Tuition, Fees, and Payment Information

Enrollment contracts for the 2021-2022 school year became binding on June 1.

Deposits made with your enrollment contract are applied toward your tuition, and are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Payment schedules: June 1 is the first due date for tuition payments. Please refer to your enrollment contract for your selected payment plan.

  • Annual: Single payment, due June 1.
  • Bi-annual: Two payments. 60% due June 1, 40% due December 1.
  • Monthly: Eight payments, due June 1 through January 1.
  • Enrollment contracts signed after June 1 will select a payment plan and make payments to “catch up” to the schedule already in progress.

Fees: Bi-annual and Monthly plans include installment payment fees (2%) and Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) fees (1.5%). TRP is available to all families. Please note: Families who select the “Annual” payment plan and do not make payment in full by June 1 are subject to installment and TRP fees.

Tuition and Fee Invoices:
Each year, the school provides every enrolled family with information about tuition payment, terms, and fees. New this year is the ability to make tuition payments via VC Pay, which is also accessible via the Patriot Portal.

VC Pay will eventually streamline all payments to the school, including ACH for tuition, and credit cards for clubs, summer camp, and donations.

More information on this transition can be found in a recent Business Office communication here.

Due Dates: Tuition and fees are due on the first day of each month. Late fees equal to the greater of $40 or 1.5% of the overdue balance will be assessed on all balances of $500 or more which are not paid by the due date. There is no grace period after the due date.

Optional Expenses

Bus Transportation (K-8): Fees for bus transportation are applied to accounts in the fall and are due at that time. For your planning, bus fees will be confirmed before school begins in September.

Extended Day Program, Enrichment Clubs, and Summer Program: Fees for optional programs, where available, are due at sign-up or when invoiced.

School Attendance and School Records

It is school policy that classroom attendance is dependent upon financial accounts being up to date. Additionally, school records will not be released until all financial obligations have been met. Please give your invoices prompt attention and let the Business Office know whenever you have questions.
 

Questions?

Please contact us and let us know how we can help.
Tuition and online accounts: Linda LaFonte llafonte@ridgefieldacademy.org 203.894.1800 x105
Bus transportation: Larry Curry lcurry@ridgefieldacademy.org 203.894.1800 x110
K-8 Extended Day: Donna Kauth dkauth@ridgefieldacademy.org 203.894.1800 x106
Preschool Extended Day: Please contact the Landmark campus your child attends.

 

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