Tuition & Fees

Village Home is in session for three, 10-week terms between September and June. We are proud to be able to offer high-quality, engaging classes for such an affordable price. Some classes like lab science, art, and technology classes will be higher due to class material fees. In addition to classes, clubs, and competitive teams, we also offer field trips and workshops, parent enrichment programs, and travel opportunities. Village Home is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and relies on fundraising and donations from our families and friends to keep classes affordable and accessible, we typically provide over $30,000 in Financial Aid annually.

Tuition for Classes

Class tuition base price is $9 – $15/hour of instruction, depending on the subject and age group.  Some classes like lab science, art, and technology classes may cost more due to material fees required to provide a high-caliber learning experience. Clubs, which tend to be more social in nature, start at under $4/hour and are led by volunteer parents. 

Materials & Book Fees

Materials fees may be added to science, tech, and art classes ($5 – $20) to cover class-specific supplies or to cover the cost of a required text that is purchased on your behalf. In some cases, we will include an Amazon product link in the description and instruct you to purchase the text or product directly and bring it the first day of class.

Charter School Learners

Some of our learners are public school students enrolled in charter schools online. If you have an arrangement for your charter to cover the cost of a class at Village Home, please register with the promo/discount code CHARTER.  If you have any questions, you can email accounts@villagehome.org.

Earn Discounts with Our Community Volunteer Program

To offer low tuition rates, we rely on community volunteer participation.  We have a variety of tasks for volunteers to do at Village Home: from classroom assistants with a weekly commitment to one-time, short tasks. There is a way for everyone to be involved and help co-create our community. Many of our bigger commitment jobs, called Key Volunteer Duties, also have benefits such as tuition discounts and/or access to early registration.

Community Duty Details and Duties

Refunds at Village Home 

Type of Offering Refund Policy
Voyager’s Choice 10-Week Course (on-going) Classes dropped before the start of the term will receive a full refund.

Classes dropped after the first day of the term and within the two-week drop period will receive a partial refund of tuition. A schedule change fee will be withheld from the refund: $20 per class, $5 per club, $40 per double-class.   

Classes dropped after the two-week drop period will receive no refund.

One-time workshop or short-term course No refund within 24 hours of the start of the offering
Field Trips No refund
Rivers Day Program Pro-rated tuition refund with 30 day notice; $150 tuition deposit is not refundable
Voyagers Outside Full refund if  you drop on or before the day of the first class meeting
 

Circumstances for Refunds

Course canceled by Village Home Pro-rated refund for any remaining sessions, or full refund if the course has not started.
Session missed by Learner  No Refund
Session missed by Teacher Refund on request if a substitute is not scheduled or a make-up is not scheduled
Learner removed from class No Refund
Materials or Text Purchased from Village Home  Full refund if returned unused on or before the day of the first class meeting

 

Village Home Promise

We want you to experience happy learning at Village Home. If you are not having a positive experience in your Village Home class, contact the teacher, or let the office staff  know, and we will work to make it right for you. 

Payment Options

Tuition and fees for each term may be paid by credit card, cash, or check. Installment plans are available.

Ways to Save on Tuition

We strive to keep tuition affordable. Here are some ways to save:

  1. Refer a friend.  Earn $20 off a class if you refer a friend who signs up for the first time with Village Home for at least one class (does not apply to clubs). Then, you stop by the office to claim your $20 off coupon (credit) after the add/drop period.
  2. Apply for Financial Aid. Financial Aid applications are available starting July 1 for the current academic year. See the Financial Aid section below for details.
  3. Volunteer. Some Volunteers, like Club Leaders, earn tuition discounts. 

Priority Registration

Priority Registration happens a few days prior to Regular Registration. There are several ways to qualify for Priority Registration: (1)  Be on the faculty/staff/board, (2) Enroll in Rivers Day Program, (3) Put your family’s name in the lottery for one of the lottery Priority Registration spots.

Financial Aid

Applications will be reviewed starting in July of each year, and on a rolling basis throughout the year if funds are available. Annually, we usually provide over $30,000 in Financial Aid, in addition to tuition discounts for employees and some volunteers. Click here to complete the Financial Aid Application.

Diversity Scholarship

The Diversity Scholarship, established with the generous support of Village Home parent, Shireen Hasan, is intended to promote involvement of learners who are underrepresented at Village Home. Asian, Black, Latinx, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, and LGBTQIA+ learners are eligible (based on NAIS diversity criteria, https://www.nais.org/articles/pages/diversity-and-multiculturalism-147595.aspx). This scholarship may supplement need-based aid for families. The scholarship funds are awarded for the entire academic year in per term amounts. The scholarship award is per student, and is not transferable between students and/or terms. The date for best consideration is July 15, but applications received after July 15 will be awarded as long as funds are available. Eligible applicants will be awarded scholarship funds on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Apply here.