Tuition Rates

ACPC has a sliding fee scale to assist families with the cost of childcare. Fees may be reduced up to $210 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 2013-14
Family Size
Annual Income
at or below
Annual Income
above
  2
42,500 42,500
  3
53,000 53,000
  4
61,000 61,000
  5
69,000 69,000
 
   
Toddler 18 mos-2 years
Monthly Monthly
  Full Time 30 hours
635 875
  3/4 Time 25-29 hours per   week/3 days
525 735
  1/2 Time 20-24 hours per week
455 605
  2 days
395
     
Fireflies/Ladybugs 2-3 years
Monthly Monthly
  Full Time 30 hours per week +
565 805
  3/4 Time 25-29 hours per week/ or 3   days
485 675
  1/2 Time 20-24 hours per week
385 535
  2 days
385
     
Bumblebees 3-4 years
Monthly Monthly
  Full Time 30 hours per week +
545 765
  3/4 Time 25-29 hours per week/ or 3   days
470 640
  1/2 Time 20-24 hours per week
385 515
  2 days
350
     
Dragonflies/Grasshoppers 4-5 years
Monthly Monthly
  Full Time 30 hours per week +
465 685
  3/4 Time 25-29 hours per week/ or 3   days
400 560
  1/2 Time 20-24 hours per week
305 435
  2 days
350
     
School Age
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.