Registration fees are in place for Kindergarten to Grade 12, and are due and payable at the time of registration. The registration fee is non-refundable. Registration fee information is available at the school office.
The registration fee includes the provision of computers, yearbook, student portraits, student association, and partial field trip expenses. Some class trips and special programs may be extra.
The third student from an individual family unit is charged half of the applicable tuition rate. Additional immediate family members will not be charged tuition or other fees. (Not Applicable to International Students)
Tuition information is available at the school office.
Please ensure that your family name is shown on your Seventh-day Adventist Church’s membership list in good and regular standing in order to qualify for the appropriate tuition rate.
Textbooks are on a loan basis and students are responsible for returning them in good condition. Parents will be required to pay for undue damage or loss.
PAYMENT OF TUITION
Arrangements for tuition payments are made at the school office at the time of the registration. Tuitions are paid every first day of the month for local students by pre-authorized debit/VISA/MasterCard. For International Students, tuition is due at the time of the registration by cash/certified cheque/bank draft. Please keep your bank statements as your receipt.
LATE REGISTRATION AND WITHDRAWAL
A student registering before the 15th of any month will pay tuition charges for the entire month. A student withdrawing any time after the 10th of any month will pay tuition charges for the entire month.
Seventh-day Adventist parents who need assistance to meet their financial obligation to Deer Lake School are directed to their local church. Requesting such assistance is the responsibility of the parents and should be made to the pastor or church board of your local church. Parents should be advised that this process may take some time, and therefore, they should begin this process as soon as possible. Parents should not feel reluctant to make such a request since each Seventh-day Adventist church is dedicated to Christian education and is committed to providing for the needs of its members as far as possible within the local church’s worthy student criteria. All parents requesting student aid are expected to volunteer at the school through various school-related or Home & School (PAC) activities.
Parents who need financial assistance to meet their financial obligations and who are not Seventh-day Adventists should contact the principal. Such requests will be taken to the Finance Committee and then to the School Board.
TUITION-TAX DEDUCTIBLE RECEIPT
Deer Lake School, in conjunction with the Seventh-day Adventist Church (BC Conference), issues tax receipts for part of the tuition as charitable donations. The charitable donations receipt covers the religious portion of the tuition, and it is calculated by deducting the secular portion from the total tuition paid. A receipt will be issued annually in February.
In the event that a cheque is not honoured by the bank due to insufficient funds in the account, the school will contact the signatory as soon as possible in order to arrange for a valid replacement cheque, or cash, in the amount of the original cheque plus the bank charges against the school for handling the NSF cheque. An invoice will be issued for the additional bank charges and a receipt will be given for payment received.
Tax-deductible receipts are issued to school supporters who give unrestricted gifts of $25 or more.
DAMAGED PROPERTY POLICY
Student accounts will be billed for the cost of labour and materials to repair or replace school property damaged or destroyed by students and for the negligent loss or destruction of textbooks.