Tuition & Fees
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Tuition includes all texts and resource materials, technology, uniforms for school sports teams, Classroom Without Walls expenses, library and database membership, high speed/wireless internet access, sports and fitness facility access. Note: additional fees may apply for interscholastic travel.
The school fees provide each student with either an iPad/MacBook or laptop in grade 4 and higher. In the lower primary students are provided with classroom devices. iPads and MacBooks remain the property of SIS for a period of three years. At the end of 3 full years (from date of issue) the device is fully owned by the family. Devices issued for less than 3 years may be purchased on a buyout plan available from the finance department.
Tuition is payable in RMB. Late penalties apply. Payment in US Dollars or another currency must be arranged prior to payment with the finance office.
New Students Enrolling Mid-Year and for the Next Academic Year
Billing for school tuition and capital levy will be sent upon acceptance and is due immediately. If payment is not received within 7 working days the seat will be released. Students cannot start school until the payment is made. If a student withdraws after accepting admission and before June 30th, the paid invoice will be refunded less the RMB 30,000 non-refundable deposit. Students who withdraw after July 1st will be refunded 40% of the full tuition paid.
Annual Re-registration for Returning/Continuing Students
Each March parents will be asked to confirm their attendance for the following academic year. The tuition and capital levy will be invoiced in April and is due no later than May 15th. Seats are not guaranteed unless the fee has been fully paid. If a continuing student withdraws their applications between May 15th and June 30th, the paid invoice will be refunded less RMB 30,000. Students who withdraw after July 1st will be refunded 40% of the full tuition paid.
The enrollment of any student is a private contract between the parent and the school, regardless of any arrangement the parent may have with an employer concerning the payment of school fees. The parent always remains responsible for the payment of all school fees.
Method of Payment
Application, Tuition and Capital levy fees are payable by wire transfer.
Early Primary School (EP)
Important: It is essential to email SIS a copy of the bank transfer slip on the day payment is made. It is critical that the names of all students must accompany the wire transfer payment instructions. Shenzhen must appear with school name.
A non-refundable application processing fee must be paid to complete the application process. The application fee may be paid by wire transfer or parents may pay in person in the Jingshan office using Union Pay, WeChat or cash. Enrolled students who withdraw and reapply will not need to pay an additional application fee. The application fee is valid only for the academic year for which the application is submitted. Exceptions are students in the wait pool or who were not accepted. The application fee may be applied to the next academic year by re-applying for admission no later than March 15th.
This one time fee is non-transferable and non-refundable. The full year’s capital levy fee is assessed (regardless of entry date) on all new students enrolling in Kindergarten through grade 12. Students enrolled in nursery, prek-1 or prek-2 are exempt from the capital levy fee until the year they enter kindergarten. This fund supports future facility enhancements and long term planning and other capital expenses such as construction, technology, furniture and fixtures.
100% First two children
50% Third child
25% Fourth child
0% Fifth child
*Capital Levy payment plan. The capital levy fee can be made in one payment or in two or three annual installments with a service fee.
Late Entry Policy
For new students enrolling from November 4th of the school year until January 5th, the tuition will be 70% of the full year’s tuition. For new students enrolling on or after January 6th until March 31st, the tuition will be 50% of the full year’s tuition. For new students enrolling on or after April 1st of the school year, the tuition will be 30% of the full year’s tuition.
If a student withdraws from the school at any time prior to January 31st, 40% of the full tuition paid will be refunded. If a student withdraws from February 1st - March 31st, 20% will be refunded. No other refunds for early withdrawals can be considered. Withdrawal forms are available at the Bayside campus and in the Jingshan administrative office. Forms should be submitted 30 days prior to the student’s last day.
In the case of financial delinquency, all school records will be withheld. Any student whose tuition is outstanding will not be allowed to attend school until payment is made. Late penalties apply. Questions about bills and payments should be directed to the accounting office.
Note: In the event of a financial crisis or if an unforeseen deficit arises, the school sponsor has the right to increase or revise fees at any time during the school year.