Support Money Matters

The Finance Office is responsible for processing all payments received and settling account problems. Any correspondence you submit regarding your account or account statement should be directed to this office.

Account Statements
Account statements are processed and mailed monthly (usually on the 20th of the month) to all families who owe more than $5.00 for the previous billing period.

Balances must be paid within thirty (30) days (sixty [60] days for foreign families) to prevent the accrual of delinquency fees. If a balance has not been paid within the allotted time, a delinquency fee of $2.00 is added to your account and will appear on your next statement. Delinquent accounts have all normal services suspended until the balance has been paid. No report cards, transcripts, etc. will be processed or sent until the account is current.

If you have an outstanding balance at the time of re-enrollment, the previous balance must be paid prior to the new enrollment. If payment is received for an enrollment and an outstanding balance exists, then the payment will be used to first pay off the balance; the remainder will then be applied toward the new tuition balance.

Methods of Payment
In addition to check and money order, Christian Liberty accepts VISA, MasterCard, and Discover Card. Payment may be made by the following methods:

  Mail
  All payments (except those that accompany an enrollment application) should be mailed to the following address:

  Attn: Finance Office
CLASS
502 West Euclid Avenue
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004-5402

Enrollments, with accompanying payment, should be mailed to:

  Attn: Enrollments
CLASS
502 West Euclid Avenue
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004-5402

  Phone
  You may pay by phone using your charge card by calling our Customer Service department. Note, however, that enrollments cannot be processed, nor can they be paid for, by phone.

  FAX
  Charge card payments may be sent by FAX if the fax includes the card name and number, expiration date, signature of the cardholder, and the amount to be charged.

Fees and Charges
The following are brief descriptions of the more common fees and charges associated with our program.

  Apostille Fee
  The fee for an apostille is $35.00. This will be in addition to any other charges (e.g., transcript fees or diploma replacement costs) associated with your request.

  Delinquency Fee
  If you have not paid your account within thirty (30) days (sixty [60] days for foreign families), a delinquency fee of $2.00 is added to your account. This fee is included when our monthly statements are processed—usually around the 20th of each month. You must pay the Amount Due on your monthly statement to prevent the account from becoming delinquent.

Delinquent accounts have all normal services suspended until the balance has been paid. No report cards, transcripts, etc. will be processed or sent until the account is current.

If your account is delinquent, any monies received (e.g., for an extension fee or a new enrollment) will first be applied to the outstanding balance.

We reserve the right to return your student’s cumulative records to his previous school if your account is delinquent.

  Diploma Replacement
  The cost to replace a missing or damaged high school diploma is $15.00 (Presentation jacket is also available for an additional $10.00). Replacement copies of the eighth grade diploma, the special status Certificate of Completion, and the Kindergarten and Advanced Kindergarten certificates are $5.00 each.

  Elective Fee
  This is the amount charged to add a non-required course from our elective list to your student’s curriculum. The cost for an elective varies by course. Some electives are available for seventh and eighth grade students; all can be assigned to high schoolers (pending appropriate prerequisites).

If CLASS assigns a course from our elective list to meet a requirement for graduation, that course is no longer considered an elective; you will not be charged for the course.

  Extension Fee
  The cost to extend a student’s grade level by one quarter is $35.00. Each student is allowed up to three (3) extensions per grade level to complete and submit his coursework. If the grade level is incomplete at the end of the three extensions, then the grade level must be repeated.

Extensions allow your student’s grade level to remain open if all coursework cannot be submitted within the normal time limit. They are not dependent on the amount of work received in a given quarter (i.e., the fee would be owed even if no work was received in that quarter). CLASS sends information about purchasing extensions (if necessary) with a student’s last two report cards.

Extensions are not automatically billed to your account. You must request and pay for them in advance. Failure to pay an extension fee will result in the student’s withdrawal from that grade level. However, paying the allowed extension fee (even after withdrawal has occurred) will reactivate the grade level.

  Faxed Transcript Fee
  A $5.00 per destination fee is charged for any transcript that is faxed by CLASS; it is applicable only to faxed transcripts. This fee is in addition to any other fees associated with processing and sending a transcript.

  Emailed Transcript Fee
  A $5.00 per destination fee is charged for any transcript that is emailed by CLASS; it is applicable only to emailed transcripts. This fee is in addition to any other fees associated with processing and sending a transcript.

  Returned Check Service Fee
  If your check fails to clear the bank and is returned for insufficient funds, or for any other reason, we will automatically debit your account $20.00 to cover our bank’s service charge.

  Lost Materials Fee
  This is the amount charged to send replacement materials for those items that have been lost or damaged. This fee varies depending on the cost of the material itself, plus the related shipping charges.

  Transcript Fee
  All CLASS Plan students are eligible to receive one (1) transcript free of charge. Each subsequent transcript costs $5.00 per document. Payment must accompany the request.

If a transcript request asks for a faxed copy only, the cost is still $5.00 (if applicable) to produce the paper document plus $5.00 to fax it. If no destination is provided for the official copy, it will be mailed to the family’s home.
 

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