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School Financial Status
San Fernando Valley Academy (S.F.V.A.) is a W.A.S.C. Certified and U.C. Approved Christian Seventh-day Adventist Preparatory School whose main objective is to provide Christian education to the members of the Seventh-day Adventist Churches located in the San Fernando Valley and its surrounding communities. Members of other denominations are welcome and accepted after an interview with the school administrator.
S.F.V.A. is a non-profit education organization that operates with two types of financial support: First, the school charges tuition and fees to the families of students that are enrolled and attend our school. Second, the school receives monies from the constituent Adventist churches that help subsidize the school expenses and therefore, provide a discounted rate to Adventist students.
It is important to recognize another crucial aspect of our financial support. S.F.V.A. receives donations that alleviate the needs of the daily operation. Our non-profit status allows S.F.V.A. to provide donors with donation receipts order that they may obtain tax benefits (Please check with your tax professional on this matter).
Our tuition schedule is based on three student classifications: Seventh-day Adventist Members, Non-Adventist Students, and International Students. Seventh-day Adventist students are those whose families are members and attend regularly a Seventh-day Adventist church. Non-Adventist students are those whose families are non-members of the Seventh-day Adventist church. International Students are those that must have a student's visa, I-20 non-immigrant student permit, and their source of finance is from a foreign country.
Types of Payment and Terms
It is imperative that student accounts be paid on time. The school depends upon receiving prompt tuition payments in order to meet our monthly financial obligations. For local students only, families can choose from two types of payments:
- Pay tuition in full for the semester or year: The payment for the full year is due at fall registration (August). The payment for the first semester is due at fall registration (August) and for the second semester is due at the beginning of the second semester (January). There is a 5% discount when the tuition is paid in full or by semester
- Monthly payment plan: The payment is due the 1st of every month. If the account is not paid by the 10th of the month the account will be considered delinquent. Please see the section below for more information in regards to delinquent accounts. The school billing cycle is monthly from August to May (10 months only
If the account is not paid by the 10th of the month the account is considered delinquent. If the account is not paid by the 30th (end of the month), a late charge of 5% of any delinquent amount may be charged to the account. Any student whose account becomes more than 45 days past due may be asked to withdraw from the school until the account is paid or satisfactory arrangements have been made. If arrangements are not made, the account may be turned over to an outside collection agency and a fee for collection may be added to the account.
Previous outstanding accounts owed by the student or any member of the immediate family must be settled before the student will be permitted to attend the school for another year or a portion thereof. Families with an outstanding account at other schools must settle that account before the student will be admitted to San Fernando Valley Academy.
New students will be charged $25.00 for a new earthquake kit.
Late Registration/Early Withdrawal (Except International Students)
No prior prorating is allowed before September 15, or after April 20. For early withdrawal from school the prorating will be based on the school days that have expired. International Students pay all Tuition and fees as Non-refundable up front before attending school.
The registration fee and the Comprehensive fee are paid in full and is non-refundable and not prorating is allowed.
In the case of withdrawal, the parent or guardian must sign and date the appropriate section at the bottom of the Financial Application. This will ensure that you will not be billed for any month beyond the date of withdrawal.
Day Care and Miscellaneous Charges
Day Care and other Miscellaneous Charges may be listed on your monthly statement. Payment for those charges are due at the month it was charged..
A service charge of $35 will be billed for any check returned due to insufficient funds.
Exam permits are required before students will be allowed to take semester or final tests. Permits are issued by the Business Manager's Office when the account is paid in full, or satisfactory arrangements have been made to clear the account. If the account is not financially cleared a note will be given to the student to request the parent to make the proper financial arrangements with the school Business Manager or Principal..
Tuition For SDA Members
Tuition For Non-SDA Members
International Students Tuition & Fees