Membership is required for all students and must be paid annually at the start of each year or at the time of enrollment.
Non-students may also apply for membership entitling them to monthy newsletters and access to discounted events.
Discounts of 20% apply to full-time students (including tertiary students) and to recipients of government benefits (eg aged pension, unemployment, disability, sole parent benefits), but not to Seniors Card holders.
Discounts of 10% apply if class fees are paid by the last Sunday before the commencement of each term.
If a student joins a class part-way through a term, then a pro-rata rate class rate is payable for the rest of the term.
Pro-rata payment for a term's fees may be paid where a student is aware of the number of classes they are able to attend in advance.
Students who enrol in two 2-hour classes in the same term are entitled to a 50% discount on the second class.
New students may sit in on one class without payment, to decide if they will join that class. If they do decide to join, payment is required for that class, in addition to the rest of the term. If they decided not to join, then no fee is payable.
All students must register for classes online.
Payment for classes may be made online via Credit card or EFT or in person with Cash or Cheque at any Hume Bank Branch.
Teachers cannot accept payment of fees.
AFAW reserve the right to refuse admittance to classes if fees have not been paid.
Any student who has paid for a term's classes and withdraws before the start of the term is entitled to a full refund of class fees.
Any student who pays for a full term and does not continue is entitled to a pro-rata refund from the date AFAW is notified.
Refunds for texts will be made only if the book is unmarked and in resaleable condition.
Refunds are not available for membership.
Pro-rata refunds will be given for any cancelled classes unless the student chooses to attend a substitute class.
Requests for refunds should be made via email or in writing.
Generally refunds will be processed in the same manner as funds were received (EFT or Credit Card)
Refunds cannot be held as credit for the following term.