Here’s a breakdown of our 2023-2024 costs:
Tuition and fees are managed by FACTS who partners with Sage School to offer convenient on-line access to establish payment plans, review charges and make payments. FACTS requires that a checking/saving or credit card be linked to each family account. FACTS assess a service fee charge for credit card payments of approximately 3.75%.
The lump-sum tuition payment amounts listed below are inclusive of all fees for a more streamlined billing process for the upcoming and future school years.
Enrollment Fee & Re-Enrollment Fee
An enrollment fee of $1,500 is due with each student’s application. This fee is non-refundable, unless the student is not accepted for admission, but is applied as a credit to the last tuition payment paid for the school year.
Tuition will be calculated from the first day at Sage until the last day of school. Final monthly payments will be due May 10, 2024.
SB 10 Payment Policy
For Single and Two payment tuition payments: The amount listed on the SB 10 2023/2024 award letter will be applied toward the total tuition balance before the parent payment is made.
For monthly FACT payments: The SB 10 checks will be applied to the FACTS account when they have been endorsed by the parent and deposited by Sage.
If the actual 2023/2024 SB 10 payments are less than 2023/2024 award letter amount, the balance will be due May 10, 2024. If the payments for 2023/2024 are more than the 2023/2024 award letter, a refund will be issued May 31, 2024.
Any funds received from Apogee or any other SSO will be applied to the FACTS balance due. If the Apogee payment exceeds the FACTS balance, a refund will be issued. If the family has already paid in full, a refund will be issued. It is the parent/guardian responsibility to determine eligibility and apply for an Apogee Scholarship.
The State has defined parameters as to who is eligible to receive an SSO scholarship.
Children eligible to enroll in a GA qualified (public) school Pre-K, Kindergarten, or 1st Grade program Students who are currently enrolled at GA public school qualify.
From 2nd grade and beyond, Georgia policy requires that a student must have attended at least 45 days of public school immediately prior to enrolling in a private school in order to be considered eligible.
Home School students, KIPP School students, Charter School students are also eligible.
Once a student receives an Apogee scholarship, they remain eligible for the balance of their career through 12th grade.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Sage school offers partial scholarships/financial aid for qualifying students. Applications are to be completed within the FACTS SIS Portal, in which you will be required to upload financial documentation that the Finance Committee will review to make a scholarship award decision.
Scholarships are reviewed and awarded three times per year. The three deadlines for submission are April 15th, July 1st and December 1st. Applications must be submitted by these deadlines to be included in that round of scholarships to be awarded.
FACTS Finacial Aid Application
Returned Payments and/or Overdue Balances
Sage relies on each partner family to pay student tuition in a timely manner. For returned payments, FACTS charges a $30 NSF fee in addition to charges you many receive from your bank. Sage charges a $25 fee per occurrence on late tuition payments and assesses a 2% per month late fee. Grades. Report cards will not be released until a family’s FACTS account is paid in full.
If neither the payment due nor satisfactory arrangements have been made within 60 school days after the due date, the student may be withdrawn from classes by the school. If this occurs, to re-enroll the full registration processes must be followed. Chronically past due accounts may be turned over to a collection agency and all collection fees will be the responsibility of the student’s parents or legal guardians.
Initial acceptance and re-enrollment contracts with Sage School represents a binding agreement between a family and the school for the contract period, which is one school year. Because teacher contracts, school services, curriculum and supplies are funded and purchased at the beginning of each school year based on student enrollment, honoring the one-year contract period is necessary to ensure the school delivers the services agreed upon after students are enrolled. Prorated tuition for early withdrawal is the exception, and any family who desired to withdraw their student prior to the end of the school year is expected to honor the financial commitment for the one-year contact period. Exceptions are handled on a case by case basis and any requests for prorated tuition must be made in writing to the Head of School. In cases where prorated tuition is awarded, families will be charged a withdrawal fee of $300.