The $75 application fee is non-refundable unless enrollment is cancelled within 72 hours of signing or if ILI is unable to place the student in the appropriate level. Fees for reimbursable services such as SEVIS and express delivery are non-refundable once the service is completed. A full tuition refund will be given if requested before the start date of the scheduled class(es) or if a prospective student has his/her visa application rejected. A full tuition refund will be given if a class is cancelled by ILI or if a student is rejected for enrollment. A prorated tuition refund will be given to a student who withdraws prior to the completion of 75% of the student’s scheduled class. Withdrawal notification has to be submitted by the last day of attendance. Unattended days prior to notification of withdrawal, up to a maximum of 4 weeks, will count as attended classes. The prorated tuition refund shall be determined by the ratio of the number of weeks or lessons completed by the student to the total number of weeks of the student’s scheduled class(es). Any portion of a week’s attendance by a student shall be considered a full week’s attendance for this purpose. There is no tuition refund after completion of 75% of the student’s scheduled classes. Refunds will be made by check for all cash, check or debit card payments and by credit card for all credit card payments within 30 days of receiving notification or within 30 days of ILI cancellation of class(es). Weekly tuition credits for vacations or other planned absences are only given if notification is received in advance. Unused credits and prepaid classes will be forfeited six months after last attendance. There are no retroactive credits for unattended weeks and there are no credits for individual unattended days. There is no credit or refund of tuition for days on which ILI is closed because of holidays, bad weather or other emergencies. Once received by the student, books and other materials are the property of the student and are non-refundable. There are no retroactive refunds of sales tax for exempt organizations or individuals.
Private, semi-private and special group classes cancelled by the student(s) (including “no-shows”) may be made up only if notice is given by the student to ILI either by phone (202)362-2505 or by email to [email protected] at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled class(es) or by 9 am Friday for any classes scheduled on Saturday, Sunday or Monday; or if one or more classes are not held through no fault of the student. If a student fails to cancel on time, full tuition must be paid for the missed class(es). Semi-private and small group classes have to be cancelled by all students enrolled in class, cancellation of just one student is not accepted and does not release that student from paying for the missed class.
The Homestay Placement fee of $150 is non-refundable, unless ILI is unable to place the student with a Homestay family in which case the fee and the deposit will be refunded to the applicant. Students wishing to withdraw before the scheduled end date of Homestay are required to give ILI at least a one-week cancellation notice before their intended last day in Homestay. If the one-week cancellation notice is not given or the student does not start Homestay as scheduled, the charge of 1 week of Homestay at the current weekly rate is payable to ILI.
Foreign Languages Program
If a class or test is cancelled by ILI, a full refund will be given. Group courses at ILI are non-refundable after the registration deadline. Private, semi-private, special group classes or proficiency tests cancelled by the student(s) (including “no-shows”) may be made up only if notice is given by the student(s) to ILI either by phone (202) 686-5610 ext. 105 or by email to [email protected]. The student(s) must call or send an email to cancel at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled class(es)/test(s) or by 9 am Friday for any classes/tests scheduled on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday. If a student fails to cancel on time, full tuition must be paid for the missed class(es)/test(s). Semi-private and special group classes must be cancelled by all students enrolled in class. Cancellation by just one student (in a semi-private or special group class) is not accepted and does not release that student from paying for the missed class. Missed group classes may only be made up if the same level is being offered on another day and the class is not at full capacity. Once received by the student(s), books and other materials are the property of the student(s). Once distributed, ILI does not accept returns and makes no refund for such materials. There are no retroactive refunds of sales tax for exempt organizations or individuals. Refunds will be issued within 30 days of receipt of notification from the student. The regular hourly rate will be applied to all attended classes for the purpose of the calculation of the refund amount. Unused credits and prepaid classes will be forfeited six months after the last attendance.
TESOL/TEFL Certificate Program
After payment has been made for the course, refunds will be issued in the amount of $1,600 up until the course begins. Refunds will not be issued after the course begins. The $150 deposit is non-refundable.
ILI reserves the right to cancel any class if deemed necessary. If a course is canceled by ILI, a full refund will be issued. ILI reserves the right to assign substitute instructors whenever necessary.