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Frequently Asked Questions


Where is the E&E program being held?

FTE will host the Environment & the Economy program in Pompano Beach, FL on February 18-21, 2023.


What is the cost of the E&E program?

The E&E registration fee is $150. Included in this fee is housing in single-occupancy rooms, most meals, and program materials.

Transportation to and from the program site, including all expenses associated with travel, are the responsibility of the participant.

Please note that you must submit your registration payment before you are considered officially enrolled; completing the online registration form without payment does not guarantee your spot.


Where do participants stay while at E&E?

E&E participants stay in hotel accommodations and will have a single room, unless otherwise requested. If you would like to have a non-participant guest stay with you, there is an additional $100 fee. In addition, if you would like to add any additional nights to your stay with payment made directly to the hotel, please contact either Lisa Chang at lchang@fte.org, or Prof. Don Fell at dfell@fte.org.


What is the program schedule for the week?

The E&E program runs for four days. Program check-in is from approximately 12:30 – 1 PM the first afternoon, with sessions starting immediately afterwards. The program will conclude in the afternoon at approximately 12:30 PM on the last day.


When do I need to arrive at the program site?

E&E check-in and program registration will start at 12:30 PM on the first day. All participants, including commuters, need to check in at that time.


I’ll need to arrive a little late, leave early and/or miss a couple of sessions during the week. Is this OK, and can I still get the university credit?

No. Everyone who participates in FTE programs is expected to be present for the entire program. Participants must be in attendance at all sessions to be eligible for university credit and stipends. Please plan your travel and your schedule accordingly.

If you leave early or do not attend all scheduled sessions, you will be ineligible to receive the optional graduate credit and fail to receive your course completion certificate.


How do I register for graduate credit for E&E?

Information and instructions on how to register for the graduate credits through the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs will be provided by the instructor. You can also click here to learn more about registering for credit.


How are stipends awarded?

There are two types of stipends available for teacher programs – participation and commuter stipends. However, not all programs will offer stipends. The 2023 E&E programs qualify for both a $600 participation stipend and a $150 commuter stipend.

To earn an available participation stipend, participants must attend and actively participate in all sessions. There is no need to apply for the participant stipend.

Commuter stipends are available for local participants who commute to the program site each day (not staying in the hotel). To earn an available commuter stipend, participants must attend and actively participate in all sessions. There is no need to apply for the commuter stipend.

Stipend checks will be mailed approximately 4 weeks after the program has been completed.


The website says the program is closed to further enrollment. Does the FTE maintain a wait list for closed programs?

Wait lists are kept for some, but not all, site locations. Please reach out to either Lisa Chang at lchang@fte.org, or Prof. Don Fell at dfell@fte.org, to find out the latest status of the program registrations.


What is the cancellation policy?

The Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE) is closely monitoring the ongoing presence of COVID-19. FTE is in close contact with our campus and hotel partners. Based on current conditions, all programs are proceeding as planned. Should a campus or hotel closure require the cancellation of a program, full refunds of the program fee will be given. For participants who voluntarily withdraw, refunds will be made according to the FTE stated refund policy and schedule.

The registration fee will be refunded 50% for cancellations made prior to December 15, 2022. After December 15, no refunds will be issued.