Tuition

DSSLI tuition has increased for the 2016-2017 school year after seven years of flat tuition rates. The new rates and new discount structure are described below. If any DSSLI families anticipate difficulty with the new rates, please contact DSSLI Treasurer Joana Bonura as soon as possible.

Base Tuition: The tuition has increased from $32 to $40 per student per month for children and from $40 to $45 for adults for the ten-month school year running from September through June. Discounts are available for full-year payment by the first day of school and for family enrollments.

Classes Annual Tuition 2016-17
Children $400
Adults $450

Tuition covers the expenses for classroom space, insurance, classroom materials, teachers and some administrative overhead, but not textbooks. Students may purchase textbooks in class from their teacher. Textbooks usually cover two years of instruction.

Payment Schedule: Students who pay the full year’s tuition by the first of school will receive an administrative discount. Students may also choose to pay quarterly in three equal installments due the first Saturdays in October, December, and March (please mark your calendar). A late fee of $10 applies for each overdue payment.

Please indicate your preferred payment schedule on the tuition form which you should remit with your first payment. You may download the tuition form from the website.

Free trial classes are available for new prospective students. Contact the school principal.

Discounts: DSSLI offers discounts for students who pay their annual tuition in full by the first class and for families enrolling multiple students from their immediate family.

Discount Amount to Subtract Off Annual Tuition per Student
Administrative Discount:
Students who pay their full annual tuition by the first day of school are eligible for an administrative discount.
$40
Family Discount:
Families enrolling multiple students from their immediate family are eligible for the following family discounts subtracted off annual tuition. The first adult student always pays full tuition.
Second family member: $100
Third family member: $150
Fourth or more family members: Free

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the DSSLI Treasurer.

How to Pay: Please make checks payable to “DSSLI” and give them to the Treasurer Joana Bonura for the Saturday classes, or to the teachers for the adult classes.  You may also mail them to: DSSLI, P.O. Box 405, Holbrook NY, 11741. You will receive a receipt upon processing.

If, for any reason, you should be unable to follow the payment schedule, please contact the school immediately.

Refunds: One of month of tuition, applied to the last month of the school year, is always non-refundable, in lieu of a registration fee. For students paying quarterly, this final month of non-refundable tuition will be taken from the first quarter’s payment due in October. After November 1st, tuition is non-refundable except under unusual circumstances.

Questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions.