in order to be considered for a scholarship. This letter MUST be submitted by September.

 


 

Discounts:

SchoolNova offers 2 types of discounts:

  • 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 a 10% discount. For the discount to apply, all children must be legal dependents of the same parent(s)/legal guardian and all children should have an active enrollment in at least one class (clubs are not counted).
  • Multiple Classes discount: If your child takes 3 or more classes a 10% discount will be applied to all classes.

Both discounts can be combined.


 

Payment Methods:

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

1. Zelle®. SchoolNova at Stony Brook is now accepting Zelle payments.

  • Access Zelle through your online bank account, or in your mobile banking app, or use your Zelle app.
  • Enter SchoolNova at Stony Brook as a recipient with a primary email payments@schoolnova.org 
  • Enter the amount and your Family ID number in a memo field. Your family ID number can be found in your account profile (in “Contact Info” section).

2. PayPal (PayPal payment button can be found in your account profile under the Balance table) You can use most major credit cards on PayPal, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, to make PayPal payments. You don't need to have a PayPal account or PayPal Credit.

3. Personal checks The checks can be mailed via regular mail. To use online banking, add us to your list of Payees under the following address: SchoolNova at Stony Brook, Inc. PO Box 1532 ROCKY POINT, NY 11778 Please include your Family ID number as account number or as a memo. Your family ID number can be found in your account profile (in “Contact Info” section).

4. Cash If you want to pay cash, please contact us at info@schoolnova.org


 

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.

 

We understand that sometimes extraordinary situations, such as relocation, long-term illness or other, may arise. If you have any special reason for missing classes, please contact SchoolNova principal Marina Polonskaia at director@schoolnova.org to address your situation. Please note: Participating in other academic or athletic activities, family leisure travel, visits with relatives, attending celebrations and events do not qualify as extraordinary circumstances. Your situation will be treated with strict confidentiality.

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