Class Policies

Registration in a class is not complete until payment is received by The Folk School, either online through PayPal, or by check, cash, or Folk Bucks. If you fill out an online registration form but do not complete your payment promptly, we can not hold your place in the class. If the class fills, we will cancel the registrations of anyone who has not paid to allow others to register.

If a student owes The Folk School money, any new payments will be applied first to outstanding obligations.

Students who cancel their registration more than 14 days prior to the first day of the class will receive a refund less a $25 administrative fee per student. Students cancelling their enrollment 14 days or less prior to the first day of the course are not eligible for a refund. If the Folk School Fairbanks cancels a course, students will receive a full refund.

For the safety of instructors and participants, if four hours prior the start of a class or activity the temperature at the Fairbanks Airport reads 40 below or colder, classes will be canceled. We will do our best to re-schedule classes in this case. If this is not an option, registrants will receive a full refund and instructors will not be paid.  

If you agree to the Folk School Fairbanks’ photo/video release policy, you authorize the Folk School Fairbanks to use, reproduce, and/or publish photographs and/or videos that may pertain to you including your image, likeness, and/or voice without compensation. This material may be used in various publications, public affairs releases, public service announcements, or other related endeavors. This authorization is continuous and may only be withdrawn by your specific rescission of this authorization. The Folk School Fairbanks may publish materials, use your name, photograph, and/or make reference to you in any manner that the Folk School Fairbanks deems appropriate to promote and/or publicize their mission.

In exchange for participation in the course you have registered for, you are agreeing to the following statements:

  • You agree to observe and obey all rules and warnings given by the instructor, staff, representatives or agents of the Folk School Fairbanks.
  • You recognize that there are certain inherent risks associated with courses and you assume full responsibility for any personal injury to yourself, and further release and discharge The Folk School Fairbanks and the instructor of this course for any injury, loss, or damage arising out of your use or presence on the facilities used for this course, whether caused by the fault of yourself, The Folk School Fairbanks, or third parties.
  • You agree to indemnify and defend The Folk School Fairbanks against all claims, causes of action, damages, judgments, costs or expenses, including attorney fees and other litigation costs, which may in any way arise from your use of or presence upon the facilities provided for the course you have registered for.
  • You agree to pay for all damages to the facilities provided for this course caused by your negligent, reckless, or wilfull actions.

The Folk School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of instructors, volunteers, and vendors, and provision of services to our community. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, instructors, volunteers, and staff. 

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