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TUITION & POLICIES

Performing Arts Academy – Fall 2013/Spring 2014 Fee Schedule

Individual Instruction
30 Minute Lessons: $23.00 per lesson
45 Minute Lessons: $34.00 per lesson
1 Hour Lessons: $45.00 per lesson

Suzuki Strings Program
30 Minute Lessons: $28.00 per lesson
45 Minute Lessons: $39.00 per lesson
1 Hour Lessons: $50.00 per lesson

Participation in group class is required with Suzuki lessons. Group class is included in tuition.

For private or individual Suzuki lessons, please contact your teacher to set up a lesson time and to determine the number of lessons you will receive for the semester.

KINDERMUSIK
Please see Kindermusik page for all current classes and costs.

Registration Fee
An annual registration fee of $20 per individual or $30 per family is payable each academic year, beginning in the fall. New students pay this fee upon registration, regardless of the semester.

Location of Lessons/Classes
Unless otherwise specified, all lessons and classes are held at the Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center, at NW 25th and Blackwelder, on the campus of Oklahoma City University. Parking permits are available in the Academy office.

GENERAL POLICIES

Admission and Registration
Students enroll for an entire semester of lessons. New students entering mid-semester register for the remainder of that semester. An annual registration fee of $20 per individual or $30 per family is payable each academic year. Returning students pay this fee each fall. New students pay this fee upon registration, regardless of the semester. Students must return enrollment forms with payment before lessons or classes begin.

Tuition and Payment Plan
Students must enroll for the entire semester. A minimum of one month's tuition and fees are required upon enrollment. Tuition must then be paid in full upon receipt of the first bill of the semester or default into our Monthly Billing Payment Plan with a fee of $25. There will be a $20 late fee for payments received after the 15th of the month.

Monthly Billing Payment Plan
Students who choose to receive a monthly bill and make monthly payments on their total or default because they do not pay off their balance upon the first bill of the semester will be charged a $25 fee. Students participating in this plan can pay by cash, check or credit card each month. The total balance must be paid by the end of the semester. Statements will reflect the total tuition for the semester.

Automatic Credit Card Billing
Subscribers will pay $10 per year to participate. Once enrolled, families will be automatically renewed each semester unless the Academy office is notified in writing that you wish to cancel. An equal portion of your total tuition will automatically be deducted between the 1st and 5th of each month. The $10 fee will be charged in full on the first transaction. You will not receive a monthly statement, however, you will be notified via email when your payment will be processed by the University. Subscribers will be dropped from the plan if the charge is declined by your bank two months in a row.

Tuition Discounts
Students enrolled in more than one class or private lesson, or families with more than one member enrolled for lessons or classes will receive a 15% discount. The discount will be taken from the less expensive tuition(s). Oklahoma City University faculty, staff, students and their immediate family will receive a 10% discount.

Delinquency in Payment
Delinquency in payment of tuition and fees will result in suspension of lessons or classes. Instruction cannot resume until account is paid in full. Faculty will be notified whenever a student has an outstanding balance and advised to discontinue classes/lessons until the account has been reconciled. Absences due to suspension of lessons because of delinquency in payment are considered unexcused absences and the student is still responsible for payment for these lessons.

Overpayments and Credits
Overpayments or positive balances resulting from withdrawal or change in registration will become an in-house credit for future use. Refunds under $20 will not be processed.

Collection of Delinquent Accounts
If the Performing Arts Academy finds it necessary to employ outside collection services, the party responsible for payment of all academy bills will pay the cost of such services, as well as reasonable attorney fees and court costs.

Returned Checks
Oklahoma City University applies a $30 fee to your account for each returned check or declined credit card. Returned check fees must be paid to the University before your account can be brought current and lessons resume.

Credit Card Fees
Recently Oklahoma City University suspended its fee to pay by credit card. You may now use your credit card at no additional cost.

Program Cancellation
The Performing Arts Academy reserves the right to cancel programs with insufficient enrollment. In the event that a class is canceled, you will be notified and given the opportunity to transfer to another class. If you do not enroll in another class, you will receive a full refund.

Attendance
The Performing Arts Academy has a NO CANCELLATION policy. Students are expected to be present for all classes and lessons for which they are registered. For private instruction, students are allowed ONE make-up lesson per semester due to illness or death in the family. Otherwise there will be no refunds or credits for missed lessons. Students who must cancel a lesson should call the Academy office or the teacher at least 24 hours in advance. Notification of inability to attend is a courtesy to the teacher, but does not excuse payment for contracted lessons. For group instruction, class absences may not be made up. When a teacher is absent, the lesson/class will be made up or the student's account will be credited.

Withdrawals and Refunds
Withdrawal from group class will be prorated until the fourth meeting of the class. After that time, no refunds will be given. Any withdrawal from private instruction must be given in writing with 30 days notice. Fees will be prorated after the end of the months. Refunds under $20 will not be processed.

Photo Release
You or your child might be photographed at various Academy functions. These photos may be used for publications or on our website. In such cases, there will be no compensation, recognition, or acknowledgment to you.

Policy Revisions
The Oklahoma City University Performing Arts Academy reserves the right to change any published programs, policies, requirements, or regulations.