How do I access my Smart Tuition Account?
How do I update my personal information on my account, including my address, telephone number, email address, password, or banking information?
Once in the Smart Tuition application, select “Edit My Profile” at the top of your screen. Click “Update” on the section you wish to change.
How can I change or add a primary or secondary account holder?
If you are the primary account holder and wish to add, change, or update the secondary account holder, please contact Nichole Pitre at the Business Office (337-948-8607).
Is there a fee associated with a Smart Tuition account?
Yes, there is an annual $50.00 Smart Tuition fee charged per account. This is to be paid at the time of contract submission.
What is the purpose of the fee?
Will I receive an invoice from Smart Tuition for the amount that I owe?
Yes, statements will be sent to each account by Smart Tuition via email (unless the mail option was chosen during set up). Statements will be sent twenty days prior to the due date if Annual or Semi-Annual payer, and ten days prior to the due date if Quarterly or Monthly payer.
Will there be a fee assessed for late payments or NSF (Non-sufficient funds)?
An account is considered delinquent if not paid within 10 calendar days of the due date. A late payment fee of 1.5% per month, or fraction of a month, will be charged on a delinquent account. If a payment comes back as NSF (Non-sufficient funds), a $30.00 NSF fee will be charged to the account. Smart Tuition will attempt to draft the account again ten days later.
If a payment, from a checking account with a routing number, comes back as NSF (non-sufficient funds), Smart Tuition will charge a $30.00 NSF fee to your account. Smart Tuition will attempt to draft the account again ten days later. If a credit card payment fails, no NSF fee is charged to your account.
I want to make a change to my auto draft date and/or account payment information. How soon do I need to make the change to be reflected in my next payment?
Changes to the account can be made at any time. However, in order for a change to be reflected in the upcoming payment, the update has to be completed three days prior to the draft/payment. For example, if your payment is due on Friday, the update will have to be completed by the Tuesday prior.
I want to stop the auto draft to avoid any Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) fees as I know the payment will not go through. Can I do this? Yes, in order to stop an auto-draft, the update has to be completed three days prior to the draft. For example, if your payment is due on Friday, the update will have to be completed by the Tuesday prior. Please call Smart Tuition Parent Center (1-888-868-8828), provide your Smart ID, and request that the auto-draft be stopped. Please bring in payment to the WCA Business Office within 10 calendar days of the due date to avoid any late fees.
Can I mail my payments instead of auto draft or paying manually via card?
Yes, only if your payment method is Annual or Semi-Annual (Monthly and Quarterly payment methods are required to be set up as auto-draft). There are two options available.
Option 1 - Your check can be sent to the WCA Business Office at 186 Westminster Drive, Opelousas, LA 70570. Please make check payable to “Westminster Christian Academy” with student name in the memo field.
Option 2 - Checks or money orders can also be mailed to the address listed on your family tuition statement, see below. Make checks payable to "Smart Tuition".
Smart Tuition Processing Center
P.O. Box 54228
Los Angeles, CA 90054-0228
Is there a fee associated with using a debit or credit card for my payment?
Yes, if using a credit or debit card to make a payment, a 2.85% fee is assessed on every payment made on the total billed amount.
I want to make my tuition payment from two accounts (i.e. one checking account and one credit card). Is this possible?
Yes, but unfortunately if auto-draft is set up, Smart Tuition does not allow for the billed amount to be auto-drafted out of multiple accounts. If you would like to make a separate payment, there are a few options available. Please note that if you are set up on auto-draft, the separate payment must be paid five days prior to the draft date in order for the scheduled draft amount to be reduced.
By electronic manual payment via Smart Tuition website:
When does Smart Tuition draft my account?
Smart Tuition drafts payments one business day before the due date. For example, if the 20th was selected as payment date, Smart Tuition will begin the draft on the 19th, and you will see as pending transaction in your bank account. Also, if the payment date falls on a Monday, the draft date will be the previous Friday.