Registering for an F.A.S. class constitutes a legally binding agreement for F.A.S to allow you to attend the class in which you enroll, in exchange for the money you have paid F.A.S. Because we arrange staffing based on the number of registrations we have received, if people do not show up for class, it costs F.A.S. serious money. Consequently, and as a direct result of people taking advantage of us in the past, we have been forced to take a firmer stand regarding deposits, cancellations and refunds.
If you register for a class (and pay the required tuition) but at least one week before class you make arrangements with us to re-schedule your participation in the class, then we will either refund your entire fee, or transfer it to a different class, at your choice. We will do that ONLY ONCE! If you simply do not show for a class, consider your class tuition forfeited. This is no different than if you bought an airline ticket then didn’t show for the flight.
If you call the office and put down a deposit of 1/2 the class fee (for multi-day classes, with the balance being due either before or at the time of class) please understand that that deposit also becomes non-refundable or transferable if you fail to show up for class. If you call at least a week ahead of time, we will refund or transfer your deposit ONE TIME ONLY.
Additionally, if F.A.S. has not received sufficient student enrollment to make the class financially viable, we will notify all registered students at least one week ahead of time, to let them know class has been either cancelled or re-scheduled. We will, of course, offer a full refund in the unlikely event this occurs. Also, if you are flying in for a class, before making your flight reservations, please give us a call before you finalize your flight plans, to make sure the particular class will be A GO.
We believe this policy is fair for both the student and F.A.S. Thank-you for your cooperation and understanding.