Frequently Asked QuestionsFind answers to some of the more commonly asked questions below.
How much does tuition cost at KDS?
Tuition varies for each program and somewhat within each program at KDS. Your child’s exact tuition amount will be determined after you have submitted all paperwork for admissions. Based upon your child’s application, evaluations and IEP, KDS staff will determine what level of care your child will require, what therapies will be needed, and tuition is determined at that time.
How is tuition funded?
In general, tuition is privately funded. For the school-aged program, tuition can come from families or sometimes your local school system will fund a child to be here.
Does insurance, Medicaid or Medicaid Waiver cover tuition?
No. The King’s Daughters’ School is a long-term school, rather than a short-term treatment facility, so insurance will not fund KDS, nor can KDS accept Medicaid or Medicaid waiver for tuition.
Do state agencies fund KDS?
Yes, the school can accept state funding from some agencies (not including Medicaid or Medicaid Waiver). If a state agency is interested in funding your child, please contact us to determine if this can be arranged.
Do school systems fund KDS?
Yes, school systems do sometimes fund KDS—parents and/or the school system initiate this process. If the school system is funding, we will work with them to meet any specific requirements they may have.
Does KDS have scholarships or other financial aid?
Over the years, KDS has developed a small scholarship fund. These funds are reserved only for existing families at this time, to help offset tuition increases or if a family is facing a hardship.
Can someone at KDS help set up funding for me?
Unfortunately, KDS does not have a full-time, dedicated admissions or financial aid officer. Therefore, tuition/funding arrangements must be made prior to a student’s being accepted at the school.
What does tuition cover? Are there any other expenses?
Tuition is all-inclusive, covering educational expenses, room, & board (including all residential learning expenses as well). The only things not covered by tuition are incidentals, such as school uniforms, haircuts, and special trips. These items are covered by a Student Spending Account, which a parent funds with approximately $50/month. This is the only expense outside of tuition, clothing, medical co-pays, etc.
Are therapies and counseling covered in tuition?
No. Speech, occupational therapy, counseling services or any other contracted therapies required by the IEP will be added on to the tuition rate
How often is tuition paid?
Tuition is generally paid monthly via ACH. We can accept advance quarterly payments with approval from the business office.
Is there a contract and deposit required?
Yes, KDS requires a one-year contract; however, there is a one-month cancellation clause in the contract if necessary for either party. A deposit equal to one month’s tuition is payable upon acceptance into the program—the remainder of the first quarter’s tuition is due upon enrollment.
How do I contact my child?
Upon enrollment, your child will be assigned a student support coordinator. This will be your main point of contact regarding your child. For direct communication with your child, you may call your child’s residence in the evening or schedule a Skype session. Emails and letters are also fine.
When can we visit?
You can arrange to visit your child at any time. We do request that you call ahead just to make sure that the child is on campus and not out doing an activity. Most students go home for three one-week breaks in August, December and March as well as for special family occasions.
Will my child receive a diploma?
Students will receive a special education diploma stating they have satisfied their IEP requirements.