General Information & Policies
How Early Should I Register?
Early! Our classes are small and many fill quickly, so we recommend you register as soon as possible to get your class of choice- six months in advance is not too early! You can call us and register to be on the wait list for any class that is full. Cancellations do happen, and you may be able to get into a class at the last minute, so don't hesitate to call to check on availability.
Registration & Payments
Registrations are non-transferable. Full payment is due at the time of registration, either by credit card, check or cash. Classes without a minimum number of registrations may be cancelled. (See "course cancellations" for details.)
Student Withdrawal/ CancellationsIf MFS must cancel a course, for whatever reason, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course. Because of registration costs, class "run" minimums, and other services, including faculty contracts and material acquisitions, the Michigan Folk School is required to charge cancellation fees to students who change their itineraries.
Once students have registered for a class the cancellation policy is now in effect. Any request for cancellation must be made by email at email@example.com. Regardless of the reason for canceling, and with respect for the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, including ordering supplies, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the first day of the course are not eligible for a refund of any amount. Some courses, such as Timber Framing courses, have different cancellation policies. Those policies will be noted on the listing for the individual course page.
WCC Classes Student Withdrawal/ Cancellations
For classes that administered through Washtenaw Community College (you checked out from their system) would require direct correspondence with their administrative offices. You can reach the WCC Community Enrichment office at 734-677-5060.
Tuition rates are listed with each class description on this site. Tuition rates can also be found at the bottom of each page of our printed course information material. Supplies and/or materials are included in the tuition price.
Lodging & Meals
Tuition does not include costs for lodging and meals or class materials fees, unless expressed in the course description and tuition information.
The Michigan Folk School will conduct courses for which a minimum number of students are registered. If the Mi Folk School must cancel a course, registered participants will be given the opportunity to enroll in another course, with no transfer penalty. A full refund will be given to participants who do not wish to transfer. Michigan Folk School is not responsible for nonrefundable airline tickets in any circumstance.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to visit the Michigan Folk School at Stabeler Farm. Blackbird Lodge at Staebler Farm County Park is ADA accessible including handicapped-accessible parking areas (including spots with ramp flex space), automated entrance, and restrooms.
All students are welcome at the Michigan Folk School regardless of race, sex, gender, religious affiliation, national or ethnic origin.
Alcohol is not permitted in studios or public areas, unless the course is specifically related to alcohol.
Smoking is not allowed on the property of inside any structures at Michigan Folk School.
Illegal drugs are not permitted on anywhere at the Michigan Folk School.
Firearms & Weapons
Firearms and weapons are not permitted anywhere at Mi Folk School, unless the course is specifically related to firearms and weapons.
The Michigan Folk School is not responsible for the security of property belonging to students and instructors.
No one is permitted to bring pets in the campus buildings of the Michigan Folk School unless prior permission is given in writing by the administration at the Michigan Folk School. The only exception to this rule is for service animals assisting the physically handicapped.