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Tuition & Other Fees

FEES

Stamford American School Tuition Fees 2018 - 2019

ClassSemester 1Semester 2Total
Annual Fee
Pre-Primary (Kindergarten) to Grade 5$82,950$82,950$165,900
Grade 6 - Grade 8$91,050$91,050$182,100

*Fees are subject to review. Parents will be notified in advance for any changes in fees.

10-Month Installment Plan

A 10-month installment payment plan is available using a direct debit form for each child. Please refer to the table below for the due date for each month:

Tuition FeesPre-Primary to Grade 5Grade 6 to Grade 8 Due Date
September 201816,59018,210 September 3 2018
October 2018 16,590 18,210October 2 2018
November 2018 16,590 18,210November 1 2018
December 2018 16,590 18,210December 3 2018
January 2019 16,590 18,210January 2 2019
February 2019 16,590 18,210February 1 2019
March 2018 16,590 18,210March 1 2018
April 2019 16,590 18,210April 1 2019
May 2019 16,590 18,210May 2 2019
June 201916,590 18,210June 3 2019
Full Year 16,590 18,210

Invoices will be issued based on the billing schedule below.

Billing Schedule

Invoice DateWithdrawal Notice
Semester 1 April 1st3 month's notice
Semester 2September 1st3 months' notice

For other payment options, please contact our Finance team at finance@sais.edu.hk.

Notes:
A one-time non-refundable application fee of $3,000 per student is payable upon application. All charges are expressed in Hong Kong Dollars (HKD). These fees are payable per student and are adjusted annually. School fees include all textbooks, workbooks and yearbook. School fees do not cover other costs such as technology costs, learning support, trips, lunch, bus or uniform costs. Replacement of lost textbooks, workbooks, library books and other school resources will need to be funded by the student/family prior to the distribution of additional resources. Proration of tuition fees is not permitted. Tuition fees are non-transferable. Tuition fees may be refundable provided that sufficient notice of withdrawal (3 months) is received.

Please note that Pre-Primary to Grade 8 students only is offered for the 2018-2019 academic year. Stamford will introduce Grades 9 through 12 in the following academic year(s).

Debenture and Capital Levy Scheme

To provide for repairs, maintenance and improvement of the school’s facilities for the benefit of all students, Stamford American School raises funds via

  • the issuance of debentures, and

  • the collection of capital levies.

If you are interested in subscribing for an Individual Debenture, please kindly contact us at admissions@sais.edu.hk

If you are interested in finding out more about our Standard Corporate Debenture, Standard Plus Corporate Debenture or Platinum Debenture, please kindly contact our Director of Corporate Liaison at debentures@sais.edu.hk

Capital Levy
Capital Levy (Option A)$150,000Valid for the student's duration at Stamford, payable upon acceptance. The Capital Levy is mandatory for children who are admitted to Stamford without a debenture.
Capital Levy (Option B) - Annual Capital Levy 2017/2018$30,000Valid for the 2017/2018 academic year, payable upon acceptance. The Capital Levy is mandatory for children who are admitted to Stamford without a debenture.
Debentures    
Individual Debentures (for individuals) $500,000
  • For non-corporate applicants

  • Valid for the nomination of one child for priority admission

  • Valid for 8 consecutive academic years from enrollment

  • If the nominated child fails to meet our eligibility requirements, the full amount is refundable

  • After the debenture expires, if students are still at Stamford, you are required to either have a debenture or pay a capital levy

  • The debenture is refundable at a reduced value that depends on the academic year in which a child leaves the school. The refunded debenture value will be reduced by any outstanding fees payable to the school. Please refer to our Admissions Handbook for more details.

Stamford issues a very limited number of optional debentures for corporate employers. There are three types of corporate debentures in the below priority order:

  • Platinum Corporate Debenture                 - HK$5,000,000
  • Standard Plus Corporate Debenture        - HK$3,000,000
  • Standard Corporate Debenture                 - HK$2,000,000
     

Please contact our Director of Corporate Liaison at debentures@sais.edu.hk for further information. 

The holder of a debenture obtains priority in admissions, subject to Stamford’s eligibility requirements. Corporate Debentures (Platinum, Standard Plus and Standard) confer the highest priority in admissions, followed by Individual Debentures.

Debenture holders also receive priority in admissions if they seek to transfer to another school in the Cognita family of schools [in Asia] during the life of the debenture.

All children who are nominated by a debenture are exempt from the mandatory capital levy.

For full information on Fees please download our Admissions Handbook.