Enrollment Contracts

Information for New Parents

Dear New Rudolf Steiner Parents,

Congratulations on your recent acceptance, and welcome to our Steiner community. Below, you will find important enrollment information regarding payment schedules, our media statement, age cut-off by grade, and other relevant enrollment topics. In addition, we have also included a list of important contacts at the bottom of this page should you require any support throughout the course of the year.

ENROLLMENT CONTRACTS FOR NEW PARENTS ARE DUE BY THE DATE INDICATED ON YOUR ACCEPTANCE LETTER.


Information for Current Parents

Dear Current Rudolf Steiner Parents,

Looking ahead to the next academic year, please make note of important information that will aid you as you plan payments of your tuition and fees. Please make sure to review the Enrollment Contract, which may contain modifications from last year’s version. In the links below, you will find the 2022-2023 Tuition Schedule. The 2022-2023 Fee Schedule is also below. In addition, we have also included a list of important contacts at the bottom of this page should you require any support throughout the course of the year. As always, you are welcome to visit or contact the Business Office.

RE-ENROLLMENT CONTRACTS FOR 2022-23 FOR ALL GRADES ARE DUE BY JANUARY 28, 2022.


Information for All Parents

Paying Tuition & Accepted Payment Methods/Plan Options

All tuition billing is conducted by Smart Tuition. For your convenience, any transactions that require direct payments to the school can be done through the following ways:

  •   Cash or check: via mail or in person at the Business Office (located in the Upper School). Note that the deposit amount can no longer be submitted via cash or check.
  •   Credit Cards: all card types are accepted; a 3% convenience fee will be billed separately.
  •   Wire transfer: payments may be wired using the following information (Beneficiary Name: Rudolf Steiner School; please include student’s full name in comments)
    •      Domestic | Bank: JP Morgan Chase | Routing #: 021000021 | Acct.: 608338783
    •      International | Bank: JP Morgan Chase | BIC/SWISS Code: CHASUS33 |Routing #: 021000021 |  Acct.: 608338783

 

Payment Plans: these must be selected on the Enrollment Contract and are managed through Smart Tuition. A $100 processing fee will be applied to each contract annually. The options are:

  •      Pay in Full
  •      2 Pay – Payments due July 1 and December 1 (formerly known as the RSS Plan)
  •      4 Pay – Payments due quarterly: May, August, November, January
  •      10 Pay – Payments due monthly: beginning in May through February

The school recognizes that special circumstances may arise that require alternative payment arrangements.  A $500 fee, in addition to any applicable late charges, will apply if you are approved to enroll in an amenable non-regular payment plan that falls outside of the regularly offered payment plans.  Only if warranted, special payment arrangements will be approved on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition Refund Insurance

Tuition Refund Insurance is Highly Encouraged!

We enter each academic year filled with optimism and the expectation that it will be a great academic year for every student.  Because of this, most parents can’t imagine why on Earth anyone would ever sign up for Tuition Refund Insurance (TRI).  And then the unthinkable happens…  For one of many valid reasons, the student must leave the school.  The family is relocating.  The parents prefer to send their child or children to another school.  The school feels that the student could be served better at a different school.  One of these scenarios could arise, among others, and be further complicated by an existing financial obligation to continue paying the school’s tuition, due to the existing enrollment contract.  This is an undesirable situation for both the family and the school.  It is also difficult to forecast, especially when the student is having a good experience.

We highly encourage all families to sign up for TRI, in the event that you are unexpectedly faced with a scenario like the one described above.  It is a natural and sensible feeling to not want to continue paying tuition at an institution where your child no longer attends (for any reason).  Once a child is admitted and there is a valid enrollment agreement, the school expects to collect the corresponding tuition balance and the contract may not be voided (whether the family withdraws or the student is asked to leave by the school).  Having tuition refund insurance mitigates the risk of losing unused tuition in these instances and, hence is why we are strong advocates of the refund program.

Unless you opt out, the premium cost of 3.2% of the tuition will be billed in July. Tuition refund insurance will cover a portion of unused school days due to absences, withdrawal or dismissal before the end of the school year. A pamphlet with more details is linked below.  Please strongly consider not declining TRI during the re-enrollment process.  You are also welcomed to contact the Business Office with any questions that you have.

Policy Reminders

It is our expectation that our community will act responsibly and reply to correspondence from any school office, promptly, including requests for payment.  If you have not already done so, please familiarize yourself with our tuition policies.

To briefly summarize:

  • All payments are due on the 1st of the month. Payments are officially considered late after the 10th, at which time finance charges may apply.  You are requested to maintain a current status on your payment plan, in order to avoid late penalties, plan cancellations and additional fees.
  • If your payment plan is cancelled by the school or SMART due to delinquency, the school reserves the right to request that all remaining balances owed for the school year be paid in full immediately. In order to re-establish a payment plan with you, fees will apply and we may also request that you authorize ACH withdrawals or that you provide post-dated checks or a credit card is filed with us as a guarantor of payment.
  • Students with accounts in arrears may be suspended or expelled after balances are 30 days past due.  The school may also involve a collection agency to collect balances that reach a delinquency of over 90 days.
  • If applicable, students with balances in arrears may forfeit tuition assistance awards and scholarships.

IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION

CONTACTS LOCATED AT SCHOOL

Rudolf Steiner School:
Web site:  http://www.steiner.edu/

Lower School: 15 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075
Main Number: (212) 535-2130
Fax (646) 786-3897

Upper School: 15 East 78th Street, New York, NY 10075 (1 block south of Lower School).
Main Number: (212) 879-1101
Fax: (646) 786-3897

Business Office
Located: Basement floor of the Upper School

Business Office Manager, Jeanne Dunn
Phone: 212-535-2130 Ext. 215 or e-mail at: jdunn@steiner.edu

Financial Aid Office (Please make an appointment through the Business Office)

Financial aid info at: http://steiner.edu/tuition-and-hours-of-operation/  (see bottom of page)
*Our tuition assistance/financial policy also exists here for your reference.
The annual financial aid deadline for current students is October 31.

OFF-CAMPUS CONTACTS

Smart Tuition
Phone: 1-888-868-8828
Website Login: http://steiner.myschoolapp.com/app/sso/smart (This will only work after you complete your contract and the business office has activated your account).

Smart Aid
Phone: (800) 360-8027
Website:  http://smartaidforparents.com/