At the time of submitting the application, a $500 deposit is required to save the student’s spot on course. This deposit includes a non-refundable application fee of $150. The application fee pays for our Medical Screening process. Our screening process—typically completed through medical paperwork and a pre-course conversation between a Course Advisor and the student—is to ensure we can accommodate that student’s needs, physically and mentally, and that the student is motivated for this experience. This process takes place once a student has applied for a specific course, as the course area and activities on the chosen course are factors as well.
If a student is not cleared to participate for any reason, the remaining $350 is refunded.
If the student cancels their enrollment 90 days or more prior to their course start date, the remaining $350 is refunded.
If the student cancels their enrollment within 90 days of their course start date, the $500 deposit will not be refunded.
The remaining tuition policies are defined by the individual Outward Bound School running the expedition and may vary. You can find the individual policy pages linked below. Please call the National Admissions Office at 866-467-7651 if you have any questions about these policies, or if you are unsure which Regional Outward Bound School offers the course you are interested in.
Protect your investment! We recommend purchasing third party trip insurance that covers Outward Bound tuition. Outward Bound offers an option for insuring these costs from the third-party provider InsureMyTrip through its Academic Explorer Program.
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