Policies

Updated: 3/17/2021

Payment

We are happy to provide you with three options to pay for classes: Pay In Full, Pay By Semester and Monthly Payment Plan .

Pay In Full 

If you choose to pay in full, payment is due before September 17th for the full year classes and fall semester only classes. Payment is due before January 21st for spring semester only classes.

Pay By Semester

For our year long classes, you can also choose to pay by semester. This option takes the full tuition cost and allows you to pay half now (due before September 17th) and the other half before the spring semester (due before January 21st).

Monthly Payment Plan

You have the option to pay the class tuition in monthly installments. For year long classes the tuition cost will be broken down into 8 equal, monthly payments. For semester classes the tuition will be broken down into 4 equal, monthly payments.  Your first monthly payment must be made by September 17th for full year classes and fall semester only classes and by January 21st for spring semester only classes.

If a monthly payment doesn’t go through, you will be e-mailed to provide an updated payment method. If we are unable to resolve the payment issue within 15 days, the student account(s) will be locked and the student(s) will not be able to attend class until payment is made current.

Refund

If you paid the tuition in full or by semester, then you can request a refund, in writing to enrollment@sparksofmessiah.com, by the 15th of the month to take effect at the end of the month. You will receive a full refund for the remaining months the class is in session. 

If you are on the monthly payment plan, then you can request a cancellation of the monthly payment, in writing to enrollment@sparksofmessiah.com, by the 15th of the month to take effect at the end of the month. Your recurring payment plan will be canceled and you will be refunded the difference, if you have paid for more months than the class has been in session. For example, if you have already paid four monthly payments but the class has only been in session for three months, you will receive a refund for the fourth monthly payment.

Student accounts will be locked at the end of the month in which you request a refund/cancellation. Students can continue to attend class until the end of the month in which the refund/cancellation is requested.

If you choose to enroll again in the same class, in the same academic year, there will be a $20 re-enrollment fee.

Refund: Special Session Classes

You must request a refund, in writing to enrollment@sparksofmessiah.com, before the second class session to get a full refund of the class cost. After the second class session has started, there will be no refunds given.

Student Behavior

Student’s behavior should always be respectful and in line with qualities of a disciple of Yeshua. If there are issues with behavior, families are expected to work with school staff to provide solutions to the behavior so they do not continue.

Failure to improve behavior or behavior which is a serious disruption to class can result in removal from the class. Refunds will be given according to our refund policy.

Statement of Faith

Though we do not need to agree on every point as disciples of Yeshua, we will not tolerate any student or family member who is pushing an agenda. We do not tolerate Karaite, two-house, One Law, and Sacred name agendas. If you are pushing these agendas in class or reaching out to other families, involved in our school, to further these agendas, you will be subject to removal from our classes and will be provided a refund according to our refund policy.

Sparks of Messiah Online Torah School supports the UMJC’s statement of faith, which can be found at https://www.umjc.org/statement-of-faith/

Work Load for Students

 

Students are expected to attend each class session and actively participate. Materials they need for the class will be posted on the course website or e-mailed prior to the live class sessions and should be available for students to use during the live class. Class times are included in the class syllabus.

 

Some classes will require work to be done during the week and prior to the next class session. This additional work will be clearly communicated in the class syllabus. Completing these assignments prior to class is expected.

Technical Requirements

 

Sparks of Messiah Online Torah School uses Zoom.us for our live class sessions. These basic system requirements were taken from their website:

 

System Requirements

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)

  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth

  • A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in

  • Or, an HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card 

For more details go to https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux

Access to a reliable printer is also required to be able to print out any text or assignments for class.