Tuition Refund Policy

The following policies and procedures apply to class payments and reimbursements.

Tuition Rate

  • The AFLCR has two tuition rates: one for non-members and a discounted rate for members. The tuition rate for a course is based on the student’s membership status at the time he/she registers for the course. 
  • A non-AFLCR member who becomes an Alliance member after registering for a course may not receive a partial tuition rebate or credit for a course for which he/she already registered.

Course Canceled by AFLCR

If a scheduled course is canceled by the AFLCR before the first class meeting, students who registered and paid for the course will receive a full tuition refund.

Registration Canceled by Student

  • Course cancellations by students must be in writing and sent by email to education@aflcr.org or by letter addressed to the AFLCR at 43 King St., Burlington, VT 05401. The letter must state the name of the course and the reason for the cancellation.
  • If a student registers for a course but cancels the registration prior to the commencement of the course, a full refund or credit will be offered. If credit is issued, it may be applied to a future AFLCR course for a period not to exceed 12 months from the date of the canceled registration. 
  • If a student registers for a course but cancels the registration on the date of or after the commencement of the course, no refund or credit will be offered.
  • No refund or credit will be offered for missed classes within a course. If a student knows in advance that he/she will miss one or more classes in a course, arrangements may be made with teacher to receive a transcript or recording of the missed class(es), if possible.
  • In extenuating circumstances, in the sole discretion of the Director of the French Language Center, a student who cancels a course registration on the date of or after the commencement of the course may receive a full or pro-rated tuition refund or a full or pro-rated credit toward a future AFLCR course.

Cancellation of Private Lessons

  • If a teacher cancels a private lesson, an effort will be made to reschedule the lesson. If it is not possible to reschedule, the student will receive a refund for the missed lesson. 
  • If a student cancels a private lesson, an effort will also be made to reschedule the lesson. If it is not possible to reschedule, the student will not receive a refund for the missed lesson.