Payment Policy as Regards Candidates Fees Oct/2017
Tuition Fee – Liability Payment of fees
Once registered at Almond Careers, all students, regardless of funding source and fee status, are liable for their fees for the relevant training period. Self-funded candidates are required to pay their fees in full before the training commences or on the day of the training.
Where a candidates’ fees are funded by an external body (known as a “sponsor”), Almond Careers receives the fees in accordance with the requirements or rules of that sponsor. Examples of sponsors include the UK Government via the Student Loans Company, Job Centre Plus, Skill Funding Agency, etc.
Instalment Payment Option
In the event that a student cannot pay all the fees at once, they would be allowed to pay in two instalments of 50% each after the initial registration of £100. First payment is to be received on or before the training start date and payments must be complete before classes complete.
Payments are considered overdue 1-minute past midnight of the day the payment is due.
Overdue payments will attract the following fees:
1 minute – 24 hours = £50
25 hours – 3 days = £75
3 days – 1 week = £100
Over 1 week = £100 and students will be sent to debt collectors where additional charges will apply.
Fee liability following withdrawal
Once registered, all candidates or relevant sponsors become liable for 10% of the training fee (subject to arrangements agreed with the sponsor as appropriate). Candidates who withdraw permanently from their training within 14 days from the start of their training commencement date remain liable for 10% of the training fee including the £100 registration fee. Candidates who withdraw after the start of their training are liable for fees as set out in the table below:
|S/No||Level attended||Amount Due|
|1||Attended one class||£150 + registration|
|2||Attended two classes||£300 + registration|
|3||Attended 3 – 5 classes||50% of fees or £600 whichever is more|
|4||Attended all due classes||Total cost of fees|
Fee liability following intermission
For candidates who decide to intermit, would have 3 months to resume training or lose their £100 registration plus any fees paid.
Discretionary Fees payment arrangement
Almond Careers Staff reserved the right to arrange a discretionary arrangement as regards fee payment (subject to senior management approval). However, payment cannot exceed 3 months and is subject to other policy provisions stated above.