Payment and Cancellation Policies


Our enrollment and payment timelines are based on the course dates, as follows:

Session 1: July 6-13

  • May 14- application deadline
  • May 21- course spots are offered
  • May 28- acceptance and $25 acceptance fee are due
  • June 11- course paperwork and final course payment due

Session 2: July 27 - August 3

  • June 4- application deadline
  • June 11- course spots are offered
  • June 18- acceptance and $25 acceptance fee are due
  • July 2- course paperwork and final course payment due

Session 3: August 17-28

  • June 25- application deadline
  • July 8- course spots are offered
  • July 16- acceptance and $25 acceptance fee are due
  • July 30- course paperwork and final course payment due

Payment plans are available upon request. For more information about scholarships and fee waivers, please visit our Tuition and Scholarships page. 

Fees are non-refundable the payment due date (unless the course is cancelled). Enrollment after the payment due date requires payment in full at time of registration. If a course is cancelled by NCI for any reason, including COVID or a weather event, participants will receive a full refund. 

For payment options, we accept personal checks made out to North Cascades Institute, or Visa, Discover, and MasterCard via mail, fax, or over the phone.

If you need to cancel, please notify us as soon as possible so we can offer your spot to another student. Short-notice cancellations often prevent others from attending. Course fees are not refunded after the due dates listed above.

We reserve the right to deny admission to any student we believe is unable to meet the safety standards of our program. We will expel any student who exhibits unsafe or disruptive behavior during a course. We cannot provide refunds to any student who is expelled or removed from a course, regardless of reason. If a student is removed from a course for behavioral or medical reasons, they will not be eligible for a refund.

If you would like to make a donation to support a student in need so they may attend, please see our Support page.

*If submitting payment in full by your payment deadline is a burden, please contact us to arrange a payment plan. Full balance of course fees must be received seven days before the start of the course if on a payment plan.

Questions? Please see our FAQ page or contact North Cascades Institute at (360) 854-2579 or .