Pre-registration and a non-refundable deposit are required for all classes. Deposits will be refunded in full if the class is cancelled. Early registration is strongly encouraged, as class fills quickly.
How to Make a Deposit or Payment
Deposits or payments for classes can be paid by credit card, check, or money order. Full payments for class can also be paid in cash, in person. Please do not mail a cash payment.
Checks can be made payable to either The Northwest School for Botanical Studies (The NW School for Botanical Studies) or to Christa Sinadinos. Payments can be mailed to: Christa Sinadinos, 36 Kingston Road, Fieldbrook, CA 95519.
Please include the following information with the deposit or payment: First and last name, current mailing address and zip code, phone number or cell phone number, and email address. Receipt of deposit will be confirmed either by email or telephone. Directions to the school will be emailed or mailed upon receipt of the deposit.
All deposits are non refundable. A tuition refund may be granted if a written cancellation notice is received two weeks prior to the beginning date of the class or the Professional or Clinical Herbalist Training Program. If written notice is not received two weeks prior to the class, tuition will not be refunded. No refunds will be issued after the class has begun.
Drop Out Policy
Once a class has started, the student is responsible for payment in full, even if they drop out of the class, or if they are doing work study for part of the tuition. Payments are due by the last day of class.
The school requires a minimum of between eight and ten students, depending on the class. Otherwise, the class may be cancelled or postponed due to a lack of enrollment and all monies paid will be refunded.
Late Fees and Bounced Checks
There is a $30 penalty applied for bounced checks or late payment of payment plans. Failure to make a payment of a payment plan is cause for immediate termination.
Application for the Professional Herbalist Training Program
To apply for the Professional Herbalist Training Program, complete the application and mail a non-refundable deposit of $500. The school will contact you to schedule an interview upon receipt of your application and deposit. If you are accepted into the program, the deposit will be deducted from the tuition and the full payment for the program. If you are not accepted into the program, your deposit will be refunded. If you are accepted into the program and you decide to cancel your enrollment, your deposit is non-refundable.
Payment Plans for the Professional Herbalist Training Program
If students need to make payments, prior arrangements, interviews, and contracts are required. Students are still required to pay 50 percent of the tuition on the tuition due date. The remainder of the balance can be paid in two installments. Students must complete payments in order to receive a certificate. For more information and details, please contact the school via email.