Tuition and Fees


The tuition at Northwoods Ranch & Retreat is $7,500 per month. On the first day of the student’s enrollment, parents/financial sponsors are required to pay the first and last month’s tuition and submit a credit/debit card with $500 to establish the student’s personal expense fund.

Personal expenses may include, but are not limited to, new or replacement clothing, food needed for special dietary requirements, co-pays, medication refills, fees for high school and/or college classes and supplies.

Any personal expense money left over will be returned to parents upon student graduation.

Parents/financial sponsors are responsible for specialty mental health and medical fees when needed, including medication management. Individual counseling is included in the monthly tuition. Northwoods Ranch & Retreat does not bill insurance companies directly, but can provide cost breakdowns for financial sponsors to submit to their insurance carrier. A more detailed description of the residential service can be found here.


This tuition of $6,500 – $1,500 is determined by level of need for each student and the services offered. These step down roles are 30-day Intense Transitional (Step 1), Apartment Living (Steps 2, 3 & 4), and Supportive Maintenance. A more detailed description of the transitional service can be found here.

Family Outings

The cost varies depending on the trip; if trip is longer in length or entails more costly events (skiing, rafting, etc.). Average cost is $1,000 per individual for a 3-day, 2-night trip. A more detailed description of the family outings can be found here.

Africa Experience

The cost for this 16-day program is a minimum of $5,500 – 7,500 above tuition, due to varying cost of flights this amount may change; this includes airfare, travel insurance, a guided tour and the necessities of the trip with the exception of required immunizations and passport costs. For an itemized list of everything this entails, please click here.

Africa Immersion

The cost for this 60 day program is a minimum of $9,500 per month, cost may vary based on time of travel and cost of flights and other services.  While the program is established as 60 days this may be extended based on the student, family, and Northwoods determination and need.

For more information, please call 207-416-2115 or fill out our Get Help Today form.

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