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Tuition and Fees

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Admission and Enrollment Requirements

Admission to courses at The Lancaster Center for Classical Studies is fundamentally unrestricted. The only criteria for admission are an eagerness to learn and a readiness to learn how to learn well. Learning involves building, and building requires time. Most of our after-school courses meet for only one hour per week. In order to provide a setting, therefore, in which a student can accomplish the building that sound learning requires, our courses are designed to cover the full, thirty-week, academic year (September to May). We do not offer semester-length courses. All enrollments are for the academic year, and students and parents must be prepared from the beginning to make a commitment for that full measure of time. Payment for tuition may be made 1.) in full at the beginning of the academic year; 2.) in two installments, at the beginning and in the middle of the year; 3.) in quarterly installments; 4.) in monthly installments. There is a nominal surcharge for the latter two arrangements.

Definitions

During the academic year, all After-School Latin and Greek Classes meet weekly for a minimum of one hour. Longer classes or more frequent classes can be arranged. The fees published below for the academic year assume one 1-hour class-meeting per week. The LCCS Academic Year comprises thirty weeks from September to May. Our Summer Session comprises ten weeks from mid-June to mid-August. The second half of every course in the Curricular Diploma Program meets three days a week for ten weeks during the Summer Session. The structure of fees for tuition for Curricular Courses held during the Summer Session is therefore identical with the structure of fees for the Academic Year. Extracurricular students are encouraged to continue their Latin and Greek studies during the summer. Summer classes for extracurricular students are scheduled to suit the circumstances and preferences of the student and his parents. They range from five to thirty hours or more. The fee for tuition for extracurricular classes held during the Summer Session is the same as that charged during the Academic Year, but it is prorated in accordance with the number of classes scheduled.

Fees for Tuition and Other Services

  • Enrollment Fee: $30 per student per calendar year
  • TUITION FEES* for All Courses during the Academic Year:
  • a.) Common Class (class of 3 - 8 students): $765 per student per academic year
  • b.) Semiprivate Class (class of 2 students): $990 per student per academic year
  • c.) Private Tutorial (class of 1 student): $1,950 per student per academic year
  • TUITION FEES* for Curricular Diploma Courses during the Summer Session:
  • a.) Common Class (class of 3 - 8 students): $765 per student
  • b.) Semiprivate Class (class of 2 students): $990 per student
  • c.) Private Tutorial (class of 1 student): $1,950 per student
  • TUITION FEES* for Extracurricular Classes during the Summer Session:
  • a.) Common Class (class of 3 - 8 students): $25.50 per hour per student
  • b.) Semiprivate Class (class of 2 students): $33.00 per hour per student
  • c.) Private Tutorial (class of 1 student): $65 per hour per student
  • Internet Fee: $50 per school-year for a class meeting one hour per week
CLERICAL FEES:
  • Letter Production Fee: $50 plus $5 for each reproduction and dispatch of the same letter after the first when the letter is to be sent to more than one institution (Charged all non-diploma students, curricular or extracurricular, for the fulfillment of a request for a letter of recommendation; also charged diploma students for the same purpose in any year prior to their 12th-grade year) See When Requesting a Letter of Recommendation or a Transcript, below.
  • Transcript Production Fee: $50 plus $5 for each reproduction and dispatch of the same transcript after the first when the transcript is to be sent to more than one institution (Charged all non-diploma students, curricular or extracurricular, for the fulfillment of transcript-requests for acceptable purposes; also charged diploma students for the same purpose in any year prior to their 12th-grade year) See When Requesting a Letter of Recommendation or a Transcript, below.
  • Diploma Program Enrollment Fee: $50 (Charged annually to all curricular students enrolling in the diploma program or renewing their enrollment in the diploma program)
  • Diploma and Transcript Production and Finishing Fee: $500 (Charged all diploma students in the spring preceding their 12th-grade year and applied to costs associated with the finishing and transmission of the transcript, the composition and transmission of letters, and the production of the diploma)
  • Qualifying Examination Fee: $500 (Required in certain circumstances for demonstrating level of achievement. For particulars, see "Requirements of the Curricular Diploma Program" by selecting the Benefits and Requirements tab, beneath the Curricular Studies tab, in the left-hand margin of this page, or click here; and see "Transcripts" by selecting the Transcripts and Letters tab, beneath the Tuition and Fees tab, in the left-hand margin of this page, or click here.)
Nota bene: The fees* that we charge for the tuition of LCCS Latin and Greek courses cover approximately one fifth of the cost of developing, maintaining, and presenting a program of this nature. Every LCCS student is therefore receiving an implicit scholarship covering approximately four fifths of the true cost of his studies. That implicit scholarship is funded exclusively by our dedication to the task of good education and to the task of keeping alive the question of what it means to be well educated. We have neither private, nor business, nor government sponsors underwriting our operations outside the very limited sphere that you will find gratefully acknowledged on our Sponsors-Page, to view which, please click here.


When Requesting a Letter of Recommendation or a Transcript:

  • Submit your request in a well organized form, typed in an electronic message addressed to LCCS.org@comcast.net, including all of the following:
  • Provide the complete name of the institution for which each letter or transcript is to be furnished.
  • Provide the exact name of the office and, if pertinent, the exact title and name of the individual to whom each letter or transcript is to be directed.
  • Provide the complete address, whether postal or, preferably, electronic, to which each letter or transcript is to be sent.
  • If the letter or transcript is to be submitted through an internet access, provide all information necessary in each case for entering and using the access-site.
  • Indicate the date, if any, by which each letter or transcript must be received.
  • Provide all necessary information concerning specific requirements of content or form for each letter or transcript.
  • If specific forms are to be used for or with the letter or transcript, provide those forms in each case.
  • Provide all of the foregoing information at least four weeks in advance of the date, if any, by which each letter or transcript must be received. If a specific deadline is provided to us falling four weeks or more from the date of the request, we will fulfill the request by the stated deadline. If no deadline is provided to us for the receipt of the documents, we will assume that no deadline exists and we will fulfill the request as soon as possible but no later than six weeks from the receipt of the request.
  • If any of the information that you have submitted changes or requires correction or other modification before the request has been fulfilled, provide the pertinent information immediately by means of an electronic message referring to your original request and indicating both the date-line and the subject-line of the initial request. If the letter or transcript has already been sent when a request for modification is received, a second service fee will be charged for the revision and dispatch of the letter or transcript. The fee will be $50 for the first revised letter or transcript, plus $5 for each revision and dispatch of the same letter or transcript after the first when the revised letter or transcript is to be sent to more than one institution.
  • When we have dispatched each requested letter or transcript, we will notify you electronically that your request has been fulfilled.

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