If you think that Salem4youth is the right place for your son, the first step is to fill out the Salem Application for Admission. A $250.00 non-refundable application is required upon the submission of this application. If your teen is accepted to Salem, the $250 fee will be applied to the first month’s tuition.
At Salem, we understand the challenges that families face when it comes to sending a young man to a residential setting. For all families, the cost of the program becomes part of what determines which facility, if any you will be sending your son to.
Salem4youth’s tuition is unique in two ways. First, Salem’s monthly tuition, including room and board, is generally less expensive than comparable residential programs. The reason for this is the fact that Salem has been blessed with the support of a number of generous donors who regularly assist us financially. Because we know that your family is already burdened with the difficulty of a challenging son, our goal is to make our fee structure as reasonable as possible.
Secondly, while many facilities offset tuition cost through programs known as tuition assistance or scholarships, Salem4youth has developed a sliding scale fee structure, based on family income and the ability to pay. Our goal is to help as many youth as we possible and we believe that this structure is the fairest way to give all families an equal opportunity to get the help that their son may need.
If your child is accepted into the program, you will be asked to provide information regarding proof of income, in order to qualify for the sliding scale option. For families who desire not to provide proof of income, either the child will not be accepted into the program or the full fee will be assessed to the student’s family.
If your child is admitted during the middle of a month, full tuition will be expected for the first month up to the 15th of the month. After the 15th, the first month’s tuition will be pro-rated to reflect the number of days that is left in the month.
We understand that this may still appear to be overwhelming to you. For complete information regarding our fees and services please contact our Administrator, Kent Robson, by calling (815) 796-4561 or by emailing him at email@example.com. Kent has many years of experience working with families and he can help allay any fears or concerns that you may have.
There is a one-time non-refundable school fee of $1,000.00 that is due upon admission to the program. This is in addition to monthly tuition. This fee assists us in paying for the Switched on Schoolhouse curriculum that we use for each child.