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Tuition | Promotions | Policies

LAAFA’s Extension Program allows you to pursue your artistic and career goals while accommodating your busy schedule.  The challenge is, how to afford the tuition.

Through our school programs, you have access to payment plan options, promotions and work study opportunities.  We encourage you to look at the available options and work with us to help you achieve your educational goals.  In addition, please find our current information on our school policies for students.

Payment Plan Program

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LAAFA Payment Plan

For those students needing extra time during the quarter to pay for their classes, LAAFA offers a payment plan.  Pay for half of your tuition cost prior to your class start date and then half-way through pay your remaining balance.  Only for a 3% fee!
Student will be unable to continue in the program if all of the payment requirements are not met.

PayPal – Bill Me Later

Students have the option to purchase classes by PayPal.  One of the features of PayPal is a “Bill Me Later” promotion that includes: No Payment + No Interest if paid for within 6 months! Subject to credit approval.

Student Policies

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REGISTRATIONS & PAYMENT PLANS

Students must be paid in full prior to the first day of class when enrolled in an Extension Course or Workshop, except those with a payment plan agreement. Please visit the Main Office at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the class, to complete any pending registration issues.

Payment Plans: A 3% Payment Plan Fee will be assessed, with a maximum charge of $35. The Payment Plan Fee, $20 Registration Fee, plus 50% of the total tuition owing must be paid on or before the first day of class. The remaining 50% of the tuition can be paid with a post-dated check (dated 1 month later) or with a signed Credit Card Authorization Form.

There is a $35.00 fee for all checks returned as N.S.F. (Non-Sufficient Funds).

COURSE CHANGES OR CANCELLATIONS

LAAFA reserves the right to cancel any class, limit class size, change class times or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule.

If a class is cancelled, students will be issued a full refund or may transfer with no fee to another class.

If an instructor must leave after a term has begun, and no suitable substitute is available, the student will be refunded a pro-rated amount.

REFUNDS & TRANSFERS

All classes, uninstructed workshops, Visiting Artist Workshops and artist demonstrations are non-refundable. You may request to drop for credit (see next paragraph) or transfer into another class.

You have two weeks to evaluate each class and decide whether you want to drop for credit (a dollar amount calculated based on the receipt of request) or transfer into a new class. Requests must be submitted before the start of the third session, via email to accounting@laafa.org. A $25 Drop/Transfer Fee is assessed. Credit will be valid for a full year and is non-refundable. It can be applied toward any Extension Course, Workshop or Visiting Artist Event at LAAFA.

All artist demonstrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

ABSENCES & MAKE-UPS

One free make-up session is allowed per quarter, per class. Please email us at accounting@laafa.org, at least 3 days in advance, with the course and date you wish to attend as a make-up. Make-up sessions aren’t transferable to future quarters.

CLASSROOM ETIQUETTE

  • If you arrive late, please enter quietly. If you have equipment to set up, please wait for a break to set up so that you do not disrupt the class.
  • The front row of benches is reserved for sitting individuals.
  • Economize your workspace to accommodate fellow artists.
  • Please refrain from talking to the models while they are posing. Photography is not allowed without the express permission of the model. The model may require a photography fee.
  • Please refrain from personal discussions while class is in session. Be sure to switch cell phone ringers OFF.
  • Don’t comment on others’ work unless it is solicited.
  • Animals are not permitted, with the exception of assistance dogs for the disabled.
  • Please clean up your work area and properly dispose of your waste after class. Use the Brush Cleaning Closet, not the bathroom sinks, to clean your hands, paintbrushes and other art tools.
  • No Turpentine or smelly solvents and mediums are allowed. Odorless Mineral Spirits is preferred.

Workshop Policy

  • There will only be 18 spots allowed in the workshops. Entry in the workshop is on a first come, first served basis. We do not accept reservations. Students with Membership Passes will be admitted into the workshop first, 15 minutes before the start time (not before). Students paying on a per-day basis will be admitted at the start time of the workshop if space is available.
  • Please note that all students must pay prior to the start of each workshop or class when paying on a per-day basis, and prior to entering the workshop to set up.
  • A monitor appointed by LAAFA will set up all uninstructed workshops. Once the pose is set, there will be no changes.
  • Any suggestions or comments, please email us at suggestions@laafa.org.

Discounts & Promotions

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Multi-Course Discount…Receive 15% off the total price of $1500 or more on-campus instructed classes.  Promo Code: FA15

New Student Discount…Students who are new to LAAFA receive up to a $50 off toward one instructed class.  Please call (818) 708-9232 to register for your class in order to take advantage of this offer.

Senior Discount…For those 65 years and older, receive up to $50 off toward one instructed class.  Please call (818) 708-9232 to register for your class in order to take advantage of this offer.

Referral Discount…Refer a new student and once they have completed an instructed class at LAAFA, you are entitled to receive $50 off toward one instructed class in the following quarter, of equal or greater value.  Please call (818) 708-9232 to register for your class.

Complimentary Portfolio Review…We are offering one complimentary portfolio review per quarter, by appointment only.  Email us at contactus@laafa.org to schedule your complementary portfolio review.

Discounts cannot be combined.  Certain classes may be excluded.  Other restrictions may apply.

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