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Please read carefully to review our refund and course voucher policies. 

Canceling a registration before a course starts:
Students who withdraw from a course 
14 days prior to the start of class will receive a full course voucherif a credit card refund is preferred please email There is a $50 administrative fee for refunds. Please note: that there are no refunds or vouchers for one day intensives, yearlong classes or Advanced classes where space is limited. 

Students who drop out of a course 
72 hours or more prior to the first class will receive a course voucher minus the $50 administrative fee. towards a future course of the same tuition. No refunds are available 72 hours or less before a class begins.

Canceling a course registration after attending the first session:
Students who drop out of a course after the first class will be refunded 50% of their tuition. Requests for partial refunds must be received in writing at

Canceling a course registration after attending two or more sessions:
There will be no refunds after the second class. There will be some inevitable exceptions to this rule based on extenuating circumstances, at the discretion of the director of The Writing Institute.

Refund Policy for Writers' Week
The deposit fee is non-refundable.

We do hope that students can attend the program that they have registered for but we also understand that sometimes circumstances come up that prevent them from attending as planned. Given this, students who have paid for and cannot attend the class they have registered for must let us know 
14 days prior to the start of class in order to receive a full refund of any tuition they have paid minus the non-refundable deposit. No refunds will be made to students who drop out after this time. Refund requests should be sent to

What Are Asynchronous Classes?
Our online asynchronous classes give students the flexibility to complete coursework on their own schedule. Each course offers discussion prompts, writing prompts, craft discussions, and opportunities to receive feedback on your work, as well as a once-a-week live virtual meeting with the instructor.

Does The Writing Institute Offer One-on-One Instruction?

We do not currently offer one-on-one instruction through The Writing Institute. However, our classes are small and offer individualized attention. Please reach out to us for course recommendations based on your specific needs at