Costs

Registration Fee

A non-refundable registration fee of $40 per family is due at the time of application. 

Electronic payments can be made through Tuition Express.

Tuition payments may be made electronically (our preferred tuition payment method) by registering for Tuition Express. An authorization form and voided check must be received at least one week prior to the tuition due date in order for electronic deductions to begin that month. To disable your Tuition Express account, notice must be received at least five business days prior to the tuition due date. A non-sufficient funds fee will be assessed if your Tuition Express account number changes and CAS does not receive an updated Tuition Express Authorization form with a voided check at least one week prior to the tuition due date.

Download the Tuition Express Authorization form here.

Tuition

Tuition is an annual rate divided into nine monthly installments. The amount of the payment due each month is the same, regardless of the number of days of school or attendance. Holidays and other scheduled school days off are not included in the calculation of the annual rate. There will be no credits or refunds for calamity days or absences. A space will be reserved every day of the week for full-time participants. For part-time participants, only those two or three days of the week specified at the time of application will be reserved.

Monthly Tuition Payment

                                                     Before School               After School       
Full-Time - 4-5 days        $100                                         $220      
Part Time - 3 days          $75                                          $170  
Part Time - 2 days          $60                                          $130       

2017-2018 Tuition Payments are Due:

The registration fee and first monthly payment are due upon enrollment.  Thereafter, tuition payments are due the first Monday school is in session each month:

October 2 February 5
November 6 March 5
December 4 April 2
January 8 May 7

Additional Charges

Late Payment Fee

Tuition payments are due the first Monday of each month October through May. A late fee of $25 will be assessed for any payment that is not received by 6 PM on the last school day of that week (usually a Friday).

If payment is not received by the last day of the 2nd week after the tuition due date your child(ren) will be suspended for one week, or until payment is made.

If the account is not paid in full during the week of the suspension, your child(ren)'s enrollment will be discontinued. Reinstatement is available only if space is available in the program, the account is paid in full, an additional $35 registration fee is paid, and the family is enrolled in Tuition Express for all future payments.

The third time during a school year that payment is not received by the due date, enrollment in Tuition Express is required for all future payments.

For example, in October:

Payment is due Monday, October 2. There is no penalty if payment is received by Friday, October 6. If payment is not received by Friday, October 6, a $25 late payment fee assessed.

If payment is not received by Friday, October 13, your child(ren)  will be suspended the week of October 16-20 (or until payment is made that week).

If payment is not received by October 27, your child(ren)'s enrollment will be discontinued.

Late Pickup Fee

The CAS program ends at 6:00 PM, and we ask that all children be picked up by that time. Since staff have evening responsibilities and are not expected to remain after 6:00 PM, a fee of $10 will be assessed for each five (5) minutes after 6:00 PM a parent is late (e.g., 6:06 arrival will result in a $20 fee). If a child has not been picked up by 6:30 PM and attempts to contact parents and emergency contacts have been unsuccessful, the police and Franklin County Children's Services may be called. CAS reserves the right to terminate enrollment for recurrent late pick-up. The late pick-up fee will also be assessed beginning one hour after the time a parent is contacted to pick up a child for any reason including illness, behavior, etc.

Non Sufficient Funds Fee

A fee of $30 will be assessed for each non-sufficient funds notification. The amount of the payment plus the $30 fee must be paid by money order. Should there be a second non-sufficient funds notification, all future payments must be made by money order only. The non-sufficient funds fee will also be assessed if your Tuition Express account number for automatic tuition withdrawals changes and CAS does not receive an updated Tuition Express Authorization form and voided check at least one week prior to the tuition due date. To disable your Tuition Express account, notice must be received at least five business days in advance of the termination date.

Trace Fee

As a safety precaution, CAS will trace any child who is absent on a day he or she is scheduled to attend unless we have been informed of the absence. The trace procedure includes contacting parents and emergency contacts, and possibly calling the police. Parents are asked to notify CAS of their child's absences by advising a staff member, emailing the CAS site, or leaving a message on the site's voice mail prior to 2:00 PM.  Because of the seriousness of involving police and because implementing the trace procedure takes a staff member away from the group for a period of time, a fee of $10 is assessed for any unnecessary trace (i.e., parents were aware of the absence, but did not inform CAS).

AM Drop-In Fee

For families already enrolled in CAS, drop-in care is available at most before school programs.  Please give 24 hours notice for the mornings you would like your child to attend.  Payment is due the day of attendance unless your family participates in Tuition Express, in which case the electronic tuiton payment will be adjusted.  The AM drop-in service is $10 per child per day.

PM Drop-In Fee

A limited number of drop-in spaces may be available for students who are enrolled part-time in after school programs.  Call or email your CAS site to check availability.  Please give 24 hours notice for the afternoons you would like your child to attend.  Payment is due the day of attendance unless your family participates in Tuition Express, in which case the electronic tuition payment will be adjusted.  The PM drop-in service is $15 per child per day. 

Receipts

Parents may print tuition receipts on-line from Tuition Express (enrollment in the Tuition Express program is required to do this). Receipts are also available from the CAS office upon request. An annual statement of tuition paid, although not required by law, is distributed as a courtesy to currently enrolled families for tax purposes in late January. Former participants may request a tax receipt by calling or emailing the CAS Administrative Offices.

CAS Federal Tax Identification Number

The Federal Tax ID Number for Care After School is:  31-1123932

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance may be available for families who qualify for the National School Lunch Program. Please contact the CAS Administrative Offices for more information about how to apply for assistance.