Enrollment Guarantee: When courses are advertised, it must meet a minimum level of paid student enrollments in order to avoid cancellation. Enrollment minimum and maximum levels vary from class-to-class but generally average six (6).
Registration: Students should mail a completed STC Registration Form with full payment or a $ 50.00 registration fee, or register in person at Stafford Technical Center two weeks before the start of a course although seats may still be available up to the day the course begins. Students may not transfer a seat in a course to another person once the course begins and may not use the seat from one semester to guarantee a seat in any subsequent semester regardless of personal circumstances.
Payment: You are responsible for payment-in-full by no later than the first session that the class meets. Payment vouchers from your employer or financial aid award letters from other third-party payers may be used to register for any class. Personal checks, cash, and Visa and MasterCard (credit and debit) are also accepted.
Notification of Course Cancellation: Unless notified otherwise, students should consider themselves accepted into the courses for which they are registered and paid, and should report to the class on the first night it is scheduled to meet. Classroom meeting locations are posted outside of the Stafford Technical Center office on the first night of class.
Refund Policy: Students will be given a full refund if the course for which you registered is cancelled by Stafford Technical Center for any reason or if the student withdraws from the course no later than two weeks before the first class meeting. After the two-week grace period, students will be given a pro-rated refund as follows: withdraw before the first class and receive 100% less a late cancellation fee of $ 50.00; 90% less a late cancellation fee of $ 50.00 before the second class; 50% less a late cancellation fee of $ 50.00 before the third class; and 0% after the third class.
Textbooks and Course Materials: Stafford Technical Center does not operate nor is it affiliated with any bookstore or retail outlet. When students are required to purchase textbooks or any other materials related to their course, students are permitted to acquire these materials by shopping locally or online so as to best meet their own requirements for pricing or convenience. However, whenever possible, instructors will provide suggestions for vendors to assist students in obtaining the tools necessary for participating in the course for which they are registered.
Academic Credit: The majority of the courses offered through the Adult and Continuing Education Program at Stafford Technical Center are non-credit education and training opportunities. However, because Stafford Technical Center is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, high school credit may be granted for courses that meet the criteria for number of clock hours and skills that the course delivers, while working professionals may also receive college credit for successfully completing classes through STC. Students seeking any type of academic credit are solely responsible for negotiating the logistics in doing so with their high school, college or employer.