This fee will be applied to the cost of your trip, and is meant to discourage halfhearted applications. It can be paid before or after you submit the Application Form.
This fee will be applied to the cost of your trip. It can be paid before or after you submit your Application Form.
All applicants must pay this fee in order to have their application reviewed.
The purpose of this fee is to discourage halfhearted applications that prove noncommittal when they are offered a spot. These applicants consume administrative time and temporarily occupy spots that are wanted by more serious applicants.
The fee is essentially be revenue-neutral:
If you accept a spot on a trip: the amount will be credited to the cost of your trip.
If you are offered a spot on a First Choice trip but refuse it: the amount will not be refunded.
If you are not offered a spot on a First Choice trip and refuse a Second Choice option: the amount will be fully refunded back to your credit/debit card. I issue refunds periodically throughout the season and for a final time in November after the season is over.
Thanks for understanding this policy.