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Last updated February 2020
Kings reserves the right to change prices, to cancel or change courses and to amend timetables at any time prior to enrollment and to make additions or amendments to these terms and conditions by giving one month written notice to all affected parties.
Application Fee: There is a non-refundable application fee payable before the processing of your application. You or your agent must send your completed application form with relevant transcripts and any supplementary documentation to Kings USA Admissions. We will acknowledge your application within 24 hours (Monday to Friday) and, if accepted, send an offer of a place within 4-5 working days.
2. Offer of a place
Our offer of a place will include a final invoice that will be sent prior to the start of the semester. Your place is subject to availability and is not held until we have received your deposit to accept the place.
3. Acceptance of application
To accept your participation and reserve a place, you will need to make a non-refundable deposit payment and agree to the terms and conditions set out in the Enrollment Agreement. Once this payment is received we will hold your place until the balance of fees becomes due. Your place may become at risk if we do not receive your payment on time.
Several factors influence the amount stipulated as a deposit, the timing and the specific rules and regulations to apply. These specific rules and details will be shared with you and as such, you shall be responsible accordingly. All deposits shall be applied to the first semester of the GO: 50, GO: 100, GO: Engineering, GO: Rochester and GO: Art and Design programs.
4. Visa documentation
Once we have received your deposit and Enrollment Agreement, we will hold a place and send all relevant visa documentation including the I-20, provided that you have submitted proof of financial solvency and all other financial requirements. Please advise us as soon as your visa is granted.
5. Payment of fees
Payment for your first two semesters’ fees are due prior to the first day of your first semester in the GO program.Payments by semester are not allowed during your first year.Following the completion of your first year in the program, semester payments can be made before the start of each semester of study.You will not be allowed to attend classes if fees are still outstanding. You will be required to leave the program if you are not able to produce payment or proof of payment by the time the semester begins.
All fees are paid to Kings Education and can be paid by credit card or bank transfer. Bank charges for both sending and receiving banks are payable by the sender. Payment by credit card is subject to a surcharge of 2% for Visa and MasterCard, AMEX 3.5%.
6. Refund Terms
6a. Cancellation due to visa refusal
If your visa is refused, please send us a copy of the visa refusal letter. Upon receipt of this letter, all paid fees will be refunded.
6b. Cancellation/Withdrawal for other reasons
If you cancel prior to the start of the program or never attend the program (no show), all paid tuition and accommodation fees will be refunded, less any actual costs incurred. The enrollment fee, deposit payment, and any service charge used (airport transfer, courier fee) is non-refundable.
Your remaining tuition and accommodation fees will be subject to the Concordia refund terms found on the following site:
If you wish to withdraw from the program, you will adhere to the Concordia College withdrawal rules and regulations found on the following site:
7. General notes on refunds
- Bank charges — all refunds are paid minus any bank charges.
- Refunds are made to the fee-payer.
- Late arrivals — no refunds are given for time missed due to arriving late for the
- Refund Due Dates
- All approved refunds will be paid within 45 days from the date of your cancellation/withdrawal notice.
- If you have enrolled with Kings through an agency, you have a contractual
relationship with your agent that may affect your ability to obtain a
Payments made via agency will be refunded through the agent and you will need to speak to your agency to confirm your final refund amount.
- All tuition and non-tuition refunds will be calculated using regular published rates.
Any applied promotion, past pricing, or scholarship will no longer be valid.
- Non-refundable fees include the deposit payment, courier fee, registration fee, and airport transfer.
8. Academic decisions
Kings and/or Concordia reserves the right to determine the best study plan for any student and to exclude from class any student who, for reasons of performance or ability, is not qualified to enter or remain in that class. For GO: Prepared, students are accepted into a study plan with understanding that successful completion of the study plan is contingent on satisfactory attendance and attainment of specified grades.
Students who do not meet the criteria for successful completion will not be allowed to proceed with their original study plan. Students may be offered alternative study options, including, but not limited to, retaking their course, and/or a change in their study plan. A change in study plan may involve additional time and cost with regard to tuition and accommodation fees.
Students are accepted in good faith into the Kings program on the basis that the certification they provide meets the admissions criteria. If, however, the results from assessments upon arrival indicate that a student’s level of English or academic proficiency is significantly different than the one claimed and is lower than the one required for their program, then the student will be formally advised of the results and of applicable options. A change in study plan may involve additional time and cost with regard to tuition and accommodation fees.
A student, either individually or through his/her representative, who has submitted any documentation or certification to meet the admissions criteria which is later found to have been falsified is subject to immediate expulsion from the Kings program.
If your work, attendance, or conduct is unsatisfactory you will be subject to Kings and/or Concordia disciplinary procedures. These procedures may lead ultimately to suspension or expulsion. Travel and other costs incurred as a result of suspension or expulsion must be met by the student or student’s guardian.
Attendance is compulsory for all students and is a condition of a US student visa. Nonattendance of students holding a Kings I-20 is reported to the Department of Homeland Security.
Students attending these programs will be governed by and adhere to Concordia College standards of academic conduct and Concordia College’s Community Standards:
All students will be accommodated in housing facilities on campus at Concordia College. Housing assignments will be made only after receipt of the housing application form, and placements will be based on arrival time, duration of program and student’s age.
All students are expected to abide by Concordia College housing policies found in the student handbook:
Students arriving between 10pm and 6am or arriving outside of the designated start dates may be asked to book alternative accommodation until accommodation becomes available and/or be required to book an airport transfer.
If you wish to cancel accommodation during your GO program, you will adhere to the Concordia rules and regulations found in the Concordia student handbook:
All Kings students must have appropriate accident and medical insurance during their time in the USA. Insurance to cover personal property, breakages, loss and damage is also strongly recommended.
All Kings students are required to purchase a health insurance plan written specifically for them by Concordia College.
Information about the plan is available on the following web page:
12. Publicity materials
Kings Education periodically uses electronic and traditional media for publicity or educational purposes.
In signing these Terms & Conditions, permission is given to Kings and its agents to use the student’s image (photographs and/or video) and personal educational records for use in Kings publications, including, but not limited to, videos, emails, recruiting brochures, newsletters, and magazines, and to use the student’s image in electronic versions of the same publications or on the Kings website or other electronic forms of media.
This permission may be revoked at any time upon providing written notice to Kings. Until such revocation is made, this consent shall remain in effect with the student’s educational records and image continuing to be available to Kings for use in publications.
The right to inspect or approve the finished photographs or printed or electronic matter that may be used in conjunction with them now or in the future is also hereby waived.
13. Federal Holidays and College Closure
The typical academic term includes a number of holiday breaks. See Concordia Academic Calendar for exact dates:
No refund or compensation is given for lessons missed due to holidays or other official class cancellations.
14. Force Majeure
Kings is not responsible for any events outside our reasonable control which may cause the closure of part or all of the School, housing, or host facilities and the cancellation or modification of any classes, courses or other services or materials Kings provides. Events outside our reasonable control may include, without limitation, war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, state or federal mandate, disaster, storm or other extreme weather conditions, flood, plague and infectious disease. Kings will not be responsible for any costs incurred by or on behalf of the student as a result of any such case. No refunds will be given under this Section 13.
Kings will not be liable under any circumstances for any failure to provide any services whatsoever if that failure is caused directly or indirectly by actions or circumstances beyond Kings’ control. Any damage caused by a student to college property or to a residence, whether intentional or not, will be charged to the student or students responsible. Students in residential accommodation are jointly liable for shared facilities and Kings reserves the right to recover costs for damage and exceptional cleaning at any time.
Students hereby voluntarily release, hold harmless and agree to indemnify Kings, its agents, officers, employees, successors and assigns from any liability resulting from any claims, suits, procedures, costs, expenses, including attorney’s fees, and causes of action of whatever kind or nature, including, but not limited to, a claim of Kings’ negligence, resulting from any damage, loss, personal injury, disability, medical expenses, property damage or theft, arising from or out of the student's attendance or participation in the Kings program.
16. Student information
At the time of application, students are requested to sign a release form authorizing Kings and Concordia College to share information about the student with designated officials of the College, Kings, parents and/or representatives. It is part of the unique nature of the GO programs that Kings provides constant feedback about academic performance and/or financial issues to individuals involved in the student’s success.
In any dispute arising out of this contract, the parties expressly agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of the USA having jurisdiction in the matter in question.
18. Medical intervention
The student or guardian (if under 18) grants authorization and consent to Kings to administer general first aid treatment for any minor injuries or illnesses experienced by the student. If the injury or illness is life threatening or in need of emergency treatment, Kings is authorized to summon any and all professional emergency personnel to attend, transport, and treat the student and to issue consent for any X-ray, anesthetic, blood transfusion, medication, or other medical diagnosis, treatment, or hospital care deemed advisable by, and to be rendered under the general supervision of, any licensed physician, surgeon, dentist, hospital, or other medical professional or institution duly licensed to practice in the state in which such treatment is to occur. The student or guardian agrees to assume financial responsibility for all expenses of such care. Once medical/hospital treatment is completed, the student may be released back to Kings. The student or guardian (if under 18) agrees to allow Kings to contact and speak with the student's physician/dentist.
If you feel contrary to this, please advise us in writing, so that we may keep a copy of this in the student's file and we therefore act in accordance with your wishes. Students will be required to provide medical history documentation prior to arrival in the US.
19. Activities and excursions
It is understood that students may participate in off-site social activities and excursions organized by Kings and/or external providers.
If your child is under 18, a guardian's permission is understood to be given for them to participate. Please advise Kings in writing if permission is not given in order to act accordingly.
20. University Progression
Students must meet the admissions requirements of all host and progression institutions in which they intend to transfer. All host and progression institutions reserve the right to amend their admission criteria independent of Kings.