CKWA Tuition & Fee Policy 2023-2024
A. Tuition and Other Fees
1. Registration Fee
A non-refundable and non-transferable application fee of RMB 2,000 must be paid by each new applicant as an administrative fee that initiates the application review and admission process.
The deposit is RMB 20000, which is a one-time fee charged by the school without interest after the parents decide to accept the admission. The deposit will be used by the school to reserve the place for the student, invest in teaching resources, human resources, and other resources in advance. Only paying the study deposit does not guarantee the admission qualification of the student. Students also need to meet the enrolment conditions and school requirements.
If a student applies for withdrawal before the enrollment registration date, the deposit will be used as compensation for the early investment of the school (including enrolment place, human resources, etc.), which will be directly deducted from the fees paid by the parents.
3. Books and Materials
An annual fee of RMB2,600 covering student textbooks and related textbook materials is payable and non-refundable.
The Tuition is mainly used to afford the costs of providing high-quality education. The school charges different benchmark tuition fees in accordance with the principle of “students moving to the grade level in the same phase of study shall be charged in accordance with the tuition standard at the time of enrollment, and students moving to a higher phase of study shall be charged in accordance with the latest tuition standard notified by the school”.
The tuition of new students and returning students must be paid in full before due date stated on the invoice. The tuition of new students enrolled in the middle of an academic year will be calculated based on the number of the rest school days in the academic year since the date of enrolment, and must be paid in full within the payment period regulated by the school.
About the Principle of Tuition Fee Change ：
CKWA provides four phases of study: Reception, G1-G5 (primary school), G6-G8 (middle school) & G9-G12 (high school).
Tuition will remain unchanged compared with the year of the student’s enrollment if the student still stays within the same phase of study.
If students enter into a higher phase of study, namely from K to G1, G5 to G6 or G8 to G9, then the tuition will be charged based on the latest tuition standard notified by the school in that specific year.
This discount only applies to the family with two or more siblings attending CKWA at the same time. The child who attends the lowest grade level pays full tuition, while the other child/children enjoy a 20% off the tuition.
5. School Uniform
Students should buy school uniforms in accordance with the school dress code and wear them to school as required. For specific school uniform policies (including purchase process, etc.), please refer to the Parent Handbook / Student Handbook of each section.
6. Meal Fee
CKWA cooperates with Beijing Stage Catering Management Co., Ltd to provide meals for students. See the Dinning Policy for specific policies. Meal fee should be paid in full within the payment period regulated by the school.
7. School Bus (Optional)
If students choose school bus service, the school will charge students different standards of school bus fees according to the length of the travel distance, and the specific fees shall be subject to the final notice of the school.
The school bus fee shall be paid in full within the payment period notified by the school. Students enrolled in the first term will be charged with the school bus fee for the whole academic year. Transferred students and existing students who apply for school buses in the middle of the term shall be calculated according to the actual school bus taking day. In circumstances that students don’t take school bus for a whole month, a whole monthly school bus fee will be charged. The school bus fee for the month in which the students apply to cancel the school bus service will not be refunded. If the distance traveled by school bus of a student changes during the academic year, the fee shall be calculated according to the actual travel distance and the numbers of bus taking day.
8. Boarding (Optional)
- The boarding fee shall be paid in full before the start of the boarding (for specific payment time, please refer to the notice of the school). Boarding students shall sign the Boarding Management Policy before checking in.
9. Payment Methods and Arrangement
The school only accepts payment in RMB. The school accepts 1) bank transfer, 2) bankcard payment, and does not accept cash payment.
All tuition & fees must be paid before the deadline after student receives the invoice from finance department. The school will not guarantee the reservation of the enrolment place if the tuition & fee has not been paid off in time.
Notes: In case of card-swiping payment, the payer shall make the transaction at the finance department in person. Each card payment will be charged with a certain percentage of bank charges, and the charges for each domestic debit card is 0.5% of the total amount payable (capped at 20 RMB); the charges for each domestic credit card is 0.52% of the total accrued payment (with no capping fee); Bank charges will vary according to the bank’s floating standard.
10. Payment Liability
Parents or guardians shall bear full responsibility for the timely payment of the tuition and other related fees. If the payer is a third party, parents shall also bear full responsibility for the timely payment of all fees. The signature of parents or guardians on this Agreement shall be deemed as the consent of the parents or the guardians to the school’s fee policy.
Overdue Payment: A 2% per month late payment fee, compounded monthly, will be accrued on all overdue payments.
Refund and Withdrawal Policy
The following are the guidelines for school refund policy and the terms for implementation.
Parents must submit formal written withdrawal application at least 10 working days before leaving school. The formal withdrawal procedure will start after the school receives the written withdrawal application. See more detail about the procedure in Withdrawal Procedure.
- If a new student decides not to attend the school before the registration day, he or she must submit a formal written cancellation application before the first school day of the academic year and return school property without damage (otherwise relevant fee will be deducted from the refund), the tuition fee will be refunded (the deposit is non-refundable).
- The refund for transfer students will be calculated on a monthly basis (monthly tuition = annual tuition/10 months). If the student leaves the school in the middle of a month, the tuition for that whole month will be charged and reduced from the refund.
1. School Bus Refund
If current/withdrawal students decide to discontinue the school bus service, the parents are required to submit a written application to the school at least 5 working days in advance. The school bus fee will be charged on a monthly basis. If the student discontinues the school bus service in the middle of a month, the school bus fee for that whole month will be charged and the rest of the payment will be refunded. The final bus taking date shall be subject to the later one between the actual final bus-taking date and the fifth working day after submitting the cancellation application.
2. Boarding Refund
When students decide to discontinue boarding service, the parents are required to submit a written application to the school at least 5 working days in advance. Boarding fee will be charged on a monthly basis. If the student discontinues the boarding service in the middle of a month, the school bus fee for that whole month will be charged and the rest of the payment will be refunded. The final boarding date shall be subject to the later one between the actual final boarding date and the fifth working day after submitting the cancellation application.
3. Temporary Leave /Suspension
Temporary leave means that students ask for continuous leave for no more than one month in the current academic year. Tuition fees and other fees during the period of temporary leave will not be refunded or converted. If students apply for suspension during the period of temporary leave, the date for the remaining fee to be frozen shall be calculated from the date of formal submission of suspension application.
Suspension means that student ask for continuous leave of students for more than one month in the current academic year. During the period of suspension, the school will retain the enrolment place of the student in the current academic year and freeze its tuition fees and other fees until the agreed resumption date. In principle, no suspension is accepted without special circumstances. If the student must apply for suspension in special circumstances, the parents shall submit a written application for suspension 10 working days in advance (the reasons for suspension and the date of resumption shall be indicated). Suspension can be implemented after being approved by the school. After the written suspension application is approved by the school in writing, the remaining part of the paid fee will be frozen until the end of the suspension period. Note: The school only accept suspension within the current academic year. After the student resumes the course, all frozen costs will offset part of the costs for the next academic year. If the student does not continue to study at CKWA in the next academic year, the school will not refund the tuition fees frozen during the suspension period.
If the student fails to resume on the scheduled date, the school reserves the right to transfer this student’s enrolment place to another new student. In the meantime, the student will be regarded as automatically withdrawn from the school, and the frozen tuition and deposit will not be refunded. If the student who fails to return the school on time still wants to enroll in the school, relevant application fee (including the registration fee) shall be paid again to restart the application procedure.
Tuition and any other related fees will not be waived for absence under any circumstances.
If students are expelled from the school for reasons such as violating the laws and regulations of the People’s Republic of China or seriously violating the rules and regulations of the school during the academic year, the tuition and relevant fees will not be refunded.
If necessary, the school has the right to revise the relevant policies and fee structure based on the market change and human labor input. The school will inform parents in advance under such circumstances, and the specific policies and fee structure shall be subject to the notice of the school. Parents have the responsibility to ensure that they understand the basic policies of the school.
The working days or natural days mentioned above is subject to the school calendar of the academic year and will be postponed automatically when it comes to public holidays.
Should any questions regarding fee policy arise, please contact Finance Office for more details.
CKWA reserves the right to give the final interpretation of the Fee Policy.