School of the New American Farmstead
Frequently Asked Questions
Accommodations and Travel
On-campus housing is available for an additional fee of $50/night with shared access to bathrooms and $60/night with a private bathroom. Please note that Sterling College offers rustic/vintage/farmhouse style accommodations that are clean and safe but not luxurious. Availability is limited and room requests are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Housing options will be available at course registration. If you prefer to stay off-campus please see our accommodations page for local recommendations. We do not allow on-campus camping at this point in time.
If I am an international student, do I need a visa to attend a class?
A student visa is not required for non-degree coursework.
All regular meals are included in your course tuition, served in Dunbar Dining Hall, ranked #1 in the nation for having a “Healthy, Fair, and Green College Food System” by the Real Food Challenge. Please specify any dietary requirements during registration. If the dining hall is not open while your class is in session, meal accommodations will be made by your course coordinator. If you are attending a one-day workshop or special event, please refer to the event description for details on which meals will be offered.
Airport shuttle transportation is available for students staying on-campus with prior request. The shuttle fee is $50 each way to and from the Burlington International Airport (BTV). Pick up is scheduled for 3:30pm the day before your class begins and will allow you to arrive on campus in time for dinner. Drop off leaves Sterling College at 8:15am for an 10:00am drop off the day following the last day of class. For more information or to reserve a shuttle ride, please complete the shuttle request form.
Shuttles associated with class field trips are provided to all students at no extra cost.
Please refer any billing questions to our Business Office at (802) 586-7711 x 104 or by mail at the address below.
Sterling College | Business Office | P.O. Box 72 | Craftsbury Common, VT 05827
The most common ways to access financial aid as a continuing education student is by using AmeriCorps funding, using VA Benefits or your 529 Education Plan Savings. In Vermont, the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. may be able to offer you a non-degree grant.
We are pleased to offer scholarships to those students of low-income and/or who identify as being of Abenaki heritage. Apply for the scholarship here.
Course Cancellation Policy
In the event that someone has made a deposit and can no longer attend the class the following options are available:
For Deposits Under $500
Your deposit is fully refundable up to 30 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations after 30 days and before 7 days prior to class start date will be charged a $50 processing fee. Cancellations within 7 days of class start date will not be allowed a refund. Students can however use their non-refundable deposits towards another class in the future, valid through the following year’s calendar programming.
For Initial Deposits of $500 or more
Your initial $500 deposit is fully refundable up to 60 days prior to the course start date. All full course payments should be made, in full, two-weeks prior to course start date. Cancellations made after 60 days and before 14 days prior to class start date will be allowed a refund minus a $500 cancellation fee. Cancellations of fully paid students within 7 days of class start date will not be allowed a refund. Students can however use all non-refundable deposits towards another class in the future, valid through the following year’s calendar programming.