Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your participation in any of our field schools, the following policy applies. To withdraw from the program, send an email to


The Deposit Fee is nonrefundable.

Returned check incurs an automatic $29.00 Returned Check Fee.

Tuition & Payment Deadline

Payment Deadlines are noted at the top right of each program page, under ‘Course Details’. Students are responsible to pay full tuition by the deadline. A $100 Late Fee will be assessed if any balance is left on the student account past the Payment Deadline.

The following rules apply for canceling your participation in any IFR field school:

  • If you wish to withdrew, you must inform the IFR, in writing, of your intention. Please email your intention to withdraw from a program. If you were admitted to a program, you are considered officially enrolled unless notifying the IFR otherwise.
  • If you withdraw prior to tuition payment deadline, your Deposit Fee is nonrefundable. Any additional payments made are refundable.
  • If you withdraw past tuition payment deadline, you are legally responsible for the full tuition, regardless of attendance.  A space has been reserved for you and other students have been turned away.
  • If you fail to inform the IFR of your withdrawal from the field school in writing (see above), you will be considered an enrolled student. You are legally responsible for the full tuition regardless of attendance.
  • Failure to pay your account balance may result with your bill sent to a collection agency. You will be responsible and will incur additional fees.

Returned check incurs an automatic $29.00 Returned Check Fee.

Program Cancellation by the IFR

In the event that a field school is cancelled by the Institute for Field Research, all enrolled students will be notified immediately and given a full refund of Tuition, including the $500 Deposit Fee.


The relationship between you and the Institute for Field Research shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and the Institute for Field Research agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the County of Los Angeles, CA, where the Institute for Field Research is located.