Fees & Billing Information
Child Care Tuition
The Children's Center bills daily for the year, then divides the yearly total into 9 equal monthly payments billed out from September-May.
Students with 6 or more NIC credits are eligible for the student discount on child care tuition.
For a list of current fees, please see the Parent Handbook that is linked to our home page.
Registration and Supply Fees
An annual $25 per child registration fee and an annual $50 per child supply fee is spread out over the 9 month billing cycle. If at any point, a family withdraws from the program, the remaining fee balance will be added to the family's final bill. Fees are not prorated for any reason
Withdrawal from Program
If parents wish to withdraw from the program, a two week notice must be submitted to the Center Director. Parents are responsible for paying for these two weeks.
Parents will continue to be billed until notification of withdrawal is received.
You will receive your bill on the 1st of each month and the full payment is due by the 10th of that month, including families receiving ICCP benefits.
If the 10th falls on a weekend, payment must be made the Friday before to avoid a late fee.
If full payment is not received by the 10th, a $10.00 late fee will be assessed. For families receiving ICCP, the account must maintain a “zero” balance by the 10th to avoid this fee.
Reminder - Due to a late start in January, bills for January and February are due extremely close together. Please budget accordingly to avoid a late charge.
All outstanding bills must be paid in full (including families with ICCP), including the late fee, by the 15th of the month for your child to return to care. There will be no exceptions.
Important Note: If your child does not receive care due to nonpayment , we will hold your child’s spot at your expense until the end of the month in order to provide you with some extra time to get caught up on your bill. You will continue to be charged for their spot. If payment is still not received in full at the end of the month, your child will be dismissed from our program, a HOLD will be placed on your account and your outstanding balance will be sent to collections. Please come talk to the Director of the program if extenuating circumstances present themselves, as special arrangements may be made on a case by case basis.
Due to registration times, a HOLD will be placed on all accounts with outstanding balances after April 10th, instead of the 15th.
Child care is considered a monthly service like belonging to an athletic club or owning a car. You are charged for child care whether or not you use your scheduled days. No refunds will be made for days not used.
Late Pick-Up Fees
Late fees will be assessed to all parents when their child remains beyond their scheduled hours. If you are late picking up your child a $10 late fee will be assessed and an additional $5 for every ten minutes thereafter.