Who To Contact

All correspondence regarding tuition payment should be directed to the Enrollment Coordinator, Bonnie Sterpka.

Enrollment

Bonnie Sterpka, M.S.
Enrollment Coordinator
860 653 8059 X3
bonnie.sterpka@ct.gov

  1. DCF Tuition Payment:
    Any applicant that is involved with DCF (committed and non-committed) must have tuition authorized by the Area Office. DCF Social Workers must sign the tuition agreement form, indicating appropriate use of agency funds: Student Application, Medical History and Tuition Agreement Form.
  2. 20-Day Tuition Fee:
    The tuition fee of the Wilderness School 20-Day Expedition is $2,000.00 This fee includes all phases of the Orientation, 20-Day Expedition, and Follow-Up Programs as detailed in the Wilderness School website.
  3. 5-Day Tuition Fee:
    The tuition fee of all Wilderness School 5-Day Expeditions is $600.00 This fee includes all phases of the Orientation, Expedition, and Follow-Up Programs as detailed in the Wilderness School website.
  4. When to Make Payment:
    All tuition payments by private parties other than Referring Agencies (i.e. family payments) must be made in full after an applicant’s acceptance to the Expedition and prior to the course start.
  5. Acceptable Forms of Payment:
    All tuition payments by private parties other than Referring Agencies must be made with a bank check or money order only No personal checks or cash may be accepted.
  6. How to Make Payment:
    Bank checks or money orders must be made payable to DCF/Wilderness School and may be sent c/o Wilderness School, 240 North Hollow Road, East Hartland, CT 06027, Attn:  Enrollment Office.
  7. Refund Policies:
    1. All tuition payments will be fully refunded if cancellation occurs prior to the course starting date.
    2. If a student leaves a course within the first three (3) days for medical reasons, one-half of the tuition will be refunded After three (3) days, there will be no refund.
    3. If a student leaves a course for non-medical reasons, there will be no refund.