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 is $2880, and this is the charge for students entering in the fall. Students starting in the winter will pay $1920 for the first year, and then the full fee each year. Students starting in the spring will pay $960 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 $960. In that case the trial weekend counts as the first of the nine weekends.
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 $960/ conference in the 2019-2020 year.
The 2019 summer retreat fee is $950 for those registering before June 15, $1050 beginning on June 15. Lodging and meals are separate.
The cost of the 2020 winter retreat has yet to be announced.