GWCS Registration and Refund Policy (2/8/2018 final)

All registration must be complete online.

Registration is annual, not by semester.

By default, tuition payment is annual, not by semester (Class can be re-selected during the first three (3) weeks of school year except for new families who join the school in the 2nd semester). Tuition is due by the first day of the school year. If tuition is not paid by the 3rd week of the school year, parents are responsible for $30 late fee each month after 3rd week of school year.

One-time registration fee of $20 per course (the fee may be waived if full payment is received before the early registration deadline)

You may switch or drop classes freely during open registration period before the registration deadline. Switch or drop classes during the first three (3) weeks are allowed and have to be communicated with school management. Start 4th week no class changes are allowed except for new families who join school in week 4 or later.

Full refund is provided if your request is within the first three weeks (3) of each semester. Refund form is available for download from our school website and needs to be completed, including accurate address and payee name. If refund request is not submitted within the first 3 weeks, $30 will be deducted for the 4th week and $10 will be deducted for each additional week thereafter. No refund after 6th week. The registration fee is non-refundable.

If Registration takes place in the middle of the semester, $20 registration fee will be required for each course. The tuition may be prorated at school discretion.

Bounced Check – if a check is returned by the bank for any reasons, the parents is responsible for the fee charged by parent’s and school’s banks. School will bill parents for outstanding tuition payments and bank charge. Late fee will also be assessed if the tuition is not collected by the 3rd week of the school year.

A registration is not complete until full payment is received.

Seniors (62 year older) are free for up to two (2) classes subject to the class availabilities.
It is mandatory that parents sign up for and fulfill Parents-On-Duty (POD). There will be $30 deposit per family for POD.

Each family is required to complete at least four POD sessions for each school year. For new families who attend Great Wall Chinese School for the very first time, please kindly send in $30 deposit upon registration and use the POD online form to sign up volunteer tasks.

For those parents who successfully completed four or more POD sessions during prior school year, the POD deposit of $30 will be automatically rolled over to next school year with no additional charges. However, for those parents who did not meet the POD requirement during the last school year, their POD deposit of $30 will be forfeited and, therefore, a new deposit of $30 per family is payable to GWCS upon your registration.

Upon graduation or departure of our school, POD deposit of $30 is refundable to parents who complete all required POD sessions. Refund request has to be submitted within the first 3 weeks of parents’ departure or new school year, whichever comes first. Refund form is available for download from our school website and needs to be completed, including accurate address and payee name.