Students who are enrolled by April 10th will be eligible for the early enrollment fee. Students who are enrolled after April 10th, will be charged the regular enrollment fee. The enrollment fee must be paid, all necessary paperwork must be completed, and accounts must be paid current in order to hold a student’s place in CSOS. All enrollment fees are non-refundable.
The matriculation Fee covers the cost of book rental, facility improvement, American Association of Christian Schools membership fee, and the annual Iowa Assessment Test. The Matriculation Fee will be charged in two installments of $175.00 each and will be due on June 1st and July 1st unless withdrawn by May 31st. Because the school incurs the matriculation expenses based upon your child’s enrollment, the full amount of the Matriculation Fee will be required even if your child transfers from CSOS and it is not refundable. It should be understood that all textbooks, workbooks, and other curricula materials are the property of CSOS and are simply rented by the students.
For those who choose to pay tuition on the 10-month plan, the due dates are the first day of each month beginning in August and continuing through May. Late Payments and Returned Checks: If payments are not received by the 7th of each month, a $25.00 late fee will be assessed unless an approved payment plan is in place. If the payment plan is not strictly adhered to, the late fee will be applied with payments due immediately or attendance will not be permitted. If checks are returned unpaid by the bank, a $35.00 fee will also be charged. If a student’s bill is delinquent by one month, that student will be dismissed from attendance until the account is paid in full or an approved payment plan is in place and the account will be placed on probationary status.
Accounts must be current before a student may begin the second semester. Students with balances on their accounts may not graduate, re-enroll, receive transcripts, or have transcripts sent to prospective colleges/universities.
If a student withdraws from school, he/she will be charged tuition that is pro-rated for the days enrolled. Any unused tuition amount will either be credited or refunded upon request. All other charges (including the entire matriculation fee) are due and non-refundable.
Athletic Participation Fee
A fee per sport will be payable prior to participation. This fee helps to pay some of the overhead expenses of providing a sports program such as referee fees, balls and equipment, etc. Travel expenses for away game and tournaments are the responsibility of the individual athletes and their parents.
CSOS does limited fundraising activities. This is done in order to keep tuition at a reasonable level for everyone. The fundraising we do is necessary and everyone benefits from the results. Therefore, for a maximum of three annual school-wide fundraisers, there is a minimum of $100.00 per child that is to be raised or contributed. These two or three fundraisers will be designated “major” fundraisers. Otherwise, the majority allow the minority to do the work while everyone reaps the benefits. A family need not have an additional $200-$300+ expense if we all simply do our part in participating. For those who actually participate, this policy is welcomed. For those who have not, be encouraged by the huge benefit of many hands making light work. Imagine what we are able to do together for His glory! Gal. 6:5