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.

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Cancellation date: Up to 72 hoursfrom enrollment Up to 72 hoursfrom first login After 72 hoursfrom 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

The current refund policy for the quarter-credit Baking and Pastry Certificate program is described in the student catalog. A copy of the current catalog can be found near the bottom of this page.

For all other programs, 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 accessed 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 amounts paid towards tuition based on the number of Courses the student has accessed.

Culinary Fundamentals & Pastry Fundamentals: The Culinary and Pastry Fundamentals programs consists of a series of practical activities broken down by month over a 6-month period:

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Month: Tuition due to EOICA Tuition refunded
1 16% of total Amount paid less 16% of total
2 33% of total Amount paid less 33% of total
3 50% of total Amount paid less 50% of total
4 66% of total Amount paid less 66% of total
5 83% of total Amount paid less 83% of total
6 100% of total None

Healthy Baking: The Healthy Baking program consists of 8 Courses:

Number of courses accessed: Tuition due to EOICA Tuition refunded
1 – 3 25% of total Amount paid less 25% of total
4 – 5
50% of total Amount paid less 50% of total
6 or more 100% of total None

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 the number of Courses accessed.

Contemporary Dessert Presentation:

A student in the Contemporary Dessert Presentation class may cancel this Enrollment Agreement within seventy-two (72) hours of acceptance and request a refund. After the 72 hours has expired, the tuition fee is non-refundable. No refunds will be given after 50% of the course has been completed. If the 72 hours window has elapsed, but the student has completed 50% or less of the course, the student may transfer to another course of equal or lesser value at the discretion of EOICA. Requests to cancel should be sent via e-mail to support@escoffieronline.com.

Sous-Vide:

A student in the Sous-Vide class may cancel this Enrollment Agreement within seventy-two (72) hours of acceptance and request a refund. After the 72 hours has expired, the tuition fee is non-refundable. No refunds will be given after 50% of the course has been completed. If the 72 hours window has elapsed, but the student has completed 50% or less of the course, the student may transfer to another course of equal or lesser value at the discretion of EOICA. Requests to cancel should be sent via e-mail to support@escoffieronline.com.

Single Classes:

Single class tuition is non-refundable. A student may transfer to another course of equal or lesser value at the discretion of EOICA. Any request for transfer can be sent via email to support@escoffieronline.com

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.

* Students that enrolled in programs prior to April 1, 2016 can click here to access applicable refund and cancellation policies

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.

Certificate Enrollment Agreement
Institutional Disclosures Reporting Table
Online Catalog Volume 5- January 2016
Catalog Addendum 2015-2016
Colorado State Approval Certificate