Terms & Conditions

===== TERMS =====

I understand that the tuition for 2017-2018 and for the program that I am registering my child for is currently set as follows per enrolled child.

The total number sessions for the 2017/18 school year is 32.
(please note that one snow day is built into this calendar).



FRENCH CLASSES

French classes take place on Saturdays (all grades).
A tuition discount applies for families enrolling more than one child.

  1st sibling 2nd sibling 3rd sibling 4th sibling
Per year per child $1,350 $1,250 $1,150 $1,050

LATIN CLASSES, SPORTS & OTHER AMPLIFIER PROGRAMS (soccer, basketball, theater, art, danse)

The tuition for the Saturday Sports & Activity program is $960 per year for the 1st enrolled child. Students who are enrolled in the Saturday French classes receive a discount of 25% in the sports & amplifier programs (i.e $720 per year).

An additional tuition discount applies for families enrolling more than one child in one of our Saturday Sports & Amplifier programs.

AP FRENCH AND DELF PREPARATION PROGRAM

The tuition for the AP French and DELF preparation programs is $300 for the 2017/18 school year for the 1st enrolled child (for a 10-session program). Students who are enrolled in the Saturday French classes receive a discount of 25% in these programs (i.e $225 for the 2017/18 school year).

An additional tuition discount applies for families enrolling more than one child in this program.

OTHER PROGRAMS, CLUBS, CLASSES FOR ADULTS, CAMPS,

For a more detailed overview, including for the Summer Camp, please click on the following link:
Current tuition and cost contributions per program.



The cost contribution for books and support materials is not included in the tuition.

The annual materials & books contribution is currently set at $60 for the French Classes.

For some of the amplifier programs, additional fees apply (uniforms, books, materials, games). Please contact us for more information.

(Please note that the first-time registration fee for new students is set at $50.)

Tuition or tuition installments (and, if applicable, the registration fee) must be paid before the indicated dates to maintain enrollment, obtain a guaranteed spot, and to attend classes. Participation in classes is also subject to the timely submission of all required original forms.

If you have received a guaranteed spot but cancel your child's attendance before or during the semester, your payment will be reimbursed on a pro-rata basis with a maximum reimbursement of 75%.

Minimum enrollment for each class is 8 students. Should this number not be reached for your child's grade level, your payment will be fully reimbursed without charge of any fees.

===== REQUIRED FORMS =====

All necessary information for payments by check and all forms are available on the forms page of the main website. For the Fall semester, please submit them on the day of the first class or before by mail. For the Spring semester, no separate forms are required if your child was enrolled in the first semester and all forms are up to date.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you need a form sent by email.

===== PAYMENTS =====

Payments can be made by check, or by credit card.

Checks should be first registered online, should be made payable to 'My French Classes' and can be dropped into the check letter box at the school or can be mailed to: My French Classes, P.O. Box 612, Glen Echo, MD 20812.

Payments by credit card are processed via PayPal and can be made on the member payment page. Credit card payments carry a transaction fee of 3%.

You do not need a PayPal account to pay on the payment page. Both, a credit card or a PayPal account can be entered.

===== PAYMENT SCHEDULE =====

Annual payments can be made preferably by check either at once on or before the first day of school, in two or in four installments on or before the dates shown below:

  1 Installment 2 Installments 3 Installments 4 Installments Admin Fee
for each date per family*
Due Dates Sept 9, 2017 Sept 9, 2017 Sept 9, 2017 Sept 9, 2017 none
    Nov 4, 2017 Nov 4, 2017 Nov 4, 2017 $14
      Jan 6, 2018 Jan 6, 2018 $14
        March 3, 2018 $14

* Check payments:

  • Please always pre-register the check and then drop the paper check off at the school or mail it.
  • Please write only one check per family per payment date.
  • Please always write the names of all students who are concerned by the payment on the memo line. (Not on the back of the check, which would be an endorsement of the check.)

* Credit card payments:

For the Summer Camps, tuition can optionally be paid in two installments (before April 15 and May 15 respectively) or at once at least 40 days before the beginning of the summer program that your child is enrolled in. Tuition must be paid in full at least 40 days before the start of each program.

For the AP French and DELF programs, tuition shall be paid in full before the start if the first class.

The date of receipt of the non-refundable down-payment determines the spot of each student in terms of his/her class and the morning/afternoon preference. It is currently set at $150.

The full down-payment amount is applied toward the total tuition.

Please add the above amounts (total tuition = tuition plus materials & books contribution) [plus registration fee if first year] to and then deduct the submitted down-payments from the payment of the first installment.

The available payment methods can be viewed here.

===== RETURN CHECKS AND LATE PAYMENT FEES =====

The return of a check (electronic or paper) will result in a $20 returned check fee for each returned check, irrespective of the reason. Written notification on how to resolve the returned check will be sent to the signatory of the check. A hold will be placed on the account affected, until the returned check has been redeemed.

If the returned check has not been redeemed within the regular time frame on the notification, late fees as stated below will be applied from the initial due date on.

Failure to pay the tuition on time will result in the assessment of late payment fees and finance charges. These charges may be assessed each month that the account has an overdue, outstanding balance. The late payment fee is $25 per month for payments that are more than two weeks late. It is the family’s responsibility to ensure that payment arrangements are made in a timely manner in order to avoid these fees.

Important Note: A returned check or late payment may automatically result in a hold on the account affected, which may preclude participation in any or all of the following activities: further check writing privileges, class registration, class attendance, receipt of grades, issuing transcripts, and/or diplomas.

===== AGREEMENT =====

By checking the "Down-Payment" box on the registration form and by pressing the "Register" button, you fully agree with the terms stated above.



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