Tuition and Fees

Application Fee

Application fee is AED 300 (non-refundable).

Reservation Fee

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 2016-17 *Tuition 2017-18
KGI AED 42,800 AED 42,800
KGII – Grade 5 AED 64,700 AED 64,700
Grade 6 – 8 AED 64,800 AED 64,800
Grade 9 – 12 AED 78,300 AED 78,300

* Pending approval, a 4% increase may be added to tuition rates for the 2017-18 school year

Invoicing

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 QUARTERLY 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.

Parents are personally responsible for the timely payment of all fees, irrespective of arrangements made with an employer.

Payment may be made in full or on an installment basis as follows:

  • August 1st --35%
  • October 29th --30%
  • January 21st --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

The quarters mentioned apply to the number of quarters attended by a student and do not refer to the specific quarters of the school year. Attendance for more than two weeks of one quarter shall be construed as attendance for the entire quarter insofar as payment of tuition is concerned. Attendance of less than two weeks will be prorated based on the total number of school days.


PAYMENT METHODS

You may elect to make payments to ACS using any one of the following methods:

  • 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, 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.

REFUNDS
Refunds are granted if the full annual tuition payment has been made and it becomes necessary for the student to leave ACS before the end of the school year. A partial tuition refund will be made upon receipt of a written request, from the individual or organization which made the original payment. The basis for refund will be computed as follows:

One quarter not attended 10% of annual tuition
Two quarters not attended 35% of annual tuition
Three quarters not attended 65% 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.

FORCE MAJEURE

In the event of a force majeure which causes a student or students to be withdrawn from the school, the fee already paid in full for the school year will not be refunded, or if unpaid, will be due. Any appeals resulting from the application of this policy will be resolved by the School Board.


Robin Heslip, Ph.D, Superintendent