Viridis Graduate InstituteEcopsychology and Environmental Humanities
Tuition and Fees
Doctoral Program Tuition and Fees
Viridis Graduate Institute treats all students as “full-time” and charges tuition at a standard, flat, per-term tuition, not per-credit or per-course. Tuition covers access to all course lectures (with the exception of scheduled maintenance or unforeseen Internet broadband service interruption), curriculum syllabi through the student portal and learning management system (OCEANS); faculty support; coursework assessments and feedback; and online classes.
Viridis Graduate Institute is a DISTANCE EDUCATION PROVIDER. Our educational offerings are delivered in real time online through ZOOM technology where students and instructors meet weekly in a live interactive classroom platform.
Degree: Doctor of Arts with an Emphasis in Ecopsychology and Environmental Humanities
Standard Number of Credit Hours / Competency Units (credit equivalents) for this program: 63
Time Commitment for Degree: Doctoral students must complete year one of three (3) quarters of coursework in no less than nine (9) months, and one course in no less than four (4) months; year two of one course in no less than fourteen (14) months; and year three of one course, the Dissertation project, which must be completed in no more than twenty-seven (27) months from the end of year two from the date of enrollment. The maximum time to complete the program is 3 years (3 terms).
Year 1 program cost (tuition + fees): $9,600 for the initial first term (12 months), which is based upon the tuition rate in effect on the Scheduled Start Date. During the student’s first term and first calendar year of enrollment, tuition will not be increased under this term of the agreement.
Year 2 program cost (tuition & fees): $3,100 for the second term (12 months), which is based upon the tuition rate in effect on the Scheduled Start Date. Students are enrolled in EEHUM 709 Dissertation Formulation and Research Methodologies; a 13 ½ -month course that guides students through the second year of the dissertation process. During the student’s second term of enrollment, tuition will not be increased under this term of the agreement.
Year 3 Program cost (tuition $ fees): $3,100 for the third term (12 months), which is based upon the tuition rate in effect on the Scheduled Start Date. Students are enrolled in EEHUM 710 Dissertation Project, the writing and research of the dissertation.
TOTAL PROGRAM: $15,800
|Enrollment Fee||$100||$100||One-time fee||No|
|Student Tuition Recovery Fund Fee||$0 per $1,000 of Institutional charges||$0||One-time fee||No|
|Tuition & Fees Year 1||$8,400||$8,400||One-time fee||Yes|
|ReWilding Experience Fee (Fall and Spring qtr)
ReWilding fees paid separately.
|e-Library fee||$100||$100||One-time fee||Yes|
|Technology fee||$100||$100||One-time fee||Yes|
|Total Cost Year 1||$8,400||$1000||$200||$9,600|
|Tuition & Fees Year 2||$2,500||$2,500|
|Dissertation Fee||$500||$500||Year 2||Yes|
|Total Cost Year 2||$2,500||$600||$3,100|
|Tuition & Fees Year 3||$2,500||$2,500|
|Dissertation Fee||$500||$500||Year 3|
|Total Cost Year 3||$2,500||$600||$3,100|
|TOTAL Program Cost||$15,800|
TUITION PAYMENT PLAN SCHEDULE
Students may select a payment plan schedule.
Biannual Tuition & Fees Payment Schedule ($14,800). Students make five (5) payments $2,960 over the two (2) years of the three (3) term / year program. Payments are due August 1, December 1 of 2017; and April 1, August 1, December 1, 2018. (This includes Tuition, Dissertation fee, e-Library fee, Technology fee).
Monthly Tuition Payments ($14,800). I agree to make fourteen (14) monthly payments of $1,000 and a final monthly payment of $800.00. I understand that the payments are due on the 5th of each month, starting on August 5th of program start year. (This includes Tuition, Dissertation fee, e-Library fee, Technology fee).
ReWilding Experience Fee ($500 per ReWilding = $1,000). I agree to pay $500 thirty (30) days before each ReWilding start date. (ReWilding Fees Paid Separately).
ReWilding courses are from Thursday – Sunday (Thursday arrival – Sunday departures). Lodging is included in ReWilding fee and is based on shared occupancy (two double beds per room / two students per room). However, if a student requires a private room, they must make their own room reservation. The ReWilding fee still applies. Airfare and Meals are not included in ReWilding fee. Students make their own convenient flight and transportation arrangements for each ReWilding. Meals are student’s responsibility for each residency. The ReWilding Experiences take place in National Parks or areas where food is easily available. See Student Handbook under Other Fees for estimated meal costs. Fee is paid in full 30 days before the date of ReWilding.
Dissertation Project Fee: The Dissertation Project fee covers faculty and administrative costs for support and time working with students throughout their dissertation process.
E-Library Fee: The e-Library fee covers the required technical support for managing and maintaining the online library for student research.
Technology Fee: The technology fee covers technical staff and online technology required for a distance learning institute.
Finance Fee – $0
Other General Service Fees Not Included in Tuition
|Graduation Fee (due 60 days before graduation)||$50.00|
|Late Fee (on monthly payments)||$5.00|
|Official Transcript Fee||$10.00|
|Returned Check Fee||$30.00|
|Student ID Replacement||$25.00|
|Dissertation Extension (Year 4) Fee||$8,000|
|Thesis Extension Fee||$4,000|
Financial Aid: Viridis Graduate Institute does not participate in government funding programs. Though the primary responsibility for education financing rests with the student, we encourage applicants to explore any of the following avenues of financial assistance:
- Viridis Graduate Institute’s Interest-Free Tuition Payment Plan
Annual Percentage Rate 0% (The cost of your credit as a yearly rate)
Finance Charge $0 (The dollar amount the credit will cost you)
- Employer Tuition Reimbursement Programs
- Private Scholarships
Textbook Costs The cost of textbooks is not included in the quoted tuition. You may purchase them from a vendor of your choice.
TOTAL CHARGES FOR THE CURRENT PERIOD OF ATTENDANCE: $15,800
ESTIMATED TOTAL CHARGES FOR THE ENTIRE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM:
Total Tuition & Fees: $15,800
Estimated books: $700.00
Graduation fee: $50.00
Estimated entire TOTAL: $16,550
TOTAL CHARGES THE STUDENT IS OBLIGATED TO PAY UPON ENROLLMENT: $100