Fee-Based Classes
BEST classes are primarily for Local 26 employees with education benefits and their covered adult dependents. When there is additional space in an English or computer class, BEST welcomes a limited number of fee-based students. Students in fee-based slots must understand and agree to the following:

Pricing

Classes are offered based on a per cycle basis, when available.

These prices include one week of vacation and holidays as noted. If there is a last minute cancellation, BEST will make all efforts to schedule a make-up class.

Payment is non-refundable (except in a qualifying event) and must be submitted as a money order.

One upfront full payment is preferred. If necessary, a two-payment option is available whereby the student pays 50% before starting class and 50% after six weeks of class.

Local 26 and non-Local 26 Members

Industry Certifications
BEST now offers fee-for-service options for people wishing to get certified or re-certified in TIPS, ServSafe Food Handler or ServSafe Food Manager. Please contact Rose London, rlondon@BESThtc.org, for more information and pricing.

TIPS certification logoServSafe certified

Tuition for Local 26 Members who are not eligible for education benefits

  • English (6 hours/week)- $280 for one 14-week cycle
  • Computer (2.5 hours/week)- $140 for one 14-week cycle
  • Citizenship (2.5 hours/week)- $140 for one 14-week cycle

Tuition for non-Local 26 Members

  • English (6 hours/week)- $360 for one 14-week cycle
  • Computer (2.5 hours/week)- $180 for one 14-week cycle
  • Citizenship (2.5 hours/week)- $180 for one 14-week cycle

Policies

  • Punctuality is mandatory.
  • Better attendance leads to faster advancement. After three unexcused absences, the slot will be given to another student.
  • English class level is determined by a BEST Plus test and a teacher assessment. Students advance through levels at different rates.
  • Enrollment is based on availability of fee-based slots in the level at which the student tested.
  • Students in fee-based classes are not guaranteed entry into BEST’s Job Seeker training classes. Those entry requirements are completely separate.
  • Students in fee-based classes are not eligible for BEST Corp. tutors.
  • All students, regardless of funding, must complete required forms: Intake form, writing assessment, computer skills assessment, a safety contract, a photo release form, and an emergency contact form.