Financial Information
2017-2018 (Revised 2/27/17)

Monthly Tuition

Mauna Loa School is supported in part by tuition payments and in part by the Hawaii Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and by the Hilo and Puna Seventh-day Adventist churches. In view of this, the tuition rate for constituent members will be less than for nonmembers.  (Due to the uncertainties of business conditions and monetary values, Mauna Loa School reserves the right to revise the published rates as may be necessary, without notice.)


 Grade Level

  One Child 

  Two Children

 Three Children









  Constituent K-8





Dear Parents/Guardians,

Mauna Loa School has partnered with Smart Tuition to service your child’s 2017 - 2018 tuition account. To enroll online, please follow the instructions below.


Go to: 


Enter and submit your school’s code: 11855 After submitting your school’s code, you will be redirected to Mauna Loa School’s Online Enrollment



Enter the requested parent/guardian/account holder contact information. Be sure to provide your telephone number and email address, as Smart Tuition regularly communicates important information about your account via telephone and email.


Review the available payment plans offered by your school and select one. The payment plans listed are mandated by your school and cannot be changed by Smart Tuition without school permission.


Select the payment method that will best suit your family’s needs.

Mauna Loa School's due date is on the 25th of each month.


Enter the name and grade of the children who will attend the school.


Review Smart Tuition’s terms and conditions. Then, select the “Agree” check box and click “Continue” to submit your enrollment form.

You will receive your Username and Password upon completion. Your school will need to review and activate your account before you can access your account online. We will notify you by mail as soon as your account has been activated.

Once activated, you can access your Smart Tuition account at Your online account allows you to view balances due, make payments, update your personal information and find answers to commonly asked questions.

Smart Tuition manages the tuition payment program for your school and follows the policies established by your school. Please note that tuition amounts, tuition aid, scholarships and all other tuition related decisions are made by your school.

We look forward to working with your family and your school in providing convenient options for on-time payments. Our parent help center is available to assist you with questions about your account, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at 1-888-868-8828.


Smart Tuition


Tuition Payments

Standard Prepay Payment SchedulePrepayment is due on the 25thof the month starting in July and ending in April.  A late fee of $40.00 will be assessed by Smart Tuition for tuition payments received after the due date.  Failure to make payments by the end of the month constitutes withdrawal of the student from school. 

 Annual Fees (Non-refundable)
  •  Annual Registration Fee -                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         New Students:      $25.00/student - to be paid at the time of online registration.                                                                                                                                                                                                     Continuing Students:     $11.00/student               March 1 - March 31, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            $25.00/student               April 1 - April 30, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $50.00/student               After April 30, 2017    
  • K-8 Comprehensive Fees - $250/student (Includes textbooks, consumable workbooks, student insurance and testing.)  Comprehensive fees may be paid at registration or spread out over the payment period.  Students who enroll after December 31 will be assessed a prorated Comprehensive Fee of $125.
  • Preschool Comprehensive Fees - $30/student (Includes classroom prizes, composition books, insurance and activity fees.)
  • Outdoor School - Cost determined based on activities planned.   (Covers cost of food, lodging, transportation, and field trip fees.)  The first outdoor school experience will take place the three days (Wed - Fri) before Fall Break.  The second outdoor experience will take place the three days (Wed - Fri) before Spring Break. The student may raise all or part of this fee during certain fundraisers throughout the year.

 Other Fees

  • After School Care – $12 Daily, $160 Monthly - After School Care costs will be charged at the end of the month and then be processed and billed by Smart Tuition.
  • Mid-Year Re-admission Fee - $65.00.  Students who are asked to withdraw due to financial reasons or otherwise will be assessed a $65.00 re-admission fee upon acceptance and re-admission.
  • Waiting List Fee - $50.00.  Students who have been accepted into Mauna Loa School pending an available opening may submit a non-refundable fee of $50.00 to hold their spot.  Once a spot becomes available, the $50.00 will be applied the student’s account.


  •  Prepay Full Year’s Tuition:  Families who pay the full year’s tuition at registration will receive a five percent (5%) tuition discount.

Financial Policies

  1. Billing Policy - Annual tuition is calculated each year and then billed in ten equal invoices. Invoices do not reflect the number of instructional days in each month.
  2. Financial Agreement - To complete your registration, a financial agreement must be signed by both the responsible financial parties and the school treasurer (or school representative) before the student can attend classes.
  3. Priority Registration - Priority Registration is for returning students only.  It starts in February and ends the last day of school. To qualify for Priority Registration, the responsible financial parties must complete a Returning Student Application Form and sign a Financial Agreement.
  4. Prorated Tuition - Except for the month of August, the tuition will be one half  the regular monthly tuition for students who enroll after the 15th of the month.  A full month’s tuition will be assessed for students who withdraw from Mauna Loa School after receiving instruction for one or more days in the month.
  5. Outside Agency Payments/Scholarships - Families receiving outside agency payments/scholarships may be asked to submit a signed “Release of Information” to the school as well as documentation of the award amount.  All outside agency payments should be set up as Direct Deposit to Mauna Loa School.
  6. Unpaid Accounts from Previous Year - In the event of an unpaid bill from a previous year, no students from that family will be allowed to enroll in the new school year until the account is paid in full.

Delinquent Accounts

Responsible financial parties are required to sign a Financial Agreement at the time of registration.  Accounts that do not meet the obligations of the Financial Agreement by the end of each month are considered delinquent. The Finance Committee reviews and acts on all delinquent accounts.  This may include suspending educational services until payment has been submitted as outlined in the Financial Agreement.

The Finance Committee understands that there are times when financial hardships occur. When these times occur they ask that the responsible financial parties contact the school treasurer before the scheduled payment date to formulate a revised plan to meet their financial obligations.  Any revised Financial Agreement will need to be signed by both the responsible parties and the school treasurer and approved by the Finance Committee.

Families who do not meet the obligations of their Financial Agreement may be asked to withdraw from Mauna Loa School.