Question:

My daughter wants to take piano lessons. The music school has a policy that parents have to pay for the whole year in advance. Is that permitted? I will not be receiving any discount because of my early payment. It’s just the school’s policy.

Answer:

Paying in advance for a course is permitted, even if you do receive an early bird discount, provided that the payment is made once the lessons begin, or at least once preparations for classes start.

Sources:

Yore Deah 176:6-7-8

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