MBSR Teacher Training (MBSR-TT) Tuition Policy

Tuition payments

Upon admission to the MBSR Teacher Training Program (MBSR-TT), a tuition deposit is due within 30 days. This saves your place in the program and covers preliminary administrative costs. 

The balance of the tuition can be paid in 1 of 3 ways:

  1. Pay in full by cash or check (at a 3% discount)
  2. Pay in full by credit card
  3. Pay with a 15-month, interest-free payment plan

Monthly payment plans are set up through the Partial.ly service, a 3rd party online payment plan service. 

The tuition balance must be paid or payment plan started by the 1st day of the month that Phase I begins.

Early Withdrawal and Refunds

In the event that an MBSR-TT student withdraws from the program, tuition refunds will be determined based on time spent in the program. More details below.

Deposit is Non-Refundable - Mindfulness Northwest will retain the $500 tuition deposit if an enrolled student withdraws from the program at any time, including prior to the first training meeting of Phase 1.

Student withdrawal after the training has begun - Mindfulness Northwest retains a percentage of the full tuition based on withdrawal date (time spent in the training program), as indicated in Table 1 below.

Funds paid in excess of the amount due to Mindfulness Northwest will be refunded. Students paying with payment plans will continue making payments until the amount due has been paid.

Any refund will be paid within 30 calendar days of the student’s official withdrawal date.

Determining withdrawal date - A student's official withdrawal date is determined by one of the following (at the discretion of Mindfulness Northwest):

  1. Date the Program Director receives notice of the student’s intention to discontinue the training program.
  2. Date student is given notice of termination for a violation of a published program policy which provides for termination.
  3. Date after which a student fails to attend training meetings or classes for 14 calendar days without notifying program staff.


Table 1

If the student withdraws at any point during this phase of training:

Mindfulness Northwest may retain this percentage of the full tuition:

Up to 29 weeks after the training start date* or the last training date of Phase 1, whichever occurs first

40%

Up to 39 weeks after the training start date* or the last training date of Phase 2, whichever occurs first

60%

Up to 66 weeks after the start date* or the last training date of Phase 3, whichever occurs first

80%

After 66 weeks (about 70% of the training period) or the last training date of Phase 3, whichever occurs first

100%

    * The start date is defined as the first MBSR-TT training meeting in person or online for this cohort.


Example

In the case of a tuition rate of $9100, and a withdrawal at the end of Phase II, Mindfulness Northwest would retain (or be owed) 60% of $9100 = $5460.

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