Cancellation Policy For Practical Woodworking Course Students

Should any student wish and/or need to cancel their enrollment in any given course at the Lohr School of Woodworking their tuition and materials fees will be refunded in full, less a $50 reservation fee, provided the cancellation is made at least 40 calendar days in advance of the start date of the course.  Cancellation must be done by email to

Cancellation less than 40 days in advance of the course start date results in forfeiture of tuition costs regardless of reasons for cancellation. We will refund only the $85 materials fee. Appropriate and clear reasons for ridged enforcement of this policy are outlined as below and are not subject to negotiation.  Cancellations are defined as failure or inability to attend all or any part, day, or hour of the reserved course in which the student is enrolled regardless of reason be it illness, accident, medical related, death, death of another, auto breakdown, act of God, and/or act of another.  The terms of this forfeiture of tuition in cases of student cancellation remains in effect through the final day of the course. 

In the remote chance of a need for the Lohr School of Woodworking itself to cancel any given class due to serious illness, fire, or catastrophic loss that would make the course impossible to run, all students enrolled in the cancelled class will have their choice of a full and complete refund of tuition and materials fees or the option to reschedule enrollment in the same course on a later date of their choice.  In such a remote circumstance as the Lohr Woodworking School actually canceling one of it's course offerings, choice of full refund or rescheduling to another date is at the discretion and preference of the attending student.  


If a student should need to cancel an enrollment and does so in advance the 40 day required notification cutoff date, the attending student may request reassignment to a later course date if there is available space in the class. The canceling student is free to elect this option or have their tuition and materials fee be refunded in full less the noted $50 administrative fee.  Again, such a trade out of course assignment or refund will only apply to cancellations made properly and in advance of the 40 calendar day advanced notice cancellation requirement.   


The cost to produce any given course at the Lohr School of Woodworking results in the rigid enforcement of our 40-day advanced notice cancellation policy.  Our courses become unprofitable whenever a course runs with less than the full compliment of students.  Regular studio operations are halted the week before a course to prepare for the course and delays resumption of regular production work the week following the running of any course.  Unless each course runs with it's full compliment of students, the course loses profitability, which is key to enable us to continue to offer it. This policy is nonnegotiable for the same reason airlines do not issue refunds for passengers missing their flight for any reason.  Cost to fly the plane in fuel and overhead from one destination to another remains the same whether any seat is full or empty.


If it becomes necessary for a student to cancel an enrollment on shorter than the required 40-day advanced notice period, students are permitted to give and/or sell their vacated position to an adult age of 18 years or older on a replacement basis for their bench position. It is required that the name, contact information, enrollment form, and liability form of the replacement student be supplied JD Lohr Woodworking Inc within 48 hours in advance of the replacement student's attendance to the course.