At Post

  • Tuition: Basic tuition for required courses. Necessary elective courses offered by the school which would be required by public schools in the United States. Group sport classes authorized.
  • Local Transportation: Transportation expenses are paid/reimbursed up to the DSSR rate for the duty location. One round trip per day is allowed to school and return. The one-way distance must exceed one mile to qualify for payment/reimbursement. Sponsors may not claim POV mileage from the home to the transportation point of pick-up. Sponsors electing to live outside the commuting area are required to pay for transportation of their dependents to the nearest point in the commuting area served by the non-DoD school or established by the local commander.
  • Transportation expenses are paid/reimbursed in the following order:
  1. Transportation is provided or arranged by the school or by the U.S. government (e.g. Embassy contracted bus).
  2. If neither school transportation nor U.S. government transportation is available, sponsors may use commercial transportation (e.g. buses, trains, or taxis) or POV mileage may be claimed using the Defense Travel Management Office Mileage Rates.
  3. Sponsors may choose to transport their children at their own expense.
  • Books and Supplies: Books and supplies required by the school but normally provided free of charge in public schools in the United States.
  • Musical Instrument Rental: Rental fees for instruments required for courses as provided as part of the school curriculum.
  • Technology Fees: Fees to provide technology services. Technology fees cannot include the purchase or lease-to-own of a personal computing device. In instances when the technology fee is over $300.00, the school fee schedule must include an itemized list of what the technology fee covers (rental of equipment, computer lab, software, internet, etc.).
  • Required One-Time Fees: One-time fees are non-refundable amounts charged by a school not recurring in subsequent years of enrollment (e.g. fees for application, registration, enrollment, matriculation, building fees, capital fees).
  • Course Examination: Costs or fees for course-required examination/tests for students in grades 11 and 12 enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Diploma and Certificate programs.
  • Advanced Placement Courses: Costs associated with the enrollment in Advanced Placement Program courses or course-required examinations are authorized.
  • Supplemental Instruction: Additional education support may be available if preapproved by the NDSP Education Specialist.
  • Assessments: Assessments consistent with U.S. public schools requirements - annual standardized assessments to measure student performance are authorized when administered by the school, or on a case-by-case basis, when there is a justified need.
  • Lunches/school meals
  • Uniforms
  • Personal computing devices (e-readers, laptops, netbooks, iPads, calculators, etc.)
  • Field trips/school excursions/camps/ of any kind (required or not)
  • Elective courses for dancing, horseback or other sports specialized instruction
  • Locker or towel fees
  • Admission to school events
  • Yearbooks
  • Graduation expenses
  • Parent-school organization fees
  • Before/after school care
  • Internet, personal telephone, satellite or communication services
  • Personal expenses
  • Magazine or newspaper subscriptions
  • FEDEX and bank fees
  • Insurance
  • Debentures
  • Fees which include items for the students to retain ( such as technology fees for computers, uniforms, cell phones, tablets, e-readers, netbooks, etc.)
  • Other items not ordinarily provided free of charge by public schools in the United States
  • Any ACT/PSAT/SAT associated costs