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Financial Information


The Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy Board attempts to keep school charges as low as possible, consistent with good business practices. The following general financial policies have been adopted and will be followed.

Payment of Accounts
Tuition is to be paid in 10 equal payments. The first payment is due at registration and no later than the late registration date of August 14, 2014. The remainder of the payment schedule is:

 
September 15 December 15 March 15
October 15 January 15 April 15
November 15 February 15 May 15

If the 15th of the month falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a holiday, the payment is due on the following school day.  Payments can be made by check, cash or credit card. We accept Visa and Master Card.
 
Statements will be mailed about the first of the month and are due on the 15th.  Accounts not paid in full by the end of the month, will be charged a late fee of $10 per month.
 
Because of space limitations, monthly statements provide information on only the transactions enacted during the just-completed month. Upon request, however, parents may obtain a complete and detailed history of their child’s account.


Financial Policy

It is the financial policy of the school to limit the past due accounts of a student or family to a maximum of two months tuition. No student may remain enrolled if this will cause the student’s bill to be more than two months past due. If the account is not cleared and no arrangements are made after 45 days, a withdrawal notice will be mailed to parents. After 60 days, of delinquency, you will be asked to withdraw and student will not be admitted to the classroom until balance is paid in full. The only exception to the preceding policy would be if the parent or responsible party submits to the Finance Committee or Business Manager an acceptable payment plan, in writing, of the past due amount. Any further delinquency on the regular account, or on the approved plan, would mean removal of the student from school.

Tuition charges are based on 180 school days and school credit completed each semester. Tuition is billed on the basis of 10 payments. Tuition refunds are based on the percentage of the school year the student is enrolled in school.

Each constituent church has a plan to assist their members in making Christian education possible for young people who need such assistance. Parents or guardians should secure an application form from the school or church office and return it no later than two weeks prior to registration.
Unpaid accounts of the previous school year must be paid before a student can register or receive discounts. A student transferring from another private school must show that his/her previous account is paid in full before enrolling at Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy.

Tuition Rates

*These fees do not reflect International Student (F-1 Visa Status) Fees.
Please go here to view the 2014-2015 International Fee Schedule.

The tuition rates listed below are to be paid in ten equal monthly payments.
The first payment is due upon registration or by the late registration day August 14, 2014.

 
Grade Yearly Monthly
Grades K-6 Tuition 6570.00 657.00
Grades K-6 Tuition (S) 6110.00 611.00
Grades K-6 Tuition (C) 5040.00 504.00
   
Grades 7-8 Tuition 8640.00 864.00
Grades 7-8 Tuition (S) 7910.00 791.00
Grades 7-8 Tuition (C) 6640.00 664.00
   
Grades 9-12 Tuition 10,470.00 1047.00
Grades 9-12 Tuition (S) 9890.00 989.00
Grades 9-12 Tuition (C) 8320.00 832.00

 
 
Tuition Rate Inclusions:

The aforementioned tuition rates now include the following fees previously charged separately:
 
Registration Home and School Student Supplies
Technology Art Supplies Science Lab
Jr. High Student Body Student Association Graduation
Earthquake Kits Book Deposit  
Textbooks Get Acquainted Day Etc  

Definitions:

Constituents SDA (C) includes parents or guardians who are members of the Pleasant Hill, Oakland Grand Advent, Oakland Spanish, and Vallejo Berea churches which pay a subsidy directly to the school, also members of churches which pay a subsidy in support of a Seventh-day Adventist school in the Northern California Conference of SDA.

SDA (S) includes parents or guardians that belong to a Seventh-day Adventist Church which does not subsidize a Seventh-day Adventist school

 
     
     
     

Family Discount Policy
For students receiving scholarships, these credits will not be applied to the account until payment has been made on the account by the family.

 
Family Discounts
% of Tuition
for each child
Two (2) students attending from the same family: 2%
Three (3) or more students attending from the same family 7.5%


Incentive Programs
We have four incentive programs that offer savings in tuition during the second semester if verified. Only the largest single incentive will be applied.  Applicable to students enrolling in grades 2 -12 only.
  • First time at PHAA - FIRST MONTH FREE
  • Referral Discount - a current family at PHAA who refers a new family to the school who subsequently enrolls for the year will be given a discount of $400-$700 (Elementary $400, High School $700) which will be discounted from their tuition balance during the second semester.
Other Fees and Expenses
PE Uniform (Grades 7-12)       $30.00          Each Uniform
Extended Care $2.50 Per half hour or fraction thereof
Extended Care Late Fee $10.00 Per 15 min. or fraction thereof
NSF Checks $25.00 For checks returned by bank
Get-Acquainted Day $25.00 Estimated
Bible Conferences $125.00 Estimated
SA/JSA Banquets $35.00-60.00 Estimated
Varsity/Jr. Varisity $250.00-500.00 Estimated
Private Music Lessons     $25.00 Per Lesson
Instrument Rental(s) $25.00 Per Month
Music Uniform - High School $125.00 Estimated
Outdoor Education (Gr. 6 & 8) Estimated $400.00
*High School Study Tour $600 - $800 Estimated
The Study Tour includes, Academic, Music, Service & outreach components
Class Field Trips Varies


Extended Care Charges
The charge for extended day care is $2.50 per half hour for each student:  beginning 15 minutes after school is dismissed at the end of the day. There will be a charge of $10.00 per fifteen minutes for each student who remains on campus after 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and after 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

Music Lessons
Private music lessons are available and will be charged on a per lesson basis. Lessons which are not given because of a student’s irregular attendance, or because a student’s instrument is missing, will be billed, and will not be rescheduled.

Parent Participation – See details in Parent Paricipation Section
Time Requirements:
  • Two-parent family = 30 hours or $500 (Per Academic Year)
  • Single-parent family = 15 hours or $250.00 (Per Academic Year)
  • Per-hour Billing Rate: $17.00/hour (April 26, 2011)
  • Donation of Goods: Not applicable to Parent Participation