Cambrian Academy
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4340 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118

International School Tuition and Fees
TUITION 2022-2023

(Annual tuition increases only apply to applications received after January 15.)
Application (per applicant)
-- Required before a student's application can be processed
-- Non-refundable
I-20 Processing Fee
-- We pay the I-901 Fee
-- Also covers DHL shipping and advising
-- Non-refundable
-- INCREASED TO $650 on JUNE 15, 2019
Supplemental (Grades 6-12)
-- Academic field trips and special assemblies
-- Textbook usage
-- Consumable workbooks and paperback novels
-- Testing
-- Technology
-- Yearbook
-- Graduation
Total due for the school year:
Here is the payment breakdown and schedule:
The Application Fee is paid when you submit your completed application.
Initial Acceptance: (1st Payment)
If we have received a complete application, and have determined that the student is qualified for admission, you will receive an enrollment contract to sign and return along with an invoice for the following:

- $650.00 SEVIS Processing Fee (non-refundable)
- $3,000.00 payment toward the balance of the contracted amount. (non-refundable)

The Acceptance Packet that follows will include everything you need to set an interview appointment at your local Consulate. The only exception that may allow for a partial or full refund is failure to obtain an F-1 visa after a documented good-faith effort. So be absolutely certain that you understand the terms of the enrollment contract and the instructions stated on the invoice, as well as the instructions that appear again on the Acceptance Packet.
Balance Due (Final Payment for the school year)
-- Due by the date specified on your invoice, after passing your F1 interview*
-- Holds a place in class
-- Non-refundable

* MAY 1, on the standard enrollment schedule. In some cases, more than one interview may be required as a part of the student's good-fatih effort to obtain an F-1 visa. Therefore the final payment due date may be adjusted at Cambrian Academy's discretion.
Please note:

NOTE: Unsolicited parent feedback over the last decade has been that we need to charge a higher tuition for people to believe the value we are actually providing. For some bizarre reason, people feel more comfortable paying $27,000 or more for private school--even one providing nowhere near the level of caring, learning, support, and guidance provided here. We want to keep a high quality private, college prep education available to the non-elite. Most parents want their children to have better opportunities than they had growing up. That should not remain a dream beyond reach--it should be a reality.

If you would feel better paying $27,000 or more, we will be happy to accept it. However, that extra will end up going to help a child whose family can't afford our already low tuition.

Continuing students are offered a discounted rate each year during the priority re-enrollment period.

There is no guarantee of space availability once the school year has begun. Space is limited.
Class credits for students who start late will be evaluated by the admissions office.

Instead of charging thousands more for after-care, we take care of your children until you can pick up. Just like some of you, we work all day. Check with the office for details and to discuss your scheduling needs.

*The Supplemental fee covers the basics listed in the table. Optional field trips may require additional fees. This fee is also non-refundable.

Also not included are: AP testing fees, supplies for specialty electives, extra-curriculuar clubs, racing team fees, golf team fees, and tennis team fees. Visit the school office for details.

Budgeting for the year: The Student Council runs fundraisers during the year such as a snack cart, movie nights, and dances. Optional overnight trips and excursions may also require an additional fee paid to a third-party vendor, for example the Washington, D. C. trip.