Frequently Asked Questions

School Fees FAQs

Can I speak to a parent who has sent their son to RLA?

Absolutely! We have a number of parents from all grades who are willing to share their experiences with the Academy. Please contact admissions@rla.ca to arrange a conversation.

Are tuition payments tax deductible?

Under certain conditions, Canadian tax law may provide tax relief for certain individuals.  Typically this relief falls under three categories:

 

  • Childcare Expenses
  • Medical Expenses
  • Health and Welfare Trusts

What is Child Care Expense Deduction?

Where a child is under 16 years of age, that portion of fees attributable to lodging at a boarding school may be eligible for consideration as a child care expense deduction. To learn more, read the Canada Revenue Agency TaxFolio S1-F3-C1: Child Care Expense Deduction.

Medical Expense and Disability Tax Credits and Attendant Care Expense Deduction

The costs paid for the care, or the care and training, of a patient at a school, institution or other place may qualify as a medical expense credit providing certain criteria are met. To learn more, read the Canadian Revenue Agency TaxFolio S1-F1-C1: Medical Expense Tax Credit.

How can I utilize Health & Welfare Trust?

Certain individuals who own an incorporated business may benefit from utilizing a Health and Welfare Trust solution for the payment of school fees. To learn more, read the Canadian Revenue Agency Tax Folio S2-F1-C1: Health and Welfare Trusts.

Medical Expense and Disability Tax Credits and Attendant Care Expense Deduction

The costs paid for the care, or the care and training, of a patient at a school, institution or other place may qualify as a medical expense credit providing certain criteria are met. To learn more, read the Canadian Revenue Agency TaxFolio S1-F1-C1: Medical Expense Tax Credit.

What is the Robert Land Academy Disclaimer?

The preceding resources are offered for informational purposes only. Robert Land Academy does not guarantee or warranty the accuracy of the information or one’s eligibility under any of these options. We recognize that each case is unique and subject to interpretation by others, including the Canada Revenue Agency, and is judged upon its own merit. Robert Land Academy does not receive any payment or other consideration from any of the organizations listed. For further information, please call our admissions office at 905-386-6203.

Online Payments FAQs

How do I make a payment?

Robert Land Academy has partnered with Plastiq, an online payment provider, to allow you to use your existing credit card to make payments more conveniently through their secure online system. By partnering with Plastiq, we can offer you the option to make payments for school fees or to a student’s tuck account by using your existing MasterCard or Visa credit card. Plastiq assess a nominal fee of 2.5% (subject to change) of the total amount for the transaction. For more information about Plastiq, review the FAQ section below or visit their website at plastiq.com.

 

To make an online payment with your credit card, click on this payment link

 

RLA - Plastiq

Will paying with a credit card cost me more?

Normal credit card processing times apply. Payments are approved instantly, and funding may take from 1-3 business days. Contact a Plastiq payment specialist if you have questions. Go to plastiq.com for more information.

What can I pay for through Plastiq?

Payments for school registration and school fees, as well as for a student’s tuck account may be made through this online payment service.

Why should I pay with Plastiq?

Making payments through Plastiq is as simple as any other online transaction you have made with a credit card. You can use your existing MasterCard, Visa or American Express, and there is no registration required to use the service. For more information about making payments through Plastiq, visit plastiq.com.

What is Plastiq?

Plastiq is an online payment platform that provides a convenient and secure way to make payments with your credit cards and earn rewards.

Why am I being charged a fee?

Plastiq provides its payment platform to simplify the payment process while providing a convenient and flexible option for students. The fee that is assessed is one that is typically paid by the merchant for accepting credit cards and covers the costs of processing credit card transactions.

Can I still pay in person?

Yes. We are simply adding a new option that allows you to make payments with a credit card.

Will paying with a credit card cost me more?

Plastiq assesses a nominal fee for the service. For each transaction, two charges will appear on your credit card statement: 1) the principal amount of the payment, and 2) the fee. The service fee is 2.5% of the principal amount. This rate is subject to change at the discretion of Plastiq. The service fee rate will be published on the Plastiq transaction site.

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