During the course of the year, the Global Debate Symposium incurs a variety of irrecoverable costs related to building the foundations of our programming, and the need to make commitments to our staff. As a result, deposit payments have never been refundable under any circumstances. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we are embracing the same distance learning adopted by most schools in the United States and national and international debating championships. Despite the global situation, we are committed to offering a unique program of instruction during the summer of 2020 for our students. The instruction/staff and curriculum offered will be equivalent to an in-person setting with more enrichment available due to extended opportunities for additional part-time staff.
If student/family has fully paid the balance of tuition for our summer program, and the Global Debate Symposium owes the family/student a refund due to a program cost reduction, we will offer families the option of carrying over the balance for those students who are underclasspersons or, at the request of the family, refund the difference between the amount paid, and the difference in tuition. The Global Debate Symposium will send a refund check to a payee designated by the client. Please allow 8-10 weeks for the processing of all refund checks.