Important Dates to Remember
Financial Aid Applications Due at FAIR
| Registration for All Students
| Late Registration–$300 per
||After May 16th
| Invoice Sent to Parents
||June 4th, December 9th
| Tuition Payment Due
||August 7th, January 8th
| Late Fee–$100 per Student
||After August 7th, after
Tuition Loan Programs
| Bank Loan Application Due Dates
||May 16th, July 8th,
How to Register Your Child
For the School to have an accurate enrollment count, a
registration deposit is required for all students. The registration
deposit ensures that a space is reserved in the classroom for your child,
and that the resources of the School will be most wisely spent for each
Contact the Registrar
mailto:Registrar@msae.edu or phone 641-472-9400, #1157 for more
information. Tuition fees appear below.
A registration deposit of $300 per student (maximum of $600 per
family) is required by May 16, 2002. Please complete the enclosed
Registration Form, and send it with payment to Maharishi School. Payment
must be received by May 16, 2002 to reserve a space in the
classroom for your child. The registration deposit is applicable to
tuition, but is non-refundable and non-transferable in the event your
child does not enroll.
Parents of new students should register in person with the Registrar
by May 16th. At that time, please complete and bring the
enclosed Registration Form, along with a payment of $300 per student
(maximum of $600 per family). The Director of Admissions may be reached at
(641) 472–9400, #5064. In the event that there is not room in the
classroom for a student, the registration deposit will be refunded.
However, the registration deposit cannot be refunded when parents decline
Each continuing student who registers after May 16th,
will be charged a $300 late fee (maximum of $600 per family), which
is added to the annual tuition fee. Please come to the Administrative
Office for late registration. Students with late registration will be
accepted on a first come, first served basis, as classroom space permits.
New students applying after May 16th will be placed on a
waiting list after all application and registration materials and fee
have been received. Admission acceptance is at the discretion of the
Parents of all registered students, both continuing and new
students, will be mailed a tuition invoice on June 4th for the
2002–03 academic year. Tuition fees for the 2002–03 academic year are:
Grade Tuition Fees
Preschool: 2-day $ 2,150
Preschool: 3-day 3,170
Preschool: 4-day 3,970
Preschool: 5-day 4,730
Grades 1–3 9,770
Grades 4–6 9,990
Grades 7–9 10,430
Grades 10–12 10,810
The semester tuition payment for each student is due
prior to the beginning of each semester on August 7, 2002 and January 8,
* Students are required to learn Transcendental Meditation®
technique prior to attending Maharishi School.
Family Discount: Families with more than two
children attending Maharishi School receive a 10% discount on the annual
tuition for the additional child(ren). The two oldest students are charged
full tuition and the younger student(s) receives a 10% tuition discount.
Late Payment Fee: A $100 per student late
fee is charged for tuition payments received after August 7th
and January 8th. Only students whose tuition is paid before
the first day of class each semester will be permitted to attend class.
Preschool children are 2–4 years old by September 15, 2002.
Preschool children have the option to attend class 2, 3, 4 or 5 mornings
At Maharishi Preschool, very high standards are maintained for each
child’s happiness, comfort, and ability to cooperate in a group. Preschool
should be easy and nourishing for the child, and the School reserves the
right to decide that a child is not ready to adjust to the program. In
this case, the Preschool Director will discuss the situation with the
parents, and a pro-rated refund will be given.
Financial aid is available for children enrolled in grades
PS–12. Every family who receives financial aid is expected to fulfill a
four-hour School service commitment each month of the academic year.
This year, financial aid applications will be processed by Financial
Aid Independent Review, Inc. (FAIR) and reviewed by the Financial Aid
committee of the School. Financial aid is allocated based on completed
applications received at FAIR by April 15, 2002. Financial aid
forms cannot be processed if incomplete.
To Apply for Financial Aid
Complete the enclosed Financial Aid Application Form and mail along
with your 2001 IRS Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ and the processing fee to
FAIR, PO Box 484, Rosemount, MN 55068.
A copy of your 2001 federal income tax
return must accompany this application before it can be considered.
All financial aid applications must be
submitted by the parent who claims the child as a dependent.
Tuition Loan Programs
Installment loan plans are available from Central Valley Bank,
First National Bank, or Iowa State Bank in Fairfield. Loans are available
for the yearly tuition amount, with three payment options:
Date of Loan Application
Number of Payments
11 or 12
May 17–July 8
10 or 11
July 9–August 8
9 or 10
Special Option of Including Registration Deposit in Bank Loan:
Parents will be able to include the 2002–03 registration deposit in
their bank loan if the loan is processed by May 16, 2002. Please call
the Student Accounts Office at (641) 472–9400, # 5076 for more details.
The local banks are offering Maharishi School tuition loans at
beneficial rates of interest to qualifying borrowers who submit a loan
application by the due dates indicated above. Parents applying for loans
are encouraged to be careful to make loan payments in accordance with the
terms stated in the bank loan agreement.
To Apply for a Bank Loan
Bring your 2002–03 tuition invoice to the student loan officer at the
bank. If the loan is approved, the bank will pay the tuition directly to
An alternative payment plan is available through Key Education
Resources. Their Achiever Loan offers an eight-year repayment period, low
interest rate, no origination or guarantee fees, and the option to use
this loan in the future for college expenses. Brochures with details on
this program are available from the Student Accounts Office at 472-9400,
Continuing Students who have been properly registered and whose
tuition has been paid by the due date of August 7, 2002 will be assigned a
teacher and classroom. Classroom assignments are posted for grades K–6 in
the lobby of the Lower School building and grades 7–12 in Foster Hall
prior to the first day of school.
New Students will be considered enrolled and will receive their
class placement after the following steps have been completed:
• All application materials have been
completed and returned to the Director of Admissions.
• Registration Form and deposit have been
given to the Student Accounts Office.
• First semester tuition has been paid to the
Student Accounts Office.
• All applicants, grades K–12, must
practice the Transcendental Meditation® technique (or the
Word of WisdomSM technique if they are younger than 10
years of age.)
• Acceptance for admission has been given by
the Director of Admissions.
Word of Wisdom and
Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi® Programs
Word of Wisdom and Transcendental Meditation Program
Transcendental Meditation is a fundamental aspect of the
education at Maharishi School. Students may receive instruction in the
Transcendental Meditation or Word of Wisdom technique at the
Transcendental Meditation Program Center located on the Maharishi
University of Management campus (641/472-4514) or at the nearest
Transcendental Meditation Program Center if they do not live in Fairfield.
The cost of instruction in the Word of Wisdom and Transcendental
Meditation program is not included in the annual tuition. Children of
parents who are not instructors in the Transcendental Meditation technique
are required to pay this instruction fee.
Beginning in grade 7, students ages 13–14 are eligible to apply for
the Youth Invincibility Course (YIC). There is a one-time course fee in
addition to annual tuition. Students age 15 or over are eligible to apply
for the Center Invincibility Course (CIC). The fee for CIC is in addition
to annual tuition. Students collectively practice these programs twice a
day in school as part of their regular daily schedule.
Maharishi School has a fundraising program that requires
parental participation. This is to ensure that everyone shares in the
fundraising responsibilities needed to operate the School. Every parent is
obliged to participate in our School’s fundraising efforts. This includes
participation in the Fairfield Bike Fest, Holiday Gift Store, Ideal
Shopping Program, Golf Tournament and/or other fundraising drives. This
obligation should be met by May 31, 2003. Alternately, parents may pay
$500 per student ($100 per Preschool student) to satisfy this obligation.
For further information about these fundraising activities, please call
the Development Office at 472-0094.
Withdrawal and Refunds
Written requests for refunds, from parents of students in good
standing, who withdraw according to School procedures, will be processed
Withdrawal Date Tuition
Within 2 weeks 80%
Within 4 weeks 60%
Within 6 weeks 40%
Within 8 weeks 20%
After 8 weeks 0%
• Withdrawals must be processed through
Maharishi School Office
• Parents who have secured a tuition loan
from a local bank are
responsible for paying any non-refundable portion of tuition
to the bank. Refundable portions will be paid directly to the
• Refunds are
generally not given to students not in good standing at
the time of leaving School.
refunds exclude the Registration deposit.
Parents who have any questions about these
guidelines should please contact the Administrative Offices of Maharishi
School, at 472–9400.
804 North Third Street, Fairfield, Iowa 52556
472-9400 Fax: (641) 472-1211
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