Options for Payment

  • We Recommend: Setting up bill pay or an automatic check through your bank! Since your monthly tuition does not change over the 10-month billing cycle, this is the simplest route to take.  We suggest you arrange this with your bank so you have one less thing to think about each month and do not risk being charged a late fee. You can usually find this option on your bank’s website or mobile app. You’ll need the payee (Hilger Higher Learning, Inc.), our mailing address (412 East and West Road, Lookout Mountain, TN 37350), the amount you need to pay monthly, our phone number (423.653.1333) and the date you want it sent.  If your bank requires an account number, you can simply use your child/children’s name(s).
  • Dropping off payment during school hours (Monday thru Thursday 8am – 4pm) at our front office or secure lock box which is located in our entry hallway.  Of note, we do not have any classes on Fridays and no one is at our facility on Fridays.  You can pay by check, money order or cash (we give receipts for ALL cash payments).
  • Mailing a check or money order to: Hilger Higher Learning, 412 East and West Road, Lookout Mountain, TN 37350
  • Paying online by PayPal HERE or to hhlearning@epbfi.com. If you use PayPal to pay by debit or credit card, please remember to add 3.5% to your total.

On our class listing, you will find the one-time application fee per class (which covers fall and spring semester). This is an up-front fee you pay when you apply. Next to this fee is the monthly tuition fee per class. All classes, unless otherwise noted, are year-long classes. We start classes in mid-August and go thru the second to third week in May; subsequently, we bill you for 10 months. While most of our families pay monthly, we do give the options of paying for each semester (fall and spring) or the entire year. We invoice via email on the 4th of each month for those who decide to pay on a monthly basis. Of note, we base our budget, and faculty and staff salaries on enrollment.  Your financial commitment is critical to planning for and meeting these costs.  In order to meet our commitments and financial obligations to others, we have set up a withdrawal policy that every family must agree to and abide by.  These are clearly stated on our application.  If you end up applying and being accepted, you will be obligated to pay all fees stated below.

Financial Information – Tuition and Fees
All classes are year-long (August – May) unless otherwise specified.  Accordingly, we bill you for 10 equal monthly installments, beginning in August and ending in May. If you would rather be billed by the semester or year, you can also choose to be billed in 2 semester payments (5 months at a time) or 1 yearly payment. If you are applying for a semester-only class, you agree to pay 5 equal monthly payments.  We let you choose if you want to be billed by the month, semester or year when you apply. Last, you may change how you want to be billed at any time during the year.  Our application form will ask you to initial and agree to the following:

  • All invoices are due upon receipt and considered late if HHL has not received your payment by the last day of the month.
  • A $20.00 late fee will be added to each overdue monthly bill.
  • If a check is returned for any reason, a $35 charge will be applied to your invoice.
  • There is a $100 charge PER CLASS if your student withdraws from any class AFTER July 15.
  • If you withdraw your student AFTER August 1, you will be charged $100 PER CLASS PLUS August’s tuition for the class.
  • If you withdraw your student AFTER September 1, you are responsible for the ENTIRE financial obligation of the semester and will be billed accordingly.
  • If you withdraw your student from our program (mid-year), all applicable semester tuition must be paid before we release your child’s grades.
  • If you withdraw your student AFTER December 15, you will be charged $100 PER CLASS PLUS January’s tuition for the class.
  • If you withdraw your student AFTER January 16, you are responsible for the ENTIRE financial obligation of the semester and will be billed accordingly.
  • All application fees and payments are non-refundable.  On the rare occasion that a class does not form, we will contact you and refund the fees you paid.
  • If your account is not paid in full by the end of each semester, HHL will withhold your student’s grades. Furthermore, HHL reserves the right to inform your umbrella school of your student’s incomplete grade if deemed necessary.
  • If your account becomes overdue by 2 months or more, you will be responsible for all late fees and collections fees if you are delinquent in paying.  Also, interest at 1% per month will be charged if your balance becomes over 60 days past due.  Further, you agree to pay all legal fees, costs, and expenses associated with collecting your balance and any other efforts Hilger Higher Learning makes to enforce the terms of our application agreement/contract.
  • If your student is dismissed at any time of the year, all application fees and tuition payments will be forfeited.
  • If you are a current HHL family, have an overdue account balance and are applying for the next school year, we will hold (and not process) your application until you are current on your tuition invoices.  In other words, if you apply in March but have not yet paid February’s tuition fees, we will NOT process your application until you’ve fully paid February’s tuition fees.