Financial matters

School fees

The AICS is officially recognised by the Dutch Ministry of Education, which contributes funds to the school. Apart from these funds, every student pays school fees.

School fees are set annually, in accordance with Dutch International Primary and Secondary School Guidelines. The school fee consists of tuition fees, a deposit and some additional costs. The tuition fees are needed to fulfil the educational duties of the AICS. They are used for keeping the class sizes small; hiring staff internationally; the provision of a modern, caring and supportive learning environment, and for membership of international organisations and accreditation services.

The table below shows the annual school fees for new students starting in September 2019.

To process your application, a non-refundable Registration Fee of €200 per student will be charged. Once you have been accepted at the AICS, you will be invoiced for the school fees.

The school fees are established annually for the following academic year, taking into account various considerations such as indexation/inflation. In addition, the school reserves the right to further adjust the school fees in order to accommodate changes in state funding towards school fees, along with any increases in external examination fees.

For more information about school fees and payment details, check the information in the school guide.

Withdrawal & refunds

Should you wish to withdraw your child from the AICS, please send an email to admissions@aics.espritscholen.nl or send a message using the Messages Tab in Open Apply. We will then add the Withdrawal Form to your Checklist in Open Apply. The following notice period and conditions of withdrawal must be adhered to in order to receive a refund of any remaining tuition fees, deposit and costs (if applicable to you).

The notice period is 30 days’ written notice via a completed Withdrawal Form in Open Apply.

Please look in the school guide to see the percentage and amount of refund that is applicable. This percentage is dependent on the actual month that the student leaves the AICS.

Requirements for a refund of the deposit:

- The notice period of 30 days has been given by completing and submitting a Withdrawal Form in Open Apply.
- All tuition fees and costs have been paid in full.
- All school books have been returned. If these are not returned, the book costs will be deducted from your deposit.
- The child has officially left the AICS. 

The refund will take approximately 4 to 10 weeks to be credited to your bank account.