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Fine Print: Things you should know

ATTENDANCE:  Students who are funded by state or federal programs are required to attend classes regularly and must attend 75% of the scheduled dates (unless otherwise specified in a specific program handbook) in order to receive a certificate of successful completion. All students will receive certificates of successful completion based on attendance. The instructor may assign make-up work if needed. Attendance policies vary with State Licensing Programs.

CANCELED POSTPONED, COMBINED CLASSES: All classes advertised in our publications are dependent upon sufficient enrollments.  While we make every effort to run all classes, when minimum enrollments are not reached, cancellation may occur. We will notify you at this time if your class is canceled and work with you to find another date or similar offering.  Your tuition can be applied to another class or refunded in full.

CERTIFICATES: Certificates of Successful Completion are awarded to students who attend 75% of their regularly scheduled class dates. Some restrictions may apply. Please ask for registration.

CLASS INFORMATION: Any information you need about your class is available by calling 1-888-593-6238, and/or 793-8696. Call if you need information on where to go, where to park, in which room your class will be held or who your instructor will be.

CLASS WITHDRAWAL: If it is necessary for you to withdraw from a class, please notify us in writing. Written notification must include student name, address, telephone number, and location of the course and start date of the course. Notifications of withdrawals can be sent to:


BCCE at Madison-Oneida BOCES

P. O. Box 168

4937 Spring Road

Verona, New York 13478-0168



BCCE at Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES

P. O. Box 70

Middle Settlement Road

New Hartford, New York 13413


ENROLLMENT: Students must be 18 years of age to enroll in and attend BOCES Adult Education classes, unless specifically stated. You are enrolled as soon as your registration and payment are received. We will contact you if there are any changes; otherwise, please plan on attending your class at the scheduled time, date and location listed in the course catalog*. A receipt will not be mailed unless requested.  *Note: Course confirmation notices are sent by email.

EMPLOYMENT: Although many of our programs and courses may open doors to employment opportunities, successful completion does not guarantee employment.

GRADING: Upon request, students may receive a pass/fail grade from the instructor at the end of the course. Students who require more than a pass/fail grade are responsible for making necessary arrangements with the instructor on the first day of class. If there are any other grading requirements as mandated by the NYS Education Department, those will be described in literature passed out at the first class meeting. Student progress reports for funding agencies are provided mid-way through the course and at the end of the course.

PAYMENT: Once payment is received you are officially registered in the class of your choice. Payment includes MasterCard, VISA, check, cash, money order, or company purchase order. Have your check, money order, or company purchase order made payable to Madison-Oneida BOCES. Payment must be received prior to the first class. Ed2Go classes only accept major credit cards.

RECEIPTS: A receipt will not be mailed unless requested.


 BOCES Consortium of Continuing Education Refund Policy


Community Education Classes (less than 100 hours)

Prior to 5 business days before course starts a full refund minus a $10 processing fee will issued.

Within 5 business days of course starts but before the second class date - a $10 processing fee will be retained and aTuition Voucher*will be given for the remaining balance.

No refunds will be given after second class date.

Career and Technical Education (100 - 500 hour courses)

Prior to 5 business days before course starts a full refund minus $10 processing fee will be charged.

Within 5 business days of course start date 10% of tuition is withheld.

After course begins:

Period of Time Student’s Liability

Week 1* 30% of tuition withheld

Week 2* 50% of tuition withheld

Week 3* 75% of tuition withheld

Week 4* 100% of tuition withheld

*All refunds due will be given in the form of aTuition Voucher*

*Tuition Vouchersmay be used toward any Continuing Education course within 16 months from the date issued.

Licensed Practical Nurse

The first 2 days are prorated (by the day);

Before the 315thprogram hour 75% refunded

After the 315thprogram hour and before the beginning of the 2nd semester, 50% refunded

After the 2nd semester begins and before the 945thprogram hour, 25% refunded

After the 945thprogram hour, NO TUITION IS REFUNDED.


Before 250thprogram hour30% of tuition withheld

After the 250thand before the 500thprogram hour 50% of tuition withheld

After the 500thand before the 750thprogram hour75% of tuition withheld

After 750thprogram hour, NO TUITION IS REFUNDED.

Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning

Before 135thprogram hour30% of tuition withheld

After the 135thand before the 270thprogram hour50% of tuition withheld

After the 270thand before the 400thprogram hour75% of tuition withheld

After 400thprogram hour, NO TUITION IS REFUNDED.

Security Guard Courses

As a DCJS approved security guard training school BOCES does not assess any non-refundable registration fees, deposits, or cancellation fees.

Students will be entitled to a 100% refund at any time prior to the start of instruction.

If an 8 hour course is divided between two 4 hour days, student will be entitled to a 50% refund if the student cancels after the start of instruction, but before start of second 4 hour block.

16 hour OJT course: Student will be entitled to a 50% refund if the student cancels after the start of instruction, but before the start of the second 8 hour block of instruction. If the instruction is divided between four 4 hour sessions, the refund schedule shall be 75%, 50%, and 25%.

On-Line Courses

Refund policy for online courses will be in compliance with Ed2Go provider policies.

SENIOR DISCOUNT: Seniors, age 62 and older are eligible to receive a 10% discount on most courses offered through the BOCES Consortium of Continuing Education. Some restrictions may apply. Please ask upon registration.

RESTRICTIONS: State and Federal and local laws and/or BOCES policies and procedures prohibit the following at any BOCES facility and affiliated sites:

Tobacco products, alcohol consumption, under the influence or use of illegal drugs, and the transportation or use of firearms.

UNAUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTION OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL: Under 34 CRF 668.14 (b) (30), any unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject a student to civil and criminal charges. Any student that is caught distributing unauthorized copyrighted material will be dealt with on a case by case basis. For more information regarding copyright laws see the web site of the U.S. Copyright Office at



Madison-Oneida BOCES:

Dr. John Costello Sr.

Richard Engelbrecht

Scott Budelmann

Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES:

Dr. Patricia Kilburn

Gary Nelson

John J. Salerno

Annual Notice

The Madison-Oneida BOCES advise students, parents, employees and the general public that they offer employment and educational opportunities, including career and technical educational opportunities, without regard to sex, race, color, national origin or disability and provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Grievance procedures are available to interested persons by contacting either of the compliance officer listed below. Inquiries regarding this non-discrimination policy may be directed to either of the persons listed below:

Matthew C. Williams, Ph.D.

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

Madison Oneida BOCES/Title IX Compliance Officer

4937 Spring Road

Verona, New York 13478

(315) 361-5545

  [email protected]


Additional information, including receiving a copy of the secondary career and technical education courses/programs offered and admission criteria, is available on the web or by calling 315-361-5500.


VETERANS USING VA EDUCATION BENEFITS: For fine print information specific to VA Education Benefits, please contact Lorreen Lisacki at (315) 361-5806.

Updated February 2023