Student Refund & Payment Policy

What is the Refund & Payment policy?

  • Payments are due on Mondays. F1 students who choose to pay monthly, should pay every 4 weeks on Monday. Payments can be cash or credit/debit cards. Students paying by check must wait until their check ‘clears’ to start classes. Students that do not pay on the week that they are due are subject to a $50 late fee.
  • For F1 English students applying from your country, if your visa is ‘denied’, your tuition (except application fee, express mail fee, Sevis fee) will be refunded after the applicant returns (by regular or express mail) their original I-20 Form along with the Refund Request Form and the denial letter given by the American Embassy/USCIS.
  • F1 Students who are accepted and withdraw on their own do not qualify for refunds. ‘Change of Status’ students who abandon their program (including violations, not sending updates, not responding to RFE’s or starting another process) do not qualify for refunds.
    ‘Change of Status’ students who registered after March 1, 2019 do not qualify for refunds.
  • F1 English students that are terminated by South Beach Languages due to violations of the school or federal law (including attendance policies) will not receive a refund.
  • For any student who elects to ‘pay in advance’ for multiple months to receive a discount, there are no refunds for early withdrawal.
  • F1 Students (whose I-20s are not completing) must give a 4-week notice and are responsible for their final payment before being transferred out.
  • F1 Students who are absent due to illness/medical reasons are responsible for payment on missed days.
  • F1 students that ‘make-up’ classes for attendance purposes must pay an associated fee.
  • For ‘Vacation’ English students, refunds can be given prior to the first day of class. After the period begins, ‘credit’ can be given for unused weeks, which is good for 12 months from the start of the initial class. Students cannot ‘make up’ missed individual classes.
  • F1 students do not pay for vacation weeks, which are defined as the 8 weeks per year of school closure (3 weeks summer, 3 weeks winter, 1 week fall, 1 week spring).