Tuition & Fees


Schedule of Charges

CourseRegistrationTuition— Includes Course Materials and TestingCA Sales Tax (8%) (if applicable)Shipping and Handling*Student Tuition Recovery Fund (if applicable)**Total Cost Non-CA Student**Total Cost CA Student
Professional Gunsmithing Level 1$100.00$4,997.00$399.76$60.00$0.00$5,157.00$5,556.76
Professional Gunsmithing Level 2$100.00$6,997.00$559.76$95.00$0.00$7,192.00$7,751.76
Master Gunsmithing$100.00$9,997.00$799.76$145.00$0.00$10,242.00$11,041.76
Enhanced Master Gunsmithing$100.00$14,997.00$1,199.76$450.00$0.00$15,547.00$16,746.76
Enhanced Master Gunsmithing$100.00$597.00$47.76$23.00$0.00$720.00$767.76

*STRF – $0 for every $1,000 rounded to the nearest $1,000
**Estimated charges for the period of attendance and the entire course


Additional Fees

$20.00 for each test repeat. The first repeat is provided at no additional cost.

Student Tuition Recovery Fund

You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all the following applies to you:

  1. You are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans or personal loans, and
  2. Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment if either of the following applies:

  1. You are not a California resident or are not enrolled in a residency program; or
  2. Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party.

The state of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency program, attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.

You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

  1. The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
  2. The school’s failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school.
  3. The school’s failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs.
  4. There was a material failure to comply with the Act of this Division within 30 days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.
  5. An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act.

However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.


Student’s Right to Cancel

You have the right to cancel your enrollment agreement and receive a full refund, less the registration fee of $100.00, at any time prior to receiving the first lesson and materials. The first lesson and materials will be transmitted to you within 7 days after the execution of your Enrollment Agreement.

Cancellation is effective on the date the written notice of cancellation is sent to the American Gunsmithing Institute, 351 Second Street, Napa, CA, 94559. Refunds will be paid within 45 days of cancellation unless the cancellation occurs after the institution has mailed the first lesson and materials, but prior to your receipt of those documents. In such cases, the Institution shall make the refund within 45 days after your return of the materials.

This Institution shall transmit all of the lessons and other materials to the student if the student (a) has fully paid for the educational program; and (b) after having received the first lesson and initial materials, requests in writing that all of the materials be sent. If the Institution transmits the balance of the materials as the student requests, the Institution shall remain obligated to provide the other educational services it agreed to provide, such as responses to student inquiries, student and faculty interaction, and evaluation and comment on lessons submitted by the student, but shall not be obligated to pay any refund after all of the lessons and materials are transmitted.

Withdrawal from the Course

You may withdraw from the school at any time and receive a pro rata refund if you have completed 60% or less of the scheduled days in the current payment period in your program through the last day of attendance. The refund will be less a registration fee not to exceed $100.00, and less any deduction for books and materials not returned in good condition, within 45 days of withdrawal.

For the purpose of determining the amount of the refund, the date of the student’s withdrawal shall be deemed the last date of recorded attendance. The amount owed equals the daily charge for the program (total institutional charge, minus non-refundable fees, divided by the number of days in the program), multiplied by the number of days scheduled to attend, prior to withdrawal.

For distance education students, “scheduled days” is based on a five-day week, which does not include any defined holiday as stated below.

  1. Every Sunday.
  2. January 1st.
  3. The third Monday in January, known as “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.”
  4. February 12th, known as “Lincoln Day.”
  5. The third Monday in February.
  6. March 31st known as “Cesar Chavez Day.”
  7. The last Monday in May. 8. July 4th.
  8. The first Monday in September.
  9. September 9th, known as “Admission Day.”
  10. The fourth Friday in September, known as “Native American Day.”
  11. The second Monday in October, known as “Columbus Day.”
  12. November 11th, known as “Veterans Day.”
  13. December 25th.
  14. Good Friday from 12 noon until 3 p.m.
  15. Every day appointed by the President or Governor for a public fast, thanksgiving, or holiday.

If any portion of the tuition was paid from the proceeds of a loan or third party, the refund shall be sent to the lender, third party or, if appropriate, to the state or federal agency that guaranteed or reinsured the loan. If the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of moneys not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.