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Books and Curriculum

  1. Physical merchandise may be returned within 90 days of purchase as long as it is in new, unmarked, re-sellable condition. If the item was purchased as part of a kit, and all items are also sold separately, the refund would equal the total kit price less the regular price of items kept.

  2. To return materials, please call our service department at 1-800-922-5082 or send a detailed email to info@veritaspress.com to receive a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA).
    1. Veritas Press will provide return instructions with an RMA for approved returns.

    2. The customer is responsible for return shipping expenses, except in the event that the original order was damaged, defective, or incorrectly shipped.

    3. If your product is damaged or defective, pictures will need to be provided. Returns sent back within 90 days of purchase without an RMA, or according to return Instructions may incur up to a 15% restocking fee due to additional processing cost.

  3. Returns sent back outside of 90 days of purchase are not eligible for a refund.

  4. Please pack returned merchandise carefully to avoid damage in shipping. Damaged items will be discarded without refund or shipped back at the family’s cost. If items are returned using USPS, we recommend insuring the package.

  5. Once we receive the items according to the instructions provided, the return will be processed, refunded to the original form of payment used, and confirmation of its completion sent. If a refund is due, and the original form of payment is unable to be processed, a refund check will be issued to the billing address on file. If an exchange has been requested, a confirmation email regarding all relevant details will be provided.

eBooks, PDF's, Downloads, and Digital Merchandise

  1. eBooks, PDF's, downloads, and digital merchandise, with the exception of Self-Paced Courses, are non-refundable.

Self-Paced Courses

  1. Self-Paced Courses are refundable within 90 days of the originally selected start date if less than 50% of the course is completed.

  2. Self-Paced Course extensions may be purchased for either one month or six months, for a total of up to a six-month extension, so long as the extension is requested within one year from the original expiration date. See Appendix A for pricing.

  3. Completed Self-Paced courses are not eligible for extension.

  4. The start date can be deferred up to one year from the purchase date when purchased at regular price.

  5. If the Self-Paced Course is purchased on sale, the terms and conditions of the sale apply.

Veritas Bible

  1. Veritas Bible subscriptions are refundable within 90 days of purchase.

  2. Subscriptions begin at time of purchase and renew automatically unless canceled by the subscriber.

Complete Grade Level Packages

  1. All Live Online classes purchased as part of Complete Grade Level Packages are subject to Veritas Scholars Academy Terms and Conditions.

  2. The following return policy applies due to customization of the Complete Grade Level Packages:
    1. All books in the package must be returned to receive a refund. Individual returned books will not be refunded.

    2. eBooks and other digital merchandise are non-refundable.

    3. Self-Paced Courses are refundable within 90 days from the course start date, if the course progress is less than 50% completed.

  3. If a Complete Grade Level Package includes Live Online classes, the order will be held before payment is processed. A Service Representative will contact the family regarding course registration. If the family purchasing the package is unresponsive after 30 days from the order date, the order will be canceled.

  4. Deposits are refundable only before a seat is registered. If the desired section is available and registered under the student's account, the deposit is no longer refundable.

Please see Appendix A for more details pertaining to live course terms.

Shipping

  1. Residential orders:
    1. United States and U.S. Territories: Orders under $50 will be charged $6. Orders $50 or greater are eligible for free shipping.

    2. Canada: Orders under $50 will be charged $10 shipping. Orders $50 or greater will be charged $20 shipping.

  2. International orders:
    1. A $10 shipping and handling fee will be added to the order.

    2. After the order has been placed, a shipping quote will be sent to the email address used to place the order. The shipping quote is valid for seven business days and requires a shipping option to be selected.

    3. If the shipping quote is not accepted, all items to be shipped will be removed from the order; however, any digital items in the order will still be processed.

    4. International orders will be shipped when all items are in stock, unless a second shipping quote is approved by the family.

    5. Veritas Press cannot be held liable for damaged or lost international packages unless the package is deemed lost by the carrier.

  3. School orders:
    1. United States and U.S. Territories: SurePost (UPS) orders under $50 will be charged $6. Orders $50-$200 will be charged 12%. Orders over $200 will be charged 7%. UPS ground is an additional $10.

  4. Distributor and Reseller orders are defined in the relevant written agreements.

Veritas Scholars Academy 2023-2024 Academic Year

This section of Terms and Conditions is for the purpose of effectively delivering online classes. It is made between Veritas Press, Inc. (“Veritas”), dba Veritas Scholars Academy (“VSA”), each individual student ("Student") and his legal guardian(s) (“Parents”), and each person auditing a course ("Auditor") and his Parents. A teacher (“Teacher”) who will be an agent of Veritas for all matters related to each course will be assigned to teach, grade learning assessments and assignments, and communicate Student’s progress with Parents.

  1. Parental Responsibility: Parents are expected to assume primary responsibility for their Student’s education and to:
    1. Ensure each course is used by an individual Student.

    2. Ensure their Student is the appropriate age for the course.

    3. Ensure that if more than one Student is enrolled in the same course, each Student must have his own computer, headset, and microphone.

    4. Ensure their Student will have sufficient mastery of English writing skills, including grammar, vocabulary, and expression commensurate with the level of the course.

    5. Ensure their Student has a reasonable ability to type on a computer keyboard.

    6. Supervise Student’s academic work to ensure that assignments are completed in required formats and by due dates.

    7. Monitor Student’s learning assessments (tests, exams, etc.), as applicable, to ensure academic integrity.

    8. Procure all required equipment, books and materials, in the version
      stipulated by Veritas, needed for each registered course.

    9. Ensure that Internet and Learning Management System access, computer,
      a headset with microphone, and any additional technology such as a smartphone camera or scanner needed for Parents and Students are working properly.

    10. Ensure their Student makes every reasonable effort to be present for class.

    11. Stay current with teacher messages in the Learning Management System.

    12. Pay all tuition and fees in a timely manner as outlined in Appendix A.

  2. Handbooks and Syllabi: Parents agree to policies in the VSA Parent/Student Handbook, the VSA Technology Handbook, and the Syllabus for each course in which their student is enrolled.

  3. Contact Information: Families will make timely changes to contact information in their account found on the Veritas website: https://vpsa.veritaspress.com.

  4. Attendance: Students are expected to attend all live online classes. Students will make every reasonable effort to be present for class. Class archives are available in the Learning Management System. Students are expected to watch archives and complete the Archive Viewing Report for any missed classes. Students are responsible for obtaining any notes or assignments and completing any graded material from any classes missed.

  5. Waitlists: Waitlists help Veritas determine when there is demand for more sections of a course at a particular meeting time. If and when demand is sufficient, Veritas will open new sections to meet the needs of waitlisted students. Therefore, the same deposit to register for a secured seat is required to go on the waitlist.
    1. If a seat becomes available, the Parent will receive an email alert to the email address listed under the primary account. The Parent will have 72 hours to accept the seat or forfeit it. If the seat is not accepted, the seat will be automatically forfeited and offered to the next Student on the waitlist. If the seat is declined by all Students on the waitlist, it will become available for public enrollment.

    2. Waitlists are nonrefundable. Certain exclusions apply. Please see Appendix A for more details.

  6. Cancellations or Changes to Courses: Course offerings and teachers are subject to change without notice. When cancellations or changes are made by VSA, registered students may elect to be transferred to a different section if seats are available and will not be charged a transfer fee. Upon withdrawal from the course within ten days of the cancellation or change notification, any deposit and paid tuition may be refunded, or course credit provided, at the customer’s discretion.

  7. Arbitration: Any claim or controversy arising out of or relating to the use of the Veritas website, registration in any classes or clubs, use of Veritas product(s), or any act or omission for which a Parent may contend that Veritas is liable, including but not limited to any claim or controversy as to arbitrability (dispute), shall be finally and exclusively settled by binding arbitration. Judgment upon any award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any state or federal court having jurisdiction in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The arbitrator shall not have the power to award damages in connection with any dispute in excess of the actual compensatory damages and shall not multiply actual damages or award consequential, punitive or exemplary damages, and each party irrevocably waives any claim thereto.

  8. Neither the Parent nor Veritas shall be entitled to join or consolidate claims in arbitration by or against other consumers or arbitrate any claim as a representative or member of a class or in a private attorney general capacity. The Parent voluntarily and knowingly waives any right they have to a jury trial. These terms provide that all disputes between the Parent and Veritas will be resolved by binding arbitration.

    The Parent thus gives up any rights to go to court to assert or defend his/her rights. The Parent also gives up his/her rights to participate in or bring class actions. Parent’s rights will be determined by a neutral arbitrator(s), not a judge or jury.

Terms and conditions are subject to change. Advance notice of any significant changes will be provided.


Appendix A

2023-2024 VSA Pricing

2023 - 2024 VSA Pricing


Books and other required materials are in addition to the published course costs.


Supplemental Fees

Supplemental Fees

*Available only to Full Time Diploma students

**Includes $100 lab fee

***There is no payment plan or pre-pay discount for summer courses. Balance is due no later than two weeks prior to the first day of class. A $95 nonrefundable deposit may be used to register a seat for a summer course.

Pricing Policy

Paid-in-Full Discount

  1. Courses enrolled between January 1 and July 31 are eligible for the Paid-In-Full discount. Courses must be paid for in one payment transaction. Extracurriculars, self-paced courses, clubs or summer classes are excluded.

  2. $25 discount per course. Does not apply to extracurriculars, Self-Paced courses, VSA Clubs, or summer classes.

  3. Available on course enrollments placed between January 1 and July 31.

  4. The paid-in-full discount will be applied immediately when placing an order on the phone through a service representative. If the course was paid online, please contact info@veritaspress.com within twenty-four hours to receive a refund equal to the discount.

Payment Plan

  1. Live course registrations completed during the payment plan enrollment period between January 1 and July 31 are eligible for the monthly payment plan.

  2. Live course registration requires a $95 nonrefundable deposit for each course seat.

  3. Families on the payment plan will be charged on the first of each month, beginning on April 1 (or beginning the month courses were enrolled if after April) through December 1 in equal installments using the credit card on file.

  4. If a course is added or dropped during the payment plan enrollment period, the per-month payment will adjust to the outstanding balance divided equally among the remaining months with the final payment on December 1.

  5. VSA account credit will be applied to the balance before the payment plan monthly amount is calculated.

  6. In the event that three attempts at charging the credit card are unsuccessful, student(s) will be removed from all online courses until the monthly balance owed is paid in full, including a $25 service charge/per class to reinstate the courses.

  7. If the primary credit card declines, Veritas Press reserves the right to charge secondary card(s) on file.

  8. Rewards Club discount will be applied to the final payment of the payment plan.

Deposits

  1. A nonrefundable deposit of $95 is due at the time of registration. The course deposit holds a seat in the registered class and covers administrative costs associated with the registration process.

  2. Deposits are non-transferable between students.

Rewards Club

  1. Program benefits are not retroactive.
    1. If live courses are Paid-in-Full, Rewards Club must be purchased and paid before registering for courses.

    2. If Payment Plan, Rewards Club must be purchased and paid by November 1st. Applicable discounts will be applied to the final payment of the payment plan.

  2. Resellers/wholesalers, organizations, schools, churches, etc., are not eligible for participation in the Rewards Club.

Section Transfers and Course Changes

  1. Section transfers are defined as moving a student from one section to a different section of the same course. Course Changes are defined as moving a student from one course to a different course.

  2. Upon request, waitlist courses can be transferred to other waitlist courses or enrolled courses. However, enrolled courses cannot be transferred to a waitlist course.

  3. Section transfers and course changes are accompanied by a $15 transfer fee (free for Premium Full-Time Students).

  4. Courses and sections are non-transferable between students.

  5. If a student is transferred from a more expensive course to a less expensive course, a refund/VSA credit is issued based on the Course Refund Policy.

Click here to submit requests for section transfers and course changes.

Course Waitlist and Refund Policy

Live, You Teach Diploma and External Course Fee Refund Policy

  1. Course withdrawals prior to the start of term - full refund to the original payment method, less deposits, unless the VSA account has an outstanding balance.

  2. Course withdrawals within the first two weeks of term (within the first week for summer term) - full refund as course VSA account credit, less deposits.

  3. Course withdrawals after the first two weeks of term and before December 1st (or the first business day following) - 50% VSA account credit, less deposits.

  4. Course withdrawals after December 1st - no refunds or account credit will be issued.

  5. If a student enrolls after December 1st - full course credit, less deposits, if the course drop occurs within two weeks of registering for the course.

  6. Refunds will be credited to the original payment method. If the original payment method is no longer available, a refund check will be issued to the billing address on file.

Waitlist Refund Policy

  1. Waitlist deposits on Live courses are nonrefundable unless:

    1. Veritas is unable to offer a seat in the waitlist section and does not offer another section of the course on the same day and times by two weeks after the start of school or, in the case of a summer class, two weeks prior to the start of the summer term.

    2. A student is registered on a waitlist for a class (e.g., Section A) and then registers for an open seat in a different section of the same class (e.g., Section B), and then the waitlisted class (Section A) has an opening, the course payment(s) paid for the second registration (Section B) will be transferable to the registration balance of the waitlisted class (Section A) minus the applicable transfer fee. Course payments from one course may be transferred into a waitlisted section per Section Transfer policy as outlined above. However, if a third waitlist registration (Section C) is also made, that waitlist registration deposit is not transferable or refundable.

    3. A student wants to transfer from one waitlist course to another waitlist course or a waitlist course to an enrolled course. All applicable section transfer and course change fees apply.

    4. Click here to submit requests for section transfers and course changes

VSA Account Credit Policy

  1. VSA account credit created during the current calendar year expires the 15th of the year after the next calendar year. Example: VSA account credit earned in 2022 will expire on January 15, 2024. No cash refunds will be provided.

  2. VSA account credit is not eligible towards curriculum purchases and may only be used for courses or payments towards the current academic year or the upcoming academic year.

    Example: 2022 account credit can be applied towards costs for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 academic years.

  3. If a VSA account has an outstanding balance, any generated credit will be applied to the balance before a refund is processed.

Second Semester Course Registration

  1. Registration for the second semester opens at the beginning of midterm week and ends on the first day of the second semester.

  2. Beginning in the second semester, non-Diploma students may purchase courses at half price.

  3. Courses purchased at the prorated amount and dropped will receive no credit and no refund. Courses purchased at full price will receive full VSA account credit, less deposit, if dropped within two weeks of the registration date.

Full Time Diploma Program Refund Policy

  1. Application Fee is non-refundable.

  2. 50% credit card refund of the enrollment fee is given if withdrawal from the program occurs within three days of the consultation.

VSA Scholarship Funds

  1. A Scholarship Application is made available to families in early March. The scholarship application is due early May. Recipients are notified mid-late June and scholarship money applied in August.

  2. Scholarship funds cannot be applied towards course deposits and curriculum.

  3. Funds will be applied to the current balance of the course. If the family paid in full, a refund is issued.

  4. Scholarships are awarded per student/per course. If a family were awarded a total of $100 for two live courses, for example, and only register for one, the family would only receive a $50 scholarship.

Appendix B

Veritas Press Referral Program Terms

The Veritas Press Referral Program (“The Program”) allows Customers of Veritas (“Members”) to earn credits (“Credits”) toward future purchases on VeritasPress.com by referring friends (“Friends”) to become new customers on VeritasPress.com.

To participate, Members agree to the following terms:

How to Earn Referral Credits

Members can earn Credits if: (i) a referred Friend clicks on the Member’s referral link to create a valid VeritasPress.com account; and (ii) the Friend completes a Qualifying Purchase (as defined below). Referring Members cannot earn Credits for any purchase for which they refer themselves, their spouse or children. Friends are considered to be anyone NOT in the referring Member’s immediate family. Credits may not be earned by creating multiple Veritas Press Accounts. Credits accrued in separate Veritas Press accounts may not be combined into one Veritas Press account.

Members will be given $25 Credit to their account on VeritasPress.com for each referred Friend upon their completion of a Qualifying Purchase on VeritasPress.com. If the Friend spends less than $100 on their first order, no Credit will be applied to the referring Member and no purchases, even of $100 or more in the future by the referred Friend, will qualify the Member to receive $25 Credit.

Qualifying Purchases

A qualifying purchase (Qualifying Purchase) must have the minimum total value (excluding fees, discounts, or taxes) of $100. It will not be considered a Qualifying Purchase, and therefore no Credits will be earned if the referring Member is referring to an immediate family member if the purchase is canceled or returned at any time.

The purchase by the Friend must be their first purchase at VeritasPress.com. The Qualifying Purchase must be paid via VeritasPress.com, and the referred Friend must complete the purchase and not return the products for the referring Member to receive Credits.

Redeeming Credits

Credits may only be redeemed at VeritasPress.com. Once earned, Credits will appear on the referring Member’s dashboard and at checkout. It may be necessary to enter a code at checkout to redeem the credit. Credits must be used within one year from the date they are issued, after which they will expire. Credits are issued for promotional purposes; they have no cash value and may not be transferred or exchanged for cash. Credits may not be applied to Live Online Courses, enrollment fees, or event registration fees. They are only applicable to products available for purchase on VeritasPress.com. VPSA.VeritasPress.com is excluded.

Please contact us if there is a discrepancy regarding your credit. Veritas Press may require you to submit additional information in order to make a determination regarding your balance. All decisions regarding your balance will be final and at Veritas Press’s sole discretion.

You are responsible for tax consequences that may result from your redemption or use of credits. Where applicable, Veritas Press may be required to account for VAT on any services for which the Credits are redeemed.

Sharing Referral Links

Referrals should only be used for personal and non-commercial purposes. Referral links should not be published or distributed on commercial websites (such as coupon websites, Reddit, or Wikipedia) or on blogs. Members are prohibited from “spamming” anyone with referral invitations. This includes mass emailing, texting, or messaging people you do not know or using automated systems or bots through any channel to distribute your referral link. Members are prohibited from paying to advertise their referral links.

Referred Friends

Referred Friends who have signed up using a valid referral link will also receive credit in the form of a coupon or coupon codes in the amount(s) indicated in the referral invitation or accompanying promotional materials that can be used on their next Qualifying Purchase on VeritasPress.com. Coupon codes that are not automatically applied must be entered during checkout. Coupon codes may not be transferred to another person, exchanged for cash, or combined with other Veritas Press referral programs or incentives. Each coupon code may only be used on VeritasPress.com in conjunction with the purchase that meets the minimum total value (excluding fees, discounts or taxes) indicated in the referral invitation, accompanying promotional materials, Veritas Press website, or any Veritas Press mobile application for that type of purchase.

Coupon codes expire one year from when you sign up for a Veritas Press account. Veritas Press reserves the right to any remedy, including cancellation of your account or purchases, if fraud, tampering, violations of these terms or Veritas Press’s Terms and Conditions, or technical errors are suspected. Void where prohibited. If your purchase later qualifies for a refund, the maximum refund you may receive is the amount you actually paid.

Multiple Referrals

A referred Friend may only use one referral link. If a referred Friend receives referral links from multiple Members, only the Member associated with the referral link actually used by the referred Friend will receive Credit.

The Program may not be combined with other Veritas Press referral programs or incentives. If a referred Friend receives referral links from multiple Veritas Press referral programs, preference will be given to payment via the most recent referrer’s referral program, voiding eligibility from older programs.

Severability

If any provision in these terms is held to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, such provision (or the part of it that is making it invalid, void or unenforceable) will be struck and not affect the validity of and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

Termination and Changes

Veritas Press may suspend, change, or terminate the Program or a user’s ability to participate in it at any time for any reason.

We reserve the right to suspend accounts or remove Credits if we notice any activity that we believe is abusive, fraudulent, or in violation of the Veritas Press Terms and Conditions. We reserve the right to review and investigate all referral activities and to suspend accounts or modify referrals in our sole discretion as deemed fair and appropriate.

The scope, variety, and type of services and products that you may obtain by redeeming Credits can change at any time.

Updates to the Terms

We may update these terms at any time without prior notice. If we modify these terms, we will post the modification on the VeritasPress.com website, applications, or services, which are effective upon posting. Continued participation in the Program after any modification shall constitute consent to such modification.