Refund and Cancellation Policy

Program Cancellation and Refund Policy

The Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy (EOICA) understands that there are legitimate reasons why enrolled students may not be able to complete their Program.  Accordingly, EOICA has a policy for equitable tuition adjustments or refunds in such cases. 

Program Cancellation

Students must notify EOICA of their intent to cancel their Program via email to support@escoffieronline.com.

The Program Cancellation and Refund Policy is triggered by a student’s initial login to the Escoffier Student Portal.

Students who never login to the Escoffier Student Portal are entitled to 100% of any tuition paid.

Students who start their Program by logging into the Escoffier Student Portal have seventy-two (72) hours to cancel from the Program for a full refund of tuition paid.    The $45.00 registration fee is NOT included in the program tuition, and the registration fee will only be refunded if the student cancels within seventy-two (72) hours of electronically signing the enrollment agreement.  The $200.00 charge for the Escoffier Professional Tool Kit is considered an administrative cost as Tool Kits are shipped to students upon enrollment.  As such, the $200.00 Escoffier Professional Tool Kit fee is non-refundable.

Cancellation date: Up to 72 hours

from enrollment

Up to 72 hours

from first login

After 72 hours

from first login

Refund of Registration Fee Paid:

YES

NO

NO
Refund of Tuition Paid:

YES

YES

Based on refund calculation
Refund of Tool Kit Fee Paid:

NO

NO

NO

When a student notifies EOICA of their intent to cancel, the following actions will occur:

  • the student’s access to the Escoffier Student Portal will be terminated
  • a refund of the $45.00 Registration will be processed, if applicable
  • the calculated tuition refund will be credited via the student’s original payment method
  • the refund will be processed and issued within thirty (30) days of the notification of cancellation.

Refund Policy

When calculating a refund of the Program tuition, the % of tuition retained by the institution is based on the number of Courses the student has attended at the time of withdrawal, NOT the tuition charged for the entire program listed on the enrollment agreement.

Students who withdraw, or are dismissed, will be refunded the pro rata portion of the remaining Program charge based on the number of Courses the student has started.  Progress is defined by the number of Courses started by the student.  Each Program consists of four (4) Courses.

1.  Students who are withdrawn in Course # 1, EOICA is due and will retain 25% of the Program tuition charged; 75% of the Program tuition charged will be credited to the student’s account:

For example:  $4,000 * .25 = $1000 retained by EOICA; $4,000 * .75 = $3,000 credited to student

2.  Students who are withdrawn in Course # 2, EOICA is due and will retain 50% of the Program tuition charged; 50% of the Program tuition charged will be credited to the student’s account:

For example:  $4,000 * .50 = $2,000 retained by EOICA; $4,000 * .50 = $2,000 credited to student

3.  Students who are withdrawn in Course # 3, EOICA is due and will retain 75% of the Program tuition charged; 25% of the Program tuition charged will be credited to the student’s account:

For example:  $4,000 * .75 = $3,000 retained by EOICA; $4,000 * .25 = $1000 credited to student

4.  Students who are withdrawn in Course # 4, EOICA is due and will retain 100% of the Program tuition charged ; 0% of the Program tuition charged will be credited to the student’s account:

For example: $4,000 * 1.00 = $4,000 retained by EOICA; $4,000 * 0.0 = $0 credited to student

5.  No refunds will be made after twelve (12) months from the date of the student’s initial login to the Escoffier Student Portal, regardless of Course #.

Please contact us at support@escoffieronline.com if you have questions regarding the Cancellation and/or Refund policy, or, if you have extenuating circumstances, such as military deployment or illness.

Re-Enrollment Following Withdrawal

A student who has withdrawn from Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy may be allowed to reengage in the Program by contacting an Admissions Representative at support@escoffieronline.com.

Re-Enrollment Following Withdrawal/Dismissal

If, following withdrawal/dismissal, the student desires to re-enroll into the same Course from which she/he was withdrawal/dismissal, the student will re-apply and must be current on any past due Program costs.

A re-enrollment fee of $395 will be assessed to the student’s outstanding program tuition costs.

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