F.5. Tuition and Fees Policy


In order to maintain the consistently high level of UNOW’s quality program, a policy is established to strengthen the operating financial integrity of the school.  Our tuition continues to provide enrichment programs, nutritious food and quality staff. Rates are reviewed annually to support our high quality program while maintaining minimal increases.


  1. Tuition is calculated based on the full amount of an Academic* or Full Year* period and then equally divided into 10 or 12 equal monthly installments, as appropriate. Days of attendance are based on the UNOW Board Approved Calendar Year and days closed in accordance with our Emergency Closing Policies*.
  2. Withdrawing enrollment from UNOW prior to the end of the Contract Term.
    a. The withdrawing family must continue to pay the tuition until the opening is filled.
    b. Families are required to provide a written notice to the Director at least thirty (30) days prior to the last day of expected disenrollment.
    c. Families providing at least thirty (30) days prior written notice may use their deposit toward the last month of tuition.
    d. Families who do not provide at least thirty (30) days prior written notice will forfeit their deposit.
  3. Authorized Payment Plans
    a. Authorized payment plans may be arranged in writing with the Director under unusual circumstances and at the Director’s sole discretion.
    b. If a payment plan has been so authorized, you must sign a written agreement embodying the payment plan terms, and those terms must be followed. You must notify the Director immediately in writing if you are unable to follow said plan.
    c. In the event that any payment under such plan is past due for at least thirty (30) days, your child(ren) will be withdrawn from UNOW.
    d. If a payment under the payment plan becomes fifteen (15) days past due, the Director will notify you thereof in writing, including the date upon which your child(ren) will be withdrawn if such payment is not made in full.
  4. UNOW has the right to compel a child’s withdrawal from the school if tuition payment has been consecutively delinquent for two (2) months.

Additional Fees and Payment Terms

  1. Within one (1) week of notification of acceptance into UNOW, a non-refundable deposit of $1,500 per child is due. Subject to the early termination notice requirement hereinabove, the deposit will be applied to your child’s last month of attendance at UNOW. Deposits are rolled over each year until the child leaves the program.
  2. Tuition is due on the 1st of every month or on the following business day if it falls on the weekend. Any outstanding balance paid between the 8th and last day of the month will incur a non-refundable $25 late fee. If no payment is received and a previous month’s balance is added to the next month, a non-refundable $50 late fee will be added.
  3. A one-time nominal insurance fee* will be added onto each September’s Tuition.
  4. A one-time $100 enrollment fee will be due with the first month’s tuition for newly enrolled children only.

Late Pick-up Fee Policy

Parents who arrive at UNOW past the scheduled closing time to pick up their child(ren) will be charged a fine as follows:

            $ 15.00 for the first 5 minutes or any fraction thereof

            $ 5.00 for each additional 5 minutes or fraction thereof

The fine will continue until the child is picked up. A late slip notice signed by both the staff member on duty and the guardian picking up will be given to the Director to assess the fine. If the fine is not paid as shown on the next installment invoice, it will be deducted from the deposit in the final payment. Fines will be imposed regardless of the reason for delay.

Parents must call in advance if they know they will not be at the school on time. The office number is (609) 258- 7280. We are required to notify the Department of Children and Families (DCF) when a child remains more than an hour late at the end of the day and we have not been able to contact other people authorized to pick up the child.

The director will remind families after 3 late pick-ups that they are jeopardizing their child’s enrollment status, as UNOW reserves the right to terminate the child's enrollment for frequent late pick-ups (in excess of 4 late pick-ups in any one enrollment period).