FLEC endeavors to keep the cost of Christian education as low as possible so that all Adventist young people can attend. The following statement outlines the general financial practices that are important to the parents and/or financial sponsor.
The account for the previous year’s expenses at FLEC or other Seventh-day Adventist educational institutions must be settled before a student is permitted to enroll for the current school year. Any delinquent accounts remaining from a brother or sister who attended FLEC must also be settled before another family member is admitted.
The major expense for the school year is the tuition. The annual tuition is broken down in ten payments and the last payment is due in May. Registration is a one-time fee due at registration. Miscellaneous charges not covered by this amount are billed monthly or semi-annually and are due upon receipt.
The application fee is non-refundable.
Statements are sent out the first of the month and are due by the last day of each month. If the account is not paid in full by the last day of the month a $40 late payment fee will be charged. Failure to keep an account current could result in dismissal.
The financial sponsor is expected to keep the account current at all times. The student must obtain financial clearance at the following points:
a) at the beginning of each nine-week period
b) in advance of graduation
Past Due Action
30 Days – a letter is sent to the financial sponsor(s) requesting payment and the account will be included in an aging list sent to the Finance Committee and Board chairperson.
45 Days – a second letter is sent to the financial sponsor(s) requesting prompt action on the account. The account will be reviewed at the next Finance Committee meeting. Any decision to remove a student from school due to financial difficulties must have final approval from the Finance Committee.
Checks being applied to a student’s account should be made payable to Forest Lake Education Center (FLEC). The student’s name should be written on the check to insure credit to the proper account. The school makes a charge of $20.00 if the bank does not honor a check.
When a student withdraws from school an adjustment will be made to the account so that only tuition actually used is charged. This will be done on a weekly-prorated basis. A full accounting is available. The date effective for the refund calculation is the date the student officially withdraws. The registration fee is not refundable.
Statement of Responsibility
Each student is accepted at FLEC with the understanding that his or her parents or legal guardian is/are responsible for the legal aspects of his or her attendance, regardless of age. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
a) Payment of the account
b) Damage to property
c) Liability through altercation.
Transcript or Diploma
Transcripts or diplomas cannot be issued unless the account for the student has been paid in full. If full payment is not received by August of that calendar year, the account will be sent to a collection agency.