CSPA Policies

Session Dates
2019-20 Fall Session – Sep 2-Dec 20   15 weeks (no lessons week of Nov 25)
2019-20 Spring Session - January 27-May 15  15 weeks (no lessons week of Mar 9)
2019-20 Summer Session - May 20-July 26   up to 6 weeks Summer lessons are optional.

Cancellations, Absences & Make-ups       

CSPA does not offer credits or refunds for missed or canceled lessons.

  • If the instructor cancels a lesson a make-up lesson will be provided. 
  • If a student cancels a lesson a make-up lesson may be arranged at the instructor's discretion, but cannot be guaranteed. 
  • Students with past due accounts will not be scheduled for make-up lessons.
  • Students may request a leave of absence for serious illness or other family matter by contacting the instructor first and then Michele Ward, this would allow the account to be on hold until the student returns, however, CSPA cannot hold a student's lesson slot.
  • Prearranged make-up lessons must be completed by Dec 20 for fall semester or May 22 for spring semester.
  • Make-up lessons do not carry over into the next semester.

Request for Schedule Change
Once the session has begun, available lesson times are extremely limited. CSPA cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate a schedule change request. To request a schedule change, please contact your current teacher first and then contact Michele Ward at MAC 785-537-4420.

Code of Conduct
CSPA reserves the right to suspend or discontinue any student at any time due to a lack of interest, extreme absences, behavior problems, regular tardiness, failure to make payment, or noncompliance with CSPA policies.

Child Safety
Music lessons are often a family affair with parents attending to ensure better practice at home. If you must bring along siblings to a lesson or group class please be prepared to supervise children at all times. Please do not leave children unattended at MAC or K-State. 

Recitals
CSPA offers students opportunities to perform once the student is ready to do so. Performance is part of becoming a well-rounded musician and participation is not required but is strongly encouraged. All CSPA recitals are free to participate and attend. Studio recitals are scheduled by the instructor. We apologize that we cannot accommodate everyone's individual schedules, but we do try to choose a time that is convenient for most families. 

Communication
By enrolling with Community School for the Performing Arts you agree to receive phone, email, and/or mail communications from Manhattan Arts Center, K-State School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, and the CSPA registration software regarding your account, schedule, upcoming events, and other important information. Please notify MAC if you have a change in your contact information. 

Financial Information


Payment Plans
Three payment options:
1. Students may choose to pay for full tuition (semester or yearly) before the first day of class.
2. Per semester registration – Students registering for one semester will pay 50% of semester tuition at the time of registration and remaining tuition 28 days into the semester. 
3. Per year registration (Sep-May) – Students registering for the full year may pay using one of the above options or make a six (6) installments, three per semester, with the initial payment due at the time of registration.  

Students awarded scholarships must make a minimum $100 payment at the time of registration.

Students are not put on a class register until initial payment has been received. Summer lessons are optional.

CSPA Coaching

  • Each session is 45 min
  • Tuition per session is $42 regardless of instructor
  • Must enroll for a minimum of 3 sessions
  • Students cannot enroll for more than 6 sessions
  • Must be paid in full at time of registration
  • Maximum scholarship is 25% of tuition – regardless of need level

Refund Policy
Students commit for the semester/session. If a student withdraws before the end of a semester/session, tuition refunds are granted under the following circumstances for students who pay full tuition before the first day of class:

  • Up to 2 weeks before the beginning of semester/session: 100% refund, less a 10% of the cost of tuition paid
  • Between the beginning of the session and 28 days into the semester/session: 50% total tuition paid
  • After 28 days into the semester/session: 0% refund

For students who pay less than full tuition at the time of registration:

  • Up to 2 weeks before the beginning of semester/session and less than $200 paid: 100% refund, less a $20 registration fee 
  • Up to 2 weeks before the beginning of semester/session and more than $200: 100% refund, less a 10% of the cost of tuition paid 
  • Between the beginning of the session and 14 days into the semester/session: 50% total tuition paid
  • After 14 days into the semester/session: 0% refund

Student withdrawals for medical or family emergencies or other extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis in regards to the issuing of tuition refunds.

CSPA Policies 2019