Tuition and Payments

Tuition and Fees:

For payment' purposes, SchoolNova' year is divided into three (3) academic quarters of 10 weeks each (may be more or less at some years).

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 1st quarter. Enrollment deposit is NOT charged.
Quarterly: Our school offers families the opportunity of paying the school fee account by regular installments over the course of the year. Three payments plan — tuition is paid for each quarter separately and is due by the end of the 3rd week of each quarter. Tuition collection calendar is available on school' website.
In 2019 – 2020 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 for each family at the time of registration.

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

Fees:

  1. Registration Fee: Per Student (Non-Refundable) The $30.00 Registration Fee is a one time fee required to be paid at the time of new student's registration. This fee is waived for returning students reactivating their family account for an 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. Registration fee also partially covers a Math Placement test.
  2. Enrollment deposit: Per family (Refundable) The deposit is held and refunded against 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 2 children, $225 - with 3 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).
  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 the previous years spending. Fee should be paid in full for the entire year during the 1st tuition collection. If additional money is required for buying supplies, gifts and/or materials for a particular class, the teacher might create a “class fund” and collect money from parents of that class. This money will NOT be collected by the school.
  4. Administration fee: Per family (Non-Refundable) This fee is $25 from families with one child and $35 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 a 1st tuition payment. This fee covers administration and processing costs, onsite assistance and informational service.

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.

  • Three 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.
  • $30 late fee is assessed on all outstanding balances left unpaid after the seven-day grace period (the time required to receive checks which were mailed to school’s PO box).
  • $30 late fee is assessed on all outstanding balances left unpaid after the seven-day grace period (the time required to receive checks which were mailed to school’s PO box).
  • Payments received beyond 3 weeks of an official deadline will incur a $60 late fee in addition to the $30 dollar fee previously assessed ($90 total).
  • PAYMENTS MADE BEYOND SIX WEEKS OF THE OFFICIAL DEADLINE WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF $90, BRINGING TOTAL LATE FEES TO $180.
    (Example: In 2019-20 a deadline for the 1st quarter payment will be October 4. The grace period will end on October 11. $30 late fee will be added to all accounts with a positive balances on October 12. $60 late fee will be added on October 25 and another $90 will be added on November 15, 2019).
    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. Personal Checks are accepted on site on the specific dates, or can be mailed to:

SchoolNova at Stony Brook, Inc.
346 ROUTE 25A STE 84
ROCKY POINT, NY 11778-8407

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

2. Cash payments are accepted on site only.

3. “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.
346 ROUTE 25A STE 84
ROCKY POINT, NY 11778-8407

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.

4. PayPal payments are accepted on our website www.schoolnova.org
You do not need to have a PayPal account in order to pay through PayPal. 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 listed 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.

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