Tuition

TUITION AND PAYMENT POLICIES

For the 2019-2020 School Year

REGISTRATION FEES*

Registration Fee Must Accompany Application

ALL STUDENTS
K3-12th Grade

*Includes textbooks, testing, and all curriculum fees.
*Registration Fees are non-refundable

ALL STUDENTS
K2 Program

$225
January-March
$85
January-March
$275
April – June
$100
April – June
$325
July and after
$150
July and after

KINDERGARTEN – 12th GRADE TUITION AND FEES

Yearly

Tuition

$4,840

Activity/Technology Fee

$240

Annual Capital Improvement Fee

$300 Per Family

10 Month Plan

Tuition

n/a

Activity/Technology Fee

n/a

12 Month Plan

Tuition

$405

Activity/Technology Fee

$20

PRESCHOOL TUITION AND FEES

Yearly

Tuition K2- Half Day (Tue-Thur)

Tuition K3- Half Day (Mon-Fri)

Tuition K3 and K4- Full Day (Mon-Fri)

$1,550

$3,000

$4,345

Activity/Technology Fee

n/a

Annual Capital Improvement Fee

$300 Per Family

10 Month Plan

Tuition

$155

$300

n/a

Activity/Technology Fee

n/a

12 Month Plan

Tuition

N/A

N/A

$365

Activity/Technology Fee

n/a

Tuition may be paid:

  • Annually and is due on June 1, 2019.
  • On the 12 month plan conveniently billed beginning May 25th, 2019 (Full-day programs only). 
  • On the 10 month plan conveniently billed beginning July 25th, 2019 (Half-day programs only).

Tuition is due on the 25th of each month, and is late after the 5th*. If payment is not received by the 5th, a late fee of $50.00 per child will automatically be charged to the tuition account. When a student’s account has accumulated three past due amounts within a school year, parents will be required to pay cash on the 5th of each month.   If payment is not received within 30 days of the due date, all students must be kept home until payment is brought up to date.*

* If payments are not current by May 5, 2020, students must be kept at home until payment is brought up to date. In addition, school records and report cards will not be released until all financial obligations are paid in full. These policies are necessary to ensure Vidalia Heritage Academy is able to meet its financial obligations.

SCHOLARSHIPS / FINANCIAL AID

Multiple Children:

Multiple Child:

1st Child—    Full tuition

2nd Child—  5% off

3rd Child—  10% off

4th Child – 40% off

All Scholarship and Financial Aid is limited and is granted on a first come/first serve basis including the Multiple Child Scholarships. Upon registration of multiple children available scholarships are granted on Tuition alone. You may also choose to not accept the multiple child scholarship and allow us to bless another family with this assistance.

Other Financial Aid:

With the goals of excellence and affordability in mind, we are now utilizing the services of Independent School Management (ISM/FAST) to assist us in our Financial Aid process.  We believe the services of FAST will accurately, thoroughly, and confidentially evaluate the financial status of any family seeking aid, and award tuition assistance accordingly.  The desire of Vidalia Heritage Academy is to offer a Christian Education to as many families as possible regardless of their social or financial status.

 

Please be advised that there is a limited amount of Financial Aid available for any given year, so applications must be made early.  The Financial Aid that is available through VHA will be awarded to applicants who qualify.  How to apply:

1)     The deadline to apply for all Financial Aid is April 15, 2019.

2)     You must register your child before you are eligible to apply for Financial Aid.

3)     Apply online  –  please visit www.vidaliaheritage.com and click on the Financial Aid Application link (the page will not appear before January 31, 2019) and follow the instructions. FAST will charge you a $36.00 processing fee for the Financial Aid Application.

How to apply:

  1. Financial Aid is first come first serve.
  2. You must register your child before you are eligible to apply for Financial  Aid.
  3. Apply online  –  please visit www.vidaliaheritage.com and click on the admissions tab and scroll to tuition and follow the green link.  (the page will not appear before March 1) and follow the instructions. FAST will charge you a $36.00 processing fee for the Financial Aid Application.

ACTIVITY / TECHNOLOGY FEES

Rather than “nickel and dime-ing” our parents constantly about extra activities and costs during the year, an Activity Fee will be assessed for each student.  The Activity Fees cover the normal costs of the following:

Field Trips (excluding meals), Projects, Special Assemblies, Scrapbooks, Birthdays, the Class Auction Project, Thanksgiving/Christmas Parties, program and field day T-shirts, Yearbook, Red Folders, new technology in the classrooms, and internet access to grades, homework, news, and activities through Gradelink.

AFTER-SCHOOL CARE

The after-school program in Kindergarten – 12th Grade is available for the convenience of our parents.  The charge is $8.00 per day and is assessed monthly and paid separately from tuition. If not paid current within 30 days your child will not be allowed to attend.  You will be called to come and retrieve your child from after-school care. After-school care begins each day at 3:35 pm.

PERFORMANCES

Your child will be part of at least one major performance during the year.  This will be a ticketed event costing a minimum of $10.00 per person.  Students will be required to sell a minimum number of tickets to the event as a part of our fundraising efforts.

SUPPLY LIST

A supply list will be mailed during the summer months for each school year for basic general supplies in each class.

FUNDRAISING

Vidalia Heritage Academy is a tuition-based school and exists on the basis of fees, donations and fundraisers.  Fundraisers sponsored by the school are of necessity but will be kept to a minimum number.  PARTICIPATION IN FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES IS MANDATORY.* 

*Families may opt out of fundraising activities by donating $1000 to the school, $750 of which will be tax-deductible. Families will also receive tickets to performances (based on allotment), and other material goods that students would otherwise be required to sell.