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Whom should I contact if I have questions regarding my bill?

You can call the Parent Call Center at (888) 868-8828 and a Smart Tuition representative will be happy to assist in answering your questions. International families can contact (925) 316-4286 to speak with a Smart Tuition representative.

SMART Tuition’s team of specialists are able to:

  • Provide you with balance & account information
  • Take a payment
  • Review your payment history
  • Update your payment information
  • Update your personal & contact information
  • Provide or change your online username and password
  • Address concerns regarding your account

Of course, if you have specific questions about your account, please do not hesitate to contact the Culver Academies Accounting Office at (574) 842-8264 or (574) 842-8227. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

How much do I owe?

In addition to tuition, you will be billed for any additional fees, such as any additional required uniform charges, optional class fees, transportation, and Health Center costs.

The tuition balance is due in full by April 1st and you can pay additional items in advance, to your SMART Tuition Account by logging into Smart Tuition or pay by phone at (888) 868-8828.

To access your Smart Tuition Account please log in to your Culver Summer Camp Parent Portal at From there you will navigate to the parent resource board and click on the Smart Tuition tile. That will redirect to your Smart Tuition Account. 

Please add the following additional items to your tuition amount to estimate your costs:


*Required for all new campers and those returning campers moving from Woodcraft Camp to Upper School.

  • Woodcraft Boys - $800.00
  • Woodcraft Girls - $700.00
  • Upper School Boys (Naval, Aviation) - $850.00
  • Upper School Boys (Horsemanship) - $1,475.00
  • Upper School Girls - $650.00
  • Upper School Girls Deck 7 (Girls Horsemanship Deck) - $1,150.00

Note: Uniform deposits are paid to SMART Tuition. (See #3 below under Purchasing Items)

International Medical Insurance

Both Woodcraft Camp and Upper School - $450.00


  • Chicago O'Hare One Way - $160.00
  • Chicago O'Hare Round Trip - $320.00
  • Chicago Midway One Way - $160.00
  • Chicago Midway Round Trip - $320.00
  • Indianapolis One Way - $160.00
  • Indianapolis Round Trip - $320.00

How do I pay?

Smart Tuition maximizes the latest technology to automate payment processing to provide increased payment choices for parents. Families are able to view their account online with Smart Tuition, receive statements online and have their bank account debited or pay with a credit card online. Visa, MasterCard, AMEX and Discover cards are accepted. All credit/debit card transactions will be assessed a 2.85% convenience fee.

To access your Smart Tuition Account please log in to your Culver Summer Camp Parent Portal at From there you will navigate to the parent resource board and click on the Smart Tuition tile. That will redirect to your Smart Tuition Account.  

International families can send their Money Wires directly to SMART or pay using Flywire at

Purchasing Items

**New campers and returning campers new to Upper School have an option to pay their Uniform deposit by April 1st in Smart Tuition or pay the actual cost of the Uniforms at the Uniform checkout register during Registration.

Families who made a Uniform deposit prior to Registration will charge their camper’s required uniforms On Account at the Uniform department checkout register.

Two things will happen when charging On Account:

  1. The On Account charge will offset the credit created by the Uniform deposit, on their Smart Tuition account. These charges at Registration are posted in Smart Tuition on or before July 10.
  2. A detailed E-receipt will be sent to your SMART Tuition primary email address. E-receipt emails will come from with a subject line of Sales Transaction from C.E.F UNIFORM

Families who have not paid a Uniform deposit will be asked to pay for their items at the Uniform department checkout register during registration. Culver accepts credit/debit cards, cash and checks drawn from a US bank.

Culver does allow your Camper to charge On Account during the first week of camp, for required Uniform items they may have forgotten to purchase at Registration. Uniform items charged On Account will be posted to the Smart Tuition account in summary.

After the first week of camp, On Account charging is no longer available, but campers can make purchases at Uniform, Campus Store – Main campus, Eagle Outpost, and the Shack using credit/debit cards and cash.

It is your child’s responsibility to only spend up to the amount you are willing to pay for discretionary items. Please speak with your child about his/her spending habits prior to arriving at camp.

Outstanding Credit Balances

Camper accounts will remain open for 45 days after the end of Camp. Refunds are issued electronically and will be coordinated through the Student Accounts office. Banking information will be gathered through a secure Docusign form in order to process refunds. Once the form is received by the School, the refund amount will be directly deposited to your bank. Refunds cannot be processed on a credit card.  

Refund Policy

If Culver does not receive a reply within 60 days of credit balance notice, we will follow-up with an email and phone call to collect your information. If we are still unable to reach you, one final attempt via certified return receipt letter will be made. If your account remains dormant after one year, the credit balance will automatically be considered a donation to the school and a gift receipt will be mailed to the last known address available.