The cost of the course is £3720. I ask for an initial deposit of £465 being the first three months’ tuition costs, with the balance payable as to £155 per calendar month for 21 months, payable monthly in advance by standing order, the first instalment payable at beginning of the fourth calendar month.
A discount will be given should the student purchases his/her own computer-compatible shorthand machine and return the current loan machine to SVRTS. The monthly fees would, therefore, reduce to £135 for each complete month once the loan machine is returned.
Should a student complete the course before 24 months, the balance of fees is still due and payable. The monthly instalment plan is a concession to enable students to fund their training.
If beginning students/participants provide their own computerised Steno machine, the fee will be reduced to £3240, with a resultant lowering of the 3-month deposit to £405 and the monthly fees being £135. I am currently offering to sell students my Stentura 400 SRT machines at, per machine, £345 plus shipping, with insurance, (where appropriate), but I am open to offer. All my machines were serviced in 2013 and are, therefore, in good working order. I will supply some paper and ribbons to get you started, but you will need to purchase your own should you continue to use paper. I will explain how to use the machine without the ink ribbon so that you do not damage the platen.