REFUND POLICY

For applicants who cancel enrollment or students who withdraw from enrollment a fair and equitable settlement will apply. 

The following policy will apply to all terminations for any reason, by either party, including student decision, course or program cancellation, or school closure.

    

Any monies due to the applicant or students shall be refunded within 30 days of official cancellation or withdrawal. If an applicant is not accepted by the school the applicant shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid.

If a student or legal guardian cancels his/her enrollment agreement within three (3) business days of the signing of this agreement all money paid by the student shall be refunded.

If this agreement was procured as a result of a misinterpretation of the school’s advertisement or promotional materials; or by an owner or representative of the school, all the money collected by the school shall be refunded.

The unused part of the tuition, fees, and other charges paid by the student who, after the expiration of the cancellation period established (3 days) shall be refunded if the student fails to begin the program of training, withdraws from the program of training or is terminated from the program of training before the completion of the program.

The refund will be based on the period of the student’s enrollment, computed on the basis of program time expressed in scheduled hours. The effective date of termination for refund purposes is the earliest of the last date of attendance if the student is terminated by the school, the date the school receives the student’s written notice of withdrawal or 10 school days after the last date of attendance. The school will not retain more than $100 if the tuition was collected before the program of training begins or the student does not begin the program of training before the date the cancellation period expires (3 days).

If a student who begins a program of training withdraws from the program or is terminated from the program by the school, the school will retain the non-refundable fee and is not obligated to refund any additional outstanding tuition if the student withdraws or is terminated during the last 50 percent of the program. If the student withdraws or is terminated before the last 50 percent of the program begins, the school shall retain the following tuition:       

If the student withdraws or is terminated before the last 50 percent of the program begins, the institute shall refund:

·   90 percent of any outstanding tuition for a withdrawal or termination that occurs during the first week or first one-tenth of the program, whichever period is shorter.

·   80 percent of any outstanding tuition for a withdrawal or termination that occurs after the first week or first one-tenth of the program, whichever period is shorter.

·   75 percent of any outstanding tuition for a withdrawal or termination that occurs after the first three weeks of the program but not later than the completion of the first 25 percent of the program.

·   50 percent of any outstanding tuition for a withdrawal or termination that occurs not later than the completion of the first 50 percent of the program.

If a student withdraws or is terminated after 50 percent of the program has been completed, the school shall allow the student to reenter the school at any time before the fourth anniversary of the date of withdrawal or termination.

The school will record a grade of incomplete for a student who withdraws from a program of training but who is not entitled to a refund if the student requests the grade at the time of withdrawal and the withdrawal is for an appropriate reason unrelated to the student’s academic status.

A student who receives a grade of incomplete may re-enroll in the program of training before the fourth anniversary of the date the student withdraws and may complete the subjects without paying additional tuition.

For students who are terminated for being absent more than 10 consecutive days (without an approved Leave Of Absence), the school will use the last monthly progress report to complete their Satisfactory Academic Progress. The progress until the last day of attendance for each student who withdraws or is terminated will be documented on the student’s file. A withdrawal/termination fee of $35 fee will be charged to the student.

Montana Barber Institute will pay the refund owed not later than the 30th day after the student becomes eligible for a refund. The school will maintain evidence that institutional refunds are received by the recipient in a timely manner.

If the school ceases operation before the student’s program is completed the student shall be refunded any unused tuition that has been paid. If the program is canceled subsequent to a student's enrollment, the school will either provide a full refund of all monies paid or completion of the program at a later time. 

All refunds will be calculated based on the student's last date of attendance. Any monies due to a student who withdraws shall be refunded within 30 days of a determination that a student has withdrawn, whether officially or unofficially.

 

In the case of disabling illness or injury, death in the student's immediate family, or other documented mitigating circumstances, a reasonable and fair refund settlement will be made. Students who withdraw or terminate prior to program completion are charged a cancellation or administrative fee of $35.00. 

This refund policy applies to tuition and fees charged in the enrollment agreement.  Other miscellaneous charges the student may have incurred at the institution (EG: extra kit materials, books, products, unreturned school property, etc.) will be calculated separately at the time of withdrawal.  All fees are identified in this catalog and in the enrollment agreement.

Note: The refund Policy reflects the approval of the State regulatory Agency (TDLR) and the C.O.E Accreditation agency.