Payment & Refund Policies

PCNW PAYMENT & REFUND POLICIES
The information provided below outlines details about Member Registration, Class Registration, Class Withdrawal & Refund Policies, Workshop Registration, and Workshop Withdrawal & Refund Policies. Please refer to our Education/Administrative Policies for complete information.


MEMBER REGISTRATION
As a PCNW Member, you can receive a discount on tuition for classes and workshops. In order to redeem this benefit, we provide a Discount Code to use during online check-out. Please contact membership@pcnw.org (we aim for 24-hr or less response time) or call 206.720.7222 x0 to obtain the current codes.


CLASS REGISTRATION
Payment Options

  • Full Payment = Total tuition and materials fee for the course paid at registration
  • 2 Part Payment Plan = Incurs $20 processing fee; 50% of total tuition paid at registration, with remaining balance due 28 days after the official start date of the quarter
  • Non-Refundable Deposit = 15% of total tuition due at registration to hold place in course, with remaining balance due on the official start date of the quarter; in the even that the student must cancel their registration, this deposit is non-refundable

CLASS WITHDRAWAL & REFUND POLICY
Students wishing to Drop/Withdraw from a Course must submit notification to PCNW administrative staff. Notification may be e-mailed to the Registrar, OR mailed/submitted in person to PCNW Attn: Registrar at 900 12th Ave Seattle, WA 9122, OR over the phone by calling 206.720.7222 x0.

  • Course Canceled by PCNW | Enrolled students receive a full refund of tuition or may transfer their tuition to another course open for registration
  • Drop/Withdrawal Prior to First Day of Academic Quarter | PCNW retains 15% of the total tuition (or non-refundable deposit) for the course; the First Day of the Academic Quarter is defined as the first day of the quarter, or start date of the class, as published on the PCNW website
  • Drop/Withdrawal ON or BEFORE the 14th Day of the Academic Quarter | PCNW retains 50% of the total tuition for the course
  • Drop/Withdrawal AFTER the 14th Day of the Academic Quarter | No Refund – The drop period is defined as the first 14 days of the academic quarter as published on the PCNW website; students who withdraw after the 14th day of the quarter are not eligible to receive a refund or transfer tuition to another course or future quarter

In any case in which a refund is due a student, the refund shall be made within 30 days of receiving the student’s notice of cancellation or withdrawal from the school, or of the date a course is canceled by Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW). All tuition refunds are issued in the form of a check. PCNW cannot be responsible for giving refunds for classes, workshops, or other programming dropped or missed due to illness, emergencies, or events beyond our control if notification of cancellation/withdrawal is not received within the stated deadlines.

If you are currently enrolled in the Certificate Program, please consult Academic Policies for Certificate Students for information about refund policies for Certificate students.


WORKSHOP REGISTRATION
Full Payment for workshop tuition is due at the time of registration.


WORKSHOP WITHDRAWAL & REFUND POLICY
Students wishing to Drop/Withdraw from a Course must submit notification to PCNW administrative staff. Notification may be e-mailed to the Registrar, OR mailed/submitted in person to PCNW Attn: Registrar at 900 12th Ave Seattle, WA 9122, OR over the phone by calling 206.720.7222 x0.

  • Workshop Canceled by PCNW | Enrolled students receive a full refund of tuition or may transfer their tuition to another workshop open for registration
  • Cancel/Withdraw at least 7 Days PRIOR to Workshop Start Date | Student will receive a refund of tuition less a $25 Cancellation Fee OR if a student wishes to transfer to an alternate workshop offering, a $25 transfer fee will apply
  • Cancel/Withdraw LESS THAN 7 Days prior to Workshop Start Date | No Refund or Transfer; this is also true in the event that a student fails to show-up/attend a course

In any case in which a refund is due a student, the refund shall be made within 30 days of receiving the student’s notice of cancellation or withdrawal from the school, or of the date a course is canceled by Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW). All tuition refunds are issued in the form of a check. PCNW cannot be responsible for giving refunds for classes, workshops, or other programming dropped or missed due to illness, emergencies, or events beyond our control if notification of cancellation/withdrawal is not received within the stated deadlines.