Terms of Enrollment & Cancellation Policy

    General Cancellation Policy

    For all Lighthouse programs, excepting Lit Fest and retreats, the following refund schedule applies*:

    • More than three weeks before start date: A cancellation fee of 10% of the total workshop cost applies.
    • Less than three weeks before start date: 25% cancellation fee applies.
    • 48 hours or less before class start: No refund is available.

    All deposits and payments made are nontransferable. Lighthouse cannot provide refunds, transfer payments, or offer makeup sessions for classes a student might miss, for any reason. All tickets and special events purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable. (For all retreats, please see retreat brochure for cancellation policies.) If Lighthouse has to cancel a class, you will receive a full refund.

    Any balance due should be paid by the first session. Please call Lighthouse if you wish to set up a payment plan. Checks should be made payable to Lighthouse Writers. Lighthouse reserves the right to charge late fees and interest on any overdue balance. Lighthouse also reserves the right to remove any student from a workshop at the instructor's discretion.

    Lit Fest Advanced Workshop Cancellation Policy

    For advanced Lit Fest workshops, $200 of the total tuition acts as a non-refundable deposit. Of the remainder, any cancellation received more than one month before start date will receive a 50 percent refund. Less than one month before the start date, there is no refund available, and any balance due will still need to be paid in full. At that point, the instructor—and classmates—will have already read and prepared your submission.

    Lit Fest Cancellation Policy

    There is no refunds for salons, parties, or special events. If you need to withdraw from a non-advanced workshop or craft seminar for any reason, the following refund schedule applies:

    • Before June 1: A cancellation fee of 10 percent of the total workshop cost applies.
    • After June 1: 35 percent cancellation fee applies.
    • 48 hours or less before the start of Lit Fest: No refund is available.

    Registration for craft seminars and intensives are nontransferable and purchases of festival passes, agent meetings, business panels, and salons are non-refundable and non-transferable.

    Grand Lake Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your Grand Lake reservation for any reason, the following applies:

    • $50 cancellation fee if you cancel on or before June 1
    • $200 cancellation fee after June 1.
    • No refunds available for any cancellations after July 1. All cancellations at this point are responsible for the full cost of workshops and room and board.