Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the 2023 EFIAH programs being held?

Economic Forces in American History (EFIAH) will be offered at two locations this summer: Dallas, Texas (June 26 – July 1) and Charleston, South Carolina (July 17-22).


What is the structure of the EFIAH program?

EFIAH combines classroom lectures and hands-on activities to teach high school teachers about the economic principles underlying key events in American history.


What is the cost of the EFIAH program?

The EFIAH registration fee is $200. Your room (single-occupancy), most meals during the program day (as well as a welcoming dinner), and program materials are included in this fee. 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 attending EFIAH?

EFIAH participants will be housed in a single-occupancy hotel room. If you would like to bring a guest to share your room, there is an additional $100 fee; please request this on your application.

Program sessions, meals, and events are strictly for registered participants only; family/friends may not join participants during the day.


What is the program schedule for the week?

EFIAH programs run Monday through Saturday of each week offered. Check-in is any time between 2 and 4 PM on Monday afternoon, with check-out on Saturday afternoon at 5 PM.

If you would like to stay an additional night(s) at the hotel, please reach out to Mollie Verdoorn (mverdoorn@fte.org) to let her know so that we can provide the hotel with a complete rooming list; you will be responsible for paying the hotel directly for any extra nights.

Program sessions are strictly for registered participants only; family/friends may not join participants during the day.


When do I need to arrive at the program site?

EFIAH check-in and program registration is held on Monday afternoon between 2 and 4 PM. All participants, including commuters, need to check in during 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. 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 the graduate credits for my EFIAH program?

Information on graduate credits through the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will be provided in the orientation details approximately four weeks prior to each program. 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. EFIAH 2023 program attendees are eligible for both a participation stipend of $600 and a commuter stipend of $150.

To earn a participation stipend, teachers 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 each day of the program (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.

All stipends for the summer programs will be processed at the end of the summer (after programs are completed), and mailed by mid-September.


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

Please reach out to Lisa Chang at lchang@fte.org to find out if EFIAH is maintaining a wait list prior to submitting your registration.


What is the cancellation policy?

The registration fee will be refunded 50% for cancellations made prior to May 19, 2023.  After May 19, no refunds will be issued.

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