Cancellation Policy

NWAC Cancellation Policies

Why does NWAC need a Cancellation Policy?

As a 501 c3 non-profit organization NWAC has worked hard to keep our classes affordable and available to all. We often operate on a very slim margin which means that a single student cancelling could lead to the cancellation of the class for all of the remaining students.

We also pay processing fees on each order, which go automatically to the companies handling registration and payment processing. The processing fees are always non-refundable to us, no matter what the reason for cancellation.

For Academic Quarter-Long Classes:

We require 2 weeks’ written notice for Cancellation. The remaining prorated amount, less a $20 cancellation processing fee will be refunded for the time still remaining after the 2 week notification has elapsed.

Please be aware, that since our classes run on such small numbers, withdrawing your student can in some cases cause the remaining classes to be cancelled for all students. Please try to finish out the quarter if possible.

For Workshops and One Time Classes:

NWAC will refund your tuition paid, less a 10% processing fee, 5 or more days before the start date of a class. If you cancel less than 5 days before the start date, refunds are not available since your instructor will have already bought your supplies and done any necessary preparation work to have them ready for you.

You may make a 1 time switch to a different class of equal or greater cost, if you notify NWAC 5 or more days before the start of your original class, and if there is availability in the upcoming class.

The Northwest Art Center reserves the right to cancel a class when enrollment minimums are not reached.  Cancellations are determined no later than 24 hours before the class starts. If the Art Center cancels a class, camp, or workshop, the student will have the option to transfer to another class at no cost, as long as space is available, or receive a 100% refund.