Tuition Fees

Fees & Deposit amounts subject to change



Student Rate*

Faculty/Community Rate

Toddler Classrooms

1 - 2 ½ years (Tod I)




2-3  years (Tod II)







Preschool Classrooms

3 - 4 years (Pre I)




4  - 6 years (Pre II)







Summer School Age Program

6 - 10 years



* “Student” rate applies to parent / guardian enrolled in at least 12 undergraduate hours (9 hours in summer semester) or 7 graduate hours.  Students enrolled in their final semester before graduating are an exception.  Please inquire with the director if this situation applies to you.  Your current ESU class schedule must be on file in order to receive this discount.


Additional Fees

Type of Fee



Reservation Deposit

$  45.00

Required to reserve your enrollment slot, refundable (see refund policies)

Scheduling Processing Fee

$  10.00

Applied only if you change your child’s schedule more than once during the semester

Administrative Fee

$   2.00

Applied only if you require additional copies of your account statement (for tax purposes).  One is printed for you at no charge.

Enrollment into classrooms is typically determined by the child’s age as of August 31st.  Please note that enrollment in the toddler classrooms is done a full-time basis only.  Preschoolers may be enrolled 2/3/5 days per week pending availability of partial week openings.

Reservation Deposit & Deposit Refund Policies

A.   Your reservation deposit is refunded to you or applied to the next semester UNLESS:

  • You reduce your child's scheduled enrolment hours at any time during the semester

  • You withdraw your child from school before the end of the semester (see Withdrawal Policy below)

  • You fail to pay your monthly tuition statement in full after the 3rd late notice

  • You fail to pay your tuition fees in full before the end of the semester (if child is not enrolled for upcoming semester)

B.    Deposit Refund Policy if withdrawing or reducing enrollment hours BEFORE semester starts:

  • If you cancel or reduce your child's enrollment 4 or more weeks (28 calendar days) before the first day of the semester, $25 of original deposit amount will be refunded.

  • If you cancel or reduce your child's enrollment less than 4 weeks (28 calendar days) before the first day of the semester, your deposit is non-refundable.

Withdrawal Policy    

Parents wishing to withdraw their child(ren) from our program prior to the end of the semester are required to do so 45 calendar days prior to the last day of the semester.   The withdraw date is the last day the child will attend school.  It is NOT referring to the date the parent gives notice of withdrawal.  Therefore:

  • If the child's last day of attendance is to occur on or before the 45 day deadline, the parent will be required to give a 2 week (14 calendar days) notice period prior to the child's last day of attendance and are billed for these 2 weeks regardless of the reason for withdrawal.  The deposit will be forfeited.

  • If the child's last day of attendance is to occur after the 45 day deadline, then the parent is required to pay for all remaining days in the semester and their deposit will be credited back to their account.

Termination of Services

CECE reserve the right to terminate services if needed due to irreconcilable differences and/or parent's failure to adhere to school policies and procedures.  We will give parents 2 weeks notice prior to termination of services.  If termination occurs after the 45 day deadline, the deposit will be forfeited.

Billing & Tuition Payment

Your monthly tuition fees are based upon a set daily fee.  You are not charged when school is closed due to scheduled holidays and breaks unless otherwise noted.  Bills will be posted in your child's locker around the 15th day of each month.  Except for the last month of each semester, your tuition fees are due on the 25th of every month.  (If the 25th falls on a weekend, it will be due the following Monday.)  If the due date changes for any reason, you will be notified in advance.  Tuition payment policies include:

  • Tuition fees for May, August, and December are due before the last day of the semester if your child is not returning for the upcoming semester.  Due dates will be posted in advance. 

  • Student discounts cannot be figured into your statement unless we have your current class schedule on file.

  • Our office cannot "hold" a check until you have sufficient funds in your account.  University policy dictates that all checks must be deposited the next business day.


Occasional overtime is available on a limited basis as a convenience to parents as long as enrollment space and adequate staff are available.  It is not intended to take the place of a regular enrollment schedule. 

  • Overtime can be requested up to 2 times per month and appropriate charges will appear on your statement.  Overtime occurring after the 15th of the month will appear on the following month's statement.

Late Payment Penalties

Tuition payment due dates are listed on your monthly statements.  You have a 5 day grace period before late fees are assessed.  Late fees will be charged to all accounts not paid by the posted due date.  Late notices will be posted in your child's locker.  You will be assessed a $10 late fee for every 5 calendar days (includes weekends) that your account is overdue

  • Five calendar days after the due date, a $10 late fee will be assessed.

  • Ten calendar days after the due date, an additional $10 late fee will be added to your bill. 

  • A final notice will be posted 15 calendar days after the original due date that will include a third $10 late fee. 

After three late notices, your deposit will be forfeited (not applied to your account) and we reserve the right to discontinue services until your account is paid in full.  Your account will also be turned over to the ESU Business Office for collections.  ESU students will have a hold placed on their student records until full payment is received.

If services are discontinued, re-enrollment is based on availability of space, so your child's previous schedule cannot be guaranteed.  A new $45 deposit will be due upon re-enrollment.

  • If circumstances prevent you from making full payment on time, please see the director or Administrative Assistant to set up an individualized payment plan.  Such payment plans are developed at the discretion of the CECE director.

Returned Check Policy

All payments made to CECE are deposited with Emporia State University's business office.  If your check is returned to ESU due to insufficient funds, ESU policy states that:

  • The responsible party must make repayment by cash, cashiers check, or money order for the amount of the original check plus a separate, additional payment of $30.00 to pay the return check charge.

  • A financial hold will be placed on the student's ESU record until payment is received in full.  Late fees will be assessed as previously explained.

Payment by check will no longer be accepted if our office receives an insufficient funds check.  All future payments will then be required in the form of cash, cashier's check or money order.