2018-2019 Tuition & Fees
Tuition is spread equally over the course of a year and charged a month in advance (e.g. August's tuition is paid July 1). The annual tuition is divided evenly between the 12 months from July to June. This means that whether there are 5 or 2 lessons in that month, the tuition fee is exactly the same. Students are allocated 39 lessons per year, 36 to be held during the academic year and 3 during the summer on a flexible schedule.
The 2018 Fall "Piano Semester" will be 18 weeks. Semester tuition of $486 includes an initial books/materials fee of $15. Registration fee waived if student is enrolled on or before July 1.
- Tuition may be paid by semester, or you can use the monthly payment plan
- $486 Semester Tuition due July 1 - discounted to $459 if paid before July 1 (non-PayPal)
- Monthly payment plan: Initial monthly payment of $81 July 1, 2017 with monthly installments through December 1, 2017
- For discounted tuition, sign up on or before "Early Bird" registration on June 5, 2017 - First Month Installment $66 (See above for semester early bird discounts)
- If there are still openings, there may be an August 1 signup on the calendar. Please note July & August monthly installments will be due, as well as a registration fee.
Tuition is based on the 18 lesson term. Tuition is based on enrollment NOT attendance. There will be no refunds or credit for missed lessons. Festival registrations or other activity fees will be billed as needed.
Discounts are as follows: Two students in family=3% discount; three (or more) students in family=6%. Discount applies to entire family tuition. Discount amount will be deducted from semester payments in July (-$15/$30 per student), or monthly installments on last installment in December (-$15/$30
per student). Discounts will only apply if tuition is paid by cash, check, or automatic withdrawal, or billpay. No additional discounts if paypal is used.
If using the monthly payment plan, all fees are due on or before the 1st lesson of the month. Initial payment due July 1, with monthly installments of $81 due August, September, October, November, December.
The 2018 Spring "Piano Semester" will be 15 weeks - through about May 11, with flexibility to add a couple of weeks for snow day(s). Semester tuition of $405 includes an initial books/materials fee of $15. No registration fee for continuing students. It is assumed all current students will be continuing for the spring semester. Tuition may be paid by semester, or you can use the monthly payment plan. (This is a change from previous years when lessons and payments continued through June!)
Tuition is based on the 15 lesson term. Tuition is based on enrollment NOT attendance. There will be no refunds or credit for missed lessons. Festival registrations or other activity fees will be billed as needed.
- $405 Semester Tuition due January 1
- Monthly payment plan: Monthly payments of $81 January 1, 2018 with monthly installments through May 1, 2018 (five installments).
Discounts are as follows: Two students in family=3% discount; three (or more) students in family=6%. Discount applies to entire family tuition. Discount amount will be deducted from semester payments in January (-$12/$24 per student), or monthly installments on last installment in May (-$12/$24 per student). Discounts will only apply if tuition is paid by cash, check, or automatic withdrawal, or billpay. No additional discounts if paypal is used.
If using the monthly payment plan, all fees are due on or before the 1st lesson of the month. Initial payment due January 1, with monthly installments of $81 due February, March, April, and May.
Your regular monthly installment must be paid without reminder. A $25 late fee will be added after the 1st lesson of the month. Any invoices given for fees throughout the month may be added to the following month’s payment. If you are paying by check, make it payable to Encore Studio. Or, you may have a monthly amount automatically debited from a bank account. (The automatic withdrawal will insure you never have to pay the $25 fee!) Major credit cards can be used via paypal, but no family/semester discounts will be given if paypal is used.
You will be billed for the basic lesson books the students uses regularly (the first $15 of books is included with tuition). Many supplemental books are available on loan. Gently used lesson books may be returned to studio if you do not care to keep them. They will either be reused/recycled or donated to the Music Outreach Program, or used for a student with need in the studio (free for the student).
To enroll for fall 2017, the parent or student must go to encore-studio.com and login. Click on “Calendar” and look for the purple registration on June 5, July 1, or August 1. Click on that to enroll. By doing so, you agree that you have read and accept Encore Studio policies. If you already know your preference for day and/or time, please send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your day/time preferences. Or, in late July, you will be able to select an "open lesson time" on the calendar. If you wish to enroll after all registration dates have passed, you will have to contact Debra Heald. The calendar will not allow you to register after the registration date has passed (and there most likely won't be an opening). Yearly/semester tuition or first monthly installment will be due the month prior to the start of the term to ensure every continuing student has a weekly time slot reserved, and to make available any open spots for students on the waiting list. Current students will automatically be enrolled for the second semester.
If you wish to pay your tuition from there, click on “Billing” and then “Make Online Payment” and it will take you to Paypal. Otherwise, you can mail a check: Encore Studio, 7440 Glenwood Circle, Lincoln, NE 68510 (or bring to a lesson before July 1). Alternatively, you can contact Mrs. Heald to make automatic payment arrangements.
Students register for the entire semester. On the rare occasion study is discontinued before December 31st, a month's notice is required. There is no refund of tuition unless a family moves away from the area.