Calculating and Submitting your Tuition Proposal
Heartwood is primarily supported through the tuition paid by its families. In determining our tuition process, we’ve focused on a few important ideas — trust, access, and responsibility. The culture of an ALC is rooted in trust. We are committed to developing relationships of trust with students, among the facilitators, and certainly with our families. By trusting families to be generous and reasonable we increase our accessibility. As we grow, we try to balance accessibility with sustainability. We are always looking at our tuition process to make sure we’re being responsible to our current families and to the future health of the school.
1. Review the Tuition Tier Chart above to see what the recommended tuition is for your family income* level
*total family income is all gross income sources including but not limited to: salary, child support, support from family, trusts, etc.
Currently, the minimum tuition level is $3,000 and the maximum is $14,000. This is a per child calculation. We ask families who are able to pay more than the full tuition to consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us increase our accessibility.
2. Consider the recommendation you get from the Tuition Tier Chart and see if that can work for your family
Can you afford it? Can you pay more? If you can’t afford the recommendation, choose a lower tier and give us more information about your situation. If you can pay more, consider applying for a higher tier than the recommendation, or making a tax-deductible donation.
3. Determine the installment option that best meets your family’s needs
Consider which installment plan is the best match for your family finances.
Single installment: Due 06/01/2019
Double installments: Due 06/01/2019 and 9/01/2019
Standard monthly installment plan (*preferred)
Deposit due 05/01/2019. Monthly installments from 06/01/2019 - 03/01/2020
Alternate monthly installment plans:
Deposit due 06/01/2019. Monthly installments from 07/01/2019 - 03/01/2020
4. Apply for your proposed tuition tier
Complete the form below to apply. The Finance Committee will review the tuition offer, confirm any necessary details with you, and send out a 2019-2020 contract for signature.