The $75 deposit is non-refundable, and under no circumstances will the participant who dropped be refunded gifts made in support of the program by others on their behalf. Since donations are specifically given for the purposes of participation in AB and are tax-deductible as allowed by law, they cannot be refunded. However, if illness or a family emergency occurs, a participant may provide evidence of the illness or emergency and include this with there Payment Appeal Form to request a partial refund of other fees already paid.
If a participant raises more than their required amount for their trip, the additional funds raised will be equally distributed to the other participants attending that trip. If a student received a scholarship and drops from the AB experience, they are not eligible to transfer/receive the scholarship support for any other purpose.
Unpaid balances by the trip departure date will be charged to students’ UMD accounts by the AB office. Any charges will show up as "CSL Charge" on the participant’s student account. AB holds the right to charge a late fee if balances have not been paid in full before participants leave for their trips.
If additional time or accommodations are needed to cover your trip fees, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org). Special allowances can be made for those who desire a payment schedule, this will be determined on a case by case basis.
If participants do not turn in their forms or $75 deposit 5 business days after being placed, Alternative Breaks will assume the participant has dropped from the trip.