Program Options, Tuition Rates & Payments
- Online Tuition Payment & Automatic Payment Authorization
- Non-Sufficient Funds, Past Due Account & Withdrawal
- Refunds, Credits & Discounts
Kinder Prep tuition fees are due the 22nd of the month, August through April. Monthly tuition is paid through our online payment system, LILAPay. Families may choose to have their account automatically debited each month by completing the Automatic Payment Authorization Form. To avoid late charges, this is the recommended option.
To set up online bill pay: Submit your first payment through the LILAPay system no later than August 22nd or as soon as your child is enrolled. Save your credit/debit card information when you check out by clicking the option Store card on USAePay’s secure servers.
To sign up for automatic debit on the 22nd of each month: Complete the Automatic Payment Authorization Form. Kinder Prep Preschool will charge remaining monthly fees automatically on your behalf. The card saved in the LILAPay system is the card that will be automatically debited each month.
- Payments will be billed to your credit/debit card on the 22nd of the month prior to the services. For example, October tuition will be debited on September 22.
If you have more than one card saved in LILAPay, the most recent card saved will be the one automatically debited each month. If you prefer a different card be used, you are responsible for making the change in LILAPay.
To stop automatic payments at any time, submit the Cancellation of Automatic Payment Authorization Form by no later than the 15th of the month to give our finance department staff time to process your cancellation request.
For online payment assistance, please contact:
Melissa Bent, Finance & Online Payments Manager
651-464- 8989 ext. 308.
Other Forms of Payment: LILA will accept personal check, cash, or money orders for tuition and fee payments if families are unable to make payments via LILAPay with a credit/debit card. Checks should be made payable to LILA, and placed in the payment drop box at the Kinder Center.
Non-Sufficient Funds: If a personal check payment is returned for non-sufficient funds, it is the parent or guardian’s responsibility to resubmit the full NSF amount plus a non-sufficient fee of $40.00 per occurrence to the Kinder Prep office by cash, money order, or certified check. Failure to comply may result in termination of services. After the second NSF incident, Kinder Prep Preschool will only accept credit card payments via our online LILAPay system, or cash or money orders.
Past Due Accounts: Late payments and/or past due balances will result in a late fee of $25.00 per occurrence which will automatically be added to the next month’s fee. Chronic late payments or past due balances may result in termination of services. Please contact the Kinder Prep Preschool office if special payment arrangements need to be made.
Withdrawal from the Program: There are no refunds for withdrawal for any reason once a program month has started - e.g. moving, changing your mind etc. All outstanding balances must be paid in full by the withdrawal date. See the toilet training section of the Kinder Prep Preschool Family Handbook for withdrawal terms specific to toilet training.
School- or Health Care Practitioner-Initiated Absence Refund Practices: Contracted fees will be reimbursed after a set number of consecutive school- or health care practitioner-initiated absences. This number is based on an equal percentage of days missed per the student's schedule. NOTE: A health care practitioner is defined as a licensed physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant.
- Reimbursement after three (3) consecutive school- or practitioner-initiated absences for the Tuesday/Thursday program.
- Reimbursement after four (4) consecutive school- or practitioner-initiated absences for the Monday/Wednesday/Friday program.
- Reimbursement after seven (7) consecutive school- or practitioner-initiated absences for the Monday-Friday program.
Emergency Closure Refund Practice: Contracted fees for emergency closings will be reimbursed after three (3) school-closure days.
Tuition Credit and Fee Changes: Kinder Prep Preschool is a non-profit, self-supporting program. Tuition refunds are NOT issued for absences, except as outlined in the School- or Health Care Practitioner-Initiated Absences, and Emergency Closures section above. Kinder Prep Preschool reserves the right to adjust tuition fees on an annual basis.
Financial Assistance: Preschool tuition assistance may be available to qualifying families through the county in which they reside. Families must provide a written verification form from the financial agency prior to starting care at Kinder Prep Preschool. The person who completes the Kinder Prep Preschool registration form is responsible for all preschool expenses incurred that are not paid by the financial agency.