This policy applies to all terminations for any reason, by either party, including student decision, program cancellation or school closure. This policy is mandated by the Delaware Department of Education, Chapter 85, Private Business and Trade Schools.
The school will provide a full refund of monies paid by a student if:
- An applicant is not accepted by the school.
- If a student (or in the case of a student under legal age, his/her parent or guardian) cancels his/her enrollment in writing within 72 hours (until midnight of the 3rd day excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays) after the enrollment agreement was signed by the prospective student. The cancellation date will be determined by the postmark on written notification or the date the notification is delivered to a school administrator in person. This policy applies regardless of whether or not the student has actually started training.
- If the enrollment of the student was procured as the result of any misrepresentation in advertising, promotional materials of the school or representations by the owner or representative of the school.
- Within the72-hour grace period reserved for cancellation, the school will not discount any evidence of indebtedness given by a student applicant, or on an applicant’s behalf, or in any other way place such evidence of indebtedness into the hands of a holder in due course.
The following policy applies of the unused portion of tuition, fees and other charges in the event the student, after expiration of the 72-hour cancellation privilege, fails to enter the program, or withdraws or is discontinued there from at any time prior to completion.
- Refunds will be based on the period of enrollment computed on the basis of program time expressed in clock hours.
- The effective date of the termination for refund purposes will be the earliest of the following: a) the last date of attendance, if the student is terminated by the school; b) the date of receipt of written notice from the student; c) ten school days following the last date of attendance, unless the student is on an approved leave of absence. For students who do not return from leave of absence, the earliest of the following: the date of notification from the student that they do not intend to return or the documented date of expected return will be used as the date of determination of withdrawal.
- If a student cancels his/her enrollment prior to the start of classes, or fails to enter the program, he/she shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid to the school, less a registration fee of $100.00.
- All cancellations must be in writing.
- For the students who terminates or withdrawals after attendance has begun, the school may retain $100 in fees and the percent of total tuition earned by the following schedule.
5% to 9.9%
10% to 14.9%
15% to 24.9%
25% to 49.9%
50% and over
- Refunds based on enrollment will be totally consummated within 30 days after the effective date of termination.
- When situations of mitigating circumstances are in evidence, the school may provide a refund which exceeds this policy.
- Refunds for items of extra expense to the student, such as instructional supplies, books, student activities, laboratory fees and service charges, where these items are separately stated and shown in the data furnished the student before enrollment, will be made in a reasonable manner acceptable to the school administrator. Refunds for worn or used items will not be given.
- If a program is cancelled subsequent to a student’s enrollment and prior to instruction in the program beginning, the school shall at its option: 1) Provide a full refund of all monies paid; or 2) Provide completion of the program.
- All procedures used for collection purposes will be in good taste and sound, ethical business practices. All collection correspondence from the institution or any other third parties representing the school regarding cancellation and settlement will clearly acknowledge the existence of this cancellation and settlement policy. If any promissory notes or contracts for tuition are sold or discounted to any third party, the third party must comply with this cancellation and settlement policy.
- If the school closes permanently and ceases to offer instruction after the student has enrolled and instruction has begun, the school shall provide the student a pro rata refund of all tuition paid. The school will forward all required records to the Delaware Department of Education and all other required parties, as detailed in its school closure policy.