Tuition Payment Information
A non-refundable registration fee of $35 per family is due at the time of application.
Tuition is an annual rate divided into nine monthly installments. The amount of the payment due each month is the same, regardless of the number of days of school or attendance. Holidays and other scheduled school days off are not included in the calculation of the annual rate. There will be no credits or refunds for calamity days or absences. A space will be reserved every day of the week for full-time participants. For part-time participants, only those two or three days of the week specified at the time of application will be reserved.
The first monthly payment is due upon confirmation of enrollment and must be received prior to attending the program. Thereafter, payments are due the first Monday school is in session each month, October through May (see specific due dates below).
Tuition payments may be made electronically (our preferred tuition payment method) by registering for Tuition Express. (More information about Tuition Express and application forms are available on the Electronic Payments page). Tuition may also be made by check or money order, made payable to Care After School, Inc. Please write your child’s name and the site’s initials in the memo portion of your check. Cash will not be accepted.
Monthly Tuition Payment
|Before School||After School|
|Full-Time - 4-5 days||$100||$210|
|Part Time - 3 days||$75||$160|
2013-14 Tuition Payments are Due
Registration fee and First monthly payment are due upon enrollment. Thereafter, tuition payments are due:
To Withdraw or Change Days of Attendance
CAS must be notified by the 15th of the month to withdraw from the program or to change days of attendance. No refunds will be made for withdrawal from the program. If notice of withdrawal is not given by the 15th of the month, half of the next monthly payment is required. Changes in days of attendance will be made if space in the program permits and will be effective the first week of the following month. Please call the CAS office at 431-2266 as soon as possible to withdraw or request changes.
Late Payment Fee
Tuition payments are due the first Monday of each month October through May. A late fee of $10 will be assessed for any payment that is not received by the last school day of the week tuition is due. Accounts which are not paid within seven (7) days of the due date may result in additional penalty fees and dismissal of the child from the program until the account is paid in full. At that time, if space is available, the child’s enrollment may be reinstated, with the payment of an additional $35 registration fee.
Late Pickup Fee
The CAS program ends at 6:00 PM, and we ask that all children be picked up by that time. Since staff have evening responsibilities and are not expected to remain after 6:00 PM, a fee of $10 will be assessed for each five (5) minutes after 6:00 PM a parent is late (e.g., 6:06 arrival will result in a $20 fee). If a child has not been picked up by 6:30 PM and attempts to contact parents and emergency contacts have been unsuccessful, the police and Franklin County Children's Services may be called. CAS reserves the right to terminate enrollment for recurrent late pick-up. The late pick-up fee will also be assessed beginning one hour after the time a parent is contacted to pick up a child for any reason including illness, behavior, etc.
Non Sufficient Funds Fee
A fee of $30 will be assessed for each non-sufficient funds notification. The amount of the payment plus the $30 fee must be paid by money order. Should there be a second non-sufficient funds notification, all future payments will be required to be made by money order only.
As a safety precaution, CAS will trace any child who is absent on a day he or she is scheduled to attend unless we have been informed of the absence. The trace procedure includes contacting parents and emergency contacts, and possibly calling the police. Parents are asked to notify CAS of their child's absences by advising a staff member, emailing the CAS site, or leaving a message on the site's voice mail prior to 2:00 PM. Because implementing the trace procedure takes a staff member away from the group for a period of time, a penalty fee of $10 is assessed for any unnecessary trace (i.e., parents were aware of the absence, but did not inform CAS).
AM Drop-In Fee
For families already enrolled in CAS, drop-in care is available at most before school programs. Please give 24 hours notice for the mornings you would like your child to attend. Payment is due the day of attendance unless your family participates in Tuition Express, in which case the electronic tuiton payment will be adjusted. The AM drop-in service is $10 per child per day.
PM Drop-In Fee
A limited number of drop-in spaces may be available for students who are enrolled part-time in after school programs. Call or email your CAS site to check availability. Please give 24 hours notice for the afternoons you would like your child to attend. Payment is due the day of attendance unless your family participates in Tuition Express, in which case the electronic tuition payment will be adjusted. The PM drop-in service is $15 per child per day.
Parents may print tuition receipts on-line from Tuition Express (enrollment in the Tuition Express program is required to do this). Receipts are also available from the CAS office upon request. An annual statement of tuition paid, although not required by law, is distributed as a courtesy to currently enrolled families for tax purposes in late January. Former participants may request a tax receipt by calling or emailing the CAS Administrative Offices.
CAS Federal Tax Identification Number
Financial assistance may be available for families who qualify for the National School Lunch Program. Please contact the CAS Administrative Offices for more information.