Frequently Asked Questions
School of the New American Farmstead
Accommodations and Travel
Check your course listing to see if accommodations are included in your tuition.
In the case that housing is not included in your tuition, we may have on-campus accommodations available. 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, 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.
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 the program director. 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.
Getting to Sterling
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.
Checkout our Visit Sterling page for directions to campus.
Please refer any billing questions to our Business Office at (802) 586-7711 x 104 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, military veterans, and/or who identify as being of Abenaki heritage. Apply for the scholarship here.
Course Cancellation Policy
Minimum course deposits are non-refundable except in the case that the course has been cancelled by the School of the New American Farmstead.
In the case of a course cancellation by the School of the New American Farmstead, all course fees will be refunded in full.
For Domestic Course Offerings
Course fees beyond the non-refundable minimum deposit are refundable up to 30 days before the course start date for courses held in the United States. Please contact your course coordinator for cancellations within 30 days of the course start date.
For International Course Offerings
Course fees beyond the non-refundable minimum deposit are refundable up to 60 days before the course start date for courses held outside the United States. Please contact your course coordinator for cancellations within 60 days of the course start date.
Have a question?
Call us at 802-586-7711 ext. 147