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Refund Policy

Accredited College Course Refund Policy

  1. Refund for Non-accepted Students
    • AIE collects a $100 deposit from enrolled students only. Any funds collected in advance from non-accepted students are fully refundable.
  2. Student Cancellation
    • AIE will refund all moneys received if the enrollee/Applicant cancels within five business days (excludingSundays and Holidays) after the day the enrollment agreement is signed or an initial payment is made, as long as the enrollee/Applicant has not begun classes.
  3. Deposit Retention
    • AIE may retain an established enrollment fee equal to ten percent of the total tuition cost, or one hundred dollars, whichever is less, if the enrollee/Applicant cancels after the fifth business day after signing the enrollment agreement or making an initial payment. An “enrollment/registration” fee is any fee charged by the school to process student enrollment/application and establish a student record system.
  4. Refunds for Students Who Withdraw On or Before the First Day of Class
    1. If tuition and fees are collected in advance of the start date of classes and the student does not begin classes or withdraws on the first day of classes, AIE retains no more than $100 of the tuition and fees.
    2. Appropriate refunds for a student who does not begin classes are made within 30 calendar days of the class start date.
  5. Refunds for Canceled or Discontinued Classes
    • Canceled Classes
      • If tuition and fees are collected in advance of the start date of a program and AIE cancels the class, AIE refunds 100% of the tuition and fees collected.
      • AIE makes these refunds within 30 calendar days of the planned start date.
    • Discontinued Classes
      • If instruction in any program is discontinued after training has begun or if the school moves from one location to another, such that the student is unable to attend at the new location, it will:
        1. Provide students pro rata refunds of all tuitions and fees paid, or
        2. Arrange for comparable training at another public or private vocational school. Students must accept comparable training in writing.
        3. The school will notify the agency and students in advance. The notification will be in writing and will include data required under WAC 490-105-210(3).
  6. Refunds for Students Enrolled Prior to Visiting the Institution
    • Students who have not visited the school facility prior to enrollment have the opportunity to withdraw without penalty within three days following either attendance at a regularly-scheduled orientation or following a tour of the facilities and inspection of the equipment.
  7. Terminated Training
    • If the student leaves the program after entering classes, AIE may retain the enrollment deposit established item (III) of this policy, plus a percentage of the total tuition as described in items (VIII) (a) and (b) below.
  8. Refunds for Withdrawal After Class Commences
    1. Refund Policy for Programs Obligating Students for Periods of 12 Months or Less
      • The refund policy for students attending AIE who incur a financial obligation for a period of 12 months or less is as follows:
        1. During the first 10% of the period of financial obligation, AIE refunds at least 90% of the tuition;
        2. After the first 10% of the period of financial obligation and until the end of the first 25% of the period of obligation, AIE refunds at least 75% of the tuition;
        3. After the first 25% of the period of financial obligation and until the end of the first 50% of the period of obligation, AIE refunds at least 50% of the tuition; and,
        4. After the first 50% of the period of financial obligation, AIE may retain all of the tuition.
    2. Refund Policy for Programs Obligating Students for Periods Beyond Twelve Months
      1. For programs exceeding 12 months, which all AIE programs do, AIE will release the student of the obligation to pay beyond the 12 months if the student withdraws during the first 12 months and does not intend to attend the program beyond the first 12 months.
      2. The calculation of the refund for the unused portion of the first 12 months is based on section (VIII) (a) above.
      3. If the student withdraws during any subsequent period following the first 12 months, the student’s refund for the unused portion of the tuition applicable to the period of withdrawal is based on section (VIII) (a) above.
  9. Calculating Refunds
    • When calculating refunds, the official date of a student’s termination is the last day of recorded attendance:
      • When the school receives notice of the student’s intention to discontinue the program; or,
      • When the student is terminated for a violation of a published school policy which provides for termination; or,
      • When a student, without notice, fails to attend classes for thirty days.
  10. Refund Period
    • All refunds are made within thirty calendar days of the student’s official termination date.

For Title IV Refund policy refer to the AIE Catalog-Student Handbook HERE.

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Short Course and Summer Camp Refund Policy

Cancellations made up to four days before the start of the course will receive a full refund of the tuition.

Cancellations made less than four days before the start of the course will receive no refund of the tuition.

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