NOLS Alumni asks that you turn in the required paperwork upon registration for a trip or at least 45 days in advance, whichever is more proximal to the trip date. This helps us ensure we have commitments from all participants and we are aware of any dietary or health considerations that will need to be made.
Registration paperwork is valid for one year from when it is signed and may be used on multiple trips. If you register more than one year in advance, we ask that you wait until you are within the one year mark to send us your paperwork.
These policies exist to encourage commitment when applying for a NOLS alumni trip and to cover the costs incurred by NOLS when someone either cancels or leaves a program. A $200 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration for a course. Trips have different due dates for their tuition based on costs that NOLS is incurring as the trip start date approaches, please refer to your Trip Description document for exact dates that your tuition is due.
For cancelled enrollment on an alumni event, you will receive a refund of tuition above the deposit as specified:
The NOLS Alumni department tries to be flexible and allow transfers to a different NOLS experience without charge. Depending on how many days it is till your original trip starts and our fixed expenses, we will be able to fulfill this goal. Please contact us directly if you would like to transfer and we will work in your best interest while also ensuring we cover the financial commitments of the school.