New measures for Academic Year 2020-2021 include a reduction in enrolment fee, from 10% to 5% of annual tuition
Innoventures Education, which manages leading schools and nurseries like Collegiate American School, Dubai International Academy Al Barsha, Dubai International Academy Emirates Hills, Raffles International School, Raffles World Academy and Raffles Starters (Early Learning Centre), has announced a 20% reduction in Term 3 school fees to help parents cope with the financial impact of the global shutdown.
According to the new relief measures announced, 20% of Term 3 fees (April to June 2020) will be applied as a credit towards Term 1 fees for 2020-2021. Students who leave at the end of academic year 2019-2020 to relocate out of Dubai and have already paid fees in full will receive a refund equivalent to 10% of Term 3 fees on withdrawal.
Furthermore, Innoventures Education has developed a relief programme for all parents affected by the global shutdown. The progamme covers applications received for need-based assistance, including personalised fee payment plans, deferment of fees, interest-free instalment plans for all school fee payments made by credit card, and a refund or rollover of bus and cafeteria fees. These are all need-based and subject to the school’s discretion.
Parents will also get a waiver of re-enrolment fees for 2020-2021 if the fees for 2019-2020 have been paid in full, in addition to interest-free monthly payment plan agreements through select banking partners. All new enrolments will also get a 10% to 5% reduction in enrolment fee for academic year 2020–2021.
Poonam Bhojani, CEO Innoventures Education said: “We understand that many of our students and their families are going through a critical time, and we want to do as much as we can to support them. We hope this reduction in fees will bring some relief to parents, who can focus on the health and wellbeing of their loved ones. Innoventures Education remains committed to doing its very best in the interests of its students, parents and staff to ensure the highest standards of international education.”
Despite the disruption of services, Innoventures Education is committed to the highest standard of education. The Group has already established remote learning systems for students across all its schools, with regular assessments to monitor performance. It has also invested time and resources to continually develop staff skills to ensure that our teachers use technology as a tool to empower student learning.