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Know Before You Apply

Learn about your options and our deadlines when it comes to the finer details.

Payment Policy

A deposit of $795 is due with the application. Full payment is due on March 1. For applications received after March 1, full payment is due within 14 days.
Please note:

  • If your child’s trip choices are not available, we will not charge your credit card.
  • We accept credit cards for the deposit of $795, and accept check, e-check, or credit cards for the final balance.
  • If, upon our review of your child’s Admissions Review Forms, the offer of a spot is withdrawn by Overland, a full refund of all payments to Overland will be made.
  • If, at any point in the admissions process, we determine that you have provided incomplete, misleading, or false statements, we may withdraw the offer of admission.
  • $295 of the $795 deposit remains refundable until March 1.
  • If you withdraw your child after March 1 (notice of the withdrawal must be made in writing), there are no refunds for any reason whatsoever (including, but not limited to: voluntary withdrawal, illness or injury, summer school, security concerns, or any other reason).
  • If your child leaves a trip after it starts, there are no refunds for any reason whatsoever, including, but not limited to: voluntary withdrawal, illness or injury, dismissal by Overland (due to discipline, behavior, lack of fitness or motivation, etc.), security concerns, or any other reason. Any costs incurred by Overland related to an early departure are the sole responsibility of the parents.


Travel Protection Plan

As trip payments to Overland are non-refundable after March 1st, we recommend that all Overland families consider purchasing a travel protection plan. We have partnered with Travel Insured International (TII) to offer the Overland Travel Protection Plan. This plan is only available to U.S. residents. You can view detailed information about the plan or ask specific questions by calling TII directly at 844-440-8113 and referring to Account ID #61870. The plan can be purchased by enrolled families directly through the Overland family portal.

For students traveling abroad, Overland requires proof of travel protection, specifically medical evacuation coverage.


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Risk Management

Our risk management philosophy is at the core of everything we do.

expectations & Communication

Overland students leave their phones at home — no calling or texting or posting.

food & Allergy

Meals are varied, nutritious, and hearty, and are a fun, student-driven part of every day.

financial aid

Overland broadens access to our trips through our financial aid and scholarship programs.


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