Tuition and Policy
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Precious Lopez, LLC DBA Sew Magarbo may change or update these policies as needed. Please refer to our website (www.sewmagarbo.com) or office announcements for updates. Enrolling/Registering is an acknowledge that you have read and understood the information contained herein and agree to adhere to such terms.
Deposit & Payment Information: One time per year registration fee of $50 per student or a maximum of $125 per family is due upon registration. For the "month to month" enrollees, the first month and last month tuition and registration fees are due upon registration. First month and registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE for all students.
Monthly Payment Information: Tuition is based on a yearly fee with the option of being divided into ten equal monthly payments. Your monthly payment is not related to the number of classes in the month. The number of classes that occur in any given month depends on the calendar and any holidays or breaks that may take place during that month. Depending on the day of the week that you enrolled, each month may be different. TUITION IS NOT PRORATED DUE TO ABSENCES, WEATHER, OR SCHEDULED CLOSINGS. The enrollment duration season begins in September and concludes in June. With our strict teacher/student ratio, we keep each class to a maximum of 8. We anticipate that all students will finish the year and hold your seat. Therefore, we turn away new students once a class is full. We do not overbook. A family discount will apply to families with three or more students enrolled in classes as follows: 3rd sibling: $60/month=$600/year. Automatic payments will be processed on the 1st day of each month. All failed or returned transactions will incur a $20 administrative fee and a $20 late fee if not settled before the 7th of the month.
Cancellation: You may cancel your participation in the program with a 30-day advance notice by filling out the “class drop form” in person. The first and last month fee registration fee amount is not refundable and discounts given at time of registration will be reverted to full price.For example, student tuition that was originally calculated using the Full Year tuition payment discount or early bird discount, will be recalculated to the month-to-month tuition payment. Additionally, a $100 cancellation fee may be applicable to those cancelling without the required 30-day notice. WITHDRAWAL/CHANGE FORM WHEN GIVING NOTICE OF DISCONTINUING CLASSES. Forms are to be filled out in person to avoid confusions and any “misdeliveries” Withdrawal forms not received thirty days (30) prior to the first day of the month when tuitions are to be auto-debited will result in normal charge of tuition fees for that month.
Class Arrival/Departure and Duration: Students should arrive NO earlier than 5 minutes prior to their scheduled class times. *for children-Parents are expected to pick up their child/children promptly. The studio will not be responsible for students once their class is dismissed. However, parents are expected to come in when picking them up. Sew Magarbo Sewing Studio is not responsible for children leaving the property alone to meet parents in the parking lot.
Class Preparedness: All students are expected to be prepared for every class with their workbook, patterns, and all project materials needed (fabric, notions, including thread). Unprepared students who come to class without materials will have to work on a small project using supplies from Sew Magarbo Sewing Studio’s stock of fabric and notions. *for children-The parent will be invoiced a $5.00 flat fee charge for this. To avoid this charge, please make sure your children come to class prepared with supplies for their projects. The list of materials needed for projects will be given to students prior to commencing a new project. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain this list from the teacher and communicate the details to their parents. We ask that parents support this policy to encourage students to be responsible and prepared.
Supply Purchase: All students are able to purchase fabrics and notions from the Studio store. Purchases may be selected during class time, as needed, and will be invoiced and charged to your account. Children must have parent’s permission before selection supplies. Sew Magarbo Sewing Studio will assume all students have permission unless expressly told otherwise.
Class Observation: Sew Magarbo Sewing Studio accepts and encourages independent students. As such, the sewing and cutting areas are off limits to non-students during class time, including parents. The presence of others in these areas during class time disturbs and may make them nervous. Unfortunately, we are unable to make exceptions to this policy. There will be a scheduled observation day during the year. In addition, students will have the opportunity to “walk the runway” at the end of the school year to display their projects and creativity. Further information will be emailed and posted in the studio.
Absences: Only students enrolled in the 10-month program are eligible for make up classes. This is not available to students in the flex month program. Please know that only missed classes due to sickness and family emergencies will be honored. Due to our preferred student/teacher ratio, these students may only makeup a maximum of three (3) Hours missed. Credits and/or refunds will be given to ALL students in the rare case that Sew Magarbo Sewing & Creative Arts Studio must cancel a class and a substitute is not available.
Inclement Weather/Emergency Events: Sew Magarbo will follow the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Inclement Weather and Emergency event policies for closing. There will be no credit or refund for closing during this inclement weather. Sew Magarbo Sewing & Creative Arts Studio reserves the right to decide on any exceptions. please call the studio or check at our website or our Facebook Page: Facebook.com/SewMagarbo for cancellation updates.