Payment is due 45 days prior to course start - 60 days on international destination workshops. All fees are to be paid in U.S. funds. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, checks, bank draft, company approved purchase orders, VISA, MasterCard and Discover.
Should you find it necessary to change your course, lodging reservation or anything that requires re-billing, there may be a $10 change fee added to your bill.
Maine Media College is authorized to award graduate and undergraduate degrees and to provide college credit for most of the one-week workshops and Master Classes offered at The Workshops. (Check with your college to be sure they will accept this credit.) Each one-week course is eligible for 1 semester credit. A $35 per course processing fee is required for people wishing to receive credit . To obtain credit, you must register prior to the beginning of the class, in order for the instructor to provide a grade and prepare an evaluation.
Military Veterans Benefits
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved Maine Media College's Professional Certificate Program and MFA degree program as educational programs eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Veterans who performed active service duty after September 10, 2001, as well as current military members and eligible dependents, seeking training in the fields of filmmaking, photography, or multimedia, can visit www.gibill.va.gov/ for benefit information. Other VA programs, such as the Montgomery Bill and VRAP, are not eligible.
The Workshops offers a number of discount plans for students. These discounts cover only workshops taken on the Rockport campus. Discounts are non-transferable and must be used in the calendar year earned. No additional discounts will apply to workshops sequences that offer their own discount plan. Discount plans may not be compounded. There are a limited number of workshops for which no discount will apply. Discount offers may not be combined.
Multiple course discounts:
A 10% tuition discount is available to students taking multiple workshops in one calendar year. Full tuition is charged for the most expensive workshop and then a 10% discount is credited for all additional workshops. To qualify for this discount you must be registered for the meals and accommodations package.
Multiple family/company discounts:
A 10% discount is offered for each additional person attending a workshop from the same immediate family. The discount is deducted from the lowest tuition(s). This same discount is available to organizations that send multiple workshop participants. To qualify for this discount you must be registered for the meals and accommodations package.
Bring a Friend:
Returning alumni - receive a 10% discount on your 2013 workshop when you bring a friend or family member! Both you and your companion receive a 10% discount on your respective workshops. There are some restrictions: the companion must be new to the workshops and both you and the companion must register for your workshop choice on the same day and attend the same week. To qualify for this discount you must be registered for the meals and accommodations package.
Parents, Grandparents and Young Artists:
Sign up for a workshop at the same time as your teen is registered for one of our Young Artist sessions. You both are eligible for a 10% discount, and you both can spend an engaging week on the coast of Maine doing something you love to do! To qualify for this discount you must be registered for the meals and accommodations package.
Withdrawal and Refund Policy
Enrollment is limited in our workshops, so once you have been accepted your participation is important to us - we are counting on you to attend. If you must withdraw from a course, we provide the following refund policy:
- * Withdraw more than 45 days before the start of class (60 days for workshops held outside of Rockport) and we will refund all monies paid, less the $55 application fee.
- * Withdraw 45 days or less before the start of class and we will refund all monies paid, less the application fee and the $300 deposit ($600 deposit for workshops held outside of Rockport).
- * No cancellation fee will be charged for a change in class dates during the same calendar year.
Occasionally, we cancel a class because of low enrollment. In this case, we will refund all monies paid, in full. We cannot be responsible for non-refundable airline tickets unused because of a course cancellation. Our limit of liability is to return all monies paid to The Workshops.
It is the nature of the business that occasionally a listed instructor is unable to participate because of a change in his or her professional schedule. If we are forced to replace an instructor, we will do so with someone of equal or similar credentials. When time permits, we will inform all those registered.