Optional Tuition Protection

Bold Earth highly recommends Optional Tuition Protection (OTP) for every student! 

Why optional tuition protection? OTP protects your investment against change of plans, pre-trip injury/illness, or untimely departure due to illness, injury, or incompatibility with the program.

Current Refund Policy: Cancel before April 1, 2019 and you receive a full refund, less a $200 cancellation fee. After April 1, 2019, you waive any right to a refund unless you have purchased OTP. Therefore, we highly recommend purchasing OTP to safeguard your investment.

What is covered: After April 1, 2019, if you have purchased OTP and need to cancel your student from a trip, you will receive a tuition refund, minus the $800 deposit if full tuition has been paid. If during the trip your student requires an early departure, you will either receive a tuition refund, minus the $800 deposit (if the prorated amount of days on the trip amounts to less than $800), or a prorated refund of the tuition (if the prorated amount of days on the trip amounts to more than $800).

What is not covered: OTP only covers Bold Earth tuition. OTP is not an insurance policy for any other costs or circumstances, including (but not limited to) medical care on the trip, flights, or lost luggage. Please note that your student’s flight home and other expenses incurred following a cancellation or early departure from Bold Earth are not covered by OTP. Bold Earth is not responsible for any loss that you may incur as a result of your purchase of non-refundable tickets.

PLEASE NOTE: Students sent home for engaging in illegal conduct, violating the alcohol, tobacco and drug policy, or for breaking any of the policies, including behavioral issues, as outlined in the parent and student agreements, will void OTP and will NOT receive any tuition refund. If a student is sent home from Bold Earth for behavioral reasons, OTP will be void and no refund will be issued.

Payment for OTP must be received at least 30 days before your trip start date, and any condition that exists before OTP payment may not be used as the reason for trip cancellation. Upon submission, your tuition balance will be updated and you can make payments on the ‘Payments” section of the Student Homepage.

OTP is not activated until Bold Earth has received payment. By accepting OTP, you understand and agree to the above policy. By declining OTP, you understand your limited rights to a tuition refund.