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Enrollment Policies


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have enacted several alterations to our enrollment policy. Effective March 24, 2020, 4:00 pm, we are offering the following options for class withdrawals and cancellations:

  • You may request to donate the value of your tuition: AFMSP appreciates any and all support during this difficult time. As a non-profit organization, your donation is tax-deductible.
  • You may request that the value of your tuition be converted into credit (good for one year from the date of in-person classes) with AFMSP to use towards future events or classes.
  • You may request a refund in the amount of your tuition: All refunds will be processed after the global pandemic has subsided.

As we all work to adjust to this unpredictable era, we are especially grateful for the generosity and support of our AFMSP community.

In General

Registrations will be accepted in the order received. A course will be declared “closed” when payment for a maximum of ten registrations has been received, (See the information under “Payment” below). Please note that a minimum of four registrations is required to open a course. If this minimum is not met, students who have already registered for the course will be offered other options, including registering for a different course. If students who have already registered wish to keep a course open with fewer than 4 students, course fees for SEMI-PRIVATE INSTRUCTION will apply. (Please contact Christina Selander Bouzouina at 612 332 0436 for information).

For course-level placement purposes, non-beginner students who have not previously studied at the Alliance Française must be evaluated by Alliance Française staff before registering for a course

Membership Requirement

Membership in the Alliance Française is required in order to register for Alliance Française courses. The non-refundable membership fee is valid for 12 full months. Membership privileges include, in addition to eligibility to participate in our French language instruction program, borrowing rights to our library (French books and videos), free or discounted admission to various cultural and leisure activities, and discounts on goods and services from various companies and local organizations.


Course fees must be paid in full before students attend the first class. A student will not be considered registered for a course until full payment has been made. A $5.00 non-refundable registration fee applies to all registrations.

Course Cancellations 

The Alliance Française reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient registration. Course fees already paid for a cancelled class will be refunded based on the original method of payment.


The Alliance Française offers its students a choice of several discount programs. Students must select the discount program they wish to use at the time they register, since we cannot apply discounts retroactively. Discount programs cannot be combined. See below for more information about our discount programs.

Early Registration Discount

A $30 early registration discount is available to students who register for a 10-week class for adults before the end of the prior session. There is no early registration discount for children’s classes.

Student Discount

A $50 student discount  is available to high school and college students for 10-week courses. A current student ID is required  at the time of registration.

Our standard registration, payment, withdrawal and refund policies apply for course fees paid for a double session if the student later withdraws after completing the first course session.


Prorated tuition is typically only offered if a student is going to miss 3 or more classes of a 10-week class and must be arranged at the time of registration.  NO retroactive credits or refunds will be allowed for missed classes. Please contact us for more information and pricing details.

Course Withdrawals

Please note that in light of the COVID-19 infection, all refunds will be processed after the global pandemic has subsided.

Withdrawal from a course must be made in writing, addressed to the Registrar, and should include a request for either a refund (if available) or a tuition credit. A $15.00 withdrawal fee will be deducted from the amount of all refunds and tuition credits to cover our administrative costs for processing course withdrawals.

Students must withdraw no later than (2) two weeks before a course session begins to receive a refund of course fees only (The $5.00 registration fee, membership fees, and the cost of any purchased course materials are non-refundable). Students who withdraw after this two-week period, but before the end of the second week of a 10-week course session will receive a credit equal to 75% of tuition paid after subtracting for our withdrawal fee and elapsed classes.

No credit for previously paid course fees will be issued after the second week of 10-week classes. For other types of courses (5-week, 3-week mini-session, summer camps or workshops) the time period for partial tuition credits will be reduced as follows: For 5 or 3 week classes before the end of the first week, for summer camps before the second day of the camp, for workshops, two business days before the scheduled class.