Tuition Information (Late Fees)


The Franklin Early Childhood Center adheres to the Melrose Public School District calendar including vacation days, early release days, holidays & professional development days and other no school days determined by the Superintendent of Schools.

Tuition rates are determined based on dates of service. Tuition will be billed in monthly installments based on dates of service. Monthly rates will be determined and available to families in advance to allow for financial planning. Families will receive invoices one month prior to the due date. Payments are expected by the 10th of the month. Payments received after the 10th will be assessed a $25.00 late fee. Families are welcome to make a lump sum payment to avoid monthly payments.

Monthly invoices and statements will be provided via email. This will allow families to utilize their statements for dependent care expenses & flexible spending accounts. 

Franklin program placements for the 2019-2020 school year along with an invoice for the first tuition payment will be emailed to families on April 12, 2019. This first tuition payment will be due on May 10, 2019 and will be used to confirm a family’s acceptance of the placement. This payment will be your September tuition including a $100.00 non-refundable deposit. Should you choose not to continue with your enrollment at the Franklin for the 2019-2020 school year your payment, less the $100 deposit, will be refunded.

The Melrose Public Schools reserves the right to discontinue a child’s enrollment if tuition and fees are not paid on time. 



Melrose Public Schools offers the convenience of paying school fees/tuitions online by credit card or ACH (electronic payment from bank account). All information is secure and payments are executed using encryption. Melrose Public Schools does not store any checking account or credit card information.

This option is ideal for tracking and managing payments without the worry of incurring late fees. We encourage you to create an account as this will follow your student through their time at Melrose Public Schools. 

Visit our website at and follow the instructions for New Users.

Please note that a convenience fee will be assessed by the Online payment processor. 

The fees are as follows:

  • "Bank Account - Checking/Savings" also known as an electronic check or ACH transfer: A twenty five cent fee will be applied for each ACH transaction. Your bank account and routing number are required at the time of payment.
  • Credit Card: The minimum convenience fee for using a credit card for payments under $100 will range from $1 to approximately $4. Charges totaling over $100 will be approximately 3% of the fee amount. (Credit Card convenience fees are subject to change without notice). At this time, VISA has elected to not participate in this program
  • Please note that you can also send payments by check, or money order made payable to Melrose Public Schools, 360 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176 Attention Ms. Kim Candilieri.

If you have any questions regarding billing or online payments please contact the Melrose Public Schools Business Office at (781)979-2291.