The STARS Foundation is a non-profit organization. As such, the Foundation is funded by grants and the donations of those in our communities who are moved to support and give to this wonderful program. In order for STARS to continue providing these services, students who do not comply with payment policies will be excused from the program.
The Board of Directors will review each student every quarter. If a student does not comply with these requirements, he or she will be given a warning. After a second warning, the student will be excused from the school.
Piano students will pay $30 per month or 2 hours of community service plus $15 per month.
Instrumentalists will pay $20 per month for lessons/classes or 2 hours of community service plus $10 per month. Three or more family members will pay a maximum of $60 per month.
If a student is renting an instrument from STARS, he or she can pay a minimum of $10 or more per month in addition to class fees or perform an additional 1 hour of community service plus $5 per month. Instruments are only available according to funding and may need to be relinquished at any time.
Dance students will pay $30 per month for the first class and $15 for each additional class, or 2 hours of community service plus $15 for the first class, and 1 hour plus $7.50 for each additional class. There is a $10 costume cleaning fee charged for each child participating in a performance.
Performers will pay $25 per person or $60 for a family of three or more. There is a $10 costume cleaning fee charged for each child participating in a performance.
Students will pay $20 per month for classes or 2 hours of community service plus $10. Three or more family members will pay a maximum of $60 per month.
The STARS Foundation will continue billing for all registered classes unless and until a Withdrawal Form is submitted to the Treasurer, David Edwards, at email@example.com. If you have any questions, please call David at 417-259-2764.
Tuition runs from September 2018 through May 2019. All payments are due at the end of the month. Registration fees are due once per year during the enrollment period. Tuition is due upon receipt of monthly statement, which will be emailed to the address given at registration. If you do not receive a statement or if you have any questions please contact David Edwards at 417-259-2764 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community service hours can be performed in lieu of half-tuition, with no more than 20 hours of community service accumulated per month. All service hours must be documented, signed and dated then recorded in the Foundation’s records. Community service hours requirements are listed below with each plan. All service hours must be handled through Cindy Lundberg, who can be reached at 406-781-9754 or email@example.com. Community service tracking forms are available upon request.
Please note: Students will not be allowed to register for classes until all past-due balances are paid.
School policy does not allow make-up classes or reimbursement for missed classes/lessons.
Due to the difficulty in tracking cash payments, STARS will no longer accept cash payments for tuition bills. We apologize for any inconvenience.
To help keep class prices low, The STARS Foundation Board of Directors has instituted a monthly membership fee, which will take effect for the Fall 2017 semester. This fee is necessary for the continued growth of our program. The fee will be $10/month per family.
STARS Foundation membership covers the following:
To help alleviate some of the financial worries that plague all non-profits, we are instituting an automatic debit process beginning with the Fall 2018 semester. When you register for classes and get your card on file for automatic monthly payments, you will receive a 50% discount on the monthly membership fee, so membership will be $5 instead of the usual $10. In addition, credit card fees will be waived for those who set up automatic payments! We hope this new service will benefit everyone by offering these incentives and streamlining the payment process.
If you would like to sign up for automatic debit card payments, please click HERE. Please note - this cannot be completed online. Click the link for more information.