Private Lesson Tuition 2018-2019

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Automatic Withdrawal Form




2018-2019 School Year:

Registration Fee:  There is an annual, non-refundable registration fee of $35 per household, paid at fall registration or when first enrolling in the school year. Beginning May 1, this fee is pro-rated to $15 for those enrolling in the remainder of the school year or for the summer 2018 session. Registration fees paid during the 2018-2019 school year include any summer 2019 lessons. 


The Northeast IowaSchool of Music offers two tuition payment plans for those enrolling with a regular lesson time: by trimester or by automatic monthly withdrawals. The total costs are the same regardless of the payment plan you choose. (Or see Drop-in Lessons below to take a few lessons or schedule as you go.) All tuition is pre-paid in advance of the lessons. Fundraisers can help reduce tuition, and scholarship assistance is available.

Paying by Trimester:  Each school-year trimester is 12 weeks. Tuition amounts per trimester (one lesson per week) for private lessons in any instrument:

30-minute lessons:  $300
45-minute lessons:  $450
60-minute lessons:  $600

The full trimester tuition and registration fee is due at the time of registration and must be paid in order to reserve your lesson time(s). Tuition for the 2nd and 3rd trimesters is due before the beginning of the new trimester. See calendar for dates. Email reminders are sent to those who have supplied us with an email address. We do not mail invoices unless tuition is overdue. A $5 per week late fee will be added to any tuition not paid by the first lesson of the new trimester.

Paying by Automatic Monthly Withdrawals:
Use this payment method to schedule your tuition payments on an automatic, monthly basis and never worry about a late fee or missed payment. Students pay a tuition deposit plus registration fee when first enrolling each school year, and the balance of fees for the year are automatically paid each month from your bank account.

30-minute lessons:     Deposit:   $200             Monthly Withdrawal:  $100
45-minute lessons:     Deposit:   $300             Monthly Withdrawal:  $150
60-minute lessons:     Deposit:   $400             Monthly Withdrawal:  $200

To set up withdrawals, fill out an Authorization Agreement for ACH Debits form and turn it in to the office with a voided check. Withdrawals will be processed on the first Friday of each month, starting in October and ending in April. Your non-refundable deposit covers the first and last months. One month written notice is required to stop withdrawals mid-year.

Family Discount: Families enrolling in three or more weekly private lessons receive a 10% discount on the third and subsequent lessons per household per week. Families taking 5 or more lessons per week can receive this discount on all lessons.

Pro-rating: For students registering after the beginning of a trimester, the tuition will be pro-rated; please contact us for amounts.

Payment Methods: The Northeast Iowa School of Music accepts cash, check, or credit card.

Financial Assistance: The Northeast Iowa School of Music offers need-based financial assistance through our Scholarship Program.

Refunds: At the end of the school year if any credit or refund is due for lessons that will not be made up, a check will be issued at your request. All refund requests for the 2018-2019 school year must be submitted by June 14, 2019. Students needing to withdraw from lessons mid-year may receive a tuition refund for the unused lessons if one month written notice is made prior to the withdrawal. See our policies for withdrawal information and absence refund eligibility.


Summer 2019:

Summer lesson tuition is based on the number of lessons scheduled according to the student’s and the teacher’s availability and is calculated at a rate of $21.25 per 30-minute lesson. There will be no automatic withdrawals for summer lessons. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $15 per household for any households who have not paid a registration fee during ther 2018-19 school year. Registration fees paid during the 2018-19 school year also covers summer 2019 lessons.


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