Tuition and Tuition Assistance
All monthly tuition checks or money orders (please avoid cash payments, if possible) should be made out to “Discovery Corner Preschool” and placed in the Lock Box on the wall outside of the Director’s Office door. Please place check, money order, or cash in an envelope clearly marked with your name and what the payment is for. Neither your child’s teachers nor the director should “hand deliver” any payments. Envelopes are available in the plastic holder next to the Lock Box. The box is emptied regularly. You may also pay online at the First Church website.
The deadline for payment is the 15th day of each month. If tuition payment is not received by the 15th of each month, a $20.00 fee will be charged without exception.
If the account goes beyond 30 days without payment or special arrangements with the Director, the student’s enrollment in DCP may be suspended or terminated. The family will lose any scholarship funds that were awarded. At 60 days past due, the child(ren) may be suspended from the preschool.
At 90 days past due, the account will be turned over to a collection agency.
Any checks returned by a banking institution for insufficient funds will be assessed a charge of $12.00.
There are no refunds for absences due to normal illness or vacation. However, there will be special exceptions granted for extreme emergencies or family death if the Director is contacted immediately concerning the absence.
Any annual tuition that is paid in full (for the 2018-2019 School Year) by September 30, 2018 will receive a 3% discount. This does not apply to families receiving scholarship funding.
Families with more than one child in the Preschool receive a 15% discount on each subsequent child’s tuition. This does not apply to families receiving scholarship funding.
DCP awards financial aid based on a sliding fee scale, which takes into account the number of family members in a household and a family’s income. Scholarship Application forms are available from the Director. The Director will present all completed requests to the DCP Scholarship Committee who will review and evaluate the applications and requests. The committee will then present its recommendations to the DCP Board of Directors for final approval at the next Board meeting.
The maximum amount of scholarship money that may be granted is 50%. If a family is awarded a scholarship, and has more than one child enrolled in the preschool, no other discounts or adjustments will be made to the cost of tuition. Families awarded scholarships are required to participate in annual preschool events and fundraising activities.