Tuition Rates

ACPC has a sliding fee scale to assist families with the cost of childcare. Fees may be reduced up to $270 per month. Parents qualify by income and Iowa State University student status. Funds for the fee scale are awarded by ASSET on a yearly basis.

ASSET (Analysis of Social Services Evaluation Team) ASSET is the acronym for a funding body which is composed of five local funders in Story County which are:

  • City of Ames
  • Story County Board of Supervisors
  • Department of Human Services (DHS)
  • United Way of Story County
  • Government of the Student Body at ISU (GSB)
ACPC MONTHLY TUITION RATES 2014-15
Family Size
Annual Income
at or below
Annual Income
above
  2
43,500 43,500
  3
54,500 54,500
  4
62,500 62,500
  5
70,000 70,000
 
   
Toddler 18 mos-2 years
Monthly Monthly
  Full Time 30 hours
635 905
  3/4 Time 25-29 hours per   week/3 days
  755
  1/2 Time 20-24 hours per week
475 605
  2 days
 
405
     
Fireflies/Ladybugs
Monthly Monthly
  Full Time 30 hours per week +
565 835
  3/4 Time 25-29 hours per week/ or 3   days
  700
  1/2 Time 20-24 hours per week
410 565
  2 days
 
405
     
Bumblebees 3-4 years
Monthly Monthly
  Full Time 30 hours per week +
565 765
  3/4 Time 25-29 hours per week/ or 3   days
  670
  1/2 Time 20-24 hours per week
405 545
  2 days
 
405
     
Dragonflies/Grasshoppers 4-5 years
Monthly Monthly
  Full Time 30 hours per week +
480 710
  3/4 Time 25-29 hours per week/ or 3 days
  580
  1/2 Time 20-24 hours per week
325 460
  2 days
  375
     
Before/After School
Monthly Monthly
  Before Only
  80
  Before / After
200 300
  After Only - 4 or 5 days
150 235
  After Only - 3 days
125 180
  After Only - 2 days
80 125
  
   
  Full Days/Snow Days Off
$25 more per day

 

All families must provide income verification and complete CACFP Food Forms to qualify.

Tuition subsidy limited to available ASSET funds.

ISU Student Discounts $ 25 SA and $ 50 Preschool--Need ISU student schedule

2nd Child Discounts $ 25 SA or $ 55 Preschool--amount off of older child's bill

A paid deposit of $50 or $75 per family is due prior to the start of care.

The deposit will be held in a non-interest bearing account.

If 30 days notice of withdrawal is given, parents may ask to refund the deposit the last month.