Fees & Billing Information
Child Care Tuition
The Children's Center bills daily for the year, then divides the yearly total into either 8 or 9 equal monthly payments billed out from September-April or May.
Students with 6 or more NIC credits are eligible for the "student rates" on child care tuition. All others are charged the "non-student" rate.
Infants (children enrolled in Infant Classroom): $29.25/day; $18.25/half day*
Toddlers/Twos (children enrolled in Toddler and Twos Classrooms): $26.25/day; $16.25/half day*
Preschool (children enrolled in Three or Four Fives Classrooms): $23.25/day; $14.25/half day*
NON STUDENT RATES:
Infant: $37.25/day; $22.25/half day*
Toddler/Twos: $32.25/day; $20.25/half day*
Preschool: $28.25/day; $17.25/half day*
*half days are 5 or less hours per day and are ONLY available for NIC students. Half day slots are limited to a maximum of 20% of total enrollment.
The following options are available for families to enroll their child:
5 days a week: Monday through Friday
3 days a week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
2 days a week: Tuesday, Thursday
Registration and Supply Fees
An annual $25 per child registration fee and $22 assessment fee are applied on the first month's bill and a $50 per child supply fee is assessed on the first month of each semester, for a total of $147 per child per year . 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 or refunded for any reason.
Withdrawal from Program
If parents wish to withdraw from the program notice must be submitted to the Center Director or Senior Administrative Assistant by the 15th of the month to avoid being billed for the following month (i.e., if notice is given by October 15th, billing would continue for the month of October only. However, if notice is not given until the 20th of October, families are still responsible for November's bill).
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 $20.00 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 $1 per minute late charge will be assessed.