Tuition Payment Options
Pay in Full – Cash or Check
To pay in full with cash or check, the tuition statement balance is due in full by July 15, 2021. Families that register after June 15, 2021 will have 30 days from the processing of the registration form to pay in full or begin a payment plan. Please be aware that enrollment is based on a first-come first-served basis and grade caps might restrict late enrollments.
Pay in Full – Credit Card
To pay in full with a credit card, the tuition statement balance is due by July 15, 2021. A processing fee of 3% will be added to the payment amount to cover the credit card transaction cost. Please call the SMSA Business Office at 920-322-8009 to make your payment via credit card.
SMSA Payment Plan
For families that choose the SMSA payment plan option, a Payment Plan Calculation Form and an Authorization for Direct Payment Form will be provided to you along with your tuition statement. A 25% down payment will be due by July 15, 2021. A payment plan maintenance fee of 5.5% will be added to the remaining balance. SMSA uses the Automated Clearing House (ACH) system to initiate withdrawals from a family’s bank account in order to collect tuition payments. The ACH withdrawals will occur on the second and fourth Friday’s of each month beginning in August and continuing through May. The schedule of ACH withdrawal dates for the 2021-2022 school year is listed below.
SMSA reserves the right to discontinue service to any student of a family that is past-due in its financial obligation to the System. No less than 15 days’ notice will be given to the financially responsible party of this intent. Accounts that remain past-due for more than two months may be turned over to an attorney or collection agency for further action.
Please keep your account current throughout the year. If circumstances occur that affect your ability to pay, please contact our Business Office immediately to discuss resources available to SMSA families.
Late Enrollment and Refunds: Prorating Tuition
Tuition is evenly applicable to each week beginning with the first week of school and ending with the last week of school for the current year. When a student withdraws or enrolls, tuition will be prorated on a weekly basis. If a student is in attendance for any part of a week, the total week will be included in the proration. If the student has received a tuition credit of any kind toward tuition, the credit will also be prorated in the calculation of the refund or the amount remaining due.
Refunds, if they apply, will be issued within 45 days of receipt of the completed withdrawal documentation.
If an overpayment exists as of the last day of school and the student is enrolled at SMSA for the subsequent year, the overpayment will be carried forward on the account and treated as a prepayment of future tuition due. However, if the student is not enrolled for the subsequent year at SMSA, the overpayment will be refunded to the financially responsible party.