Tuition and Payments

Important: New tuition rates were introduced in the 2024-2025 school year.

According to the decision made by the Board of Directors, the school increases its tuition rates every other year by a small percentage. This helps the school to sustain its financial well-being. As a result, there will be an increase in the tuition rates for the 2024-25 school year. The following tuition and fees have been established by the board of directors for the 2024-2025 academic year:
In the 2024-2025 school year, the cost of tuition is:
  • 45 minutes class: $26.5/class
  • 60 minutes class: $30.5/class
  • 90 minutes class: $48/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.
Tuition Payment:

SchoolNova provides two payment options for tuition:

  1. One-time Payment: This option requires a single payment for the entire academic year (consisting of 28–30 days of classes. In 2024-25, we have 30 weeks). The payment is due by the end of the third week of the first quarter and does not require an enrollment deposit.

  2. Pay-by-Quarter Plan: Our school offers families the choice to pay tuition in three installments throughout the year. Under this plan, each quarter's tuition is paid separately and is due by the end of the third week of that quarter. When selecting this option, an enrollment deposit* is collected along with the first payment, which will be credited towards the final payment of the year.

*Enrollment deposit details: The enrollment deposit should be paid by both returning and new students, along with the first tuition payment. This deposit is held and applied as a credit to the final quarter's tuition. If students drop out of SchoolNova classes before the end of the year, the enrollment deposit is not refunded. The enrollment deposit amounts are as follows: $75 for families with one child, $150 for families with two children, and $225 for families with three or more children.

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

  1. Application fee: Per Student (Non-Refundable). Please note that a $50 Application Fee per student must be paid at the time of a new student's registration. This one-time fee guarantees your child a place in our program. However, the fee is non-refundable if you withdraw your child for any reason. Returning students who reactivate their family accounts during the Priority Registration period are exempt from this fee.

  2. Administration fee: Per family, collected only once a year (Non-Refundable). The fee is non-refundable and must 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.

    • $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, purchasing 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:  

Late Payment Policy: In the event that payment for tuition and fees is not received within one week after the designated dates, late fees will be applied. These late fees are assessed on any outstanding balances and will accumulate progressively over time. Reminder emails will be sent prior to the collection period and before each Sunday when tuition is collected onsite. The final reminder email will be sent a few days before the deadline. If payment for tuition and fees is not received within one week after the deadline, late fees will be incurred.

  • A $30 late fee will be assessed on all outstanding unpaid balances after the seven-day grace period (the time required to receive checks 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).

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 the 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. 2024-25 Payment Calendar

Discounts at SchoolNova: SchoolNova offers two types of discounts that can be combined:

1. Siblings discount: Families with two children receive a 10% discount on tuition for the second child. The first child is determined as the student enrolled in the highest grade level within SchoolNova. For families with three or more children, each child receives a 10% discount. To be eligible for the discount, all children must be legal dependents of the same parent(s) or legal guardian, and they should have an active enrollment in at least one class (clubs are not included).

2. Multiple Classes discount: If your child takes three or more classes, a 10% discount will be applied to all classes.

 Financial Aid:

Important!: We understand that sometimes circumstances change, and financial challenges may arise. If you have any special circumstances, need a time extension, or are in need of financial aid, please contact SchoolNova principal Marina Polonskaia at 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

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.

Payment Methods:

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

1. Zelle®. SchoolNova at Stony Brook is accepting Zelle payments - the most efficient method of payment without incurring additional expenses.

  • Access Zelle through your online bank account, in your mobile banking app, or using your Zelle app.

  • Enter SchoolNova at Stony Brook as a recipient with a primary email 

  • Enter the amount and your Family ID number in a memo field. Your family ID number can be found in your account profile (in the “Contact Info” section).

2. 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.


NY 11778

Please include your Family ID number as an account number or as a memo. Your family ID number can be found in your account profile (in the “Contact Info” section).

3. Cash If you want to pay cash, please contact us at

4. 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, and American Express, to make PayPal payments. You don't need to have a PayPal account or PayPal Credit. PayPal (PayPal payment button can be found in your account profile under the Balance table)

Please note: a convenience fee of 2.5% will be charged for all payments involving use of credit cards. To avoid being charged a convenience fee, please select another payment method from options 1-3 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.


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 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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