I (we) understand that the PACES Paideia Registration fee is non-refundable. I (we) understand that by registering my (our) child and by paying the non-refundable registration fee, a space will be reserved specifically for my (our) child. I (we) understand that withdrawing my (our) child during the academic year will cause difficulty, since student spaces cannot or may not be filled. I (we) also recognize that as a private program, PACES PAideia’s budget is based largely on tuition revenues and contributions and that the overhead expenses of the school do not diminish with the departure of some students during the course of an academic year. Therefore, I (we) specifically agree that after the first day of classes, if my (our) child is withdrawn for any reason, I am (we are) obligated to forfeit the non-refundable deposit and pay for any outstanding tuition and/or fees through the end of the academic year.
Further, I (we) understand that at the discretion of the campus headmaster, my (our) obligation for second semester tuition for additional paid elective classes only may be waived. I (we) understand that this consideration is offered for families who may find their overall commitment too great and who need to adjust their students’ workload at mid-year. I (we) understand that this consideration is not automatic and will only be considered if notice of the intent to withdraw from the additional electives for the second semester is communicated in writing to the campus headmaster in a timely manner. I (we) understand that the notice will be considered timely if it is delivered, in writing, to the headmaster no later than December 1 of the fall semester.
Further, I (we) understand that if withdrawal during a semester is due to unusual hardship, such as employment transfer or illness, I (we) may apply for a partial forbearance of the semester’s tuition obligation and I (we) agree to accept the decision of the Program Director as to whether said forbearance is granted.