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A $25 administrative fee will be charged on all refund requests*. The request must arrive greater than one week prior to the course start date. No refunds will be provided for requests arriving one week or less prior to the course start date. All refund requests must be submitted via email to

*Note: Special Guests and Travel Workshops carry different refund policies. Please refer to “Special Guest Refund Policy” and “Travel Workshop Deposit, Payment and Refund Policy” sections below.

Upon receipt of a refund request, students will be provided the option of receiving course credit towards the purchase of another course. If a student elects to receive credit, no administrative fee will be charged. All credits must be used within two years from the date of issue.

Refund Policy for Rare Circumstances

In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, we are revising our refund policy for “Rare Circumstances.” These circumstances may include, but are not limited to, pandemic outbreaks, natural disasters, and economic collapse/depressions. During troubling times such as these, refunds are not permitted. Instead, students will be given credit good for three years from date of issue. Credits are good toward any class or workshop, except travel.


Credits may not be redeemed for refunds or cash back. A student’s decision to receive credit in lieu of a refund is final and may not be changed at a future date.


Students may elect to transfer applicable course fees towards the purchase of another course, limit of one transfer per class. All transfer requests must adhere to the refund policy noted above and/or in conjunction with Special Guests and Travel Workshop refund policies below.

Course Cancellations

On occasion a course may cancel due to low enrollment or unforeseen instructor conflicts. If such a case occurs, all students will be refunded in full. The Los Angeles Center of Photography does not take responsibility for non-refundable airline tickets, hotel expenses, or any other costs that may be attributable toward enrolling in a course.

Special Guest Refund Policy

A $75 administrative fee will be charged on all refund requests arriving 61 days or greater before the course start date. If the request arrives 31-60 days prior to the course start date, 50 percent of the applicable workshop fee will be retained. No refunds are provided for requests arriving 0 – 30 days prior to the course start date. All refund requests must be submitted via email to

Travel Workshop Deposit, Payment and Refund Policy

The deposit, payment and refund policies for travel workshops to locations such as Death Valley will be noted directly on the respected workshop page under the “Payment and Refund” section. Please refer directly to these pages or contact the Los Angeles Center of Photography at 323-464-0909 or email for complete information.

Online Learning Zoom Recordings

Our online learning programming (events, classes, workshops, webinars, portfolio reviews) is offered via Zoom application/software. Typically, our events and webinars are recorded. All free events are posted to LACP’s You Tube Channel. For webinars, the recorded link will be sent upon request only to registered participants. To request a webinar recording, please email (NOTE: Webinar recordings carry a one week expiration.)

However, please note that some instructors/faculty members are not comfortable sharing these recordings due to various concerns such as copyright issues. Therefore, students should not assume when registering for any type of programming offered online that recordings will be made available. By enrolling in online learning programming you recognize and accept this risk. Further, refunds will not be permitted for those expecting to receive a recorded session after missing a class, workshop, event, webinar or any other type of programming offered via online learning.