Tuition and Fees
Elementary I Tuition and Fees
Application Fee: $175.00
Professional Fee: $411.00
Practicum/Field Consultant Fees: $375.00
Elementary II Tuition and Fees (requires EL I for certification)
Application Fee: $175.00
Professional Fee: $411.00
Practicum/Field Consultant Fees: $125.00 per visit*
Total EL II: $6086.00
*Practicum is not required if one was completed at EL I. Consultation visits when not required are optional and are available upon request for a fee.
Continuation Fee: $500. This fee is applied for reactivation of course accounts for individuals who wish to reactivate accounts more than three years beyond completion of their academic sessions. AMS requires that membership be current before considering transcript recommendations in these cases.
Important Information: Responsibility for Accounts
Obligation for payment rests with the student even when sponsored by a school. We cannot be involved in financial agreements between the enrolled student and sponsoring school. For your protection, please read all tuition and fee information carefully. The enrollment agreement is a legal contract. Please do not sign it if you do not understand and accept all of our policies regarding fees and refund policies.
The permanent site and private administrative office of Seacoast Center for Education is 1 Blue Marlin Bay, Savannah GA 31410. This is not a teaching site and is not open to the public. All correspondence is received at our Business Office: Seacoast Center for Education, Box 292, Warren ME 04864.
The Application Fee is due before your file may be processed. This fee is non-refundable after three days, and is not credited to tuition.
A Reservation Deposit of $225.00 is due upon acceptance. This holds your place in the event the program fills. The deposit is credited to tuition. It is refundable if written notification of withdrawal is made to the Course Director before the beginning of the course.
Should you choose a payment plan, the initial payment and signed enrollment agreement must be received before classes begin.
Professional Fees are due before the program begins. These go to AMS and MACTE as part of your registration. This fee is includes intern membership in AMS. This fee is nonrefundable after submission to professional organizations ( within 4-6 weeks of the program's beginning). Current membership in AMS does not exempt you from this fee.
The Materials Fee is due before the program begins. This fee is billed separately. The ownership of teacher-made materials is a matter we urge you to clarify before entering any agreements with practicum sites. In general, if a student pays the materials fee materials belong to the student and if a sponsoring school pays the fee they belong to the school. Additional materials sets are available to client schools.
The term "materials" as it is used here means teaching handbooks, a selection of paper or digital masters and a selection of full-color curriculum materials. A core set of materials required in order to meet course assignments is supplied. You should expect to prepare a substantial number of materials in excess of course material-making requirements in order to prepare your classroom adequately. Materials are not returnable, discountable, or available in partial sets and the materials fee is nonrefundable after materials have been used.
Tuition Payment Plans and Financial Policies
Only tuition is eligible for extended payment. All other fees are due according to the previously stated schedule.
Tuition Plan A: Single payment
Full Tuition paid by first day of program. No service charges.
Tuition Plan B: Two payments
All fees and one-half of tuition paid by June 18. Balance due January 1 of the following year. 10% service charge on unpaid balance.
Tuition Plan C: Monthly payments
All fees and initial payment of $2000. received in our office 10 days prior to the beginning of each course. Nine monthly installments. Payments due on 15th of each month (August-April). 10% service charge on unpaid balance.
Credit Cards Accepted
Seacoast Center for Education accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
Late Fees/Fees for Insufficient Funds
A late fee of $50.00 will be applied to your account for payments not received or postmarked by the due date. Unless prior written consent is obtained from the Course Director, all accounts must be current at the time of each session and prior to scheduling of practicum services.
Notices of withdrawal and requests for tuition reimbursement must be made in writing to the Director. Our tuition refund policy is structured in accordance with the laws of the State of New Hampshire. A full description of our Refund Policy is in the Guide for Adult Learners .
Upon reasonable written notice, copies of all financial data related to your account will be made available to you. All student records are available to sponsoring institutions.
Seacoast Center is not able to offer loans, grants, scholarships, or other forms of financial aid to its students. The American Montessori Society and Montessori Schools of Massachusetts offer limited scholarship funds. Information is available at www.amshq.org and www.msmresources.org. Applicants are urged to explore sponsorship arrangements with their practicum sites as well as grants for adult professional education available through local service organizations.
Please address billing inquiries to our business office at 207-596-1359.
Mail payments, payment plan requests, and credit payment inquiries should be directed to:
P O Box 292
Warren ME 04864-0292
Tel: 207-596-1359 Fax: 207-273-1016
Please make all checks payable to : Seacoast Center for Education.