Hello, Cool Families!
Thank you for using PayPal to facilitate online payment to secure your daughter’s place in Cool Girls’ fun and educational hands-on e-STEAM sessions for fall and spring semesters from September 9, 2014 – May 14, 2015. To go directly to the PayPal link, please scroll to the links toward the end of this page and select the program and payment type for which you are registering.
Seven reasons to support your Cool Girl:
- We emphasize the relevance of e-STEAM to the girls’ personal and academic lives.
- We provide hands-on, inquiry-based activities with plenty of opportunity for innovation.
- We introduce them to potential careers in entrepreneurship, science, technology, the arts and mathematics where people are making the world a better place.
- We focus on building their confidence by encouraging their presentations, arranging public venues to showcase their work, recruiting mentors based on their requests, and making course adjustments based on their feedback.
- We encourage bonding with peers and mentors. Studies show girls are likely to maintain their interest in STEM as they grow older if their pals enjoy it, too.
- We engage family members as mentors and on field trips.
- WE HAVE FUN!
The mission of Cool Girls Science and Art Club is to engage young girls from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds in entrepreneurship, Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (e-STEAM) so they have the desire, confidence and skills to sustain their contributions to the community throughout their personal, academic and professional journeys.
No girl is turned away for financial reasons. Please contact Mary Golden, Director, at coolgirls.scienceart (at) gmail.com to apply for a confidential payment plan or a need-based partial scholarship. For more information, contact the Director after submitting your pre-application and before selecting a payment option.
The full fall semester 2014 tuition of $273 for the Tuesday group (grades 1-3) is calculated from September 9 to December 16 at the rate of $12 per hour for 13 meetings of 1.75 hours each from 2:30-4:15 p.m.
The full fall semester 2014 tuition of $378 for the Thursday group (grades 4-5) is calculated from September 11 to December 18 at the rate of $12 per hour for 14 meetings of 2.25 hours each from 2:30-4:45 p.m.
Tuition may be paid in either one, two or three equal payments beginning the first day of attendance and ending by December 1 for fall and May 1 by spring.
For the Tuesday group, one payment would be $273, two payments would be $136.50 each, and three payments would be $91 each.
For the Thursday group, one payment would be $378, two payments would be $189 each, and three payments would be $126 each.
Registration will be confirmed only after the online pre-application is complete and full or initial payment has been received.
Cool Girls cannot prorate for classes missed after the date of the meeting for which your child is first registered, nor provide a refund afterward.
If your child begins late in the term, tuition will be prorated from the date of her first attendance. Please contact Mary to confirm the amount due and pay by clicking the Scholarship button beneath the appropriate session (Tuesday or Thursday) below.
There is no additional charge for weekend field trips unless an institution such as a museum charges its own fee. Families are encouraged to participate.
When you click the Add to Cart button, your browser will open a new window at the PayPal website. If you would like to pay the same amount of tuition for more than one child, you can do that directly on the PayPal site by increasing the quantity on the displayed invoice.
Alternatively, if you wish to pay a different amount for an additional child, please select Continue Shopping on the PayPal site to add another payment.
If you have a confirmed scholarship agreement for the Tuesday session (grades 1-3), please click the Scholarship button immediately below, then enter and pay the agreed amount.
If you have a confirmed scholarship agreement for the Thursday session (grades 4-5), please click the Scholarship button immediately below, then enter and pay the agreed amount.
If you would like to help sponsor a scholarship for another girl, please click “Donate”, which will take you to the Donate PayPal page where you can enter any amount.
$25 will cover approximately one weekly meeting
$100 will cover approximately one month’s meetings
$273 will provide approximately 50% scholarships to two girls or 25% scholarships to four girls in grades 1-3
$378 will provide 50% scholarships to two girls or 25% scholarships to four girls in grades 4-5
Cool Girls Science and Art Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization staffed primarily by volunteers. With your help, we offer payment plans and partial scholarships to ensure that no girl is excluded for financial reasons.
Your contribution is tax-deductible. As with a university, tuition does not cover the full costs of our program and we rely upon fundraising to supplement the thousands of hours mentors donate each year. Please connect us with others who share our mission.
THANKS FOR SUPPORTING COOL GIRLS!
Mary Golden, Director