Payment in Full
Payment in full may be made by cash, check, money order, MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover.
Split Payment Plan
Families may elect to use a two-payment plan. This plan is available for Fall and Spring semester prior to the fourth week of each semester. Split payments may be made by credit or debit card only and must be set up for automatic charges on specified due dates. There is a $20 non-refundable fee each semester for choosing the split payment option. Students who use the split payment plan are also responsible for the $25 annual registration fee.
Payment must be made according to the schedule below:
• First Payment - Registration fee, processing fee, split payment fee and half of the tuition are due at the time of registration.
• Second Payment - The full balance of tuition will be automatically charged to the designated credit or debit card on October 15 (for Fall) or March 15 (for Spring semester).
MacPhail Center for Music is committed to working with students of all economic means. If you require more flexible payment arrangements, please call Student Services at 612.321.0100, ext. 0.
Please be aware that if you pay for your tuition with a credit or debit card, the charge may appear on your statement as “ACT” or “Active” while the charge is in the pending state. Once the charge has been fully processed, the name of the charge will be updated to “ACT-MacPhailCenter”.
Late Payment Fee
A $25 late payment fee will be charged for any payments received after the specified payment plan deadlines. MacPhail reserves the right to suspend instruction when students do not meet their financial obligations; students are still liable for the full cost of instruction. Tuition credit or make-up lessons are not given as a result of lessons missed due to suspension.
Late Registration Fee
A late registration fee of $20 is charged to students who register after the first day of the semester. The late registration fee only applies to continuing students who received a re-registration form. It does not apply to new students, or to continuing students who are registering for a new activity. It is charged one time per semester, per family.
Music Plus! discount
Wherever you see a Music Plus! symbol next to an offering, you may receive a 25 percent tuition discount if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy or Suzuki instruction. This may only be applied during the same semester as the class being discounted.
Withdrawal & Refunds
Classes, Ensembles, Prelude & Early Childhood Music
A 100% refund will be given for Classes, Ensembles or Early Childhood Music if written notice is received in the Student Service Center two business days after the first class. A 75% refund will be given if written notice is received two business days after the second class.
Individual, Suzuki, and Music Therapy Instruction
Notice of withdrawal and requests for refunds must be made to the Student Service Center in writing before the 4th scheduled lesson of the semester. Students who discontinue after this timeframe are responsible for payment of the full semester’s tuition and fees. Verbal notices or requests will not be accepted. Refunds, if applicable, are based on the number of lessons scheduled or taken. Students are charged for all the lessons for which they register, including those missed through student absence. In the event that the instructor cancels a lesson, a makeup lesson will be offered at a mutually convenient time. The registration fee and split payment fee are nonrefundable.
MacPhail reserves the right to cancel classes or ensembles with insufficient enrollment. Classes or ensembles that do not meet minimum enrollment 24 hours before the first meeting may be cancelled. In the event a class is cancelled, you will be notified and given the opportunity to transfer to another class. If you do not enroll in another class you will receive a full refund.
Early Childhood Music Policies
Multiple Siblings in One Class
If you are registering more than one child in the same adult-child class session we encourage you to keep a ratio of one adult per child. One-on-one interaction in the class makes the experience more rewarding for both the adults and children involved. The only exception is the Family Music Class.
Sibling Discount Policy
When you register one child for Early Childhood Music classes at MacPhail for full tuition, each additional child in your immediate family will receive a 10% discount for Early Childhood Music classes for the same semester. This discount does not apply to the Family Music Class.
Students may request to be placed on a waiting list for a full class if complete registration and payment information is received, (payments will not be processed unless the student is placed in a class). You will be contacted by phone only if space becomes available. Students can be put on the wait list with only a payment of $25 instead of complete payment. That payment will be processed, but refunded if the student is not placed in a class.
Make Up Classes
Makeup classes are available for most classes. Please limit the number of makeup requests to one-fourth of the total semester classes to maintain continuity for your child and others in the class. Classes must be made up during the semester in which you are registered.