Payment Facilities and Conditions
When applying for admission to some Metàfora courses (as is the case with the Master’s Degree and the Postgraduate in Art Therapy), the application form must be accompanied by the payment of a reservation fee. Said payment is only returned to the applicant in the case of non-admission. In case of admission, the reservation fee is deducted to the total tuition of the course.
If the student wishes to cancel or postpone the enrolment, said payment will remain valid for a maximum of 12 months, counting from the beginning of the course in which the student originally enrolled (see conditions below).
When the student has been admitted to the course (in the case that the course requires an admission process), it is essential to pre-enroll by paying the reservation fee. Metàfora does not guarantee the place without the payment of the reservation fee. This payment will not be refunded under any circumstances.
For courses with an admission process, a letter of admission is required to pay for the reservation of the place. Upon being admitted, the participant will receive an invoice in which the amount and a payment term are specified. If this deadline is not met (and Metàfora does not receive notification of the delay in writing), the student may lose the place and go on to the waiting list.
For courses without entrance requirements the student can make the reservation of the space at the moment of registration.
The remaining total tuition fee must be paid at least 15 days before the start of the course for those courses that require an admission process, or 7 days before the start of the course in the case of courses without entry requirements.
If the student does not make the remaining payment within this period, they may lose their place in the course and go on to the waiting list. For bank transfers it is essential to send proof of payment to Metàfora within the deadline.
Once the course has started, there is no possibility of returning the amount paid for enrollment (or part of it) if the student wishes to cancel or postpone his / her stay at Metàfora.
Payment of tuition in installments:
Depending on the specific conditions of each course, there is the possibility of paying the remaining tuition in installments with an increase of between 5% and 8% of the deferred amount of tuition. The payment terms are established by Metàfora.
Defer the beginning of a course or change course:
If the student wishes to postpone his / her start in the course or change to another course, the amount paid for reservation of registration and registration remains valid for a maximum of 12 months counting from the beginning of the course in which the student originally enrolled.
During this period, the student may opt for other courses (subject to admission and availability of places). In the event that the price of the new course does not coincide with the course chosen initially, the student will pay the difference. If the chosen course has a lower value than the one paid, the remaining amount will be saved for another Metàfora activity, for a maximum of 12 additional months. In no case will the amount paid to date (or part of it) be returned.
To postpone the start of the course or change to another course, it is essential that the student inform Metàfora by written notification at least 6 weeks before the beginning of the course for which he / she originally enrolled. If this notification is made later than 6 weeks before the start of the course, 80% of the payment can be kept valid for 12 months. Notifications of this type are not accepted in the last 7 days before the start of the course (payment is lost).
Involuntary interruptions of studies:
In case of accident or illness during the course, studies may be interrupted for a maximum period of 12 months. It is essential to present a medical certificate in this regard. During this time the acquired economic commitment remains valid without any surcharge.
Voluntary interruptions of studies:
Once the course has started, there is no possibility of returning the tuition fee (or part of it) if the student wishes to cancel or postpone his / her stay at Metàfora.
In case a student decides to interrupt the studies voluntarily, he / she loses his / her place in the course and must comply with the acquired financial commitment. In no case will interrupting the course voluntarily leave the student exempt from the financial commitments contracted.
If the student wishes to resume the studies in the future, he / she must restart the application and enrollment payment procedures again.
All payments can be made by credit / debit card (through the website, by phone or at the office), by bank transfer or in cash.
When making the payment by bank transfer, it is essential to clearly indicate the full name of the applicant. Metàfora is not responsible for reservation of places for participants whose name and course is not correctly included in the transfers received. In case of doubt, please send proof by email.
All commissions related to international bank transfers are at the expense of the sender. Any erroneously applied commission will be claimed when the student arrives.
In the cases that Metàfora has indicated a payment term, a supplement of € 20 is applied for each week of late payment.