Tuition is refundable for Adult and YFA (Youth Fine Arts) classes, minus a processing fee for each class dropped, only if the EAC Registrar is notified by or on the next working day after the first class has met. Workshop fees (minus a processing fee) are refundable up until one week prior to the program. If the EAC Registrar is notified at least one week prior to the scheduled start date, a processing fee of $50 is charged for dropping adult classes, YFA classes, or workshops costing $100 or more or a $25 processing fee is charged for dropping programs costing under $100. A processing fee equal to 50% of the tuition is charged for adult or YFA classes that are dropped during the period from six days before the first class has met and the next working day after the first class has met (workshop fees are not refundable during this period). Please refer to the chart below. Students are responsible for notifying the Art Center registrar that they wish to drop a class or workshop; not attending class does not constitute an official withdrawal from courses or cancellation of tuition or fees. If you must drop a class or workshop after the deadline, no refunds will be given. There is no deferred, reduced or pro-rated tuition. Membership is non-refundable.
There are no exceptions to the Evanston Art Center refund policy.
Refund Schedule for Dropped Classes and Workshops
|Dropped 7 or more days before the first session*||Dropped between 6 days before the first session and the first working day after the first session*||Dropped after the first first working day after the first session*|
|Adult and YFA Classes||Tuition refunded minus $50 processing fee**||Tuition is refunded minus a processing fee equal to 50% of the tuition||NO REFUND|
|Workshops costing $100 or more||Tuition refunded minus $50 processing fee**||NO REFUND||NO REFUND|
|Workshops under $100||Tuition refunded minus $25 processing fee**||NO REFUND||NO REFUND|
*The first session is defined as the first day a class or workshop meets (not the first class or workshop attended).
**To avoid paying the processing fee, students may elect to receive a full tuition credit for classes or workshops dropped seven days or more before the first session. Tuition credit will expire one year from the date the class or workshop is dropped and must be used in full for EAC class and/or workshop tuition. After the credit is redeemed, no further refund options will be available.
Tuition credits are not redeemable for cash under any circumstances. Credits may be transferred to another individual only with written notice.
Introduce a friend (first time student) to EAC classes and receive a 20% discount off the price of one class. EAC Registrar must be alerted when you are introducing a student to EAC classes at the time of registration in order to receive the discount. Please check the appropriate box on the PDF or mail in registration form indicating that you are referring a new student or have been referred by an EAC student and write in that student's name. A 20% refund will be issued to the referring student within 30 days after the referred student's first class meets. No discounts will be given for dropped or canceled classes. This discount is not available via the website registration, to receive this discount you must fax, mail or call in your registration.
Classes are cancelled when enrollment minimums are not reached. Full tuition will be refunded within the following three weeks. These cancellations may be made at the last moment and students are notified by telephone. The Art Center reserves the right to change instructors, class structure, or to discontinue any class without incurring obligations.
In order to register for adult classes, students must be 18 years of age. Younger students may petition the Director of Education for permission to enroll in an adult class or workshop. No one, including children of students, is allowed in the studios during class or studio time unless they are enrollees or have visitor permission from the Director of Education.
Evanston Art Center Closings
Classes will not be held on major national holidays or during extremely inclement weather. Generally, the Art Center follows the decisions of the District #65 public schools regarding weather related school closings. Classes falling on these days will be made up at the end of the term and will be coordinated between the faculty member and each class. Only the administration may cancel classes in case of inclement weather. Notification wll be posted on emergencyclosings.com.
The administration reserves the right to alter policies pertaining to courses, fees, and other notices on this website and in our catalog as deemed necessary for the proper functioning of the Art Center. All such policy changes will be approved by the Board of Trustees before action is taken. The administration also reserves the right to cancel classes and alter scheduling or staffing when circumstances warrant.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
A limited amount of financial aid and scholarships is available each term for adult courses and Youth Fine Arts programs. Assistance will be based on financial need. Recent and prior recipients will be considered for approval, if funds are available, only after allocations have been made to first-time applicants. Click here for a pdf formatted financial aid application and policy statement. Applications are also available at the front desk. Please submit completed application and attendant documents with your registration. For more information, call 847-475-5300.
Financial Aid Sliding Scale
Total (Gross) Income / Number of Family Members
Code of Conduct
In order to provide students, members, visitors and staff with a safe and supportive educational environment, the Evanston Art Center has adopted a Code of Conduct. The Art Center reserves the right to refuse to retain any student it dermines to be in violation of the Code of Conduct in any course at any time without incurring obligations. Click here to view and/or print the full EAC Code of Conduct.
Several departments offer studio time to current students who would like additional time to work in the EAC studios outside of class time. Studio time schedules are worked out at the beginning of each term. Studio time is included in class tuition for Ceramics, Figure Sculpture and Printmaking students.
Studio time is available to Jewelry and Metal Sculpture students for an additional fee. Students in these departments may sign up for studio time at any point during the term.
Membership contributions help support the Evanston Art Center's operations and programs. Membership is required for adult classes at the Evanston Art Center. EAC students may apply for membership at the student rate. Children need not be members to participate in the Youth Fine Arts programs nor is membership required to participate in workshops, however, members pay a discounted tuition rate. Membership is non-refundable.
Special Needs and Accessibility
The Evanston Art Center's main level is handicapped accessible. We encourage the involvement of children and adults with special needs. Children with developmental disabilities or physical handicaps can, in most cases, be registered in youth classes. Please let us know about special needs or health problems in advance, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
All classes offered by the Evanston Art Center at Noyes Cultural Arts Center are handicapped accessible. The Evanston Art Center is dedicated to developing accessible sites for art classes, and is working in cooperation with other organizations -- including the Evanston Parks and Recreation Department, the Adult Continuing Education Program at Evanston Township High School, Northwestern University's Norris Center, and other local arts and education organizations -- to ensure that our students with disabilities are provided with accessible art classes of comparable quality when Evanston Art Center sites are not suitable. For more information and to allow us to best suit your needs, please call the Art Center at 847-475-5300 at least three weeks prior to the start of the term.
Youth Fine Arts Late Pick-Up Fees
Parents are responsible for picking their children up on time. The EAC cannot be responsible for students brought early or picked up late. A fee of $10 per every five minutes will be assessed by credit card or by invoice.
Permission to Photograph
The Art Center retains the right to photograph any class, work, student or event and reproduce the images at its discretion without incurring obligations.
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