Click here for 2022-23 School Year tuition assistance information.
All tuition payments are handled directly through the CAWNY Main Office or online.
Methods of Payment for July to June 12-Month Plan and 10-Month Plan
Payments can be brought into the school or mailed to the school.
CAWNY accepts many forms of payment:
Cash - a receipt will be issued to you as record of payment.
Check - please make all checks payable to "CAWNY."
Direct Deposit - this method deposits a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly amount into CAWNY's account from your employer.
Direct Payments - through either a monthly (or weekly) bank withdrawal from your account.
Debit or Credit Cards - Debit and credit cards brought to the school for processing incur a 5% Paypal fee.
Online Payments - as detailed below.
(August to July or September to August 12-Month Plans are through automatic debit payments only.)
Late Payments: Each month's payment is due on the first of that month. CAWNY allows for a 27- to 30-day grace period so that payments aren't considered late (and incur a $25 late fee) until the first day of the following month.
If a family has a past due balance for two (2) consecutive months, their child(ren) will not be allowed to return to the school until the family's account is brought current.
Registration and tuition payments are non-refundable, whether the student voluntarily withdraws or is asked to leave by the school.
Under current laws, tuition is not tax-deductible.
Online payments can be made either through Zelle or Paypal.
Zelle payments can only be used if your bank allows you to send money to a bank account (not just to a mobile number or email address).
To find out if your bank allows this, log onto your bank’s website and click on their Zelle option and then SEND.
(It may ask you to set up a short cut before the next step.)
It will either ask if you want to send the funds via:
mobile number or email address OR
mobile number, email address or account number.
If account number is one of your options, contact Mrs. Meyers ((716) 930-3962) and ask her for the banking information you will need to complete this process. Once you have made a payment, our information should be saved in your Zelle account, for the next payment.
The banks that we know of, so far, that will allow you to use Zelle and an account number are Bank on Buffalo and Citizen Bank. At this time, Key Bank does not.
Paypal and debit or credit cards processed online incur an almost 4% fee from Paypal for using this service.
When making payments either through your own Paypal account or by using a debit or credit card through Paypal, please use the following steps:
Step #1 - Calculate your payment amount by multiplying your normal payment amount by 1.04 (for example, $337.50 x 1.04 = $351.00). This will give you the amount you should pay through Paypal. (Of course, any nominal overpayment will be applied to your account.)
Step #2 - Once you have your payment amount calculated, click the button below.
Step #3 - Once on the Paypal site, simply type "Tuition - Student's Name" under Description and type your calculated payment amount under Price.
Step #4 - On the following page, you can either log in to your Paypal account and pay that way or click on "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" and follow the instructions.
The school will be automatically notified via email of your payment.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Meyers at (716) 930-3962.