Tuition Policy

CDA Membership
Castroville Day Academy (CDA) charges an annual membership fee per same-household family, which helps cover administrative, utility, and other basic costs incurred by CDA.  The 2019-2020 membership fee is $85 (discounted to $65 when paid by May 31, 2019).

Course Tuition
The teachers who offer courses at CDA set the tuition for their courses to cover the entire school year (two semesters).  Enrolling in a course constitutes a binding family agreement to pay the entire tuition amount unless the class is cancelled or the student drops the class before the drop date.

Payment Plan Option
For your convenience, an affordable installment option is available in the form of 10 monthly payments.  When selecting the 10 payment option, the initial payment secures your child’s seat in the class, is due when enrolling in the course, and is non-refundable unless the course is cancelled.  The remaining 9 payments will be due in each subsequent month (see section: Due Dates). Because the total tuition is divided into monthly installments instead of calculated by the week, tuition is due even if the month is a shortened due to holidays or absences.

Tuition Payment Methods & Due Dates
The initial payment (if not paying in full) is due at the time of course enrollment.  Course enrollment is not confirmed until the initial payment is made for the course. Monthly payments are due on the first Monday class day of each month (Tuition Day), September 2019 through May 2020. Please pay by 2:00 pm to insure the payment is received and recorded before the end of the day.  Payments should be checks made payable to First Baptist Church of Castroville, accompanied by a payment description, placed in an envelope, and deposited into the designated payment lockbox.

Late Fees
All monthly tuition payments must be made by 2:00 pm on Tuition Day. Late payments will incur a $5 late fee for each class day the tuition is not paid.  Tuition payments must be up-to-date to attend class.

Add/Drop Date
The Add/Drop Date for classes is October 4, 2019.  A student can drop a class on or before October 4, 2019 without further responsibility for the tuition.  Use the Add/Drop Form on our website to submit your changes. The supply fee will be retained by the teacher (as supplies are bought in advance), and any tuition exceeding 20% of the tuition will be refunded by the teacher.  Once past the add/drop date, the family is responsible for paying the full tuition of the class.

Adherence to CDA Policies
Failure to abide by CDA policies may jeopardize a student’s right to participate in CDA courses or activities, either temporarily or permanently, depending on the severity of the offense(s).   Such reprimands do not negate a family’s tuition commitment.