tuition & fees
Investing in your in your child’s education is an investment in their future and we take our responsibility in that journey very seriously.
When you choose to invest in an AAS education, you are choosing to offer your child a dynamic academic environment where students are known, challenged, and inspired. A truly international experience where students experience invaluable opportunities to connect with their community and earn the confidence to share their voice.
Whether you will be with us for just a couple of years, or for the whole of your child’s school life, there is genuine long term value in choosing AAS - a school that invests as much in your student’s future as you do.
School Fees 2019-2020
Whether you are an internationally mobile family, or have your roots here in Bulgaria, we appreciate that selecting a school for your child represents not just an emotional decision, but a financial one too.
Our fee structure is broken down into 4 parts: Tuition Fee, Capital Fee, Registration Fee and an Entrance Fee for new students. The Capital, Registration & Entrance Fees are the same for all Grades, whereas Tuition is a variable fee according to school grade. Additional fees such as exam entrance, school trips etc. are also applicable.
- Annual Tuition Fee
- Entrance and Capital Fees
- Registration Fee
- TOTAL Fees for New & Returning Students
- School Bus Service (Optional)
- Additional Fees
- Partial Year Enrollment or Early Withdrawal
Entrance Fee (new students only)
Capital and Entrance Fees represent an integral and essential part of the overall school fees. They are intended for allocation to the long term upkeep and improvement of school buildings and facilities.
The Capital and Entrance Fees and are not refundable even if the student leaves the school prior to the completion of the school year. The school retains discretion in the annual allocation to the Capital Fund.
Additional school fees cover additional services, such as, but not limited to: external examination fees, graduation fees, yearbook, the cost of transportation for athletic, arts or activity trips. Such fees may be assessed in either EURO €, US $ or Bulgarian Leva BGN and will be paid in cash at the cashier’s office or via bank transfer.
Registration and entrance and annual capital fees are non-refundable. Tuition fees are refundable on a prorated basis by payment as follows,
- Student enrolled 1 – 45 school days of a semester: tuition is prorated on a daily basis.
- Student enrolled 46 – 90 school days of a semester: 100% of the semester’s tuition is charged.
Please note that a semester is 90 school days (this excludes weekends and holidays).
Tuition invoices for the school year will be issued to the billing address specified by parents on their child’s Admission Application. The first payment will be due by June 20 prior to the start of the new school year.
You will receive two invoices, issued in May (for the 1st Semester of next school year), with a due date of June 20, and in the beginning of December (for 2nd Semester), with a due date between January 22-26. If there is an unpaid balance, parents will receive periodic statements reflecting the current balance owed, accumulated surcharges and any payments made to date. It is always the responsibility of the parent to ensure payments are made when due.
Registration, Entrance and Capital Fees are to be paid in their entirety by the June 20th payment date.
There will be a late fee charge of €250.00 for any payments made after July 1st and 10% surcharge for any payments made after September 1st for the 1st semester invoices issued in May. If payment is not received by the 10th day of the school year, the student will not be permitted to attend school until full payment is received.
There will be a late fee charge of €250.00 for any payments made after February 1st for the 2nd semester invoices issued in December. If payment is not received by February 15, the student is not permitted to attend school until full payment is received.
Payment in EURO cash is only possible in exceptional circumstances, and with the prior agreement of the Business Manager and approval by the school Director.
Please be aware that all bank transfer fees, foreign exchange commissions or other fees charged by a bank on a transaction are the payer’s responsibility and cannot be deducted from school fees.
Please contact the Business Office for bank transfer details.