Financial Policy

Tuition, Cancellation, Refunds and Discounts

CPEI will publish the tuition fee, payment schedules, refunds, stipends, cancellations, etc.

  • CPEI will establish a tuition fee which will be published on the website
  • CPE Institutional Affiliates will establish tuition that is appropriate for their setting.

CPEI Affiliate Organizations will issue an invoice to:

  • New students once the acceptance letter has been signed and returned
  • Returning students (CPEI Affiliate Organizations/Supervisors will be issued an invoice to students prior to the beginning of a course/unit for the returning student)

Cancellation of Course and Refunds:

  • Before Course Begins: A student has five (5) calendar days after signing a CPEI Acceptance Letter to cancel enrollment and receive a full refund of monies paid to CPEI or an approved CPEI Affiliate Organization.
  • Refund After Program Started: A student withdrawing after the course/unit started is entitled to tuition refund monies paid based on the following schedule. Special consideration will be given to a student’s request for a refund beyond the policy in the case of student illness or accident, death in the family, etc.


Student Actions:

  • Tuition fees: Submit a withdrawal request in writing to the CPEI Supervisor/Educator in which one was enrolled or CPEI.
  • Enrollment fees: students must submit a request in writing to the CPEI Administrative Assistant (AdminAsst@cpei.us)


Administrative Actions:

    • CPEI Supervisor/Educator will reimburse all tuition funds paid if within five (5) calendar days after signing a CPEI Acceptance Letter. 
    • CPEI Administrative Assistant will issue a check to the student for enrollment fees paid if within the 5 days of canceling after signing the acceptance letter.
    • All checks must be submitted to the student within 30 days of the request.
    • A copy of student cancellation or refund requests will be maintained in the student files.

    Student Name

    Course Enrolled

    Start Date of Course

    Cancellation, Withdrawal, or Drop Date.

    Refund Amount

    Date Paid

    Person Approving

           
           

Example: Student cancels within 5 days after signing the student acceptance letter and paid the fees stated in the letter. Student paid $899 tuition fee, $50 enrollment fee and $25 library fee equals a total of $974. Refund to student will be $974.

  • Refund After Program Started: A student withdrawing after the course/unit started is entitled to tuition refund monies paid based on the following schedule. Special consideration will be given to a student’s request for a refund beyond the policy in the case of student illness or accident, death in the family, etc.
  • Student Action: The student must submit a withdrawal request in writing to the CPEI Affiliate Organization in which one was enrolled or CPEI. If CPEI, the request will be submitted to the CPEI Administrative Assistant (AdminAsst@cpei.us)
  • Administrative Action: CPEI Administrative Assistant will issue a check to the student for any refunds due within 30 days.

Percentage of Tuition Refund Minus Enrollment, Equivalency Evaluations, and Library Fees

 Week 1

80%

Week 2

60%

Week 3

40%

Week 4

20%

Week 5 – Following

0%

Example: Student withdraws from the CPE program during Week 3 but prior to Week 4.  Student has signed the acceptance letter and paid the required fees.  If student paid $999 tuition, $50 enrollment fee and $25 library fee = Total Paid: $1074.  Refund to student: $429.60 tuition (40%), $0.00 Enrollment fee and $0.00 library fee: $429.60.

CPEI/CPE Center Directors will approve or disapprove the request within 5 working days of receiving the request. If approved, a check will be submitted to the student within 30 days of the request.
  • CPEI/CPEI Affiliate Organization Director will maintain a copy of student cancellation or refund requests in the student files.
  • All CPEI Affililate Organizations and CPEI must maintain a list of any refunds or cancellation by using the form below and make it available to the CPEI Administrative Assistant (AdminAsst@cpei.us) as requested
 

Discount/Scholarships Policy:  Any discounts or scholarships allowed in their promotional materials must be stated for a specific time period related to the discount or scholarship and the amount allowed.  Students must submit in writing any special requests for a scholarship. Copies of these request are to be maintained in the student files.

Financial Aid: CPEI does not participate in Federal Financial Aid Programs (Title IV Pell Grants, Perkins Loans, etc.) due to the extensive administrative requirements.

Student Failure to Fulfill Financial Obligations:
CPEI will inform students that the failure to fulfill financial obligations could result in:

  • Failure to receive course credit or IACET CEUs
  • Failure to receive a Certificate of Completion
  • Failure to receive a final evaluation
  • Potential removal from the program


Truth in Lending Act (TILA):
 

  • CPEI agrees to not disclose credit card information to anyone outside the person who holds the card.
  • CPEI does not provide loans to students.
  • Tuition is expected to be paid prior to or within the first week of the course. No discount is provided for early payment.
  • Students may request in writing the need for installment payments not to exceed four per course.
  • Each installment payments will incur a 2% fee for credit card charges