After being satisfied with managing finances after Eid al-Fitr this year, it's time to go back to managing your daily finances. One that will appear before the eyes is managing education to welcome the new school year 2018/2019. Of course with the start of your child's new school year, meaning that there are many expenses that must be prepared to be paid in the middle of the month. This fee will certainly continue to increase from year to year, not to mention if your child will start a new level of education such as elementary / middle / high school.
Prepare Funds for Re-Registration
The new school year 2018/2019 starts on July 16, 2018. In this school year, of course you will still follow the re-registration. The tradition of re-registration is actually part of the administrative procedures that occur every time you welcome the new school year. Usually the re-registration procedure involves administration money, textbooks, and payment of E-money in the first month of the new year 2018/2019. Each school certainly has different costs depending on the facilities and quality standards of teaching offered.
For schools that offer facilities, infrastructure, and activities that have been adapted to the needs and talents and needs of children, of course, they will charge a large re-registration fee. This also needs to be considered for those of you who send their children to school who have provided teaching facilities until the afternoon. That is, if the activity in the school is able to make your child no longer need to take subject courses outside of school hours, of course the cost of re-registration will be greater.
SPP fees for the next few months
Not only the first month's E-money is paid together with the re-registration money, you also have to take into account the E-money for the next few months. Try to save at least 2-3 times the child's E-money and don't use it for any purpose. This can help so that you can more regularly pay tuition each month. On the other hand, the current nominal amount of school tuition can also be negotiated in advance with the school. If indeed the nominal is considered burdensome to you and your family, it is not impossible with good discussion, your child's tuition can get relief.
One type of permanent expenditure in each new school year is school equipment. There are a number of tips that you can follow to minimize funds at this expense post:
Write what is needed and what you already have
Check again what stationery your child already has, as well as various equipment that might be needed. By having complete inventory data, you can calculate how much money is needed for school equipment and supplies that are needed.
Teach Children to Take Care of Stationery Well
The best way to save money on children's education is by teaching them to take good care of school equipment and school supplies. Educate them to always keep school equipment and supplies well, so they don't get damaged quickly and buy again in the middle of the school year. Therefore, teach them to always return school tools and equipment to the storage area every time they go home. This can teach children to be more organized in maintaining goods.
Money Activities in Schools and Outside Schools
In addition to the regular tuition fees issued every month, you also have to prepare the costs of activities available at school and outside the school. For your children who are in private schools, extra-curricular fees will usually appear according to children's interests and talents, live-in fees (activities to live with residents in rural areas), and other costs. To prepare these costs, you can work around this by saving regularly so that money is collected.
In addition, try to see if your child needs to take a course outside of school. Courses like this can be in the form of school subjects, foreign language courses, or the creativity or sports courses your child needs. if yes, of course there must be a fee at this one expense post, along with a monthly tuition fee in the new school year 2018/2019.