Tuition fees are due by 6:00 p.m. on Friday of the week before services are rendered for the upcoming week. If payment has not been made by 6:00 p.m. on Friday a $5.00 late fee charge will be assessed on Monday. To avoid this occurring, Parchment Early Learning Center uses an automatic debit payment system called Tuition Express. This is a safe, secure and efficient method of processing payments. This is the only form of payment accepted.
We will bill the State of Michigan directly for those clients who are entitled to reimbursement of childcare costs. If you are receiving DHS benefits you are responsible for payment of any amounts not covered by DHS.
A statement of your account may be forwarded to you when appropriate. There are no credits or refunds for absences because program costs are based on your child's expected attendance.
Procedures for the above described billing:
If payment is not paid on the due date, the bill is considered past due on the following Monday and a $5.00 late fee is applied to your account. If payment is not made by Friday of the same week your child will not be able to attend the following Monday.
We are willing to work out a payment plan with families that find themselves in financial difficulties. We ask that you contact us as soon as it is apparent that you are unable to pay your bill in full. Contact must be made directly with office staff at the Childcare Center. When payment is made in full or other agreed upon arrangements have been made with the Childcare office staff, the child may return to the Childcare Center.
If we do not receive payment by the following Friday of the due date, a second late fee charge of $10 will be added to your account and services will continue to be suspended until payment is made in full.
If we receive no contact from the parent about their past due bill and services have been canceled, notices will be sent out weekly to attempt to collect payment. The third past due notice has a $15.00 late fee applied to the original amount of the bill.
After exhausting all above options for collections of an outstanding debt, more extreme measures will be taken.
There will be a $25.00 fee for any check returned to us marked non-sufficient funds.