Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

We recognize that, for most families, paying tuition is an investment that requires careful financial planning. For this reason, Calvary Murrieta Christian Preschool is committed to providing a quality Christian education with affordable tuition. Each family’s financial situation is unique and as a school CMCS seeks, to the greatest extent possible, to assist qualifying families who provide documentation of their financial need, in affording tuition. For more details about our financial assistance program, please contact adunn@cmcsweb.com.

Cost Breakdown

2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

Preschool through Jr. Kindergarten students may attend half or full days on any of the following schedules: 
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • Monday, Wednesdays, & Fridays
  • Mondays - Fridays
Half-days are 8:15am-12:00pm.
Full days are any hours between 6:30am-6:00pm.
TUITION
  • Parents have the option of paying in full or electing a payment plan. Parents have the option of having their ACH payment deducted on the 1st or the 15th of each month (August through May). "Other Payments" refers to tuition payments made via cash, check or credit card. Calvary Murrieta Christian School strives to keep tuition rates as low as possible, yet high enough to secure quality teachers, staff and educational materials.

STUDENT ENRICHMENT FEE (SEF)
  • Preschool Student Enrichment Fees (SEF) are fees collected to support programs which enhance or support the core instructional programs provided through tuition dollars. No refunds will be given for SEF fees. These fees are budgeted, and spending is based on funds availability. SEF fees must be paid to ensure your student’s enrollment and class placement. Furthermore, since these fees are ongoing (from one school year to another), based on funds availability (actual cash in the bank), and are program specific (not school year specific), fees are due for an entire year regardless of when you enroll. Funds, if unused from a prior year, would be directed to future years’ programs, and once again, for the benefit of the entire school or campus.
              New Student $150.00 per student
- $50 Materials Fee
- $45 Yearbook Fee
- $40 Technology Fee
- $15 Emergency Kit Fee (one time charge)

              Returning Student $135.00 per student
- $50 Materials Fee
- $45 Yearbook Fee
- $40 Technology Fee

*You receive a family discount on your SEF when more than one child from a family is enrolled at CMCS (this applies to elementary and junior high students as well). A full SEF is charged for the youngest child, and $250.00 is deducted from the SEF amount for each additional sibling. When making your payment please don’t forget to reduce your fees with the discount if it applies to your family.

frequently asked questions

What are my tuition payment options?
  1. Pay in Full: The deadline to pay your tuition in full is your child's first day of school. If your payment is not received by then, your account will be set-up at a higher monthly rate. A 5% discount is applied for all payments made in full. 
  2. ACH Payments: By choosing the ACH payment plans, you authorize CMCS to withdraw all school related fees including, but not limited to tuition, re-enrollment, SEF fees, etc. thru ACH transactions using the banking information you provide. There are two ACH payment plans: 
    • FAMILIES ON 1ST ACH PAYMENT PLAN: The first monthly withdrawal begins the 1st of the first month of your child's enrollment and continues every month on the 1st through May 1st. If the 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, withdrawals will take place the next business day.
    • FAMILIES ON 15TH ACH PAYMENT PLAN: The first monthly withdrawal begins the 15th of the first month of your child's enrollment and continues every month on the 15th through May 15th. If the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, withdrawals will take place the next business day.
  3. Other Payments: 
    • Cash/Check. Payments are due by the 1st of each month starting the first month of your child's enrollment through May 1st, 2022. All payments are considered late if not received by the 5th of each month and a $25 late fee will be applied to your account.
    • Credit Card. The first payment will be deducted based on your payment selection and will end around May 15th, 2022 depending on the schedule you chose. By choosing to pay via credit card, you authorize CMCS to withdraw all school related fees including but not limited to tuition, daycare, field trips, etc. thru Credit Card transaction using the Credit Card information provided. There is a 2.6% fee on the amount charged for the credit card payment.

Is financial assistance available?
Yes. Each family’s financial situation is unique and as a school CMCS seeks, to the greatest extent possible, to assist qualifying families who provide documentation of their financial need, in affording tuition. Families may seek more information about our financial assistance program after the application process has been completed. For more details about our financial assistance program, please contact adunn@cmcsweb.com. Financial applications will be reviewed beginning in May for the following school year.

Will there be additional costs?
When applying to CMCS, there is a $50 application fee (non-refundable). When enrolling at CMCS, there is a registration fee due ($100-$150). The fee is calculated based on the month of enrollment.

Does CMCS offer any types of discounts?
At this time, CMCS does not offer tuition discounts. In order to give families a financial break for siblings, there is a discount offered for SEF. You receive a family discount on your SEF when more than one child from a family is enrolled (including preschool). The way this works, is that a full SEF is charged for the youngest child, and $250.00 is deducted from the SEF amount for each additional sibling.

What is the Withdrawal Policy at CMCS?

A student who is transferring from CMCS to another school must inform the Preschool Office at least two weeks prior to withdrawal. This will help expedite the transfer of appropriate files to the next school. For more information, please email adunn@cmcsweb.com.

Do you have a question that isn't answered? Feel free to contact us with your specific question here. You can also call our front office at (951) 691-4900.