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Policies and Procedures

CMS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

HOW TO REGISTER

Three ways to register:

1.  Online (credit card)
Please visit: http://memphis.edu/cms

2.  Mail your registration form along with your payment to:
Community Music School
3775 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38152-3160
Make check payable to: The University of Memphis

3.  In person at the CMS office:
Music Building - Room #124

REGISTRATION FEE

A registration fee of $25 per student per semester is required at the time of registration. Registration fees are non-refundable.

TUITION

You may choose to pay your tuition in one, two, three or four payments. If you select the two, three or four payment options, you will be charged a $5 processing fee per payment, per student. Payment must be received by due dates to avoid $15 late fee (per student). Two, three and four payment options do not apply to totals of less than $100 per semester.

Payment Plan I - One payment in full due with registration

Payment Plan II - Two payments (in equal installments). If you choose this payment plan, please add a $10 ($5 per payment) processing fee per student.

First payment - Due with registration
Second payment - Due by 9/12/14

Payment Plan III - Three payments (in equal installments). If you choose this payment plan, please add a $15 ($5 per payment) processing fee per student.

First payment - Due with registration
Second payment - Due by 9/12/14
Third payment - Due by 10/10/14

Payment Plan IV - Four payments (in equal installments). If you choose this payment plan, please add a $20 ($5 per payment) processing fee per student.

First payment - Due with registration
Second payment - Due by 9/12/14
Third payment - Due by 10/10/14
Fourth payment – Due by 11/14/14

RETURN CHECK SERVICE CHARGE

A Return Check Service Charge of $30 will be applied to each check/draft or credit card returned unpaid by your financial institution. This fee will also be assessed if a keying error on your part results in your financial institution's failure to honor the draft.

PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE

Students are occasionally photographed or video recorded during CMS activities. These photos or videos may be used to advertise or promote the CMS program. By enrolling in the CMS program, you agree to this policy. However, if you do not want your child's photographs or videos to be used for CMS publications, please submit a written notice of this upon registration.

TUITION ASSISTANCE & DISCOUNTS

Tuition Assistance: CMS has a limited number of financial aid awards available to assist families in need. Financial aid awards are partial (10-30% off of tuition) and eligibility is determined by gross household income and number of household members. Financial aid awards are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and are funded as long as there are available resources. Financial aid information is available on our website (http://memphis.edu/cms). For more information, please call the CMS office at 901.678.4244.

- Senior Citizens (60+) Discount: 10%

- U of M Employee/Dependent Discount: 5%

- Lesson/Group Combo Package Discount: $100 off if enrolled in private and group instruction (excluding Suzuki Group Classes and Play For Fun Crash Course).

Senior discount, U of M discount and financial aid awards apply to tuition only and are limited to one discount per student. Other fees such as: registration fee, parking permit, accompaniment fee, CMS tote bag/t-shirt, two, three and four payment plan fee, and late fee must be paid in full.

REFERRAL CREDIT

When a currently enrolled CMS student refers a friend, and he/she enrolls, the referring student will receive a $25 credit. This credit can be applied towards tuition or any other fees only if the new student(s) enrolls in the program. The more friends a CMS student refers, the more credit they can receive. Note: One referral credit per newly enrolled family. For more information, please call the CMS office at 901.678.4244.

ATTENDANCE/MAKE-UP POLICY

Students are expected to attend each class and/or lesson. Lessons will not be made up if cancelled by a student nor will there be an adjustment made to tuition. Lessons will be made up if cancelled by the teacher.

WITHDRAWALS

If a student withdraws prior to the beginning of the semester, a refund of tuition, less $30, will be made. No refunds, partial or full, will be made after the official start of the semester. A full refund will be made if a group class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. Students that have chosen the payment plan option (two, three or four payment plan) are obligated to pay the full tuition cost if the student withdraws after the official start of the semester.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

The Community Music School follows the University of Memphis schedule for inclement weather. Lessons missed due to inclement weather will be made up only if the University cancels classes. Call the UM hotline at 678-0888 for closing verification.

BUILDING USE

Due to insurance issues, all CMS students must be taught at the University or an approved satellite location. Teachers may not teach CMS students in their homes or any other non-approved locations.

PARKING

All vehicles parked in General Parking on the U of M Campus (including Park Avenue Campus) before 7:00 pm must display a parking hangtag. Hangtags may be purchased at the time of registration for $30 and will be mailed. You may also park in the Deloach parking garage for $2/hr. If you have any questions about parking, please call 901.678.4244. Students taking lessons at Lane Music and Memphis Music do not need parking permits.

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL HOME

cms@memphis.edu
Phone: 901-678-4244,
Room 124 – Music Building
Fax: 901-678-1392
Samuel Sidhom, Director
Carolyn Farris, Office Manager

    

 

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