Note: The November 4-7, 2021, February 3-6, 2022 and May 5-8, 2022, weekends of New Directions will be held online by Zoom beginning on the Thursday prior to the weekend. 

New Directions is a three-year program consisting of nine consecutive weekend conferences.

Most frequently students begin in the fall, but they are welcome to begin instead in the winter or spring.  Annual tuition for 2021-2022 is $2,040.   The tuition for the year is due three weeks prior to the start of the fall weekend.  Students starting in winter 2022, will pay $1,360 for the winter and spring weekends for the first year, and then the full fee each year.  Students starting in spring 2022, will pay $680 for the spring weekend the first year, and then the full fee each year.  In the latter two cases the final year will be prorated.  Tuition is due no later than 3 weeks prior to the first conference attended that year.  Students may miss up to two weekends during the course of the three years and shall be entitled to up to two free make-up weekends in the twelve months following their three years in the program.  No extensions for make-up weekends beyond that are possible.  Partial refunds for the annual tuition for unused weekends will be issued only if a student cancels in writing their participation in the program.  Students may rescind their annual participation in the program and receive a full refund for future weekends within 72 hours of payment

TRIAL WEEKEND: Applicants may choose to attend a single weekend on a trial basis and then decide whether they want to enroll. The fee for the trial weekend is $680.  The trial weekend counts as the first of the nine weekends.

None of these fees include travel, room, or meals.

If the student chooses to work with a writing consultant, the fee will be mutually arranged.

Students applying to the program understand and acknowledge that they are agreeing to participate in a program that requires a time and economic commitment on their part to ensure that all participants benefit from the program.

Alumni returning for additional weekend conferences will be charged the same fee as a regular student.  Participants in “Permanent Alum Groups” will be charged a reduced fee for the academic year.

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