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18 April 2022

How many types of fees are included in international school fees?

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Tuition fees are one of the key factors that affect parent's decisions when choosing an international school for their children. However, many parents still do not know what the international school fees usually consist of. In the following article, International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) will share with parents some common fees for a child to attend an international school.

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Admission fees

As one type of international school fee, the admission fee is a fee that parents must pay for the international school to handle the procedures from the time of application until the student is officially accepted to attend the school.

The admission fee is non-refundable. Usually, this fee is fixed and discounted with a sibling discount policy for children of the same family.

Tuition fees

This is the main international school fees. The official tuition fees are announced by the school at the beginning of each school year. Tuition fees are various according to different grades at international schools, usually including teaching and learning fees.

There are clear policies on exemptions and reductions, regulations, and payment methods for tuition fees at international schools. Parents need to follow up these policies on the international school's tuition fees page. Tuition fees must be paid on time.

Parents need to take a notice of which fees included in the official tuition fees to be fully financially prepared. Usually, the tuition fees cover fees for textbooks and study materials, etc.

Tuition fees at international schools

Tuition fees at international schools

School facilities fees

This international school fee is financial funds for international schools to invest in school facilities and learning equipment. Parents can understand this as the process of reinvesting in the success of the next school year. Fees for school facilities development are different among international schools.

Extracurricular activities fees

These are fees for extracurricular and after-school activities that parents have to pay at international schools. Many international schools calculate these fees in the official tuition fees, but the others separate them from tuition fees.

Extracurricular activities fee at international schools

Extracurricular activities fee at international schools

Student support services fees

These are fees that parents have to pay when their children use support services at international schools such as transportation, language support service, school counseling, special education programs, etc. These fees will be included or not included in the tuition fees depending on schools. 

Language support fees

These international school fees are for students with language support needs such as EAL and ESL or special language programs. This can be seen as a support program to improve the language ability of students at international schools. These fees will also be included or not included in the tuition fees depending on schools.

Language support fees at international schools

Language support fees at international schools

Transportation fees

The transportation fees are required when parents use the bus service to pick up and drop off students. Usually, it is calculated based on the distance from the student's home to the school. Student transportation fees are also calculated for one-way (only taking students to school or home) or two-way transportation.

Uniform fees

All international schools charge uniform fees because all students are required to wear a school uniform. Uniforms at international schools include official school uniforms and extracurricular school uniforms (clothes, hats, hats, school bags, etc.). Depending on the needs of a child, parents will order the appropriate quantity and size.

Uniform fees at international schools

Uniform fees at international schools

International School Saigon Pearl tuition fees for early years and elementary education

International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) is a trusted international school in Vietnam for preschool and primary school students from 18 months to 11 years old. ISSP is currently the only international preschool and primary school in Ho Chi Minh City that is fully accredited by CIS and NEASC. In 2021, ISSP became a candidate school to teach the IB PYP (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme) that is internationally recognized.

International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP)

International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP)

International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) tuition fees for preschool education is from 212,2 to 318,8 million VND per year; kindergarten education is 363,7 million VND per year; primary school education is from 476,9 to 477 million VND per year.

Tuition fees for early years and elementary education at ISSP

Tuition fees for early years and elementary education at ISSP

The tuition fees of International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) mentioned above include fees for textbooks, learning materials, extracurricular activities, facilities, etc. There are several payment methods that parents can choose including annual, quarterly, or semester payments based on ISSP regulations.

In addition, ISSP also has a sibling discount policy for students. Parents can visit ISSP's Tuition Fees page for more information.

ISSP always encourages parents and students to visit the school to experience the international curriculum and facilities there. Parents can book a school tour or contact the ISSP Admissions Office via:

The above article has provided information related to international school fees and details of common fees at international schools. Hopefully, this article from International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) helps parents better understand types of fees included in international school fees. With this information, parents can choose the right international school to help their children develop comprehensively.





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