What is the Elective Trip Refund Program (TRP)?

The Elective Trip Refund Program (TRP) is available to all charter bus and/or land only (non-transportation) group travel programs offered by USA (Note: Air flight programs are not included in the elective TRP program. Air travel programs, may request, enroll and utilize our standard Trip-Mate travel insurance plan). The elective TRP program, once purchased, will protect your trip payments and provides a refund (minus the TRP cost noted below and the initial non-refundable deposit) if you, the Program Leader, school, or school’s administration cancels, for any reason, in writing, any time up to 48 hours prior to departure. Participation in this program is optional. If elected, the additional cost (see below) for the program will be added to the trip price on your invoice. You may remove this elective program by indicating your preference on your registration form, by declining online, by calling/emailing our office and requesting the TRP be removed from your account prior or by simply not paying the TRP amount before your final payment date.  The TRP fee is based on your trip price as stated on your invoice(s) and due at final payment date:

Trip price is $1.00 to $499-----------TRP fee is $30
Trip price is $500 to $999------------TRP fee is $50
Trip price is $1,000 to $1,999------------TRP fee is $100
Trip price is $2,000 to $2,999------------TRP fee is $150

All payments, inclusive of the TRP program cost noted above, if elected, are due as of the final payment due date stated for your program. If, as of the final payment date, the additional amount for the TRP program along with all other trip payments have not been received in full, your FRP election will be automatically canceled and you will not be enrolled in the TRP program. If the trip is canceled as a result of or following force majeure acts, including, without limitation, acts of God, war (whether declared or not), terrorism, or civil unrest, or in the event of USA’s bankruptcy, insolvency, or cessation of business the Trip Refund Program will not make refunds. To receive a refund through the elective TRP, participant must cancel in writing with USA between your your final payment and up to 48 hours prior to the trip departure.

*Please Note: The non-refundable deposit, fees for returned checks, fees for declined credit cards or electronic drafts, or late payments and late registration fees and other service fees noted in this agreement, are not refundable.