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The George Washington University Online High School Payment and Refund Terms

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.

YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ACCEPT AND COMPLY WITH ALL OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.


Effective April 1, 2019


1. PAYMENT


Tuition: K12 requires payment of 1) tuition in full, or 2) first monthly payment if payment plan option is selected (for full time enrollment only) by credit card prior to enrolling a student. Tuition must be paid in full to receive a transcript or diploma from The George Washington University Online High School.


Taxes: All tuition charges are exclusive of all federal, state, municipal or other governmental sales and other taxes now in force or enacted in the future. You agree to pay all applicable taxes. If you are tax-exempt, you must provide K12 with your exemption certificates or other acceptable evidence of your tax-exempt status.


2. THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL ACCESS


Access: After you have paid the applicable course fees and tuition, submitted required forms and documents, and your student has been accepted into The George Washington University Online High School, you will be given access to the school through a standard recommended Internet browser. Please see the K12 Technical Requirements for recommended Internet browser details.


You must have a computer and an internet connection to access The George Washington University Online High School. It is your responsibility to set up, pay for and maintain (in accordance with the minimum specifications as directed by K12) your computer and Internet connection during your enrollment period. EACH USER IS ALSO SUBJECT TO THE TERMS OF USE POSTED ON THE K12 WEB SITE WHICH INCLUDE DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES AND INDEMNITY OBLIGATIONS AND WHICH ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FROM TIME TO TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. IN ADDITION, K12 MAY TERMINATE YOUR ENROLLMENT IF YOU OR YOUR CHILD VIOLATES A SCHOOL POLICY OR OTHERWISE FAILS TO COMPLY WITH ANY MATERIAL TERM OR CONDITION APPLICABLE TO ENROLLMENT.


Suspension and Termination: K12 may suspend your access to The George Washington University Online High School, without additional notice 1) if you are on a payment plan, and we have not received payment for service, or 2) for operational reasons. In addition, K12 may terminate any enrollment if you or your child breach or otherwise fail to perform any material obligation and do not cure the breach within 30 days after K12 has notified you of it.


3. MATERIALS

Material kit contents may be altered based upon international shipping regulations or restrictions. Materials may be used only for the benefit of the single named student enrolled. You may not reproduce or distribute any Materials or transfer or sell any Materials to any third party, except to the extent legally permissible. ALL MATERIALS ARE TO BE USED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR INSTRUCTED PURPOSE AND APPLICABLE DIRECTIONS.


Materials Reshipment Policy

Effective: 7/1/2017

Upon receipt of school materials customer is responsible for reviewing the contents in the boxes to those listed on the packing list for completeness and accuracy. If customer encounters missing or damaged item(s), customer is responsible for notifying K12 Sales Support at (salessupport@k12.com) within 30 days of receipt of shipment. If the missing or damaged item(s) are a result of a K12 or K12 vendor error, K12 will replace the item(s) at no cost to the Customer. If K12 is notified of missing or damaged item(s) after 30 days of receipt of shipment and/or the item(s) missing or damaged is not the fault of K12 or K12 vendor error, customer will be sent a replacement and charged a replacement fee as well as the cost of shipping the replacement materials.


4. PROGRAM WITHDRAWAL; REFUND POLICY/SUSPENSION OF PAYMENT PLAN ALL SALES MADE OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES ARE FINAL AND NO REFUNDS SHALL BE MADE.

THE FOLLOWING REFUND TERMS ONLY APPLY TO SALES MADE INSIDE THE UNITED STATES:


Refund Policy: Refunds are ONLY available for tuition that has been paid in full. To be eligible for a refund, a parent or guardian must provide written notification to The George Washington University Online High School, requesting to withdraw the child from the school (the exact process for submitting this written notification is outlined in the Student Handbook). It is also recommended that the student’s teacher or advisor is contacted to discuss the reason for the program withdrawal. Refunds are calculated based on the “Withdrawal Date” which is the postmark and/or electronic imprint date on the written notification.


Specific information on percentages available for refund is outlined below:



Program Withdrawal Refund Policy

Transaction Type

Student Type

Payment Type

Prior to Day 1 of Term†

Day 1 - Day 30 Term†

Day 31 - Day 90 of Term***

After Day 90 of Term ***

Program Withdrawal

Full Time OR Part-Time AP Excellence

Paid in Full

100% (Materials NOT Shipped)

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100% Less $600 (Materials Shipped)

80%

40%

0%

Day 1 of Term is defined as the initial classroom entry date of the semester or full year, depending upon the payment type.

***Program Withdrawals are not permitted during the final 30 instructional days of a term.


Suspension of Payment Plan: No refunds are available for students on a payment plan. However, withdrawing students who are on a payment plan with The George Washington University Online High School may be eligible to have future payment obligations cancelled. To be eligible, a parent or guardian must provide written notification to The George Washington University Online High School, requesting to withdraw the child from the school (the exact process for submitting this written notification is outlined in the Student Handbook). It is also recommended that the student’s teacher or advisor is contacted to discuss the reason for the program withdrawal. The future payment obligations are calculated based on the “Withdrawal Date” which is the postmark and/or electronic imprint date on the written notification. Specific information is outlined below:


Program Withdrawal and Suspension of Payment Plan for Full Time Students


Prior to Day 1 of Term†

Day 1 - Day 30 of Term†

Day 31 - Day 90 of Term***

After Day 90 of Term ***

If materials have shipped, first monthly payment remains due. All subsequent monthly payments are cancelled.


If materials have not shipped, all scheduled payments are cancelled.


First monthly payment remains due. All subsequent monthly payments are refunded and/or cancelled.

A total of 5 monthly payments are due. All additional monthly payments are refunded and/or cancelled.

Down payment and a total of 10 monthly payments are due. All additional monthly payments are refunded and/or cancelled.

Day 1 of Term is defined as the initial classroom entry date of the semester or full year, depending upon the payment type.

***Program Withdrawals are not permitted during the final 30 instructional days of a course.


THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON MATERIALS PURCHASED OR ANY APPLICABLE SHIPPING CHARGES IF MATERIALS HAVE BEEN SHIPPED. K12 HAS NO OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE A REFUND IF YOU OR YOUR CHILD VIOLATES A SCHOOL POLICY OR OTHERWISE FAILS TO COMPLY WITH ANY MATERIAL TERM OR CONDITION APPLICABLE TO YOUR ENROLLMENT.


5. DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND BINDING ARBITRATION


The parties will attempt in good faith to settle all disputes arising from or in connection with these Terms including without limitation the validity, interpretation, performance and breach hereof, through a process of mediation in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA under the supervision of a mutually agreed upon mediator. In the event that mediation fails to settle such a dispute, the parties shall follow the process set forth in the current Terms of Use posted on The George Washington University Online High School website, or if different, the parties mutually agree to binding arbitration in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA, conducted in English by a single arbitrator in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association as the sole forum for disputes, except that judgment upon the award rendered may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. In the event of arbitration, the prevailing party will be entitled to reasonable attorney’s fees, costs and other disbursements.


6. MISCELLANEOUS

Upon accepting these Terms you represent that you are the parent or legal guardian of the student(s) being enrolled. You represent that you have the power to bind all the students you enroll, their parents and legal guardians, all of who shall be bound by these Terms. These Terms cannot be amended unless such amendment is accepted in writing by an authorized representative of K12.


A waiver of any part of these Terms in one instance is not a waiver of any other part or any other instance. Notices are considered delivered when either party sends them by email or fax to the email address or fax number provided by the other party or 3 days after mailing by first-class mail, return receipt requested, to the most recent address provided by the other party. If any part of these Terms is held invalid for any reason, the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired.


These Terms and the documents to which it refers form the entire agreement the parties with respect to the subject matter herein. You may not rely on any other documents, statements, or representations by any sales or service representatives or other parties, unless expressly contained herein.


Please sign and return the bottom section of this page to The George Washington University Online High School, as instructed below. In signing, you indicate an awareness and understanding of the Payment and Refund Terms set forth herein.


Student’s Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________

Student’s Home Phone: _____________________

Parent/Guardian’s Name: _____________________________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian’s Signature: _____________________________________________ Date: ___________________


Please sign and return to:

The George Washington University Online High School Registrar’s Office

2300 Corporate Park Drive

Herndon, VA 20171


This document can also be sent via fax or email, as indicated below:

Fax: 855-495-2106

Email: GWUOHSdocuments@k12.com

Please feel free to call The George Washington University Online High School Admissions Office with any questions at 877-382-2015.