Tuition and Payments

Tuition and Fees:

Our tuition remains the same since 2015. We understand that due to the pandemic, many families faced lost or reduced income, therefore SchoolNova's Board of Directors decided to freeze the tuition rate for another year.
For payment' purposes, SchoolNova' year is divided into three (3) quarters of 10 weeks each (may be more or less at some years).

Tuition Payment Plans

SchgoolNova offers two payment plans:
Annual: Annual payment Plan: 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 1st quarter. The enrollment deposit is NOT charged.
Quarterly: Quarterly payment Plan: Our school offers families the opportunity 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.
In 2020-2021 school year the cost of tuition is:

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

Payment Calendar. All deadlines will be posted on our website calendar at: www.schoolnova.org/nova/calendar

Fees:

  1. Registration Fee: Per Student (Non-Refundable) The $40 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) This fee is $35 from families with one child and $50 from families with two or more children. 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.
  3. Enrollment deposit: Per family (Refundable) The deposit is held and refunded 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 is $75 from families with one child, $150 - with two children, $225 - with three or more children. The enrollment deposit for both returning and new students should be paid along with the 1st tuition payment (2nd week of the 1st quarter).
  4. Material Fee: Per student (Non-Refundable) TThis 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.

Recovery of unpaid fees (Late Fees)
In fairness to families who pay their tuition and fees regularly and on time, SchoolNova will follow-up on all overdue school fees.
If 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.

  • 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 payment of tuition and fees is not received within a week after the deadline, late fees will be incurred. 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 SIX WEEKS OF THE OFFICIAL DEADLINE WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF $90, BRINGING TOTAL LATE FEES TO $180.

    If a family has an outstanding balance every payment period, this family will lose the privilege of priority placement into the classes for the next year. The school reserves the right to exclude the students from classes should the payment not be received within 6 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.

  • If you have any special circumstances, we will do our best to accommodate you. Please contact our principal at director@schoolnova.org

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).
    Classes discount: If your child takes 3 or more classes a 10% discount will be applied to all classes.

Both discounts can be combined.

When and How to pay Tuition:

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

1. Electronic Checks (ACH) from your checking or saving account through the secure online Payment Portal.

Please select ACH as the Payment Type in the drop-down field on the Payment Page.

Please include your Family ID number.
2. PayPal (PayPal payment button can be found in your family profile under the Balance table

3. Credit/Debit Cards are accepted on site and through the secure online Payment Portal.



3. Checks can be mailed to:

SchoolNova at Stony Brook, Inc.
PO Box 1532
ROCKY POINT, NY 11778

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).

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.

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