POLICIES/PROCEDURES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ADA

Coppini Academy of Fine Arts is an equal opportunity educator and welcomes diversity. The School does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities, nor on the basis of gender, race, color, sexuality, national or ethnic origin, or religion.

CAFA PRIVACY POLICY

Coppini Academy of Fine Arts respects your privacy, and considers the responsible use of personal information. Coppini Academy of Fine Arts will not share your personal information with other entities.

REGISTRATION

Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will receive a registration confirmation email or letter within two (2) weeks of registration. A $200 deposit is due at the time of registration for all workshops. Call the School prior to registering if you have any questions regarding policies.

Early registration is strongly encouraged, as many workshops/classes fill quickly. Please also be aware that workshops with insufficient enrollment at the thirty-day deadline may be cancelled so it is important to register before that time if possible. Also be aware that weekly classes with insufficient enrollment at the seven-day deadline may be cancelled so it is important to register before that time if possible.

Register by phone or Online using MasterCard, Discover card, or Visa.

FEES

Workshops: A $200 deposit is due at the time of registration for all workshops. Students enrolled in workshops will be sent an invoice approximately one hundred twenty (120) days before start date as a reminder that the balance must be paid. The remainder of the balance is due no later than ninety (90) days prior to the start date. At that time, the student’s credit card will automatically be charged the balance due unless the student makes other payment arrangements (e.g. mails a check, or provides an alternate credit card number).

Students registering online must call the School prior to the payment due date to provide a credit card with which to charge the final payment. Payments may also be made online.

Note: All cancellations must be in writing. See below.

Weekly Classes & One-Day Workshops: Payment of tuition in full will be due at the time of registration for all weekly classes and one-day workshops.

CANCELLATION POLICIES

ALL cancellations must be made in writing.

There are no exceptions. You may mail a letter or send an email to the school registrar (degoede@thecoppini.org) to cancel your spot in a workshop, weekly class or one-day workshop. Cancellations cannot be accepted over the phone. You will receive a Drop Notice by email or mail (if no email address is provided), once your cancellation has been processed.

Workshop Cancellations

If you cancel more than ninety (90) days before the start date of a workshop, the School will retain $100 of your deposit as a cancellation fee and keep $100 as a credit in your account until the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2017. The credit may only be used towards another workshop or weekly class. If you cancel ninety (90) days or less before the start date, you will forfeit your entire tuition.  There are no refunds for no-shows or for withdrawal after a workshop begins.

Weekly Class & One-Day Workshop Cancellations

If a student cancels more than seven (7) days prior to the start date of a weekly class, the School will refund the tuition paid, less a $30 cancellation fee. If a student cancels seven (7) days or less before the start date the student will forfeit their entire tuition. There are no refunds for no-shows or for withdrawals after a class begins.

Youth Class Cancellations

If you cancel more than seven (7) days before the start of a youth academy class, the School will refund your tuition paid, less a $50 cancellation fee.  If you cancel seven (7) days or less before the start date you will forfeit your entire tuition. There are no refunds for no-shows or for withdrawals after a youth academy class begins.

TRANSFER POLICES

Workshops Transfers

Students will be charged a transfer fee of $50 when transferring. Students who wish to transfer from one workshop to another must do so ninety (90) days or more before the start date. No transfers are allowed ninety (90) days or less from the start date of the workshop.

Weekly Classes & One-Day Workshop Transfers

Students will be charged a transfer fee of $15. Students who wish to transfer from one weekly class to another must do so more than seven (7) days prior to the start date of the weekly class. No transfers are allowed after seven (7) days or less from the start date of the weekly class or One-Day Workshop.

Please Note: Coppini Academy of Fine Arts strongly urges all out-of-town students to buy refundable airline tickets in case of workshop cancellations or other unforeseen changes.

Please call the School prior to registering if you have any questions regarding cancellation, transfer and refund policies.

CHECKS

A fee of $30 will be charged for any checks returned for non-sufficient funds. Checks can be made out to Coppini Academy of Fine Arts.

COURSE LOCATIONS

Most workshops and classes are held at the School. Note that plein air painting sites are typically located a 15-60 minute drive from the School. Portable equipment and transportation are required for these courses. Students attending Destination Workshops will be given instructions on where to meet the first day of the workshop, as well as recommendations for lodging.

SCHEDULE CHANGES

Coppini Academy of Fine Arts reserves the right to change its calendar, withdraw or modify a course or substitute instructors at any time. The School will make every effort to notify students of major changes in the schedule. Coppini Academy of Fine Arts reserves the right to require withdrawal of any student whose conduct is deemed detrimental to the School.

PUBLICITY WAIVER

Unless informed otherwise, the Coppini Academy of Fine Arts will consider photographs taken of students in the school and of their artwork to be permissible for publication in School informational publications, including the web.

WAITING LISTS

If a workshop or class is full, interested students may sign up on a waiting list. No registration fee or deposit is required to be on the waiting list. Students are notified of openings in the order they sign up on the waiting list. When students are notified of openings, they must pay the registration fee and tuition, or they will lose their place on the list.