Tuition and Fees: 2015 Season

2015 Season

(Updated 11/20/2014 and Subject to Change)

Tuition and Fees

A Registration Fee – Non-veteran Members of Pacific Crest Only
Waived for ALL students who register for our December 2014 Experience Camp/Auditions.
$50
B Camp Fees for January through June (per camp)
Corps members pay tuition in lieu of winter and spring camp fees. See Camp Fees under Policies below.
$125
C Drum Corps Tuition
If paid by March 15, 2015 (or May 31 for Guard). Does not include flight home from DCI Championships.
$2,900
D Drum Corps Tuition
If paid after March 15, 2015 (or May 31 for Guard). Does not include a flight home from DCI Championships.
$3,100

Fuel-a-Thon: Each member must provide the names and addresses of 20 individuals who will be solicited for the Fuel-a-Thon. Members will earn 25% of Fuel-a-Thon gifts received by Pacific Crest. A $75 gift can be made in lieu of this requirement.

NOTE: For sample monthly payment plan, see Tuition Payment Options below.


Discounts

E Veteran members of Pacific Crest who register for the December 2014 Experience Camp/Auditions -$125
F $100 discount for each completed Pacific Crest season Varies

Equipment Fees*

G Equipment Fee – Brass and Drum Majors
Includes 2 compression shirts, plume, gloves, insoles.
$100
H Equipment Fee – Percussion
Includes 2 compression shirts, insoles, sticks/mallets (drums and front ensemble), gloves (cymbals)
$100
I Equipment Fee – Color Guard
Includes uniform and warm-ups.
$100

*Performance shoes are not included in the equipment fee and are purchased separately through Pacific Crest for $35.


Other Costs You Will Incur

  • Airline ticket home from Championships
  • Optional: Summer Housing Program during all-days ($120)
  • Rehearsal clothes, e.g. section shorts
  • Other items not purchased through Pacific Crest, e.g. mouthpieces, tools, etc.
  • Recommended cash for tour ($100 – $200) – To cover meals/activities on free days, laundry, meals at some stadiums, etc.
  • Sunscreen (many bottles), baseball hats, sunglasses, one-gallon water jug, air mattress
  • Transportation to/from camps and All-Days
  • Meals during All-Days
  • Athletic shoes (you’ll need a second pair half-way through tour tour)

General Policies

 

Deposit (First Payment to Secure a Spot)

Members accepted in December must pay a $600 tuition deposit by January 1 to secure their spot. If accepted after December, this deposit is due within 10 days of acceptance.

Camp Fees

During a student’s audition period, camp fees are paid for each camp. Once offered a spot, the member pays tuition in lieu of camp fees. Camp fees paid after December will be credited as tuition for those members accepted after January 1.

NOTE: All members must make a minimum tuition payment of $125 in advance of each camp until their balance is paid in full.

Tuition Payment Options

Option 1: Early Pay – Member pays in full by March 15, 2015 (brass, percussion, drum majors) or May 31, 2015 (color guard), and is charged a tuition amount of $2,900. See Item C on previous page.
Option 2: Regular Pay – Member makes monthly payments so that tuition is paid in full by May 31, 2015 (for brass, percussion, and drum majors) or June 30, 2015 (for color guard), for a total tuition charge of $3,100. See Item D on previous page.
Option 3: Auto-Pay via Credit Card or EFT– Member authorizes Pacific Crest to charge a credit card or automatically withdraw funds from a checking account each month through November (three months after the end of the season). A $75 enrollment fee must be prepaid to participate in this option.


Summary of Fee Options for First-Year Members

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** In addition, a $75 gift may be made in lieu of providing 20 names and addresses of individuals to be solicited for the Fuel-a-Thon

Sample Monthly Payments (Brass, Percussion, Drum Majors), Excluding Application Fee

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Bounced Checks or Declined Debit or Credit Card Charges

If a check is returned due to insufficient funds, a $25 NSF fee will be charged to the member. If a second check is returned due to insufficient funds, another $25 NSF fee will be charged and all future payments for the season must be made by credit card, debit card, cash, or cashier’s check.For members enrolled in Payment Option 3 (see above): If a payment is declined, a $25 NSF fee will be charged to the member. If a second payment is declined, another $25 NSF fee will be charged and all future payments for the season must be in the form of cash or cashier’s check.

Understudies

A member’s status may be changed from Performer to Understudy at any time during the season. Understudies continue participating, but are not guaranteed a performance spot in competitions. When a member’s status changes to an understudy, an Understudy Agreement will be presented for signature, and the tuition charge will be reduced by 50%. If the member earns a performance spot before May 1, tuition charges will revert back to the full tuition amount; otherwise, the 50% discount remains in force through the end of the season even if that member earns a performance spot after May 1st.If a member chooses to withdraw from Pacific Crest rather than sign the Understudy Agreement, their withdrawal will be based upon Withdrawal Due to Personal Reasons (see below)

Dismissal for Cause

If Pacific Crest terminates a member for cause (see Member Guide for policies, procedures and code of conduct), a tuition credit will be calculated based upon the Withdrawal Due to Personal Reasons policy. If Pacific Crest terminates a member due to performance ability, a tuition credit will be calculated based upon the Withdrawal Due to Injury policy.

Withdrawal Due to Injury

If a member suffers an illness, accident, or injury that requires a withdrawal before the end of the season, they must complete a Performer Withdrawal Form and return it with a doctor’s note recommending withdrawal. If the Performer Withdrawal Form is dated before June 8, 2015, the member’s account will be credited 100% less the camp fees accrued through that time. On or after June 8, 2015, the credit will be calculated at a rate of $20 per day of non-participation through August 8, 2015. Whether a refund results depends on payments made.

Withdrawal Due to Personal Reasons

To withdraw from Pacific Crest, the member must complete a Performer Withdrawal Form and return it by email, fax, mail, or in person. Tuition will be prorated per the schedule below. Whether a refund results depends on the payments made.Failure to attend rehearsal or merely giving notice to an instructor or another member will not be regarded as notice of withdrawal, and tuition charges will continue to accrue until the Performer Withdrawal Form is completed and returned.

WITHDRAWAL – PRORATED TUITION TABLE

Date of Member Signature on Membership Agreement Date of Member Signature on Withdrawal Form Tuition Charged
December 2014 – January 2015 February, 2015

March, 2015

April, 2015

May 1 – May 25, 2015

May 26, 2015, or later

$200

$600

$750

$1,500

$2,900

February 2015 March, 2015

April, 2015

May 1 – May 25, 2015

May 26, 2015, or later

$600

$750

$1,500

$2,900

March 2015 April, 2015

May 1 – May 25, 2015

May 26, 2015, or later

$600

$1,200

$2,500

April 2015 or later May 2015

June 1, 2015 or later

$1,000

$2,500

Exceptions to the Fees Schedule and PoliciesExcept where noted within the document, there are no exceptions to the Fees Schedule and Policies above. Appeals for exceptions may be made in writing to the Pacific Crest Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will vote whether to grant an appeal at the regularly scheduled Board meeting following the date the appeal was received.