REFUNDS & CANCELLATION POLICIES
Registration fees are not refundable. The tuition refund policy for all distance education courses is based on the start dateof each course. The start date for a single course is determined by the date of the shipment of documents or for online students the date the class is opened and made available to them. Five days are added for delivery time for correspondence students only.
STUDENT’S RIGHT TO CANCEL
You have the right to cancel your agreement for a program of instruction, without any penalty or obligations, through attendance at the receipt of your first course or the seventh calendar day after enrollment, whichever is later. After the end of the cancellation period, you also have the right to stop school at any time; and you have the right to receive a pro rata refund if you have completed 60 percent or less of the scheduled days in the current payment period in your program through the last day of attendance. Cancellation may occur when the student provides a written notice of cancellation at the following address: Vision International University of Theology of Florida, P.O. Box 171153, San Antonio, TX 78217. This can be done by mail or by hand delivery.The written notice of cancellation, if sent by mail, is effective when deposited in the mail properly addressed with proper postage.
The written notice of cancellation need not take any particular form and, however expressed, it is effective if it shows thatthe student no longer wishes to be bound by the Enrollment Agreement. If the Enrollment Agreement is cancelled the school will refund the student any money he/she paid, less a registration or administration fee not to exceed $250.00, and less any deduction for equipment not returned in good condition, within 45 days after the notice of cancellation is received.
Further, Vision International University of Theology of Florida offers a distance education program where the instruction is not offered in real time. Vision International University of Theology of Florida shall transmit the first course and any materials to any student within seven days after this enrollment agreement is signed and the first payment is completed.
The student shall have the right to cancel the agreement and receive a full refund pursuant to items 1-5 above before the first course and materials are received. Cancellation is effective on the date written notice of cancellation is sent. The institution shall make the refund. If the institution sent the first course and materials before an effecti ve cancellation notice was received, the institution shall make a refund within 45 days after the student’s return of the materials.Vision International University of Theology of Florida shall transmit all of the lessons and other materials to the student if the student: (A) has fully paid for the educational program; and (B) after having received the first lesson and initial materials, requests in writing that all of the material be sent.
If the institution transmits the balance of the material as the student requests, the institution shall remain obligated to provide the other educational services it agreed to provide, such as responses to student inquiries, student and faculty interaction, and evaluation and comment on lessons submitted by the student, but shall not be obligated to pay any refund after all of the lessons and material are transmitted.
WITHDRAWAL FROM THE PROGRAM
You may withdraw from the school at any time after the cancellation period (described above) and receive a pro rata refund if you have completed 60 percent or less of the scheduled days in the current payment period in your program through the last day of attendance. The refund will be less a registration or administration fee not to exceed $250.00, and less any deduction for equipment not returned in good condition, within 45 days of withdrawal. If the student has completed more than 60% of the period of attendance for which the student was charged, the tuition is considered earned and the student will receive no refund.
For the purpose of determining a refund under this section, a student shall be deemed to have withdrawn from a program of instruction when any of the following occurs:
The student notifies the institution of the student’s withdrawal or as of the date of the student’s withdrawal, whichever is later.
The institution terminates the student’s enrollment for failure to maintain satisfactory progress; failure to abide by the rules and regulations of the institution; absences in excess of maximum set forth by the institution; and/or failure to meet financial obligations to the School.
The student has failed to attend class or complete coursework for 60 days.
The student fails to return from a leave of absence.
For the purpose of determining the amount of the refund, the date of the student’s withdrawal shall be deemed the last date of recorded attendance. The amount owed equals the daily charge for the program (total institutional charge, minus non-refundable fees, divided by the number of days in the program), multiplied by the number of days scheduled to attend, prior to withdrawal. For the purpose of determining when the refund must be paid, the student shall be deemed to have withdrawn at the end of 60 days. If the student has completed more than 60% of the period of attendance for which the student was charged, the tuition is considered earned and the student will receive no refund.
For programs beyond the current “payment period,” if you withdraw prior to the next payment period, all charges collected for the next period will be refunded. If any portion of the tuition was paid from the proceeds of a loan or third party, therefund shall be sent to the lender, third party or, if appropriate, to the state or federal agency that guaranteed or reinsured the loan. Any amount of the refund in excess of the unpaid balance of the loan shall be first used to repay any student financial aid programs from which the student received benefits, in proportion to the amount of the benefits received, and any remaining amount shall be paid to the student.
If the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of moneys not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.
The non-refundable application fee of $50.00 is paid prior to enrollment and is not calculated in the above tuition refund schedule.
Recipients of scholarships who cancel their enrollment agreement will be refunded paid tuition; scholarship funds will not be refunded.
Course materials will be mailed to the student every 8 weeks. If the student does not complete a course within the 8 week allotted time, they will receive an interim grade of I (Incomplete). The student will still be allowed to finish the work for each course, however the grade of “I” will stand until the finished work is submitted for grading. Once graded, the student’s final grade will be recorded.
It is ultimately the student's responsibility to obtain course materials so that they may finish the work. Once the student has received the syllabus, they are considered enrolled in the course and have received complete course instruction enabling the student to finish the required work for grading.
CANCELLATION POLICY: CORRESPONDENCE COURSES
The student shall have the right to cancel until midnight of the 10th business day after the first course was mailed by the institution, as verified by a certificate of mailing, without penalty or obligation and receive 100% of the amount paid for institutional charges, less the administrative fee, not to exceed two hundred-fifty dollars ($250.00) if notice of cancellation is made through attendance at the first class session or the seventh class day after enrollment, whichever is later.
ONLINE COURSE REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Individual online courses paid in full will be refunded according to the College Refund policy minus a USD $25.00 administrative fee. Online courses that are paid in monthly installments will be cancelled the month that the cancellation request is received. The initial payment and payments from months previous to the cancellation request will not be refunded. Cancellation can be completed automatically by the student and refunds are given electronically.