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    Inclement Weather Policy
    General Information
    Selecting a Class
    Payment
    Refunds & Withdrawals
    Student Opportunities


    Inclement Weather Policy

    The Northwest Film Center follows the Portland State University weather closure policy. Visit the website or call 503-725-3000 x4.


    General Information

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    What makes the School of Film unique?

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    Do I have to be admitted to the School to take classes?

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    Who attends the School of Film?

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    Are students from Portland, or do they come from all over?

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    Who are School of Film faculty?

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    How often do you offer classes?

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    When are specific course listings available?

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    How many classes do students take at one time?

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    How much outside time is required?

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    What is the cost of tuition?

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    Is the School of Film accredited?

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    Can I take a tour?

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    Are there student screenings?

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    So the place to start is by taking a class or two?


    Selecting a Class

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    Do I have to be admitted to the School of Film to take a class?

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    What should I take if I'm just getting started?

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    How many students are in a class?

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    Is equipment included?

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    Will I actually make a film?

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    Will I be working on my own or with a group?

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    I don't have time to take a full semester class. What else can I do?

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    I'm not sure if I meet a pre-requisite. What do I do?

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    I'm a high school student. Can I take a class?


    Payment

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    Do I have to pay in full at the time of registration?

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    Are there outside costs in addition to tuition and equipment/lab fees?

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    Do I have to pay Equipment/Lab fees if I am using my own equipment?

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    Do you offer federal financial aid?

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    Do you offer scholarships?

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    Do you offer a tuition payment plan?

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    What forms of payment do you accept?


    Refunds & Withdrawals

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    How do I withdraw from a class?

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    When can I get a refund, and how much of one can I receive?


    Student Opportunities

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    Is there student housing?

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    Do you offer health insurance?

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    Can I get work experience while I'm a student?

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    Do you offer internships?

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    Are there student screenings?

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    Can I go to the Film Center's screenings for free?

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