(a) As a condition for obtaining a driver education school license, the school must
maintain a policy for the refund of the unused portion of tuition, fees, and other
charges if a student, after expiration of the cancellation period described by Section 1001.401, does not enter the course or withdraws or is discontinued from the course at any
time before completion.
(b) The policy must provide that:
(1) refunds are based on the period of enrollment computed on the basis of course
time expressed in clock hours;
(2) the effective date of the termination for refund purposes is the earliest of:
(A) the last day of attendance, if the student's enrollment is terminated by the school;
(B) the date the school receives written notice from the student; or
(C) the 10th school day after the last day of attendance;
(3) if tuition is collected in advance of entrance and if a student does not enter
the school, terminates enrollment, or withdraws, the school:
(A) may retain not more than $50 as an administrative expense; and
(B) shall refund that portion of the student's remaining classroom tuition and fees
and behind-the-wheel tuition and fees that corresponds to services the student does
(4) the school shall refund items of extra expense to the student, including instructional
supplies, books, laboratory fees, service charges, rentals, deposits, and all other
charges not later than the 30th day after the effective date of enrollment termination
(A) the extra expenses are separately stated and shown in the information provided
to the student before enrollment; and
(B) the student returns to the school any school property in the student's possession;
(5) refunds shall be completed not later than the 30th day after the effective date
of enrollment termination.
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