Enrollment & Tuition


Classes are generally arranged by chronological age by August 31st and developmental stage. The Lab School has a non-discriminatory admissions policy. Children are admitted in order of receipt of the Enrollment Packet form with payment of the non-refundable registration fee of $50.00.

When enrollment space is available:

  1. Parents are notified.
  2. The Enrollment Packet is completed with emergency contact form, medical/health information, permission form, CACFP income eligibility form, “Parents Right to Know” acknowledgement, parental agreement for tuition and business office account set up.
  3. Accommodation requests permitted based on identified disabilities, dual language learners, and/or food exemptions due to allergies or intolerances.
  4. Child is enrolled and may begin attending the Lab School. An updated physical and immunization is required within the first 30 days of enrollment.

Tuition and Payment Options

All accounts must be set up in the Cashier’s Office and will receive a CDL account number. The person responsible for the account must use their Social Security number on the Business Office Form.  An annual non-refundable registration fee of $50.00 is required at the time of registration. The tuition for attendance in DSU’s Early Childhood Laboratory School is income-based from September-June. There is a $50 monthly discount for additional siblings enrolled in the Lab School.

Payment can be made by credit card, money order, cash or check in the Administration Building, 1st floor Cashier’s Office, 9:00 am-4:00 pm M-F or online through the QuikPay NelNet Website.

The University accepts self-arranged Purchase of Care through the Division of Social Services- Delaware Health and Social Services. Parents/guardians are responsible for paying the University for services rendered and completing and returning all documentation before receiving a reimbursement from DSS.

A late fee of $35.00 will be placed on accounts the Monday after payments are due. Your child will not be permitted to return to school without a receipt of payment.

In the unfortunate event that you choose to withdraw your child, you must provide a 2-week notice. If your CDL account has an outstanding balance, the account will go to collections after 90 days.