Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Fees for the 2012-2013 academic school year are as follows:
Initial I-20 Application Fee
$400.00 (One time, Non-refundable) (U.S. Dollars) (Must be paid when application is submitted.)
$300.00 (Recurs every year after the first year, Non-refundable) (U.S. Dollars)
Tuition - Grades 1 - 12
$6,250.00 (U.S. Dollars) - Full Annual Payment
$ 695.00 (U.S. Dollars) - Nine (9) month installment plan
Short Term Student (Audit Only, a student here for a brief time, no grades given)
Application Fee - $185.00 (U.S. Dollars)
Grades 1-12 - $570.00 per month (U.S. Dollars)
NOTE: The International Student I-20 Application Fee or Re-Enrollment Fee must be paid in advance of the student arriving on campus to begin classes.
All applicants are asked to provide a notarized bank statement of the person who will be responsible for paying the bill.
Other Potential Fees
Junior High $25 per semester
Senior High $30 per semester
$40 per sport (Junior High and Senior High sports)
$35 per semester (Junior High and Senior High)
Physical Education Uniform
$20 (includes the top and shorts for PE classes in 7th - 10th grades)
Music Lessons (Grades 1-12)
Private: $60 per month
Group: $35 per month
Rosetta Stone Language Courses
English - Available at no charge
All other languages - $50 per language per year
Estimated Living Expenses
This will vary depending on where the student will be living.
Two payment plans are available:
- Full Payment
- Monthly Payment (must speak to the Business Office to set up payment arrangements)
Methods of Payment
All tuition and fees are payable in U.S. dollars only. SCS will not accept foreign money, checks denominated in foreign currency, or checks drawn on foreign banks. SCS is not responsible for foreign currency transaction fees incurred in the payment of tuition and fees.
SCS does not accept cash payments on-site. Those without a U.S. bank account may pay by cashier’s check, money order, or credit card.
Preauthorized Debit - You may make your payments automatically from either your checking or savings account provided the funds are drawn from a U.S. bank in U.S. dollars. Since payments are automatic, you do not have to remember to write or mail checks, and payments are never late or missed. You will receive an itemized bill each month from Schaumburg Christian School. To set up this payment arrangement, complete the Auto Pay Information and Enrollment Form.
Credit Card - Schaumburg Christian School accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. You may leave your credit card information on file with the Business Office, and your payments will be charged to your credit card automatically. To set up this payment arrangement, complete the Auto Pay Information and Enrollment Form.
Check - Parents may pay by check drawn on a U.S. Bank in U.S. dollars. All payments should be mailed to the school lock box:
Schaumburg Christian School
PO Box 95289
Palatine, IL 60095-0289
Financial questions may be directed to our Business Office.
Schaumburg Christian School
200 North Roselle Road
Schaumburg, Illinois 60194
Phone: 847-885-3230, x3024
Other Useful Information
Currency Restrictions & Transfer of Funds to the United States - Before finalizing your plans to study in the US, become familiar with your government's regulations regarding currency restrictions and the transfer of funds. Some governments restrict the amount of money that can be taken out of the country. Others may restrict funds until an enrollment confirmation letter from the admitting US institution has been received.
Money Exchange - Before leaving home, be sure to learn your country's requirements for exchanging money and the value of your own currency in the US. You must declare currency amounts over $10,000 at US customs upon arrival. Know how much the following United States coins are worth in your currency: penny, nickel, dime, and quarter. American paper money is green and is referred to as a bill or bills. The following are common bill denominations: $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100.
It is preferable to obtain a small amount of American currency in coins and bills before you arrive in the US. This will allow you to be prepared for gratuity, telephone calls, and miscellaneous expenses. If you decide to wait until you arrive in the US to obtain some US coins and bills, there will be a bank for this purpose at most major airports.