Tuition and Fees:
Tuition is due on the 1st of each month and is late after the 5th of the month. Big Star Studios is on a monthly billing system. Group class tuition is billed on a 10-month payment scale (September - June) based on an average number of classes per month. Tuition is the same each month regardless of how many lessons there are in any given month. There will be a few months you get 5 lessons and some you may only have 2 or 3 lessons. We will accept cash or checks however; you must have a valid credit card on file for payment if your cash or check is not received by the 1st of the month your card on file will be charged for full tuition on the 1st..
A late fee of $25 will be charged to all accounts on the 10th of the month if they are not paid in full. If you are more than two months past due on your account your student will no longer be able to attend classes at Big Star Studios.
Monthly auto-pay will charge your credit card on the 1st of each month.
If you pay by check or cash you must pay in cash or with a check PRIOR to the 1st of each month. Payments should be placed in the "payment box" in the lobby near the stairs, or sent in the mail. If cash or check is not received before the 1st of the month, your credit card on file will be charged.
Tuition is due on the 1st of every month and late on the 5th of each month. Your account will be charged a late fee of $25 if you are not current by the 5th of each month. Accounts more than 2 months past due will be frozen and your student will not be able to attend class until your account is brought current.
We are very understanding and are happy to work out any special payment arrangements if needed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to talk to us about this!
We run 12-week sessions with a performance at the end of each session. This gives students the opportunity to withdraw from a class if they have other commitments during a given season. We offer a fall, winter, spring, and summer session. If you need to take a session off please provide notice to the office by the 15th of the month prior to the session ending. The following are the notice dates for withdraw from the next session:
-Fall session November 15th
-Winter session February 15th,
-Spring session May 15th
If payment is returned for NSF or for any other reason, such as an expired card, your account will be assessed a $25 re-processing fee unless other means of payment are worked out by the 5th of the month. Big Star Studios does not mail out billing statements.
Dropping a Class: Students are registered and her/his place is held in class for the entire school year, from registration through the June performance. Unless the student is removed from class by notifying our office of the students departure, the parent or guardian will be responsible for tuition payments through June. A simple notification will stop the billing process.
Refund Policy: Tuition, costumes, competition and travel fees are non-refundable. No credits or refunds for missed classes.
Registration & Annual Fee: A non-refundable registration fee is required for enrollment along with a standard registration online form. The annual fee is $35. This fee covers bookkeeping, scheduling, website updates for individual families, and time spent on emails and phone calls registering. If you are registering for the first time this fee will be charged when you register. Existing families will be charged this fee yearly on February 1st.
Costume Fee: We do everything we can to keep all of our costumes home grown. Meaning, we try to find costumes that are items you already have at home. In some cases, with certain shows we may have small costs associated with costumes. We will do everything we can to keep this fee as reasonable as possible. We will send out the exact price for each costume as soon as they are finalized. This will be about a month prior to each session performance. Families will be responsible for purchasing their own costumes and having them ready for dress rehearsal one week prior to performance date.
The teacher will contact each family to let them know costume needs at least one month prior to our performance. This information will be sent via email and will often have links that make it very simple for you to order costumes.
The last class prior to the final performance is a dress rehearsal.
Materials Fee for Pre Professional, CPT & Summer Stock Production: Occasionally you will see a materials fee for some of our programs. This fee covers the cost of downloading many pieces of music and the materials used during these specific classes. It may include but is not limited to: a script, sheet music, downloads and printing costs. This fee does not apply to all classes and you will be notified in advance if it is applied.
Inclement Weather and Cancellations: Although we do try to follow the Snoqualmie Valley Public Schools for the most part, Big Star Studios will not necessarily close every time SVSD closes. Many times roads are clear and safe by 2:30 pm.
If in doubt:
Call or email the studio, check the website, look at our Facebook page., or email Corey at email@example.com
Information Boards: Parents are responsible for reading the information that is posted on the bulletin boards, emails that are sent out and website information. Every effort is made to make sure all these things are current and we are keeping you informed. Please check the information boards in the lobby regularly for updates as well as our website. Please pay attention to and read our emails. We try not to send you unnecessary email so when you see something from us it will likely have pertinent information you need to read.
Monthly Studio Class Pricing:
Hours Per Week Monthly Cost
Monthly Unlimited Group Class Pricing 6 hours per week
1 Child Unlimited $500
2 Child Unlimited $575
3 Child Unlimited $650
ROCK STAR CLASS PRICING:
Hours Per Week Monthly Cost
PRIVATE LESSON POLICIES:
Private lessons at Big Star Studios are billed on the 1st of the monthfor all lessons in that month. You pay in advance for all private lessons. There are some months where there will be a 5th lesson, and that will be figured into your monthly tuition.
Private lessons continue even when schools are on break, unless the teacher has told you they will not run. If you need to cancel a lesson, please provide 24 hour notice, and we can schedule a make-up lesson at some point in the same month. There are no credits or refunds for missed lessons. If class is cancelled with 24 hour notice, a make-up lesson will be scheduled. If your student is a "no-show" or provides less than 24 hour notice, you will be billed for the lesson because this does not give us enough time to schedule another student into that time slot. All of our teachers are busy working artists, who count on consistent income. We honor our wonderful teachers, and we pay them if you are a "no-show", therefore you will be billed.
If at any time, you would like to stop the lessons, please let us know in writing by the 15th of the month, and we will stop the lessons and billing the following month.
Weekly 30 min $130 for 4 lessons or $162.50 for 5 lessons
Weekly 45 min $190 for 4 lessons or $237.50 for 5 lessons
Weekly 60 min $250 for 4 lessons or $312.50 for 5 lessons
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