Students who enter CDS for the first time in the second semester pay 5/9ths (55%) of the year’s tuition and the payment is due upon enrollment. The minimum charge on tuition we can make for students staying for a short period of time is a quarter of the annual tuition.
REFUNDS: No tuition, matriculation, entrance fee, or family fee refunds are made either to the parent/guardian or student for any reason whatsoever (tuition refund can be considered only for prolonged student illness of thirty (30) days or more, certified by an attending physician) including dismissal, suspension, removal, withdrawal, or any other reason.
BILLING AND PAYMENT:
- School fees are quoted in US dollars.
- We receive payments in American dollars (USD) and Costa Rican colones (CRC). Payments made in colones use for the conversion of the official Banco Central sell-rate as stated in the electronic invoice.
- We accept credit or debit card payments with Visa and MasterCard.
- CDS does not accept US dollar checks drawn on banks domiciled outside the USA, with the exception of dollar checks drawn on banks in Costa Rica.
- Payments in the school business office can only be made by check or credit card. Payments in cash (or by check) can be made by depositing the amount due in one of the Country Day School bank accounts in any branch of the following banks: Banco de Costa Rica, BAC San José, and Davivienda.
Please notice that due to Nord Anglia’s internal policies, CDS cannot accept payments coming from Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria. CDS (NAE) will immediately reject any funds coming from the aforementioned countries; thus, our payment obligations with the school will remain outstanding.
SURCHARGES: A surcharge of 1.5% per month is levied against past due accounts. A 10% surcharge is levied on past due matriculation fee, entrance fee, and family fee invoices. A charge of $45.00 is due to the school for each check rejected by the bank.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Consumable workbooks, on-loan classroom textbooks, and some school supplies are included in school fees. There are no lab, locker, or computer fees (students in grades 6-12 are required to supply their own laptop). No additional charges are levied for honors courses nor for band and strings classes (except for instrument rentals). Transportation for class field trips within the inner city is paid for by the school. Each student in grades 1-12 is given one copy of the school yearbook. while students in the Early Childhood House receive one yearbook per family.
ADDITIONAL FEES: Additional fees are charged for regular school-to-home transportation (for bus services, please contact the Transportation Coordinator), food service, instrument rentals, class trips and field trips, sports trips, and some after school activities. Students are required to purchase the official P.E. and CDS school uniforms. Additional charges may be levied for consumable materials in courses like advanced art and for personal reference texts when required by the school. Students must pay for the cost of special examinations required by CDS, such as Advanced Placement and Pre-Sat tests.
SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES: There may be additional fees for specific special education services (or programs) not offered by the school yet which are required or recommended. These could include but are not limited to, special classes in areas such as English Language Development (ELD), speech/language skills, learning disabilities, educational testing, counseling, remediation, or special services for students who are learning impaired or who have identified special needs. The school may require some families to provide an adult Aide or Learning Coach as a condition of their child’s enrollment.
CAFETERIA SERVICE: Cafeteria service at CDS is an optional service that is paid separately from other school fees. Students wanting to use this service should open an account in the business office for deposits. Automatic withdrawals will be made to the account each time a purchase is made. Deposits can be made directly to CDS bank accounts and a description should be added detailing the reason for the deposit and the name or Id. Of the student for proper credit.
For further questions in regards to your child’s account or regarding our payment options, please contact our Business Office at email@example.com