Application Fee

A $35 non-refundable application fee is required for each application submitted by a family new to AUCP. An application will not be considered until both the application form and the fee are received.

Registration Fee and Tuition Deposit (Due Upon Acceptance):

One-time registration fee (per family, not per child) = $120. This administrative fee includes the central registry and criminal history searches for each co-oping parent. The $120 registration fee is non-refundable.

Deposit of one month’s tuition (credited to May of the following school year). This tuition deposit is non-refundable if you decide to withdrawal from the cooperative after August 1.

The acceptance letter will indicate the specific due date for the registration fee and and tuition deposit. The registration fee and the tuition deposit are non-refundable unless otherwise indicated in your official acceptance letter. The central registry and criminal history searches are required by law for all volunteers working with children in the classroom.

I will always treasure our AUCP years. There is no preschool like it!
– AUCP parent


AUCP Tuition Rates (2021-2022)

NOTE: The below monthly tuition costs include NINE monthly payments per student, per school year:

Class Monthly Cost Yearly Cost*
1 year olds class (Monday Panda) $136 $1224
1 year olds class (Tuesday-Friday Panda, per day) $141 $1269
2 year olds 2-day class (Kangaroo or Koala) $217 $1953
3 year olds 3-day class (Penguin or Puffin) $335 $3015
4 year olds 3-day class (Dolphin or Eagle) $335 $3015
Science & Nature class (Monday Cheetah Enrichment) $136 $1224
Science & Nature class (Thursday Cheetah Enrichment) $141 $1269
Pre-Kindergarten class (Monday Owl Enrichment) $149 $1341
Pre-Kindergarten class (Wednesday Owl Enrichment) $165 $1485

*The yearly total is the monthly tuition paid in 9 installments.

Please note, for 2021-2022 our base tuition rates have remained at the same level as prior years, but we may need to institute a monthly “COVID-19 fee” should we incur additional costs from such things as heightened cleaning, suspending co-opers in the classroom, etc.

For current families, there are no application or registration fees. However, current families must submit a non-refundable $50 tuition deposit toward May 2022 tuition with each application. Current families will be notified in March about both class placement for next year and the tuition balance owed. The balance of the May tuition is non-refundable after August 1.