TUITION & FEES

 

Christian Institute of Arts and Sciences offers a Campus School, as well as a Home-Based School, to the Pensacola and Florida panhandle community.  Download the CIAS Fee Schedule PDF or the Campus School Tuition Policies PDF:

 

PAYMENT METHODS
We accept VISA, MasterCard, and Discover cards, as well as Paypal. Make checks payable to CIAS.  No post-dated checks, please.

 

 

RETURNED CHECKS
There is a $35 service charge on all returned/bounced checks.

 

LATE FEES
There is a $35 late fee for all late tuition payments. On-time payments may be paid within the due-date week, as indicated on the Billing Invoice. There is a $15 late fee for all late grade/attendance reports.

 

REFUND POLICY

CIAS does not refund any consultation fees, registration or enrollment fees, quarterly or full tuition payments, or testing fees.

 

WITHDRAWAL POLICY

All outstanding tuition fees for the year must be paid and all required report forms must be delivered to the school office before cumulative files or transcripts will be released to a parent or to another school.

 

PAYMENTS CAN BE MAILED TO:
CIAS               
2007 North 61st Ave.
Pensacola, FL 32506

IS TUITION PRO-RATED?

Umbrella School enrollment and tuition is required in full for a year, regardless of however late in the school year students are enrolled;  therefore Umbrella School tuition is not pro-rated.  Tuition for Campus School tuition is pro-rated according to enrollment date.

 

IS TUITION A CHARITABLE DONATION?
We are asked this question often enough to post this notice: payment of CIAS tuition does not qualify as a charitable donation because it is a contribution from which you benefit.

 

According to the IRS, "You cannot deduct as a charitable contribution amounts you pay as tuition even if you pay them for children to attend parochial schools or qualifying nonprofit daycare centers. You also cannot deduct any fixed amount you must pay in addition to, or instead of, tuition to enroll in a private school, even if it is designated as a 'donation'." 

See IRS Publication 526 here: http://www.irs.gov/publications/p526/ar02.html#en_US_2014_publink1000229696

FLORIDA SCHOOL CHOICE SCHOLARSHIPS

CIAS accepts the following Florida School Choice Scholarships, overseen by the Step up for Students scholarship funding organization:

Florida Tax Scholarship (FTC)

Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (FES-EO)

Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA, formerly Gardiner)

Hope Scholarship (for victims of public school bullying)

Click on the banner below to find out more information.

 

MCKAY SCHOLARSHIPS

CIAS accepts the following Florida School Choice Scholarships, overseen by the Florida Department of Education: 

McKay Scholarships for Students With Disabilities

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UMBRELLA SCHOOL

 

Our list of services for the local homeschool community include the following: 

consultations

curriculum advise

academic advising

dual enrollment schedule

test result review meetings

senior workshops

college & career planning

scholarship applications

classes or tutoring/floating

field trips

fine arts concert & expo

kindergarten graduation

high school graduation

 

CIAS also offers transcription of homeschool credits for county-enrolled high school grades.

Elementary-Middle School (Grades K-8): $200 (one-time payment) or $250 (split payments)

High School (Grades 9-11): $250 (one-time payment) or $300 (split payments)

High School (Grade 12): $350 (one-time payment) or $400 (split payments)

See CIAS Fee Schedule PDF (green link above) for complete list of fees and charges.

Full Payment is due upon enrollment or during the first week of September.

Semester Payments are due during the first week of September, and the first week of January.

SENIOR GRADUATION FEES

All tuition bills are to be paid in full before seniors walk in their graduation ceremony and/or transcripts are released.

CAMPUS SCHOOL

 

Approximately 75% of our student body attends school, group classes, and/or tutoring at the CIAS Campus School. Many students attend full time (five days per week), while others come several days a week or enroll in group classes. See CIAS Fee Schedule PDF (green link above) for complete list of fees and charges.

 

Campus tuition is to be paid BI-WEEKLY or MONTHLY, and is charged according to how many billable Mondays are in a month. Tuition is due during the week of the second Tuesday of each month. If tuition is not paid by the end of the billable month, a $35 late fee will be applied to a billing invoice.

 

Tuition accounts must be kept current in agreement with school policies. All normal tuition fees are due, regardless of any absences, excused or unexcused. Official school holidays will not be billed (see the current School Calendar).

 

If outstanding Campus School tuition is not paid within 30 days of its due date, then student’s attendance will be suspended from CIAS and/or tutoring services will end. Homeschooling should commence and continue until the family can afford to pay the bill in full; at such time, the student may resume attendance at the Campus School. This policy protects our families from accumulating bills that are too high for them to pay.

CAMPUS SCHOOL vs. UMBRELLA SCHOOL TUITION FEES

Typically, Campus School students and Umbrella School students are not changed the same tuition fees. There are different tuition fees for each type of student. See CIAS Fee Schedule PDF for complete list of services and fees.

 

CHANGING FROM UMBRELLA SCHOOL TO CAMPUS SCHOOL

A student who is enrolled in the CIAS Umbrella School and wishes to start attending the Campus School instead must attend and pay for 2 full days of Campus School before Umbrella School tuition fees can be exchanged for Campus School tuition fees. Attendance, to be considered a Campus School student, includes full school days, not floater days or classes. For instance, attending one day a week as a floater or attending a class at the Campus School does not exempt them from paying Umbrella School tuition fees.  

 

CHANGING FROM CAMPUS SCHOOL TO UMBRELLA SCHOOL

CIAS Campus School students who wish to lower their days of attendance at the Campus School to one day per week or less will afterwards be considered Umbrella School students; the Umbrella School tuition fee will be invoiced at the time that the change/switch occurs.  

 

 

 

OTHER SERVICES

 

See CIAS Fee Schedule PDF for complete list of services and fees.