Does the contract say that the tuition deposit is non-refundable or just the registration fee?

I enrolled 2 of my children in a preschool a week ago, but now I need to withdraw them. I knew there would be a non-refundable $150 registration fee per child. However, the school also wants to keep a 10% tuition deposit per child. They say that’s what the contract says. This is the sentence in the contact: ” Registration must be accompanied by a non-refundable, non transferable $150 registration fee plus a 10% Tuition Deposit.” (non-refundable, non transferable is in bold) Who is right? Do they get to keep the tuition deposit too?

Asked on August 1, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Florida

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

One would really need to read the entire agreement to be sure.  It seems from what you have written here that the terms "non-refundable, non-transferable" refers to the registration fee and not the 10% deposit.  But to be sure ai would have an attorney read the agreement in whole.  Good luck.


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