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 2016-17
Family Size
Annual Income
at or below
Annual Income
above
  2
46,000 46,000
  3
58,000 58,000
  4
66,000 66,000
  5
74,000 74,000
 
   
Toddler 18 mos-2 years
Monthly Monthly
  Full Time 30 hours
690 980
  3/4 Time 25-29 hours per week/3 days
580 820
  1/2 Time 20-24 hours per week
525 690
  2 days
 
410
     
Fireflies/Ladybugs
Monthly Monthly
  Full Time 30 hours per week +
610 900
  3/4 Time 25-29 hours per week/ or 3 days
520 760
  1/2 Time 20-24 hours per week
445 610
  2 days
 
410
     
Bumblebees
Monthly Monthly
  Full Time 30 hours per week +
610 860
  3/4 Time 25-29 hours per week/ or 3 days
515 740
  1/2 Time 20-24 hours per week
460 610
  2 days
 
375
     
Dragonflies/Butterflies/Grasshoppers
Monthly Monthly
  Full Time 30 hours per week +
515 765
  3/4 Time 25-29 hours per week/ or 3 days
415 640
  1/2 Time 20-24 hours per week
365 515
  2 days
  375
     
Before/After School
Monthly Monthly
  Before Only
60 80
  Before / After
215 315
  After Only - 4 or 5 days
155 245
  After Only - 3 days
130 185
  After Only - 2 days
85 125
  
   
  Full Days/Snow Days Off
$30 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.