CHESS Tuition, Fees, Payments & Refunds 2019-2020

CHESS Tuition, Fees, Payments & Refunds 2019-2020

 

How to Apply for a Class

1) Apply online at www.chessclasses.org (click “Apply”) or go to https://chess.studyplace.us/course/list.
2) Mail the full or initial payment, which includes the registration fee (see “Tuition Payments” below) to:
    CHESS Administrator, P.O. Box 1063, Haymarket, VA 20169-9998.
    ✓ You may send one check for multiple students.
    ✓ Make checks payable to CHESS.
3) Satisfy any prerequisites for the course.

Registration Dates

May 1 – Registration opens for returning families at 9:00 a.m.
May 8 – Registration opens for new families at 9:00 a.m.

August 14 – Registration closes 9:00 pm
August 16– Class cancellations announced
August 19– Replacement class deadline

Seat Approvals

Receipt of seat applications are confirmed via email. Seats are either held or waitlisted when you apply and then either approved or disapproved after your application has been reviewed, initial payment is received, and all prerequisites have been met. Waitlisted students are added as seats become available. We reserve the right to accept or reject an application for any reason. Note: A delay in satisfying a prerequisite or submitting payment may affect a seat approval or result in the seat being dropped.

 

Tuition Payments

Your family financial statements and payment schedules can be viewed by logging into your account at https://chess.studyplace.us/course/list or https://chess.studyplace.us/myaccount.

CHESS offers the option for families to stretch out their tuition payment over four payments with no extra charge. (Semester courses are broken into two payments.) Families choosing this option must submit post-dated checks for the Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 payments no later than August 20. Failure to meet these requirements may result in your family being dropped from the program without refund. Contact Jane Scott, jane.scott@chessclasses.org, 703 369- 0090, if you want to discuss making special payment arrangements.

Payment Schedule Dates

  • Initial payment (upon registration)
  • August 1, 2019
  • October 1, 2019

• December 1, 2019
• March 1, 2019 (spring course 2nd payment)

Registration Fee

The registration fee is a one-time, annual fee of $75 per student. If a student is only registered for the spring semester, the registration fee will be only $40!

 

Individual Class Fees

Class fees are paid directly to the teachers and are due on the first day the class meets (or as directed on the teacher’s prospectus). Each class will have additional expenses or fees for copies, books, or materials. Check the course prospectus to see whether you need to purchase supplies for the class or if the teacher is purchasing them.

 

Tuition

The following table is a sample of typical tuition costs and potential discounts. Refer to the actual course for pricing. 5% Multiple-Class Discount: Applied to the full cost of tuition when a family takes 3 or more full-year classes.

Number of Times the Class Meets

Volunteer Track Price with Discount LOWEST PRICE!

Volunteer Track Pricing ($125 less)

Tuition Price with 5% Discount

Regular Tuition Price

66 – full year

$572

$609

$697

$734

33 – full year

$319

$342

$444

$467

16 – half year

$129

$142

$254

$267

Number of Times the Class Meets

Volunteer Track Price with Discount LOWEST PRICE!

66 – full year

$572

33 – full year

$319

16 – half year

$129

Number of Times the Class Meets

Volunteer Track Pricing ($125 less)

66 – full year

$609

33 – full year

$342

16 – half year

$142

Number of Times the Class Meets

Tuition Price with 5% Discount

66 – full year

$697

33 – full year

$444

16 – half year

$254

Number of Times the Class Meets

Regular Tuition Price

66 – full year

$734

33 – full year

$467

16 – half year

$267

A 16-week class counts as a half-year. Two 16-week classes will equal a full year when calculating the discount.

 

Honors Option

The Honors course option is $50, non-refundable, and is not subject to the discount. Contact and pay the teacher directly to add the honors option.

 

Volunteers

We designed this program so that parents are not required to volunteer, but there are great benefits for those who do! Volunteers qualify for special course pricing (see Tuition table). Limited slots are available. For more information or to volunteer, contact Becky Hauge, coordinator@chessclasses.org, 703-832-7895.

 

Scholarships

We want these classes to be affordable to all; therefore, we offer partial scholarships to those in need. To apply, contact Kathy Kuhl at 703-715-8697 or email kathy.kuhl@chessclasses.org.

 

Registration Changes

The following fees apply to any class changes made after a course seat is approved. After your application for a course is approved, you have two days to make a change within the system without incurring a fee. You must contact the administrator to make changes after the 2-day grace period. If your seat was in a held or waitlisted status, you will not be charged a drop fee.

 

 

Add a class during open registration

 

No additional fee, just register online and mail the first-quarter tuition payment for the new class.

Drop a class on or before August 5 (after 2-day grace period)

 

$25 service fee will be added to your account (for each dropped class); the remainder of the tuition paid will be credited to your account.

Drop a class after August 5

 

Initial payment for the class will not be refunded; balance of the tuition will be credited to your account.

Drop a class after August 29

 

Responsible for full payment for the class(es).

Swapping one class with another on or before August 5

 

Viewed as one add and one drop – see “Add a class,” and “Drop a class on or before August 5.”

Withdraw a student from the program on or before August 5

 

Registration fee not refundable; remainder of your initial payment will be refunded.

Withdraw a student from the program after August 5

 

Registration fee and initial payment will not be refunded.

Add a class after registration closes on August 14

 

$25 service fee

Withdraw a student from the program after August 29

 

Registration fee will not be refunded; responsible for full payment for the class(es).

Spring-only courses
Drop a class after January 6

 

Responsible for full payment for the class(es).

Withdraw a student from the program after January 6

 

Registration fee will not be refunded; responsible for full payment for the class(es).

 

Refunds

  • If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, any tuition payment(s) for that class will be refunded. If that was the student’s only class, the registration fee will also be refunded.

  • If, for any reason, a student ceases to attend a class, CHESS is not responsible for refunding or returning textbooks or classroom fees paid to the teacher.

  • If unavoidable circumstances prevent a class from meeting, the teacher will make an effort to make up the material; however, a refund will not be issued if a teacher misses a class – rates are based upon the course and not individual classes.

  • A student may be dropped without refund from a course due to non-compliance (student or parent) with CHESS or teacher policies.

 

Returned Checks

Any fees resulting from a returned check are the responsibility of the payer and will incur a $25 returned-check fee. Failure to resolve a payment issue within 30 days may result in the student(s) being dropped from enrollment.

 

CHESS meets at 8730 Sudley Road, Manassas, in the “Rock” building next to Manassas Baptist Church.

 

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