Payment & Refund

Policy

Payment Methods

Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) accepts Cash, Check, Visa and MasterCard payments.

Payment Options for Class Tuition

Payment Due at the time of Registration:
*Full Payment (tuition & materials), OR
*15% Non-Refundable Deposit, OR
*50% of total tuition to participate in 2 Part Payment Plan + $20 processing fee

One of the above payments must be received before registration for a course can be processed. Once registration is processed, and enrollment confirmed, students will receive a confirmation form outlining tuition balance details and payment options. Students are required to submit payment for their tuition balance by the first day of the quarter in accordance with the chosen payment option – full payment or the 2 Part Payment Plan (see below for additional details).

2 Part Payment Plan:
A $20 processing fee will be charged to students participating in the 2 Part Payment Plan.

First Payment = 50% of total tuition: due at registration or by the first day of the quarter if initial payment made was 15% deposit.

Second Payment = remaining 50% of total tuition: due 28 days after the first day of the quarter.

Those students opting to participate in the 2 Part Payment Plan must provide credit card information for billing purposes by the first day of the quarter.

Class Withdrawal / Refund Policy

In any case in which a refund is due a student, the refund shall be made within 30 days of receiving the student’s notice of cancellation or withdrawal from the school, or of the date a course is canceled by Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW). All tuition refunds are issued in the form of a check. PCNW cannot be responsible for giving refunds for classes, workshops, or other programming dropped or missed due to illness, emergencies, or events beyond our control if notification of cancellation/withdrawal is not received within the stated deadlines.

If a course is canceled by PCNW the enrolled students will receive a full refund of tuition.

If a student drops/withdraws from a class prior to the first day of the academic quarter as published on the PCNW website, PCNW will retain 15% of the total tuition (or non-refundable deposit) for the course.

If a student drops/withdraws ON or BEFORE the 14th day of the academic quarter, PCNW retains 50% of total tuition for the course.

If a student drops/withdraws AFTER the 14th day of the academic quarter, there will be no refunds or transfers. The drop period is defined as the first 14 days of the academic quarter as published on the PCNW website; students who withdraw after the 14th day of the quarter are not eligible to receive a refund or transfer tuition to another course.

Drop/withdrawal notifications can be e-mailed to the Registrar, OR mailed/submitted in person to Photo Center NW ATTN: Registrar 900 12th Ave Seattle, WA 98122, OR you can call us at 206.720.7222 x0 so that our staff may assist you in completing a drop/withdrawal form.

If you are currently enrolled in the Certificate Program, please consult Academic Policies for Certificate Students for information about refund policies for Certificate students.

Payment for Workshop Tuition

Full payment for workshop tuition is due at the time of registration. Payment must be received before registration for a workshop can be processed. Once registration is processed, students will receive a confirmation of enrollment including complete details about attending the workshop(s) at Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW).

Workshop Withdrawal / Refund Policy

In any case in which a refund is due a student, the refund shall be made within 30 days of receiving the student’s notice of cancellation or withdrawal from the school, or of the date a course is canceled by Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW). All tuition refunds are issued in the form of a check. PCNW cannot be responsible for giving refunds for classes, workshops, or other programming dropped or missed due to illness, emergencies, or events beyond our control if notification of cancellation/withdrawal is not received within the stated deadlines.

If a workshop is canceled by Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) the enrolled students will receive a full refund of tuition.

If a student cancels/withdraws at least seven days prior to the start of the workshop, the student will receive a refund of tuition paid less a $25.00 cancellation fee OR if a student wishes to transfer to an alternate workshop offering a $25.00 transfer fee will apply.

If a student cancels/withdraws less than seven days prior to the start of the workshop or fails to show up, there will be no refunds or transfers.

Cancellation/drop notifications can be e-mailed to the Registrar, OR mailed/submitted in person to Photo Center NW ATTN: Registrar 900 12th Ave Seattle, WA 98122, OR you can call us at 206.720.7222 x0 so that our staff may assist you in completing a cancellation/transfer form.

Please refer to the Education/Administrative Policies page of our website for more information.

Nondiscriminatory Policy

Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) welcomes diversity. The center admits students of any race, gender, color, nationality, sexual orientation, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. PCNW does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, nationality, sexual orientation, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or other school-administered programs.