Tuition and Fees
Application fee is AED 300 (non-refundable).
A reservation fee of AED 3,000. is payable in March of each year to reserve a seat for the following school year. New students are also charged the same fee payable within seven (7) days of notice of acceptance. This fee is applied towards tuition. This fee must be paid before a student will be permitted to attend class.
|Grade Level||Tuition 2017-18||Tuition 2018-19|
|KGI||AED 45,400||AED 45,400|
|KGII – Grade 5||AED 68,600||AED 68,600|
|Grade 6 – 8||AED 68,700||AED 68,700|
|Grade 9 – 12||AED 83,000||AED 83,000|
ACS charges a one-time, non-refundable capital fee of 18,700 AED for each new student enrolled at ACS. The capital fee may be paid in full for the student’s first year at ACS or paid over two years (50% to be paid for the student’s first year at ACS and the remaining 50% paid for the student’s second year). Income generated from the capital fee is used to finance capital expenditures, including major facility renovations and building projects.
The school will issue invoices to all returning students prior to the end of the school year. New students are invoiced when they are accepted for admission.
PAYMENT SCHEDULES – ANNUAL OR INSTALLMENTS
Payment of tuition and fees for returning students is due on August 1st. Payment for new students joining after the start of the school year is due within two weeks of invoicing. Payment received after that date will be considered late. If payment is not received by the start of a quarter, the student will be excluded from classes until such time the payment has been made.
Payment may be made in full or on an installment basis as follows:
- August 1st --35%
- October 21st --30%
- January 13th --35%
In cases where a student enrolls part way through the school year, the amount due under the Quarterly Payment Schedule automatically applies, with payment due no later than two weeks following the first date of attendance. In cases of quarterly payments, the amounts of each payment shall be as follows:
1st quarter attended 35% of annual tuition
2 nd quarter attended 30% of annual tuition
3 rd quarter attended 25% of annual tuition
4th quarter attended 10% of annual tuition
- Cash Payment –UAE Dirhams only
- Dirham Check –payable to ACS drawn on one of the local (UAE) banks
- Dollar check –payable to ACS drawn on a U.S. bank (3.65 AED = $1.00)
- Dirham Wire Transfer – to The American Community School of Abu Dhabi via our bank First Abu Dhabi Bank (former National Bank of Abu Dhabi), Bateen Branch, P.O. Box 7644, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Account No. 4050000137, IBAN: AE840350000004050000137 Swift Code: NBADAEAABAT
All fees associated with the wire transfer are the responsibility of the payer.
One quarter not attended 10% of annual tuition
Refunds will only be given for quarters in which there was no attendance at all. For purposes of determining days attended insofar as tuition refunds are concerned, attendance will be counted up until five school days after written notice of withdrawal is received or the actual last day attended, whichever date is later. No refunds will be given for any other fees.
Monique Flickinger, Superintendent