Private Lesson Policies

Private Lesson Policies

Private Lesson Registration, Payment, Refund, & Absence Policies

Fall 2017, Spring 2018, & Summer 2018

Please read carefully before registering. Your signature on the registration form agrees to these policies. Questions or concerns should be expressed to the Rowan Prep Director prior to the start of lessons.

Registration Procedures

  • Upon filling out a registration form, all students will be registered for the full semester (15 lessons in fall and spring, fewer in summer).
    • Students beginning private lessons after the first week of the semester will have their tuition pro-rated.
  • A registration fee is assessed to each student taking private lessons.
    • $15/semester (Waived if semester tuition is paid in full at or before first lesson.)
    • $5/summer (Waived for students registered for the previous semester and/or if summer is paid in full at or before first lesson.)
  • Choose your payment plan.
    • Full Tuition or Multiple Installments (see Payment Policies below).
  • Tuition payment (which includes your deposit) and registration fee, are due upon registration.
    • A deposit for your final three lessons is included in your first tuition payment.
    • Your registration fee, deposit, and tuition will NOT be refunded if you withdraw from private lessons after the first lesson has taken place. 
  • Tuition and fees may be paid as follows:
    • Check or money order payable to Rowan University.
      • Checks can be given directly to your instructor, or mailed to:
        Rowan Prep
        College of Performing Arts
        Wilson Hall Room 208
        201 Mullica Hill Road
        Glassboro, NJ 08028
      • A penalty fee of $20 will be charged on all returned checks.
    • Credit Cards - MasterCard, Visa, or Discover only.
    • Cash payments cannot be accepted.

Payment Policies

  • Tuition can be paid by one of the following methods:
    • Full Tuition. If semester tuition is paid in full by the first lesson, the registration fee will be waived.
    • Multiple Installments. Tuition may be paid in installments, but five (5) lessons and the registration fee must be fully paid prior to the first lesson.
  • Full tuition for the semester is due no later than December 1st for Fall Semester, May 1st for Spring Semester, and August 1st for Summer Semester.
    • A late fee of $15 will be charged for payments made more than five days past the payment due dates.
  • Rowan Prep reserves the right to suspend instruction and recital participation for families who do not meet their payment plan obligations.

Refund Policies

  • All withdrawals must be submitted in writing/email to the Rowan Prep Director with at least two lessons in advance.
  • Full lesson tuition will be refunded only if student notifies the Rowan Prep Director before the first lesson takes place. 
  • Your registration fee and deposit are non-refundable at any time.
  • Private lesson tuition is non-refundable after the first lesson. Rowan Prep reserves the right to decline refunds after the first lesson has taken place.
  • Rowan Prep advises all potential students to inquire about a trial lesson prior to registration and full tuition payment.

Absence Policies

Please make sure that cell phone numbers and email addresses are exchanged at your first lesson meeting.

  • If the instructor cancels a lesson, or Rowan is closed due to inclement weather:
    • These lessons will be rescheduled at the convenience of both the instructor and the student.
  • If the student cancels the lesson:
    • Absences are only considered excused if the teacher is notified 24 hours before the lesson.
    • Students are allowed one excused absence per semester.
      • If you cannot reach your teacher, please call the Rowan Prep office - 856.256.4556.
      • The make-up lesson for your one excused absence will be rescheduled at the convenience of the instructor.
      • An excused absence not made up within the following semester will be forfeited.
      • If the make-up lesson is cancelled by the student, the lesson shall be considered made up.
      • Rowan Prep does not allow lesson tuition to roll over into future semesters. All lessons paid for must be completed within the given semester. 
    • Unexcused absences will not be made up.