Kindermusik® Academy and Young Years Music Program Policies

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL 
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Discounts
Tuition Assistance
Registration Fee
Withdrawal/Refund Policy
Make Up Class Policy 
Payment Plan Available
Billing Statement Options
Payment Options

Discounts:
Early Enrollment Discount: $10 is deducted from tuition if registered on or before August 12th.

Demo Day Discount: $10 is deducted from tuition if baby or child is registered during a Demo Day session.

Sibling/Twin Discount: $15 is deducted for 14-week classes ($7.50 for 7-week Village session)
The first child is registered for the full tuition and the sibling or twin is registered with a $15 tuition discount. (Does not apply to Family Time which already has sibling discounts).

Referral Discount: $10 discount is applied to current child's tuition for each referred child enrolled.

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Tuition Assistance: The CMS offers a tuition assistance program that is based on the total household income. A percentage discount is provided based on the total household income with highest discount being 75%. Click here to download a Tuition Assistance form and instructions. 

Tuition Assistance forms should be submitted with or prior to the registration form in order to determine eligibility. Tuition assistance is not awarded retroactively. The assistance is applied once the award is determined and communicated to you. If you choose to begin classes before the award is determined, you will be responsible for the full tuition up to the date of the award.

A Tuition Assistance form must be completed for each child.

PLEASE NOTE: If a child receives Tuition Assistance, no other discounts may be applied.

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Registration fee: Each class enrollment has a $10 per semester registration fee charged in addition to tuition and materials kit fees.

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Withdrawal/Refund Policy: Withdrawal Deadline: August 26th

If registration is withdrawn on or before August 26th, only the $10 registration fee will be charged and the rest refunded.

After August 26th, if registration is withdrawn, the $10 registration fee and a $40 withdrawal fee will be charged and the rest refunded.

There are no refunds after the 3rd week of classes. 

There are no refunds for opened materials.

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Make up Class Policy: If a teacher misses a class, a make-up class will be offered.

If a child misses a class due to illness, arrangements may be made to make up that class at another time, with the permission of the teacher whose class you would like to visit.

You may use this privilege no more than 3 times per semester. Please be respectful of this offer and use it only for classes missed due to illness. This is not to make up classes where a family chooses another activity or family function over their scheduled class time.

If a class is too full and additional children and adults will negatively impact the educational value of the families signed up for that class, a teacher may choose not to approve a family requesting a make-up class.

Make-up classes are not provided when inclement weather or any other unforeseeable circumstances force the closing of a location for safety considerations.

School closing announcements will be made on KSDK Channel 5 TV, KMOX 1120 AM radio, www.webster.edu, www.ksdk.com, and www.stltoday.com, the CMS Facebook page, or by calling (314) 968-5939. Parents may also sign up for automated campus closing alerts at www.webster.edu/technology/websteralerts.

Every effort will be made to avoid canceling classes due to bad weather. When Webster University is closed due to weather, the Community Music School will also be closed.


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Payment: Families are encouraged to pay in full by check with their registration form.

Please note child's name on the check and mail the check with registration form to: 
Community Music School of Webster University
ATTN: Kindermusik/Young Years
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

Payment Plan Available:  If a family would like an installment plan to split up the payments, the following options are available:

1. A minimum deposit of $60 is required with the submission of the registration form as noted above. (You may make a larger deposit, if you like.)

2. Additional check payments may be mailed to the above address prior to September 30 with no additional charges.

3. Families will be given the option of:

a. Setting up an online billing account using Webster University's online portal CASHNet® via Connections on the Webster University website. Learn more about the online billing process.  

OR

b. Request mailed paper billing statements. Learn how to sign-up for paper billing statements. 

4. Families utilizing the Payment Plan will receive a bill for the balance due around September 12th with a September 30th due date.

Payment Plan Installments:
Payments may be made by September 30th with no additional charge. (Please allow a few days for mail and processing). Another installment may be made by October 30 with a 1.5% interest charge on the balance remaining from September. You may make a final payment, if you choose, by November 29 with a 1.5% interest charge on the balance remaining from October. Accounts must be paid in full by November 29 to continue in subsequent classes.

Payment Plan Installment Summary

Payments must be posted to the students account on or before the dates shown below:

(A monthly 1.5% interest charge will be assessed on balances remaining on account after the due date.)

Fall 2013 Payment Due Date
September 9/30
October 10/30
November 11/29**

**Account balances must be paid in full by November 29th to enroll in future classes. 

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Billing Statement Options:

The first step in making a tuition payment is determining how you would like to receive your billing statement. There are two options.

  1. Online billing statements: We recommend that you use the Webster University online portal, CASHNet® via Connections on the university website. When your child is registered with the CMS, you are given a student ID#, activation code and letter with directions for setting up your online account. This is more environmentally friendly and allows you to view your account at any time to see your balance due, payments made, and discounts applied. It is a secure system.

    You will be notified by e-mail around the 12th of the month, when a balance is due, that “your statement is ready to be viewed.” A link will be provided in the e-mail taking you to the Connections home page: http://connections.webster.edu You will log-in to Connections to view your statement and make a payment.
  2. Mailed paper statements: Although we encourage you to use the online billing system, we do offer the option of receiving paper billing statements in the mail. To request this option, please call us at (314) 968-5939 or fill out this online form

    Billing statements will be mailed around the 12th day of the month, if there is a balance due. 

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Payment Options

Personal Check options:
(Please note that the CMS will mail the student ID# upon registration.)
There are a few ways to pay by check

1.  If you are paying by check with your registration form or before September 12th, note the child's name on the check and mail to:

Community Music School of Webster University
ATTN: Kindermusik/Young Years
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

If you are making a payment after September 12th and have set up the online billing account or requested a paper billing statement mailed to your home, you may use one of the following methods.

2. Download the billing statement from Webster University's Online portal and mail the statement and check indicating the student ID# to the P. O. Box noted below. (Directions to set up the online billing account are mailed to the parents.)

3. Sign-up to receive a CMS billing statement mailed to your home address. Mail the statement and check indicating the student ID# to the P.O. Box noted below.

Mail check or money order, including student ID#, to:
Webster University
P.O. Box 191165
St. Louis, MO 63119-7165

4. If you know the amount due, mail a check indicating the student ID# to the P.O. Box address below or take it to the CMS main office.

Bank transfer/Electronic check options:

1. Using Webster University's online portal CASHNet® via Connections, you may transfer payment directly from your bank account, also described as an electronic check.

2. Set up automatic bank transfer through your own bank. Contact your bank to set up automatic payments. Each month a balance is due, direct your bank to send the check, indicating the student ID#, to the P.O. Box noted above. You must know the amount due.

Credit Card:
You may pay with MasterCard, Discover, or American Express using Webster University's online portal, CASHNet® via Connections on the Webster University website, www.webster.edu.
VISA will be available later in 2013. A 2.75% credit card convenience fee, charged by the credit card companies, will be applied.

For your protection, Webster University does not receive credit card payments over the phone or in person, only online.

Cash:
To pay student bills with cash, you may do so at the cashier's windows in Webster Hall on the campus of Webster University in Webster Groves: 470 E. Lockwood Ave., 63119. This is sometimes referred to as the Bursar's Office and is a short walk from the CMS Center.

You must know your student's ID# to be sure it is applied to the correct account. You must also know the amount due. Please call the CMS office for assistance, (314) 968-5939, or e-mail your question to cms@webster.edu

Money Order options:
You may take a money order directly to the Cashier's window in person. This office is located in Webster Hall on the campus of Webster University in Webster Groves, 470 E. Lockwood Ave., 63119. This is sometimes referred to as the Bursar's office and is a short walk from the CMS Center.

You must know your student's ID# to be sure it is applied to the correct account. You must also know the amount due. Please call the CMS office for assistance, (314) 968-5939, or e-mail your question to cms@webster.edu

You may mail the money order, indicating the student ID#, to the P.O. Box noted below. You must also know the amount due. Please call the CMS office for assistance, (314) 968-5939, or e-mail your question to cms@webster.edu

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