Corcoran College of Art and Design

Fees and Related Policies

PAYMENTS

Method of Payment
Third-Party Payments

TUITION AND FEES

Registration Fee
Fee Schedule
Lab Fees
Supply Lists

REFUNDS

Requesting a Refund
Unusual Circumstance Refunds
Course Cancellations and Changes

DISCOUNTS

Members of the Corcoran Gallery
Alumni Association Members
Art Teachers




PAYMENTS

Payment must be made in full at the time of registration and in advance of the first day of classes. The College reserves the right to withdraw any student who has not paid in full.

No deferred tuition payment plan is available. Tuition may not be reduced, prorated, or transferred to another semester for any reason. Financial aid is not available to Continuing Education students.
 
Method of Payment

Tuition is payable by check or money order, as well as Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. The College accepts checks and money orders for the exact amount made payable to Corcoran College of Art + Design. All checks must include the student’s name and student ID number or the last four digits of the student’s social security number.


 Third-party Payments
The College does not accept third-party checks. The College only accepts third-party credit card payments with written authorization from the cardholder. The third-party authorization form can be downloaded at ce.corcoran.edu/policies/forms.

If a student expects tuition to be paid through an employer or another agency, written authorization of such payment from the issuing agency is required at the time of registration. Students are responsible for the full tuition amount if the tuition due is not otherwise paid within 30 days after invoice. If your employer requires verification that you completed the course, students should enroll in courses for credit only.

International students, veterans and students receiving funds through Vocational Rehabilitation should consult with the Office of the Registrar to ensure that all regulations are known and complied with during attendance.

 


TUITION AND FEES


Registration Fee

A one-time-per-semester, non-refundable $35 registration fee is charged to each student at the time of registration. The registration fee is also charged each time a student registers online. To avoid being charged the registration fee more than once per semester, students must follow the add/drop procedures to make changes to their enrollment after the first time they register. The registration fee is refunded if the College cancels the only course(s) that a student is registered for.

The registration fee is waived for current Members of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Membership may be initiated just prior to registration by becoming a member online and receiving a temporary membership ID number. For information regarding the benefits enjoyed by Corcoran Members, call (202) 639-1753 or visit the Corcoran Gallery of Art Membership webpage for more information.

Fee Schedule
Non-refundable registration fee $35
Returned check fee $50
Declined credit card fee $25
Transcript fee (per copy) $5
Locker rental $20
Plastic ID $20
Plastic Replacement ID $20
Paper Replacement ID $5
   

Lab Fees

Lab fees cover the cost of the use of equipment, classroom technologies, model expenses, access to library and other resources, as well as other overhead expenditures. Lab fees do not include the materials required for the course, nor do they imply that students will be entitled to open studio time. Students may be required to purchase additional supplies.

 

Supply Lists

Supply lists are available online with most course listings. If a supply list is unavailable online, the list will be distributed and discussed at the first class.

 


REFUNDS


Student Financial Services must receive notification from the Office of the Registrar that a student has officially dropped a course before a refund can be processed (see the Add/Drop policy under "Registration"). Students will not be dropped automatically from the classes for which they are registered but have not attended. In no case is tuition refunded or reduced due to absence from classes. Tuition may not be reduced, prorated, or transferred to another semester for any reason. Refunds will be issued only to the original payee. The College will automatically refund tuition and lab fees for cancelled classes.

Prior to February 19, 2014 in some circumstances a refund may have been issued in the form of a Continuing Education Gift Certificate. The gift certificates are non-transferable and valid for 12 months from the date of issue. Cash refunds are not available, nor can a subsequent refund be made for a class paid for with a gift certificate issued as the result of a previous refund.






For classes that meet 6 times or more
With the exception of workshops and short courses that meet fewer than six times, all refunds of tuition, lab fees and parking (less the $35 non-refundable registration fee) are calculated by the following refund schedule:

If written request
to drop is received
Refund
percentage
Before the 1st class 100%
Before the 2nd class 75%
Before the 3rd class 50%
After the 3rd class No refund

For classes that meet fewer than 6 times
A 100% refund of fees (less the $35 non-refundable registration fee) for a workshop or short course that meets more than once but fewer than six times is available when the request is received prior to the first class. A 50% refund is available when the request is received prior to the second class. No other prorated refunds are available. No refunds are available for one-session workshops.

The refund schedules for special programs such as Study Away or Pre-College programs as well as for the degree programs, are listed in their promotional materials.

Please allow three to four weeks for the processing of all refunds. If after four weeks a refund has not been received, contact the Office of Student Accounts at (202) 639-1818. Please note that all refund requests must be made within the semester of the course(s) being dropped. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the refund request has been received within the proper time allotment.

 

Unusual Circumstance Refunds

On rare occasions, the College may provide a full or partial tuition refund to students who drop from courses after the third class. A refund may be authorized in the following circumstances:

  • In the case of an administrative error by the College.
  • When, during the course of a semester, a student suffers an unexpected major medical emergency or extended illness that requires hospitalization, is life-threatening or is contagious and therefore presents a danger to the College community. The medical problem must force absences from more than 20% of the class sessions. A physician's verification is required.
  • In the case of death or the death of a member of an immediate family (mother, father, sister, brother, husband, wife, child or domestic partner). Verification is required.
  • When the President of the United States declares a national emergency or a mobilization requiring a student to leave school to assume military duty.

Other unusual circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis. To request a refund for one of the above circumstances, students must complete the following:

  • Drop all classes for the semester in question. Refund requests for individual classes can be considered only in cases of College error.
  • Submit a letter addressed to the Director of Continuing Education stating the circumstances of the request, including all relevant dates of events which prevent the student from completing courses. The request should be mailed to: Continuing Education, Corcoran College of Art + Design, 500 Seventeenth Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 or e-mailed to ceadvisor@corcoran.org.
  • Attach any documents substantiating the request including doctors' statements, documentation of errors, copies of death certificates or other pertinent documents. Doctors' notes must be sent directly from the doctor's office to the Continuing Education department in a sealed envelope. The Continuing Education department will let you know if any additional documentation is necessary.

 


Course Cancellations and Changes

The Corcoran College of Art + Design reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any course or to change the instructor. In the case of a course cancellation, the students are entitled to a full refund of tuition and lab fees. The $35 registration fee will also be refunded if the only course the student is registered for is cancelled.

Cancellations due to under-enrollment are generally made between one week and two business days before the first class session. Students are notified of cancellations by e-mail or phone as soon as possible and given the option of enrolling in a different course or receiving a refund.

 


DISCOUNTS


Members of the Corcoran Gallery

Members of the Corcoran Gallery receive a waiver of the registration fee. Members at the supporting level or above receive a 10% discount on tuition for non-credit Continuing Education classes. The discount does not apply to for-credit courses, Master Workshops, off-campus classes (including but not limited to the United States Botanical Garden) and Study Away Programs. The discount and/or fee waiver must be requested at the time of registration, by submitting a valid Membership ID number on the registration form.

For information about becoming a Member of the Corcoran, please visit www.corcoran.org/membership

 


Alumni Association Members

Alumni Association Members receive a waiver of the registration fee and a 10% discount on tuition for non-credit Continuing Education classes. The discount does not apply to for-credit courses, Master Workshops, off-campus classes (including but not limited to the United States Botanical Garden), Study Away and Study Abroad Programs. The discount and/or fee waiver must be requested at the time of registration, by submitting a valid Membership ID number on the registration form.

Alumni Association Members may begin registering at the start of the Member’s Early Registration period. See the Academic Calendar for the registration periods and other important dates. For information about becoming an Alumni Association Member of the Corcoran, please visit www.corcoran.edu/alumni

 


Art Teachers

The Corcoran extends free tuition for classes on a space-available basis to full-time K-12 art teachers nationwide. Study Away programs, Study Abroad programs, master workshops and off-site courses are excluded. Teachers are responsible for any lab fees associated with the selected course(s) and for the non-refundable registration fee. Payment of all fees, including the $35 registration fee (if not a member of the Corcoran) must be made at the time of registration and in advance of attending classes.

Teachers may use their discount in a maximum of two full-semester classes (or the equivalent) per semester, not to exceed three credits per semester or six credits per year. Two short courses, of any length, are considered the equivalent of one full-semester course. Teachers are welcome to enroll on either a credit or non-credit basis. Standard policies concerning status changes apply.

Teachers who wish to receive this discount may register no earlier* than one week before the first day of each class. A Verification of Employment form may be downloaded from the Continuing Education forms page and must be submitted annually at the time of initial registration to the Office of the Registrar.

 

*Art Teachers and others who receive tuition discounts or tuition remission benefits, who wish to register earlier than one week before the class begins, may do so but they will forfeit the discount and be required to pay the full amount of the tuition and lab fees. Additionally, they may not "hold a spot" in the course by registering early for the class at full price and then drop/add the class at the discounted amount.