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.


  • Withdraw prior to tuition payment deadline: Deposit fee is nonrefundable but any additional payments you made are refundable.
  • Withdraw past tuition payment deadline: You are responsible for the full cost of tuition.  A space has been reserved for you and other students have been turned away.

Payment Deadline

Payment deadline dates are noted on individual field school home pages – look at the date posted on the green square at the top right portion of the page.  Tuition is nonrefundable after the payment deadline date.
Failure to inform the IFR of program withdraw by the payment deadline (see above) will result in a bill for the full cost of Tuition.  Students will be held liable for the full Tuition regardless of attendance. Failure to pay will result with the bill sent to a collection agency and you will incur all relevant additional fees.

Returned check incurs an automatic $29.00 Returned Check Fee.

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 costs, 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.