Tuition, Cancellation, and Refunds

Tuition, Cancellation, and Refunds


TUITION is charged by the number of credits scheduled. TOTAL TUITION reflects charges to a student for completing the culinary arts program in the normal time (TRAINING PERIOD). TOTAL TUITION does not include the use of consumable and non-consumable textbooks.

DIG will pay the first-time cost for culinary arts students to challenge the certification exam(s) as selected by Detroit Institute of Gastronomy, contingent upon the student meeting DIG’s academic preparation requirements. Total Tuition may change based on student decision to repeat courses, withdraw from or disrupt education training for any reason; should any event such as these occur, student should request a new “STUDENT PROPOSAL FOR TUITION PAYMENT” for purposes of planning to pay any additional charges.

The student acknowledges and further understands that enrollment in the DIG culinary arts program in preparation for employment in the culinary arts field is subject to the following:

Textbook Expenses

Textbooks can be purchased from the DIG online campus bookstore. Paper copy books will be delivered. There is no cost to the student for access to the culinary art skills e-book. The e-book will be available in the student’s courses and for download on the student’s device. Paper copy books may be returned for a refund within ten (10) days of purchase provided the book is returned in its original condition of purchase and with the original sales receipt.

Refund and Cancellation Policies

DIG adheres to the following policy in determining refunds of tuition and fees paid in advance or sums due to the institution when a student withdraws or is terminated from the institution prior to the completion of the program. All refunds, when due, are made without requiring a request from the student and are made within 30 days.

(1) of the last day of attendance if written notification has been provided to the institution by the student, or

(2) from the date of the institution terminates the student or determines withdrawal by the student. DIG policies comply with refund and cancellation policy requirements of applicable state, federal and accrediting agencies.


If tuition and fees are collected in advance of the start date of a program and DIG cancels the class or program, 100% of the tuition and fees (including fees identified as non-refundable) collected are refundable. Such refunds, when due, will be made within thirty (30) days of the planned start date.

Student’s Right to Cancel

Students requesting to cancel their enrollment or withdrawal from SCHOOL are to contact the program director or the concierge office.  [email protected]  

DIG applies the following cancellation policy to all students:

  1. If the applicant’s application and/or enrollment agreement is rejected by the SCHOOL, all tuition and fees paid by the applicant will be returned within thirty (30) days of the date the applicant’s enrollment agreement is rejected.
  2. Students that enroll into a program at DIG, may cancel their enrollment through email. If the student or SCHOOL cancels or terminates the enrollment agreement with the SCHOOL within five (5) calendar days after signing the enrollment agreement, all tuition and fees paid by the applicant will be returned within thirty (30) days of the date the institution receives the cancellation request.
  3. If the applicant or SCHOOL cancels enrollment after five (5) calendar days and prior to the applicant posting any attendance in the first quarter, the applicant will not incur tuition charges. The applicant will be financially responsible for the commitment deposit, transcript review fee and any supplies received and not returned to the SCHOOL in acceptable new condition.

Refund Policy

Scenario 1 – Students withdrawing from a course by Friday (or the fifth calendar day from the quarter start) of the first instructional week of the quarter or no shows (failure to log into the course), shall receive 100% refund of applicable tuition and refundable fees.

Scenario 2 – Students who withdraw from a course after the Friday (or the fifth calendar day from the quarter start) of the first instructional week of the quarter shall receive no refund and will be responsible for all tuition and fees. Any refund owed will be paid to the student within thirty (30) days of any notice of withdrawal or the date the SCHOOL determined that the student officially or unofficially withdrew or was terminated.

The official withdrawal or termination date is the postmark date on the written notification, or the date the SCHOOL is notified, or the date the SCHOOL notifies the student. The unofficial withdrawal date is the student’s last date of attendance.

Refund options are: (1) Electronic deposit to a bank Account (an existing personal account), (2) Paper check that will be delivered to your home address by using the United States Postal Service (USPS) on record with our Concierge office. If a student obtains a loan to pay for the educational program at DIG, the student will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund.

Non-Refundable Kit Fee, Commitment Deposit, Transcript Review Fee #

Amounts billed for Kit Fee ($450.), and Commitment Deposit ($100.) are not included in tuition. The Kit Fee is non-refundable for students that receive the kit and withdraw or are terminated after the first day of class.  The Commitment Deposit is non-refundable five (5) calendar days after the enrollment agreement is signed. DIG charges a one-time fee of $25.00, for the transcripts, records, affidavits assessment. The Transcript review fee is non-refundable once the service has been provided.‌

Refundable Exam Fee and Technology Fee‌ #

Amounts billed for Exam Fee ($500. annually), and Technology Fee ($50. quarterly) are not included in tuition; these separately billed fees are refundable for STUDENTS that withdraw or are terminated in reference to the DIG Refund Policy.‌

Refundable Assessment Fees for Transfer Credits #

DIG provides a fair and equitable credit policy.  The maximum Transfer/Experiential credit allowance is 48 credits.  Each RTI Transfer/Experiential credit approved will be assessed a fee equal to 15% of the current credit hour cost.

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