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What does my tuition payment provide for my student?

While you can find cheaper classes for your student online, your tuition payment to the Academy funds two very important things: live, interactive instruction from a qualified teacher who provides individualized grading and feedback; and ongoing administrative support.

Administrative support may not sound exciting, but it is invaluable for your student’s learning experience. (Read more here!)

2018-19 Tuition and Fees

Tuition for individual courses is listed on our registration page (will be posted February 15).

  • Summer Courses: $224-$324
  • One-Semester Courses (Fall and Spring): $299-$324
  • Full-Year Courses: $599-$999

Fees:

  • Student Registration Fee – $60 per student
    • Non-refundable, Charged Once per Academic Year
    • This fee covers administrative costs related to student enrollment and retention.
  • Technology Fee – $40 per student
    • Refundable, Charged Once per Academic Year
    • This fee covers server costs and classroom access licensing through Blackboard.
    • The technology fee will be refunded in full if a student withdraws from all courses at the Academy.

Our primary goal is the successful education of our students; we want to make sure that all students are working at the appropriate level. As such, no fee will be charged for changes from one section to another in the same course, nor will a fee be charged for changes from one course to another.

Refund Policy

Our refund policy is very simple and aims to benefit our students and families.

Tuition Paid Upfront:

  • We will refund the entire tuition paid for a course if you withdraw your student before
    • June 30th (summer courses).
    • September 30th (fall and full-year courses).
    • February 15th (spring courses and full-year transfers only).
  • No refund will be given if you withdraw your student from a course after the dates listed above.

Payment Plan & Charter School Purchase Order Refunds:

  • We will cancel and refund all payments made if you withdraw your student before
    • June 30th (summer courses).
    • September 30th (fall and full-year courses).
    • February 15th (spring courses and full-year transfers only).
  • You are responsible for any unpaid installments or cancelled purchase orders. We will continue to charge, and you agree that we may charge, your credit card until 100% of the tuition has been paid if you withdraw your student after the dates listed above.

See our Terms & Conditions for full details.

Waitlist Policy

A down payment is required to hold a student’s spot on a course waitlist. If your student does not get a seat in the class because the section is full, you will be refunded the downpayment made on the course and all fees paid (if your student is not taking any other courses at the Academy). If you choose to remove your student from a course waitlist, you will be refunded the downpayment made on the course and the technology fee (if your student is not taking any other courses at the Academy).

Course or Section Cancellation Refund Policy

The Well-Trained Mind Academy retains the right to cancel sections which do not meet minimum enrollment. If sections are canceled, all tuition for the affected sections will be refunded to the student.

Please see our Handbook for more details.

Payment Plans

We offer several options for tuition payment:
  1. Pay in full
  2. Full-year Courses (Monthly):
    • 20% due at checkout + 8 additional (10% each, Sep – Apr)
    • Spring Transfers: 20% at checkout + 4 additional (20% each, Jan-Apr)
  3. One-semester Courses (Monthly): 
    • Summer: 20% due at checkout + 4 additional (20% each, May-Aug)
    • Fall: 20% due at checkout + 4 additional (20% each, Sep-Dec)
    • Spring: 20% due at checkout + 4 additional (20% each, Jan-Apr)

Tuition plan payments will be automatically drafted on the 5th day of the month.

Charter Schools

If you live in California, you may be eligible for tuition reimbursement through your local charter school. Please see our Charter School page for more information.

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