Payment, Transfer, Cancellation & Refund policy

There are no exceptions to these policies.

Payment Policy

A deposit payment is due at the time of your registration to reserve a spot in the workshop. All fees are to be paid in U.S. funds. No foreign checks are accepted. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, check, PayPal, Venmo and credit card. Payments can be made on the website, by mail or in person.

Deadlines
– LA based workshops – payment in full is required at the time of registration.
– Travel workshops -require payment of the $25 registration fee and a deposit of $50% of the workshop tuition. Final payment is due 30 days prior to the start date of any workshop. Some travel workshops may have their own deadline, please check the course description or click here: Travel Workshop Payment Policies

Grace Period

We offer a 48-hour grace period on new registrations. If you have second thoughts about participating in your workshop within 48 hours of your registration, we will refund your payment, less a $50 processing fee.

Confirmation
Once the workshop has been paid for, participants will receive notification and a statement of account that will specify the balance due and the due date. Atwater Photo Workshops reserves the right to withdraw any registration if the balance due has not been received within 5 business days of the due date specified on the invoice and will result in no refund. Late payments will be subject to a 5% penalty, applied to the balance due.

Withdrawals & Changes
Our workshops are limited in space and we rely on your attendance to make important arrangements and logistical preparations for every workshop. Our participants are important to us and if for any reason you need to withdraw from a workshop or wish to transfer to a different workshop, please notify us in writing (email to info@atwaterphotoworkshops.com) as soon as possible.

We provide the following refund policy (please note that the registration fee is non-refundable):

LA Based Workshops
– Withdraw 60 days or more prior to the start of your workshop and we will refund all payments made, less a $95 cancellation fee and the $25 registration fee.
– Withdraw 30-60 days prior to the start of your workshop and we will refund 30% of your workshop tuition and the $25 registration fee.
– Withdraw 30 days or less prior to the start of your workshop, there will be no refund.

Travel Workshops
– Withdraw more than 60 days prior to the start date of your workshop, and APW will refund all payments made, less a $250 cancellation fee and the $50 registration fee.
– Withdraw between 30 and 60 days prior to the start date of the workshop, APW will refund 25% of the workshop tuition.
– Withdrawal less than 30 days prior to the start date of the workshop will result in no refund.
– Some travel workshops may have different requirements, please check the course descriptions for details.

Credits
Students may opt to receive credit rather than a refund. The credits will apply to any workshop, private session or camp, pending availability and must be redeemed within 12 months. Credits may not be redeemed for refunds or cash back. A student’s decision to receive credit in lieu of a refund is final and may not be changed at a future date.

Transfers
If for any reason you desire to transfer to a different workshop, please notify us as soon as possible, and at least 14 days in advance of the workshop start date. We will do our best to accommodate transfers. The new workshop or program must be completed within 12 months of the withdrawal, and is pending availability. APW reserves the right to approve or reject any transfer request. All approved transfers will be subject to a $20 transfer fee.

Cancellations
In the event a workshop must be cancelled by us due to inadequate enrollment, unforeseen instructor conflicts or other events outside of our control, all fees and deposits will be refunded in full; alternately, we can transfer credit to another workshop, space permitting. APW is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets or outside hotel expenses, in the event a workshop is cancelled. Please check on your workshop status before making travel arrangements. We strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation/travel insurance.