BEC: IELTS & TOEFL TUTORS
BEC: IELTS & TOEFL TUTORS

Terms and Conditions

PAYMENTS
Payments may be made by bank transfer or creditcard and must be received in full 14 days prior to the course start date. A deposit must be paid immediately upon booking. A booking confirmation will only be sent when a deposit has been received. Bank details are provided on the invoice. 

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATION FEES
- Written notification of cancellation must be submitted in order to provide refunds.

-If  Boston Educational Consulting LLC (henceforth BEC) cancels a program after a student’s enrollment,  BEC will refund all monies already paid by the student. 

- Students who require a visa/temporary residence permit may not be able to shorten their course due to the terms of their visa/temporary residence permit.

- In the event that a refund is due, prorated refunds will be calculated on a weekly basis. When determining the number of weeks,  BEC  will consider a partial week the same as if a whole week were completed, provided the student was present at least one day during the scheduled week.

Course cancellation after arrival or "no shows"
No refunds of tuition, registration fee or placement fees will be given by the school once the student has started his/her course. However courses can be shortened as follows:

Students who terminate their course in the first 4 weeks: will be refunded all tuition except the first 4 weeks and any administrative and material fees (at the non-discounted rate in BEC Price List).

For courses of 4 weeks or fewer, lessons cannot be cancelled. Tuition fees are not refundable.

For courses of 5 weeks & over: 

- Students must advise  BEC  by Friday

- Students who terminate their course after the 4th week, but before the mid-point of their course: will be charged at a prorated amount of tuition at the nondiscounted rate found in the BEC Price List.

Students who terminate their course after the midpoint of their course will not be refunded.

Refund Due Dates
- For students cancelling before arrival, refunds will be made within 45 calendar days of the first scheduled day of class or the documented date of cancellation, whichever is earlier.

- For an enrolled student, the refund due will be paid within 45 calendar days from the documented date on the student’s written notice of withdrawal.

- Any refunds due will be paid to the person or organisation who originally paid the fees.

- BEC reserves the right to charge an administration fee of 50 USD each time the course is changed or postponed after BEC has confirmed the initial enrolment. This also includes requests for changes whilst the student is at school.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2013 - FALLING ON A WEEKDAY:
1 Jan, 21 Jan, 18 Feb, 15 Apr (Boston only), 27 May, 4 Jul, 2 Sep, 14 Oct, 11 Nov, 28 Nov, 29 Nov

SCHEDULING
BEC  reserves the right to reduce the number of contact hours and/or postpone a class due to insufficient number of students. The lessons may be reduced or postponed as follows:

- Secrets to IELTS: If fewer than 4 participants register at regular price (5 at discounted price) classes BEC reserves the right to postpone the course until class size reaches the set minimum.

LEVEL OF ENGLISH
If a student does not have the minimum level of English required to follow a specific course, as determined by  BEC ’s Placement Test,  BEC  reserves the right to move the student to an appropriate course for their level.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Recipients of scholarship or government grants should expect to pay a deposit in cases where reimbursement to the school is not provided prior to the student commencing their course.

CLASS INFORMATION
- Private lessons will be scheduled subject to teacher/ classroom availability.
- BEC  reserves the right to use classrooms in alternative premises of a similar standard.

FORCE MAJEURE
BEC  will not be responsible for any failure to comply with any of its obligations (and therefore shall not be required to provide any compensation) if the failure is occasioned by any cause beyond  BEC ’s reasonable control. Nor shall  BEC  be responsible for any costs incurred by or on behalf of the student as a result of any such cause. Such causes shall include but shall not be limited to war, threat of war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, unusually adverse weather conditions and infectious diseases.

Classes canceled as a result of a force major event will not be made up.

EXPULSION
BEC  reserves the right to expel students for unacceptable behavior or lack of attendance. No refund will be given. Repatriation is at student’s own expense.

DAMAGE TO PROPERTY
Students must pay the full cost of any damage they cause to property.

INSURANCE
BEC does not offer health insurance

- Students must have adequate health, accident and travel insurance while attending any of our programs.  BEC  school require students to show a proof of health insurance upon arrival. Where proof is not available, students must immediately purchase at least one week’s insurance from  BEC. BEC  reserves the right to claim this cost from uninsured students, and during this week students must purchase insurance for their entire stay. Uninsured students may not attend class until proof of insurance is available, and will not be refunded for lost class time.

LIABILITY
BEC  will not be held liable for loss, damage or injury to persons or property.

PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMING
BEC  may take promotional photographs and video footage of students. If students do not wish to participate,  BEC  will respect their wishes but it is students’ responsibility to absent themselves from the photograph/video. 

FILMING SITE TERMS OF USE & MODIFICATION
BEC may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

GOVERNING LAW
Any claim relating to BEC's web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Massachusetts without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Web Site.

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