Because Flatiron is committed to seeing you receive a job offer in software development, certain paid Services offered by Flatiron through the Learn.co platform include job search assistance (“Career Coaching”) and/or a tuition waiver refund (“Money-Back Guarantee”). A Service that includes Career Coaching is hereafter referred to as a “Career Coaching Qualifying Program,” and a Service that includes a Money-Back Guarantee is hereafter referred to as a “Money-Back Guarantee Qualifying Program.”
Please note that certain Services may provide both Career Coaching and a Money-Back Guarantee, while others (for example, free courses) may not. Please consult each product-specific page for the applicable Service; for further information regarding whether such Service includes the Money-Back Guarantee, Career Coaching, neither, or both.
In the event that you purchase a paid Service that provides for Career Coaching and/or the Money-Back Guarantee, the following Career Coaching and/or Money-Back Guarantee terms and conditions shall apply (as modified and/or supplemented by any applicable Supplemental Terms – for example, any terms outlined on the Service’s product page or at the point of sale).
For purposes of this Career Coaching and Money-Back Guarantee section of these Terms, the term “Qualifying Job Offer” means: an offer of a job that is:
Certain of the Services, including the Online Web Developer Program, consist of up to several hundred hours of largely self-directed coursework. Additional details and Supplemental Terms may be found on the applicable product page for the Online Web Developer Program.
With respect to the Online Web Developer Program, there may be multiple mid-course assessments and a final verification at the end. Flatiron will provide times for you to schedule assessments within five business days (excluding U.S. holidays) of your request. You must pass all mid-course assessments, complete 95% or more of all lessons, publish seven (7) blog posts and pass the final verification to become “Learn Verified” and to become eligible for any Career Coaching or Money-Back Guarantee which may be offered under the applicable program. You may take and/or retake the final verification an unlimited number of times, but no more than two (2) final verifications per calendar month. Once you have passed the final verification, you will be recognized as “Learn Verified”. When you have been “Learn Verified”, you will be deemed to have completed the Online Web Developer Program (and you will not be charged any applicable tuition charges for any pay period following the pay period in which you completed the Online Web Developer Program).
With respect to Certificate Courses offering final assessments, please note that students are limited to a maximum of two (2) final assessments if they should not pass the assessment on their first attempt. Students are not eligible to take an assessment while in an unpaid trial period.
Students participating in the Online Web Developer Program may elect to temporarily “pause” their participation in the Online Web Developer Program at any point during the course of their enrollment (following the fourteen (14) day trial period).
Students electing to pause their participation in the Online Web Developer Program may do so on one (1) occasion only, for a maximum of three (3) months. Students must inform Flatiron in writing of their intention to pause their participation in the Online Web Developer Program and also when they wish to resume their participation in the Online Web Developer Program. Students must provide two (2) business days’ notice of any request to pause or resume participation in the Online Web Developer Program and any such requests granted (or, if applicable, denied) within those (2) business days. Flatiron will not make retroactive adjustments to students electing to pause their participation in the Online Web Developer Program.
If you choose to pause your participation in the Online Web Developer Program, you will not have access to the Learn.co platform while the pause is in effect, and, if you have selected the Monthly Plan payment option, you will not be obligated to make monthly payments that come due while the pause is in effect (up to a maximum of three (3) monthly payments). Please note, however, that if you have taken out a loan to finance your participation in the Online Web Developer Program, pausing your participation will not impact any obligations you may have to make payments on your loans during the period of time while the pause is in effect.
This policy applies only to the Online Web Developer Program. Students may not elect to pause their participation in a Certificate Course.
After completing a Career Coaching Qualifying Program, you will be put in touch with a Career Coach to assist you with your job search. Such assistance will include helping you to identify and pursue job opportunities in the software development field. Career Coaching will include, at a minimum, access to:
Career Coaching (with respect to Career Coaching Qualifying Programs) terminates upon the earlier of: (i) your acceptance of a Qualifying Job Offer (as defined above); (ii) termination by Flatiron due to your failure to comply fully with these Terms, or (iii) the expiration of the six (6)-month period immediately following your job-seeking start date (as defined below). Flatiron reserves the right to revoke or withhold access to Career Coaching services from any student or graduate who has received and turned down two Qualifying Job Offers.
Subject to and in accordance with these Terms, including any applicable Supplemental Terms, you may elect to upgrade from a paid Service that is a non-Career Coaching Qualifying Program to a paid Service that is a Career Coaching Qualifying Program, provided that you submit payment for the difference in price, net of any applicable discounts and scholarships, for the months you were enrolled in the non-Career Coaching Qualifying Program, between the Career Coaching Qualifying Program and the non-Career Coaching Qualifying Program.
Subject to and in accordance with these Terms, including any applicable Supplemental Terms, you may elect to downgrade from a paid Service that is a Career Coaching Qualifying Program to a paid Service that is a non-Career Coaching Qualifying Program.
If you participate in a Money-Back Guarantee Qualifying Program, and you comply fully with the job search requirements specified below and do not receive a Qualifying Job Offer (as defined above) within 180 days of your job-seeking start date, you will be eligible for a full tuition waiver.
“Job-seeking start date” is the date a graduate commences their job search, and can be no later than 90 days after program completion. Flatiron School reserves the right to consider graduates who do not commence a job search within 90 days of program completion, or have demonstrated levels of responsiveness and/or job-search activity less than the below requirements such that said graduate would not reasonably be considered to be engaging in a job search, as “not job-seeking.”
To remain eligible for the Money-Back Guarantee (in connection with aMoney-Back Guarantee Qualifying Program), you must be actively job seeking and meet all of the following job search requirements during the six (6)-month period following your job-seeking start date:
It is your sole responsibility to keep track of all job search required activities. Flatiron recommends that you keep a written log of your activities, back up all data, and make copies of relevant documentation. Flatiron may, at any time during the 9-month period following your completion of the relevant program, verify your compliance with the job search requirements and ask you for proof of compliance. Failure to present proof of compliance with the job search requirements may result in forfeiture of eligibility for the Money-Back Guarantee.
If you believe that you are eligible for a tuition waiver due to failure to obtain a Qualifying Job Offer, you must submit to Flatiron via email to email@example.com no later than 187 days after your job-seeking start date a request for a waiver setting forth the following: (a) your full name and contact information (address, phone number, email address); and (b) certifying that you:
Flatiron will review tuition waiver requests and may seek from you further information and verification relating to your request, which you must provide within 5 business days of Flatiron’s request for information. If Flatiron determines that you are entitled to a tuition waiver under these Terms, (a) with respect to any amount of Total Tuition Deferred that remains unpaid pursuant to your Deferred Payment Plan, your repayment obligations thereunder will be cancelled immediately, and (b) with respect to any amount of Total Tuition Deferred that has been paid pursuant to your Deferred Payment Plan, a refund will be issued to you, typically within 30 days after receipt of your waiver request (or, if Flatiron sought from you further information and verification relating to your request, within 30 days after receipt by Flatiron of such information and verification). For the avoidance of doubt, the tuition waiver shall not apply to any fees or penalties owed by you pursuant to your Deferred Payment Plan, and any refund proceeds will first be applied to pay down any fees and penalties which may be owed, with any excess then returned to you.
In the event that you have received a loan from a third-party lender to pay for a Money-Back Guarantee Qualifying Program and become entitled to a refund pursuant to this policy, your full tuition waiver will not include a waiver or refund of any interest, fees, or other payments (other than principal payments) made to the third-party lender (or to the assignee of the loan). In addition, any refund proceeds will first be applied to pay down any amount owing on the loan, with any excess then returned to you.
Following the request and processing of a tuition waiver, Flatiron reserves the right to revoke services and supports, including but not limited to:
Your eligibility for the Money-Back Guarantee (with respect to Money-Back Guarantee Qualifying Programs), will terminate upon the earlier of: (i) your receipt of a job offer (as defined above); (ii) termination by Flatiron due to your failure to meet the job search requirements specified above; (iii) termination by Flatiron due to your failure to comply fully with these Terms; and/or (iv) the expiration of the six (6)-month period immediately following your job-seeking start date.
If you are found in violation of or fail to comply with these Terms, Flatiron reserves the right to terminate your participation or enrollment in the program under any paid Service. If you are terminated from any such program, you will forfeit eligibility for any Career Coaching or Money-Back Guarantee to which you may otherwise be entitled.
Nothing herein is intended to establish a fiduciary relationship, partnership or joint venture between you and Flatiron.