General Contact

Email: info@aisr.org
Phone: +966 (0)11 459 7500

Admissions Office

Email: admissions@aisr.org
Phone: +966 (0)11 459 7500 ext. 305/306

Human Resources Office

Email: join_us@aisr.org
Phone: +966 (0)11 459 7500 ext. 308

Mailing Address:

American International School - Riyadh, P.O. Box 990, Riyadh, 11421 KSA

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019

As a non-profit independent school, AIS-R is almost exclusively funded by tuition and fees. All funds collected each year are used to run the school, providing the best education and resources reasonably possible, and to replenish/reserve funds for the school’s future needs. The AIS-R Board of Trustees works diligently to budget for AIS-R’s financial needs as closely as possible each year to minimize tuition and fee increases while simultaneously safeguarding the school’s future.

Please review the following document carefully, and contact the AIS-R Finance Office at finance@aisr.org for tuition and fee inquiries and the Admissions Office at admissions@aisr.org for applications and/or start-up inquiries.

2018-2019 Tuition*, Fees* and Policies for Returning Students:

GRADE LEVELS

TOTAL TUITION

*5% VAT

SEAT DEPOSIT + VAT

FIRST INSTALLMENT + VAT

SECOND INSTALLMENT + VAT

Pre-K (until 1:15 PM)

SAR 35,728

SAR 1,786.40

SAR 10,000

SAR 8,864

SAR 16,864

KG-I (until 1:15 PM)

SAR 48,078

SAR 2,403.90

SAR 10,000

SAR 15,039

SAR 23,039

KG-II – Grade 5

SAR 79,084

SAR 3,954.20

SAR 10,000

SAR 30,542

SAR 38,542

Grades 6 – 8

SAR 81,804

SAR 4,090.20

SAR 10,000

SAR 31,902

SAR 39,902

Grades 9 - 12

SAR 89,674

SAR 4,483.70

SAR 10,000

SAR 35,837

SAR 43,837

(*Above shows the 5% VAT for Total Tuition. Saudi Nationals have a 0% VAT upon submission of a National ID Number.)

Fees, expenses and other charges are assessed based on the semester and date on which a student enrolls. Tuition (and the 5% VAT, if applicable) is only refundable when:

  1. the student does not attend school at any time during the semester; and,
  2. the student gives written withdrawal notice to the school prior to the first day of the semester; and,
  3. the student has already paid some or all of the tuition due for that semester (any attendance during a semester will negate a refund for that semester).

Any attendance during a semester will negate a refund for that semester.

Tuition payments may be made directly to the Finance Office in installments as follows:

  • First Installment: Payment due by August 5, 2018
  • Second Installment: Payment due by December 6, 2018
  • “Parent Pay” families with 3 or more children may make quarterly payments as follows:
  • First Quarter Payment due by August 5, 2018
  • Second Quarter Payment due by October 11, 2018
  • Third Quarter Payment due by December 6, 2018
  • Fourth Quarter Payment due by March 14, 2019

Seat Deposits: Each spring, AIS-R collects an annual seat deposit, which guarantees that AIS-R will hold a seat for returning students. Students who do not pay the seat deposit by the due date will not be guaranteed their seat at AIS-R the following year, and will need to reapply with the Admissions Office in order to determine if a seat is still available. The seat deposit for the 2018-2019 school year is SAR 10,000 (+ SAR 500 Government 5% VAT). Please note, however, that the seat deposit is not an additional fee as this amount is credited toward the first installment payment.

The seat deposit is a non-refundable fee. Please note that the seat deposit is a serious indicator to AIS-R of how many students intend to return the following year, which dictates how many new students may be accepted at each grade level.

Additional Fees and Scheduled/Unscheduled Event Costs:

Please be aware that there are additional costs associated with attending AIS-R - such as school supplies, PE uniforms, field trips, Dining Hall services, personal computing device (see below), etc. Additionally, the costs for participation in AIS-R's annual Week Without Walls program vary. For example, and NOT including the 5% Government VAT, optional services learning trips range from SAR 500 to SAR 9,000 (based on 2017-2018 cost estimates): Grade 6 - 500 SAR; Grade 7/8 SAR 5000 to SAR 8,500 (out of country); Grade 9/10/11 (out of country) - SAR 7,500 to SAR 8,500; Grade 12 (IB Exam fees) - SAR 3000/full IB. There are also costs associated with participation on traveling sports teams, MUN, Performing Arts, etc. These fees vary and are dependent on participation and location of the tournament.

Guaranteed Seats: As described above, seats will only be guaranteed for returning students who have paid the seat deposit on or before the due date. Note, keeping in mind that the 2018-2019 academic year begins on August 27, 2018, seats will only be held if the first tuition installment (and fees) has been received, after which both the seat and seat deposit will be forfeited.

2018-2019 Tuition, Fees and Policies for New Students:

GRADE LEVELS

TOTAL TUITION

5% VAT

SEAT DEPOSIT + VAT

FIRST INSTALLMENT + VAT

SECOND INSTALLMENT + VAT

Pre-K (until 1:15 PM)

SAR 35,728

SAR 1,786.40

SAR 10,000

SAR 8,864

SAR 16,864

KG-I (until 1:15 PM)

SAR 48,078

SAR 2,403.90

SAR 10,000

SAR 15,039

SAR 23,039

KG-II – Grade 5

SAR 79,084

SAR 3,954.20

SAR 10,000

SAR 30,542

SAR 38,542

Grades 6 – 8

SAR 81,084

SAR 4,090.20

SAR 10,000

SAR 31,902

SAR 39,902

Grades 9 - 12

SAR 89,674

SAR 4,483.70

SAR 10,000

SAR 35,837

SAR 43,837

(*Above shows the 5% VAT for Total Tuition. Saudi Nationals have a 0% VAT upon submission of a National ID Number.)

Fees, expenses and other charges are assessed based on the semester and date on which a student enrolls. Tuition (and the 5% VAT, if applicable) is only refundable when:

  1. the student does not attend school at any time during the semester; and,
  2. the student gives written withdrawal notice to the school prior to the first day of the semester; and,
  3. the student has already paid some or all of the tuition due for that semester (any attendance during a semester will negate a refund for that semester).

Any attendance during a semester will negate a refund for that semester.

Tuition payments may be made directly to the Finance Office in installments as follows:

  • First Installment: Payment due by August 5, 2018
  • Second Installment: Payment due by December 6, 2018
  • “Parent Pay” families with 3 or more children may make quarterly payments as follows:
  • First Quarter Payment due by August 5, 2018
  • Second Quarter Payment due by October 11, 2018
  • Third Quarter Payment due by December 6, 2018
  • Fourth Quarter Payment due by March 14, 2019

2018 – 2019 New Student Fees:

Application/Testing Fee

SAR 3,200 (+ SAR 160 Government 5% VAT)

Missed Test/Rescheduling Fee

SAR 750 (+ SAR 37.50 Government 5% VAT)

Capital Fee

SAR 12,000 (+ SAR 600 Government 5% VAT / grades PK-8)

SAR 18,000 (+SAR 900 Government 5% VAT / grades 9-12)

Registration Fee

SAR 12,000 (+ SAR 600 Government 5% VAT)

ELL Fee

SAR 6,000 per year (+ SAR 300 Government 5% VAT) (for students in the English Language Learners program)

Learning Strategies Fee

SAR 6,000 per year (+ SAR 300 Government 5% VAT) (for students in the Learning Strategies program)

Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of SAR 3,200 (+SAR 160 Government 5% VAT) is required for all students applying for admissions at AIS-R. This fee must be paid upon submission of application documents. This payment includes an appointment for testing - testing date based when there is seat availability. An added rescheduling fee of SAR 750 (+ SAR 37.50 Government 5% VAT) will be issued for any scheduled assessment applicant who neglects to inform AIS-R Admissions within 2-working days that they require rescheduling.

Application Fee

Non-Saudi Applicant

Saudi Applicant

2018-2019 SAR 3200 (+ SAR 160 Government 5% VAT)

SAR 3200 (0% VAT)

Rescheduling Fees

Non-Saudi Applicant

Saudi Applicant

2018-2019 SAR 750 (+ SAR 37.50 Government 5% VAT)

SAR 750 (0% VAT)

(Saudi Nationals have a 0% VAT upon submission of a National ID Number.)

Registration Fee: A non-refundable registration fee of SAR 12,000 (+ SAR 600 Government 5% VAT) is assessed for all newly admitted students. This payment is due within 2 school days of the acceptance notification to all grade levels to guarantee the seat, regardless of the student’s actual starting date. This fee is also assessed on all re-enrolling students when more than 365 days have elapsed since the student’s withdrawal from AIS-R (i.e. when a student has not been enrolled at AIS-R for two or more consecutive semesters). Students who have only been away from AIS-R for one semester will be assessed 50% (+ Government 5% VAT) of this fee.

Capital Fee: A non-refundable, one-time capital fee of SAR 12,000 (+ SAR 600 Government 5% VAT / grades PK-8) and SAR 18,000 (+ SAR 900 Government 5% VAT / grades 9-12) is assessed for each new student entering AIS-R. This payment is due within 2 school days of the acceptance notification to all grade levels in order to guarantee the seat, regardless of the student’s actual starting date. This fee is also assessed on all re-enrolling students, regardless of the time they have been away from AIS-R. If, however, the re-enrolling student paid the capital fee in the previous 36 months, they would pay the difference between the old fee and the new fee. After 36 months absence from the school, the re-enrolling student will pay the entire Capital Fee (+ Government 5% VAT). This fee is to be paid within 2 school days of acceptance to reserve the student’s seat.

Learning Strategies Fee: This fee is applicable to all new students who receive extra services from a Learning Strategies teacher - assisting each child to be successful in AIS-R’s program. Parents will be notified if these services will be required as a condition for their child’s admission. The Learning Strategies fee is SAR 6,000 (+ SAR 300 Government 5% VAT) and is assessed on an annual basis. Students who enroll in the Learning Strategies program during the second semester will be billed SAR 4,000 (+ SAR 200 Government 5% VAT). This fee is refundable only for a semester in which a student does not attend school. Any attendance during a semester negates a refund.

English Language Learners (ELL): A minimum level of English language proficiency may be required for enrollment. Beginning in KG-II, supplementary ELL instruction is provided for an additional fee to those students requiring assistance with English language acquisition. Pre-testing and teacher referral determines student eligibility for ELL instruction. A questionnaire is included with the admissions application for parents to complete. The ELL fee is SAR 6,000 (+ SAR 300 Government 5% VAT) and is assessed on an annual basis. Students who enroll in the ELL program during the second semester will be billed SAR 4,000 (+ SAR 200 Government 5% VAT). This fee is refundable only for a semester in which a student does not attend school. Any attendance during a semester negates a refund.

Seat Deposit: All newly admitted students must pay the annual seat deposit of SAR 10,000 (+ SAR 500 Government 5% VAT) within 2 school days of the acceptance notification to guarantee their seat. The seat deposit is not refundable to new students because it is part of their seat guarantee. However, it is not an additional fee as this amount is credited toward the following semester’s tuition payment upon student attendance.

New Student Tuition and Fee Summary: All newly admitted students must pay the Registration, Capital and Seat Deposit fees within 2 school days of acceptance in order to guarantee seat(s). All of these fees are non-refundable as they constitute the guarantee of a seat, thereby preventing AIS-R from admitting any other student for this spot.

Entering AIS-R during the School Year: Students entering AIS-R after the beginning of the year should note that tuition fees must be paid prior to the student’s first day of attendance. Please note the following Tuition Fee Table for students entering during the school year.

Quarter Entering AIS-R

Tuition Fees To Be Paid

1st Quarter

  • 100% of First and Second Installments

2nd Quarter

  • 65% of First and 100% of Second Installment

3rd Quarter

  • 100% of First Installment

4th Quarter

  • 65% of First Installment

Guaranteed Seats: As described above, seats will only be guaranteed for new students who have paid the Registration, Capital and Seat Deposit fees within 2 school days of their acceptance, and who have paid the First Installment of tuition by the appropriate due date stated above. If the fees are not paid in full within two business days, the acceptance is nullified, the applicant moves back into the wait pool, and the next wait pool applicant is selected.

Teacher Communication Notice: Please be advised that AIS-R is unable to provide pre-communication with a teacher or counselor unless the student has been assessed, accepted and has paid the required fees as to policy.

2018-2019 Additional Fees and Policies:

Arabic Language Program of Studies (ALPS): ALPS is an optional after-school Arabic Language program (speaking, reading and writing) offered to students in Grades 1 through 12 (KG-II ALPS classes may be offered if a minimum of 8 students enroll). The ALPS fee is SAR 3,000 per semester (+ SAR 150 Government 5% VAT). This fee is non-refundable after the student attends one session.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program: AIS-R has a “BYOD” program beginning from Grade 3 to Grade 12. Students in Grades 3 to 7 are required to bring an iPad, while students in Grades 8 to 12 are required to bring their own laptop (AIS-R does not supply these personal devices). This is part of the 1:World Program (please view 1:World at AIS-R for further information).

Methods of Payment: Tuition and Fees are payable in Saudi Riyals (SAR) only. Funds may be drawn on a Saudi Arabian bank through a personal check, a bank draft or wire transfer. Note that due to banking regulations, AIS-R is no longer able to accept payments made by ATM or Credit Card.

Miscellaneous Fees: Please refer to the AIS-R Tuition and Fees for additional costs associated with the regular academic year. These include, but are not limited to, the Cashless Payment System, Yearbook, testing costs (SAT/IB), printing, books, PE Uniforms, Learning Commons (Library), ID Cards, musical instrument rental, transcripts, and so forth.

Please contact the Finance Office at finance@aisr.org for Tuition and Fee inquiries and the Admissions Office at admissions@aisr.org for application and/or start-up inquiries.

The American International School-Riyadh
P.O. Box 990 Riyadh 11421 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
+966 (0)11 459 7500
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