Tuition and Registration
The cost of the tuition for each Program and Course is
listed in our website under “Tuition”. There is a
Registration Fee for each program and course to reserve a
seat in the class of your choice with the balance of the
tuition due and payable according to the terms and
conditions in this Enrollment Agreement contract.
The Registration Fee will be applied towards the total cost
of the program and is
Hotels are available within walking distance and also within
a mile from the school. A list of local hotels is provided
in our website under “Housing”. Public transportation is
also within walking distance from the school. Movie theaters
and restaurants are at a short walking distance from the
school. Shopping malls are within one mile.
Records and progress:
The school keeps records for
a minimum of 5 (five) years. For those students who are
denied entry or dismissed from the school, records will
remain on file for at least 1 (one) year.
Refund and Cancellation Fee:
Should an applicant/student
cancel or be terminated for any reason, all refunds will be
made according to the following policy and refund schedule:
1-Cancellation must be sent
by Certified Mail to “American School of Jewelry”.
2-All monies will be refunded
if the school does not accept the student or if the student
cancels within three (3) business days after signing the
Enrollment Agreement and making initial payment.
3-Cancellation after the
third (3rd) business day, but before the first class, will
result in a refund of all monies paid, with the exception of
the Registration Fee.
attendance has begun, but prior to 20% of the completion of
the program, will result in a pro-rata refund computed on
the number of hours completed to the total program hours.
completing 20% or more of the program/course will result in
6-Termination date: The
calculation of the termination date for refund computation
purposes is the date that the cancellation is received in
the school by “Certified Mail”.
7-Refunds will be made within
thirty (30) days of termination or receipt of cancellation
8-A student can be dismissed
at the discretion of the Director for insufficient progress,
non-payment of costs or failure to comply with rules.
Cancellation and Termination Policy:
1-A student will be granted a
leave of absence providing there is a valid reason such as
illness, an emergency, or any sufficient reason with the
proper documentation to sustain it. If the reason is not
considered to be valid or the school considers that there is
not enough documentation to support absence/s, the school
has the right to terminate the student.
2-A student may re-enter to
complete the education within six months from the leave of
absence at no additional charge, providing that the reason
for the termination was beyond his/her control, however, the
student will be subject to the existence of a vacancy.
disrespectful behavior towards other students, instructor/s
and/or any other school official, is sufficient reason for
the termination of the student.
4-Any student intentionally
creating a safety hazard will be terminated.
5-In order for the student to
obtain a Certificate he/she must complete all practical
In order to register for a
program in "American School of Jewelry", the applicant must
be at least 18 years old or have the authorization of a
parent or guardian. The corresponding Registration Fee for
each program must be submitted together with the Enrollment
Agreement. The applicant will be considered enrolled after a
fully completed Enrollment Agreement and Registration Fee is
received and approved by "American School of Jewelry". If
the specific Course/Program requested by the applicant has
been filled, the Enrollment Agreement together with the
Registration Fee will be returned with indication of the
next available class opening. An Admission will be denied
should the applicant not comply with the herein described
requirements for admission.
Rules and Regulations:
1-Cell phones must be shut
off or on vibrate mode. Your cell phone is not to be heard
by other students or instructor in the classroom regardless
if the class is in session or not. If you need to take or
make a call, you must exit the school building.
2-No electronic devices
including music players, computers full or small sized, or
any other type of electronic hardware is permitted within
the school grounds.
3-No personal equipment,
tool, gadget, instrument or device that is not part of the
original set of tools provided by the school is allowed in
your drawer, bench or school building.
4-The school general schedule
provides two scheduled 15 minute breaks during the day and
one 1 hour break for lunch. Repetitive unauthorized breaks
outside of the regular schedule of class will result in
enforcement of a warning and possible termination. Due to
the nature of the training for long term Programs, students
must work on practical exercises in the classroom unattended
by the instructor, the break policies also apply for all
5-The long term programs are
designed to provide the student with the working habits
required in a professional setting and customary business
working schedule routine. This requires a minimum of 35
weekly hours of training. Exceptions are only granted by
special arrangement and only by required circumstances. A
request for a custom schedule can be made at the school
office and will only be authorized in writing.
6-While in the classroom,
conversational talking or other activities outside of the
classroom scope of work is an annoyance for other students,
instructors, administrative personal and visitors. Please
7-The student must provide
the school with an official record for an absence or obvious
late arrival or departure (20 minutes tolerance) from class.
The hours that you miss in the class will not extend the
length of your contract. The weekly hours allocated for your
class or program will be computed regardless of your record
8-The Programs require the
completion of multiple projects. During the completion of
these projects you will be allotted a certain amount of time
for each individual project. The length of time allowed for
the completion of the practical work for the programs has
been professionally researched and tested to allow a
comfortable time table for accomplishment and extended time
for the rework of required projects. Projects must be
completed within the permitted time frame. If you do not
complete your set of prescribed projects by the graduation
date, you will have to go into extension time. Extension
time will be billed at the going rate at the time of the
extension and on a pre-paid monthly basis.
9-Credits of a course or
program can be applied towards a longer program. Application
must be received in our school office within 30 days of
completing the course or program that you are applying as
credit. When applying for this extension you must resubmit a
new Enrollment Agreement together with all deposits and fees
required for the program being applied for.
10-General working environment
maintenance: When you start classes, you are provided with a
clean and organized working station. The inadequate cleaning
and maintenance of your station will result in the loss of
precious metals. You must clean and maintain your station
during your work day and at the end of the work day. Also,
at the end of a class your bench and tools must be in the
same condition as when you started your class.
11-The use of the rolling
mill and melting equipment must always be done in the
presence of your instructor.
Grounds for Termination
I agree to comply with the
rules and policies and understand that the School shall have
the right to terminate this contract and my enrollment at
any time for violation of rules and policies as outlined in
this contract. I understand that the School reserves the
right to modify the rules and regulations, and that I will
find the current rules and regulations in the school
Classroom Clock Hour:
One (1) hour classroom clock
hour = 50 minutes
The school assumes no
responsibility for injuries or other damages induced by the
students on their person or their own or other student’s
personal properties. Student behavior and the proper use of
the facilities and equipment will be practiced in accordance
to school regulations.
I understand that the School
has not made and will not make any guarantees of employment
or salary upon my graduation. The school does not offer
American School of Jewelry
will provide financial aid to those students who qualify.
I understand that in order to
graduate and to receive a diploma or certificate, I must
successfully complete the required number of scheduled clock
hours as specified in this program or course Enrollment
Agreement, pass all applicable written and practical
examination with a 70% average minimum score, and satisfy
all financial obligations to the School.