Course Policies and Refunds

ONSITE COURSE REFUND PROVISIONS:

The deadline to enroll for onsite courses offered by AASS is four weeks prior to the first day of class. Tuitions which are $250 and over will require a registration fee of $250 to enroll and these are nonrefundable and nontransferable. This registration fee is credited to the total tuition of the particular course. There is no registration fee for the few courses that cost less than $250. Those courses which are less than $250 will require payment in full upon registration.

STUDENT’S RIGHT TO CANCEL:

Due to the unique way in which Academy of Animal Sport Science, LLC., programs are structured and in the interest of the Institution’s ability to provide students with 28 days’ notice of cancellation of courses or modules, the BPPE has approved an alternative refund calculation for onsite modules or courses. 

Any student who notifies Academy of Animal Sport Science, LLC., to cancel their attendance at an onsite course or module must do so in in writing and has the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid towards the tuition prior to 30 days of the course or module commencement less the $250 non-refundable registration fee (deposit towards the program module).

Cancellation shall occur when you give written notice of cancellation to Academy of Animal Sport Science, LLC., attention Debranne Pattillo or Dr. Nicole Rombach, 29 5th Street, Petaluma, CA 94952.  If you cancel this Agreement, the school will refund any money that you paid, less any non-refundable charges and deduction for equipment not timely returned in good condition, within forty-five days after your Notice of Cancellation is received.

REFUND POLICY:

The institutional refund policy for students is per explanation in the above section. If a student’s tuition is $995 they have the right to cancel in writing as stated above within 30 days of the onsite course or module commencement. They would then be entitled to a refund of $745 which is less the $250 non-refundable registration fee (deposit towards the course/module). If the student cancels after the 30 day mark; no monies used for tuition are returned and these funds are not transferable to another course/module at another date or location.

Except for Module One, the remaining three module fees have a $250 non-refundable Registration fee or Deposit and any other non-refundable fees included in the total module fee. 

All students must provide written notification of withdrawal, cancellation or request for refund.  Please be advised that a constructive withdrawal of a student may be made by the school.  Such a withdrawal will be determined to have occurred if, in the estimation of the school and instructor, the student has failed to attend any one day of consecutive class meetings and has not responded to instructor or school attempts to contact the student.

Refunds must be requested in writing to Academy of Animal Sport Science, LLC., attention Debranne Pattillo or Dr. Nicole Rombach, 29 5th Street, Petaluma, CA 94952 and the refund will be calculated upon receipt date or upon withdrawal of the student by the school as referenced above. 

Any refund to a student will be refunded minus the non-refundable Registration fee of $250, and any other non-refundable fees, within 45 days of notification in writing or constructive withdrawal made by the school. 

All module fees are due 30 days prior to the first day of the module commencement unless module tuition is paid as part of a payment plan.  

Any textbooks purchased from Academy of Animal Sport Science, LLC., are eligible for a complete refund if in new condition less any applicable shipping charge.

DISTANCE EDUCATION REFUND PROVISIONS: (Only applicable to Module One, Two and Four): 

An institution offering a distance educational program where the instruction is not offered in real time must transmit the first lesson and any materials to any student within seven days after the institution accepts the student for admission. The student has the right to cancel the agreement and receive a full refund as described above before the first lesson and materials are received.  Cancellation is effective on the date written notice of cancellation is sent.  If the institution sent the first lesson and materials before an effective cancellation notice was received, the institution shall make a refund within 45 days after the student’s return of the materials.  

An institution must transmit all of the lessons and other materials to the student if the student has fully paid for the educational program, and 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 must 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.

Federal or State Loans:

If a student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of moneys not paid from federal student financial aid programs funds.  If the student is eligible for a loan guaranteed by the federal or state government and the student defaults on the loan, both of the following may occur:

1.  The federal or state government or a loan guarantee agency may take action against the student, including applying any income tax refund to which the person is entitled to reduce the balance owed on the loan.

2.  The student may not be eligible for any other federal student financial aid at another institution or other government assistance until the loan is repaid. 

WITHDRAWAL

You have the right to withdraw from a course or module of instruction at any time.  It is preferred that a notice of withdrawal be made in writing to the address of the school shown on the first page of this Agreement.  When a student officially withdraws from the course or module, any refund of tuition will be governed by the following policy calculated as described above. No administrative fee will be assessed or deducted from the amount to be refunded to the student.  There will, however, be no refund for late payment of fees.

Please be advised that a constructive withdrawal of a student may also be made by the school.  Such a withdrawal will be determined to have occurred, if in the estimation of the school and instructor, and in the absence of an approved leave of absence or other short-term absence, the student fails to participate in course or module assignments or other instruction for a period of three weeks. 

If a student wishes to withdraw from the institution or a course/module of instruction, the student must contact Academy of Animal Sport Science, LLC., attention Debranne Pattillo or Dr. Nicole Rombach, 29 5th Street, Petaluma, CA 94952. Refunds are processed by Academy of Animal Sport Science, LLC. when a student has resolved all financial obligations against their school debts, and their student account reflects a credit balance.  Refunds are processed after the student’s account reflects a credit balance.