2013 NSC Fee Structure and Payment Info

Here is the fee information for the 2013 PACE NSC:

·         Base fee: $500 per team

·         Buzzer systems: -$10 each per school, no limit

·         Staffers: -$50 each per school, max 2 per school

·         Hosting a gold-certified tournament: -$10 each per tournament, no limit

·         Hosting a platinum-certified tournament: -$20 each per tournament, no limit

·         Early payment discount: -$25 from total fee for paying by March 1

All registration checks must be postmarked by April 24. For each day your check is not postmarked after April 24, a $15 fee will be added to your entry fee. If your check is not received by May 4, PACE reserves the right to drop your team from the tournament.

In addition, all teams are required to make a down payment of $100 at the time of registration. Please note that:
-Teams are not considered registered until we receive this down payment.
-You can choose to pay the full registration fee as soon as you register, and not be required to make any additional payments (i.e. you will not pay an additional $100 in addition to your registration fee because of this). In any case, we will count the $100 towards the registration fee unless your team is being paid for in full by the team’s school/school district and another group, such as the students and/or coach, fronted the down payment, in which case we can reimburse you $100; or your team withdraws from the tournament, in which case:

-The down payment is fully refundable (minus $5 processing fee) until March 1st, 2013.
-The down payment is half-refundable (minus $5 processing fee) until March 15th, 2013.
-After March 15th, 2013, the down payment is non-refundable.

 

Put another way, the registration process will proceed as follows:

-The team fills out and submits the registration form. Note that at this point, the team is not yet given a berth in the tournament.
-PACE treasurer Aaron Rosenberg will email an invoice to the team contact (or mail a hard copy, if necessary). At this point, teams may either:
A.) Pay the full registration fee. The team will be officially registered. In this case:
-The entire fee (minus a $5 processing fee) is refundable until March 1, 2013
-Between March 1st and March 15th, $55 of the fee is non-refundable.
-After March 15th, the $100 is non-refundable.
B.) Pay only the down payment for the time being. The team will be officially registered, but must submit the remainder of the registration fee before May 2. In this case:
-The down payment is fully refundable (minus $5 processing fee) until March 1st, 2013.
-The down payment is half-refundable (minus $5 processing fee) until March 15th, 2013.
-After March 15th, 2013, the down payment is non-refundable.

 

Payment may be made either electronically or by paper check. For electronic payment, sign in to Google Checkout using the link included with your invoice. Otherwise, please make checks payable to “Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence” or “PACE” and mail to PACE Treasurer Aaron Rosenberg at:
Aaron Rosenberg
901 W.Springfield Avenue
Apartment 17
Urbana, IL 61801

Please note that this address is different from last year, and please make sure that your school’s business office is aware of this. Last year, several schools submitted their check to outdated addresses which caused significant delays in processing.