A non-refundable application fee of $25 for KU Students and $35 non-KU students is required to place a child on the waiting list. A $350 refundable deposit is required before a child is admitted to Hilltop. Once the child is in attendance, the deposit is carried forward each semester until the child is withdrawn from the center. Hilltop will refund the $350 deposit 30 days after the child has withdrawn from the center.
Hilltop fees are presented to the Board of Directors for review. These fees are based on estimated cost increases and enrollment expectations. The Board will review and approve the budget during the spring semester prior to next fiscal year.
Fee levels are based on family size and gross monthly income. Once a family is accepted into Hilltop they will complete the Fee Level Questionnaire form, which will determine their fee level. All KU students who are at or below of "A" level will receive a KU Student rate listed on the fee schedule. Any other parent at "A" level may be eligible for additional community scholarships provided by DCF or DCCDA.
If a DCF child care plan is written for less than the fees due on the fee agreement, the parent/guardian is responsible for payment of the fees not covered in the DCF plan.
Families are responsible for payment when children are absent from the center.
Fees are payable through FACTS payment online system or DCF Vision card.
Hilltop does not offer tuition subsidies for non-KU students.
Parents may be eligible for support from DCF or DCCDA. Children receiving a tuition subsidy are allowed 5 absences per month with no additional fees due. Absences in excess of 5 per month are not considered qualified absences. The parent/guardian must pay the subsidy amount per day for absences in excess of 5 day per month
A fee agreement showing amount due and due dates is provided to each family. Fees are payable in advance. Generally fees for the first half of the month are due on the 1st and are considered late after the 5th of the month. Fees for the second half of the month are due on the 16th and are considered late after the 20th of the month.
Fees are payable through the FACTS payment online system or DCF Vision Card. .