Fees, Deadline, and Cancellation Policy
CMA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and is run entirely by volunteers. All the fees are used for operational costs of conducting the Balavihar classes for kids, Yagnas/Camps/Study groups for parents and for carrying out Chinmaya Mission activities throughout the year.
Registration is open for the 2020-2021 session.
If you are a continuing member or have a pending application, you will be notified of the actual date via email.
Registration for New families joining Chinmaya Mission Alparetta (CMA):
Online application for joining may be submitted throughout the year. You will be notified how to register and pay the fees via email.
The Open house for the new session will be in August for new families joining CMA.
All parents must attend the open house to get information about all Chinmaya Mission programs and pay fees.
The fees for 2020-2021 Aug-May sessions at our main location are as follows: Note: for Marietta location please see Balavihar Marietta
Note: A substantial portion of the fees is Tax deductible as a charitable contribution. We will send you a combined donation receipt for all your contributions each calendar year.
What is membership fee?
|Family with no kids
This is CMA membership fee so that you can participate in our Chinmaya Mission yagnas, events and volunteering for them as well as at Balavihar.
|Family with Balavihar kids
||$335 for 1 kid and $520 for 2 or more kids from the same family.
If registering in January: $175 for 1 kid and $275 for 2 or more kids.
If child is enrolled for language class, additional $50/kid.This fee is due for each child annually.
This fee includes the cost of Balavihar books (and language class books if enrolled) for the kids.
Late registration fee: $25 per family, if registration or fee payment is done after Aug 18th.
|One time initiation fee
Initiation fee is a one-time fee for families who are new to CM Alpharetta. You will receive a bag and the prayers book along with the books for kids.
This fee is not refundable.
Our Balavihar, is an integral part of Chinmaya Mission Alpharetta (CMA) and is seen as a family activity to learn, grow and volunteer. Your membership fee helps us to maintain and grow the organization.
CMA provides parents with an avenue to advance in our spiritual pursuits through Study Groups, Gita Classes, Bhajan/Chanting class, Jnana Yagnas (discourses), Service Projects etc.
Active participation in any of these activities – including the invaluable voluntary services performed in Balavihar – adds a new fragrance to our spiritual blossoming.
We look forward for your support and active participation in the parent groups!
If you are new to CMA:
Please go through the "new applicants" process
) first. Once we receive your application, we will contact you and give you further instructions on how to register with CMA. Please do not send any checks until that!
Initiation fee will not be refunded.
Cancellation fee if cancelling in 1 month of registering – $25/child; $25 from family fee; $25 from the language class fee
Cancellation fee if cancelling after 1 month of registering but before January – $100/child; $75 from family fee; $25 from the language class fee
Cancellation after 1st class in January – no refunds.