Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Penland makes a substantial investment when planning a workshop, and vacancies can be hard to fill even if there is a waiting list, so we must charge cancellation fees to offset the cost of these vacancies.

If you cancel anytime up to 30 days before the beginning of a workshop, you will receive a refund minus the $50 nonrefundable processing fee and a cancellation fee ($250 for concentration and $100 for all other workshops).

Workshop cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to

If you cancel less than 30 days before the beginning of the workshop, refunds are not available. However, if you test positive for COVID-19 within the 10 days prior to your workshop, please contact the registrar.

If it is necessary for Penland to cancel a workshop for any reason, students will be notified and offered another class or a full refund. We cannot, however, be responsible for nonrefundable airline tickets or other travel expenses. This policy also applies to partial scholarship recipients.

Workshop transfer requests must be made at least two weeks before the start of a workshop. A nonrefundable $35 transfer fee will be charged for each workshop transfer. Transfers cannot be made from one student to another.