At Early Childhood Alliance we want to make your business with us as quick and simple as possible. Nobody likes carrying large sums of cash around with them and sometimes our checkbook just isn’t handy. That is why we now accept several, more convenient methods of payment at our centers through Tuition Express.
The following payment methods are the only ones accepted at our learning centers.
- Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard or Discover)
- Automatic Transfers from your bank account
What are the benefits?
First, it will give you the convenience of not having to write a check every time tuition and fees are due. Second, it allows regular scheduling of your payments. Most importantly, Automatic Payments reduce the amount of time we spend on management activities, giving us more time to spend with your children.
Will my center have access to my account?
Not at all. When you sign up for Tuition Express, you only authorize your bank or credit card company to release the exact amount owed to us when it is due and payable.
What if I disagree about a payment?
You have the right to dispute any charge. If you feel a charge was made inappropriately or for an incorrect amount speak to your center as soon as possible. We will work directly with Tuition Express to resolve the issue in a timely manner.
What if I don't have an Email Address?
Not to worry, while an Email address is required to access the online payment system, we can still set you up with automatic payments. Simply fill in the forms offered below and bring them to us.
How secure is my information?
Very secure – more secure than when you write checks. The checks you write every day have your name, address, phone number, and sometimes your driver’s license number on them. With this information, criminals have all they need to access your account or worse, steal your identity.
Automatic payments greatly reduce this potential risk by limiting both the amount of information and who has access to it. Tuition Express also incorporates additional security procedures, utilizing 128 bit encryption.
How will I know when a payment was taken out of my account?
Your childcare expenses will be taken out of your account on a schedule that you and your center have agreed upon. Your center has the ability to print statements for your records prior to the withdrawal of any money. Additionally, the charges will show up on your monthly statement as “Tuition Express”.
How do I get started?
Simply complete the necessary forms offered below and return them to your childcare provider. They will do the rest! For more information on automatic payments, visit www.tuitionexpress.com. This is an excellent resource explaining the system and its benefits.