Enrollment Contract Withdrawal Policy

It is the policy of Norfolk Collegiate School that upon submission of the student enrollment contract the parent or guardian has agreed to enroll his/her child and has agreed to be financially responsible for the terms of the contract.

The school recognizes that there may be circumstances in which the parent/guardian will request release from the enrollment contract prior to the commencement of the school year.

If a parent/guardian chooses to request release from the enrollment contract, he/she should notify the director of admissions of his/her decision. Then, a written request explaining the situation should be submitted to the headmaster for approval or denial. In deciding whether to approve a release, consideration will be given to families who are moving from the Hampton Roads geographical area.

The following guidelines are to be used regarding the financial responsibility of the parent/guardian upon approval of the request for release from the contract.   

  • The enrollment deposit is non-refundable, even if the release is approved.

  • A request for release received prior to June 1, if approved, will require the parent/guardian to pay 10% of the tuition required by the contract.

  • A request for release received between June 1 and July 31, if approved, will require the parent/guardian to pay 50% of the tuition required by the contract.

  • A request for release received between August 1 and the first day of school, if approved, will require the parent/guardian to pay 100% of the tuition required by the contract. 

  • A request for release received after the first day of school, if approved, will require the parent/guardian to pay 100% of the tuition required by the contract. However, if the parent/guardian enrolled in the Tuition Refund Plan, the parent/guardian will only be obligated to pay the portion of tuition not paid by that plan.

  • Payments other than those specified in the published policy will only be considered by the Headmaster in emergency or exigent circumstances.

Even if a request for release is approved, the parent/guardian will remain obligated under the contract, including payment of 100% of the tuition required by the contract, until the parent/guardian has paid the applicable portion of the tuition required by this policy as set forth above.