NSDA Middle School Nationals

2020 — Albuquerque, NM/US

Payment & Fees

Payment Deadline:

Three options for payment. There will be a $200 late payment fee applied on May 2 to all accounts with unpaid balances.

1. Pay by credit card or ACH via your NSDA account by May 1. The credit card processing fee has been removed!

2. Mail a check postmarked by May 1. The $200 late payment fee will only be removed if checks were postmarked by May 1.

3. Send a PO to billing@speechanddebate.org by May 1. Payment that is mailed must be received by June 7 or brought with you to National Tournament registration (note that this will slow down your on-site registration process). 

How to create an invoice:

When you complete your registration, go to the fees tab and ensure everything looks correct. When your entry is complete, click "Invoice NSDA account" on the right side of the page. Then, login to speechanddebate.org/account to pay your invoice. View instructions here.

Checks payable to:

National Speech & Debate Association

401 Railroad Place

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Credit card processing fee has been removed!

New in 2020! There is no longer a credit card processing fee.

Overpayment:

If you change your registration details before the May 1 deadline and that results in a lower amount due than what was invoiced to your NSDA account, please call the national office and speak to our finance department. All other overpayments will be refunded after the National Tournament.

Judge bond:

Each school must post a judge bond of $200. This bond is in addition to entry fees and judge fees. If all judges from a school complete all judging assignments, the $200 will be returned after the tournament using the method selected during registration (on the general tab of your Tournament registration): refund check by mail or credit to your NSDA account. Judge bond refunds will be processed by July 31. 

Failure to report for a judging assignment or pooling assignment will forfeit your judge bond of $200 for the first round missed, and a $100 per judge per round penalty will be assessed thereafter. A school will not be permitted to compete the following year unless all outstanding fees have been paid.  

Overview of Fees:

1. Judge bond: Each school must post a judge bond of $200. This bond is in addition to entry fees and judge fees. If all judges from a school complete all judging assignments, the $200 will be returned after the tournament in the form selected during registration: refund check by mail or credit to your NSDA account. Judge bond refunds will be processed by July 31.

Failure to report for a judging assignment or pooling assignment will forfeit your judge bond of $200 for the first round missed, and a $100 per judge per round penalty will be assessed thereafter. A school will not be permitted to renew membership or compete the following year unless all outstanding fees have been paid. 

2. Entry Fees: Each debate event is $25 per student. (A partner event would equal $50.) For each speech event a student enters, the fee is $20 per event. (e.g., If entered in four events, it would be $80 total for the student). World Schools teams will pay an entry fee of $75. If your team does not stay within the National Tournament hotel block, you will receive a $25 fee per student added to your invoice.

3. Uncovered Judges: Schools must pay a $160 fee for each uncovered judge as per requirements on the Judge Requirements tab to the right. This fee may only be paid if the school has at least one judge entered in that category.

4. Late registration fee: Schools will be assessed a $200 fee for each missing registration item after May 1. View the "Dates & Deadlines" tab to ensure you understand all requirements.

5. Payment: All payment must be received or postmarked by May 1. Any late payments will result in a $200 late fee being applied to your account. All fees are non-refundable after registration closes on May 1. All fees on your NSDA account must be paid before your school may compete in the National Tournament. 

More info found at https://www.speechanddebate.org/middle-school-unified-manual/