Tuition Policy

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Tuition Policy


Tuition may be paid in full at the beginning of the year, or anytime during the school year. In order to facilitate payments for parents, we have set a monthly fee schedule over the nine-month period. No refunds or adjustments are made for illness, school holidays, teacher workdays, inclement weather/snow days, family vacations, etc.

Paying By Check – Please make checks payable to MPUMC and denote TCC tuition in the memo line. Payments may be mailed to the church, or placed in the locked mailbox labeled TUITION outside The Children’s Circle office. Checks may not be attached to book bags.

Automatic Draft – Tuition payments may be made by automatic draft from a checking or savings account through Tuition Express. Sign up is required through the office. Visit for more information.


Tuition payments are non-refundable and non-transferable, except in a situation where the family is relocating out of the city of Charlotte. March, April and May tuition prepayment is always NON-REFUNDABLE for Fives. May tuition prepayment is always NON-REFUNDABLE for all ages. If it becomes necessary to withdraw a child from the program during the school year for any reason, families must give a 30 day written notice of date of withdrawal to the Director.

Delinquent Payments

Payments received after the 5th of the month are considered delinquent. Delinquent accounts will not be carried beyond 30 days, unless previous arrangements have been made with the preschool office. A late fee of $25 will be charged to accounts that have not been received or postmarked by the end of the school day (1:00 p.m. on the 5th of each month.)

Returned Checks

A service charge of $25 will be charged for any returned checks.

Financial Assistance

Limited funding for financial assistance is available for students who qualify on the basis of need. An application must be submitted to the Director to be reviewed by The Children’s Circle Financial Assistance Committee for consideration.