School Finance


Student Fees



A non-refundable application fee is charged to each student enrolling in WPS for the first time and is due upon submission of the student’s application forms. Returning students are not subject to the application fee.



A registration fee is charged to each student -- whether new or returning-- and is due at the time of registration. This fee covers the cost of the orientation packet, student handbook, textbooks, workbooks, practice and skill materials, standardized tests, technology, art, music, science labs, language labs, student insurance, and administrative fees.

The registration fee may be refunded in its entirety (100%) if the student withdraws within seven (7) days after the start of classes. If a student withdraws after this time, his/her registration fee will be refunded according to the following schedule:

     Day 6 - September 31st: 50% refunded 

     October 1st - October 31st: 30% refunded 

     After October 31st: 0% refunded

Refunds may take up to two to three weeks to process.

For students who enter WPS after January 1st, a percentage (not to exceed 25%) of the registration fee may be waived, at the discretion of the administration.



Tuition fees are charged monthly to each student’s account via the FACTS tuition payment program ( Incoming families must register for the FACTS program upon enrollment of their child(ren) in the school. Returning families are also required to renew their FACTS registration each year.

Tuition charges are applicable throughout the school year, and refunds will not be granted for vacation periods or absence from school. Student accounts will be considered delinquent fifteen (15) days after the payment is due. Should a student’s account fall one month behind, the student may be removed from school until appropriate payment is made. Student report cards and other academic records will not be issued to students whose accounts are in arrears.

(a) Discount for early payment of tuition

The total cost of tuition may be paid monthly, by semester (5 months), or by academic year (10 months). Please check your FACTS agreement for payment due dates.

          • A discount of 5% will be offered for full payment of the annual tuition (10 months) at the time of registration.

          • A discount of 2% will be offered for full payment of one semester’s tuition (5 months) at the time of registration.

          • There is no discount for monthly tuition payment, except in the case of multiple enrollments (see below).


(b) Discount for families enrolling more than one child

Discounts for families enrolling two or more children at WPS are as below. (Please note that the child paying the highest tuition rate shall be deemed the “first child.”)

• The first child will pay full tuition.

• The second child will receive a 3% discount on tuition.

• The third child, and each child, thereafter, will receive a 5% discount on tuition.


All accounts must be cleared by the date of the final FACTS payment of the year. The student will receive no final grades or transcript until the account is paid in full. No candidate for graduation (from kindergarten or 8th grade) will receive a diploma until the account is paid in full.

The principles of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the departments of education of the Atlantic Union and Greater New York Conference, and the Whispering Pines School Board of Trustees govern the policies and regulations of this Handbook.

Policies and regulations detailed herein are subject to change, pursuant to resolution of any of the above-named entities.