program fees

JOIN US FOR LESS THAN YOU WOULD PAY TO GO TO COLLEGE FOR A QUARTER

When you add up tuition, books, housing, food and transportation, Wildlands Studies projects cost about the same, and in some cases significantly less, than your university expenses per academic term.   

Project fees are listed on each Project’s webpage. Wildlands Studies projects have an academic Program Fee, an on-site In-country fee and cost related to flight and personal expenses.  Program Fees are based on the length and location of each project and cover academic tuition only.  The on-site or "in-country" fee covers expenses such as transportation during the program; applicable meals/camping fees; Park/Nature/Reserve entrance fees; permits; use of study facilities; rental of group equipment.  Flight costs, travel gear and personal expenditures are paid directly by participants.  Program Fee is due upon acceptance into a project. Please note Program Fee deadlines.  After fee deadlines, enrollments are accepted on a space-available basis. Fees paid to Wildlands Studies cover program and academic fees only.

Wildlands Studies and Western Washington University do not offer scholarships or financial aid for Wildland Studies projects. Many students are able to form "Consortium Agreements" between their home campus and Wildlands Studies for the use of financial aid from their home campus.  This is at the discretion of each university.  Check with your Financial Aid office about a "Consortium Agreement" if you are interested in using financial aid to pay for your project.  Students attending field programs are expected to bring additional money in the form of Travelers Checks, ATM cards, or credit cards to cover expenses.  

ONSITE "IN-COUNTRY" FEES

All Wildlands Studies projects have an on-site "in-country" fee.  In-country project expenses include transportation during the program; applicable meals/ lodging/ camping fees; Park/Nature Reserve entrance fees; permits; use of study facilities; rental of group equipment.  These fees are due before the start of the project.  Students are expected to pay for and monitor their individual expenses.  Students are encouraged to bring additional money for souvenirs or any other additional personal expenses. Onsite "In-country" fee estimates do not include potential fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and are subject to change.

 

FUNDING A WILDLANDS STUDIES PROJECT

Wildlands Studies and Western Washington University do not directly offer scholarships or financial aid for Wildlands Studies projects. Many students are able to form “Consortium Agreements” between their home university campus and Wildlands Studies for the use of FAFSA financial aid from their home campus. This is particularly applicable for quarter system campuses, and at the discretion of each university.

There are other ways to fund a Wildlands Studies course that take more initiative and work on the part of the student. We have listed many of the ways that students have funded or can fund a Wildlands Studies Project below. Be sure to speak with academic advisors and study abroad office at your home campus to see what other options are available as well! Check out our Funding a Wildlands Studies Project page for more information.

HOW TO RETURN TO MAKE A PAYMENT

Program and In-Country Fees due dates are listed by each project's individual webpage. We often get calls in our office with questions on how to return to the online registration system and pay your fees. If you are already accepted into an upcoming project and want to return online and pay your fees, please follow the below PDF "how to" guide to make your online credit card payment. If you have additional questions, please call our office at 831.684.9999.