Tuition

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For all questions, please do not hesitate to contact us or to visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.


General Information

Except for special preparatory programs such as DELF and AP French, classes and programs are based on an annual curriculum (i.e. by school year).

Students may be able to join a program during the year on a case-by-case basis, in which case the tuition will be pro-rated.

NB: The annual registration fee of $75 is waived for students who were registered and active students during the previous school year and are re-enrolled before June 15.

Tuition depends on the selected program (see below) and does not include the annual cost contribution for books and materials, most of which are ordered from Europe and depend on the EUR-USD exchange rate, freight cost and other factors that vary from year to year.

The annual books & materials cost contribution per student for the French Classes has been set to $65. (Waived in 2020/21, when students ordered books individually and directly.)

Advantages for Returning Students

The following two advantages are available when the registration and down-payment for a returning student are received by June 15:

(1) The registration fee is waived for each timely enrolled (i.e. before June 15) returning student who was enrolled the previous year.

(2) Priority for the morning vs. afternoon attribution is based on the number of uninterrupted years that the student was enrolled. That means that the longer in a row a student is enrolled, the higher the likelihood that the time-of-day preference is available.

We had to introduce this rule to avoid class size disparities between the morning and the afternoon classes and in order to be as fair as possible to all families.

COVID19

During COVID19, the authorities, the building owner or the school may require that extra measures be put in place to ensure everybody's safety. Such measures may include temperature verification before entry, additional disinfectant cleaning of classrooms and surfaces before and after each class, additional safety gear such as masks, gloves etc.

In this case, it may become necessary that My French Classes charge a reasonable cost contribution for these extra expenses.

To render things as transparent as possible for parents beforehand (i.e. immediately now), if such a cost contribution becomes necessary, My French Classes will (a) charge such a contribution only once during the school year and (b) this cost contribution will not exceed $50 per student per school year.


French Classes - Children

Tuition: $1,425 for the first sibling per school year.

Each session is 2.5 hours long on Saturdays and includes a short recess.
Students are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early and are supervised from 15 minutes before the start of class on.
For pick-up parents also have a margin of up to 10 minutes.

For the special program for children enrolled in immersion schools, there are two sessions per week of 75 minutes each.

See all session dates here.

For some classes, family discounts are available (for details, please click here).

At the time of registration, a non-refundable tuition down-payment of $150 and a registration fee of $75 (if not waived for a timely re-enrolled returning student, see above) is due.

French Classes - Adults

Tuition: $1,055 per school year.

A discount is offered to adults whose children attend French programs at My French Classes.

Each session is 2 hours long and includes a short break.

See all session dates here for French Adult Classes.

Immersion Arts & Academic Clubs: Latin, Theater and Arts

Tuition for the school year: $995.

Please note that for some of the clubs, additional fees apply (uniforms, books, materials, games). Please contact us for more information.

A discount is offered to families whose children attend French programs at My French Classes.

Each session is 1.5 hours long.

See all session dates here for the Immersion Clubs..

A discount is offered to students who currently also attend the Saturday French Classes at My French Classes.

Special Programs

Supervised Studies (travaux dirigés)

Tuition: $250.

A discount is offered to students who currently also attend the Saturday French Classes at My French Classes.

29 sessions, each session is 1 hour long. Once per week.
Please send an email to the office, if you would like your child to participate in 2 Supervised Studies sessions per week.

Creative Writing

Tuition: $425.

A discount is offered to students who currently also attend the Saturday French Classes at My French Classes.

29 sessions, each session is 1 hour long. Once per week.

AP French Preparation Class

Tuition: $335 for the Spring session.

A discount is offered to students who currently also attend the Saturday French Classes at My French Classes.

10 sessions, each session is 1.5 hours long.


Down-Payment Reimbursement Policy

Your down-payment will be fully reimbursed without any fees:

  • if the class is already full and you are placed on the waiting list,
  • if your family has to unexpectedly move away from the DC area for professional or personal reasons before the start of the school year,
  • if a class does not attain the minimum number of students to be set up.

In all other cases, the down-payment is strictly non-reimbursable because the school makes different types of expenditures for students from the time of receipt of the down-payment on.


Payments

Payments can be made either:

  • by direct debit (no fees, preferred),
  • by check (no fees), or
  • by credit card (with transaction fees).

These transaction fees are nonrefundable, even if the related payment to My French Classes is refunded.
This policy is driven by the service charges imposed by credit card providers, which have become prohibitive for the daily operations of our programs.
My French Classes is aware of the convenience of credit cards and will continue to accept these forms of payment. You can alternatively pay by check to avoid any transaction fees.

At the time of registration: $150 due at registration to secure a spot. This amount will be applied to the materials and books contribution and the tuition balance for the year. The down-payment is not reimbursable except in the conditions described above.
The annual materials & books contribution is currently $65.
The registration fee for new students and returning students re-enrolled after June 15 is currently $75.

The down-payment (which goes towards the annual materials & books contribution and the tuition) and the registration fee must be paid at the time of registration.

Payments towards the annual tuition can be made in 1, 2, or 4 installments (except for adult classes that have to be paid in a maximum of two installments - Sept 7, 2021 and January 15, 2022).

Payment in a single installment does not carry any admin fee and provides you with one parent team t-shirt as a gift.

Important: A down-payment of $150 is due at registration to finalize the enrollment. The percentages below refer to:
Annual Tuition - Down-Payment ) = Remainder Tuition.
(Annual Tuition = tuition plus materials & books contribution [plus registration fee if applicable] ).

For tuition amounts, please refer to the Tuition page or simply use the Tuition Payment Assistant.

if you chose
1 Installment
your due date is
if you chose
2 Installments*
your due dates are
if you chose
4 Installments*
your due dates are
Sept 7, 2021
100%
of remainder tuition amount =no fees
Sept 7, 2021
50% of remainder tuition amount + $14
Sept 7, 2021
25% of remainder tuition amount+ $14
    Nov 15, 2021
25% of remainder tuition amount + $14
  Jan 15, 2022
50% of remainder tuition amount + $14
Jan 15, 2022
25% of remainder tuition amount + $14
    March 15, 2022
25% of remainder tuition amount + $14

* The admin fees can be reduced to $7 per payment if all installments are programmed by direct debit on or before September 7, 2021.
All installment checks, including those that are pre-dated for subsequent installment dates, have to be received on or before September 15, 2021.

Payments that are more than two weeks late carry an additional $25 late fee per month. A payment is considered late if less than the respective amount of the 4-installment option is received more than one week after the respectively indicated due date.

Why this format? Minimizing the number of transactions minimizes admin workload and headcount, which in turn allows to keep the annual tuition as low as possible.

NB: Admin fees are per transaction (e.g. per check or card payment), not per student.


Return checks, installment and late payment fees

Please refer to the Terms & Conditions page.




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