Viridis Graduate Institute

Ecopsychology 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.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Viridis Graduate Institute is a DISTANCE EDUCATION PROVIDER. Our educational offerings are delivered in real time online through WebEx 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).

TUITION

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.

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 14-month course that guides students through the second year of the dissertation process.

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

Tuition Summary

Type Tuition Fees Total Frequency Refundable
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) $500 $1000 One-time fee Yes
e-Library fee $100 $100 One-time fee Yes
Technology fee $100 $100 One-time fee Yes
Total Cost Year 1 $9,600
Tuition & Fees Year 2 $2,500 $2,500
Dissertation Fee $500 $500 One-time fee Yes
Technology fee $100 $100
Total Cost Year 2 $3,100
Tuition & Fees Year 3 $2,500 $2,500
Dissertation Fee $500 $500
Technology fee $100 $100
Total Cost Year 3 $3,100
TOTAL Program Cost $15,800

TUITION PAYMENT PLAN SCHEDULE

Students may select a payment plan schedule.

Biannual Tuition Payment ($15,800). Five (5) payments of $3,160 over the two (2) years of the three (3) term / years program. (This includes Tuition, ReWilding fees, Dissertation Project fee, e-Library fee, Technology fee). Payments are due August 1, December 1 of 2017; and April 1, August 1, December 1, 2018.

Tuition Payment with ReWilding Fees Paid Separately ($14,800). Five (5) payments $2,960 over the two (2) years of my three (3) term / years program. Payments are due August 1, December 1 of 2017; and April 1, August 1, December 1, 2018. (This includes Tuition, Dissertation Project fee, e-Library fee, Technology fee). *This is a better choice for international students that may not be able to attend all ReWilding Experiences.

Monthly Tuition Payments ($15,800). Fifteen (15) monthly payments of $1,000 and a final monthly payment of $800.00.  Payments are due on the 5th of each month, starting on August 5th of program start year. (This includes Tuition, ReWilding fees, Dissertation Project fee, e-Library fee, Technology fee).

ReWilding Experience Fee ($500). I agree to pay $500 thirty (30) days before each ReWilding start date.

ReWilding Fee: ReWilding Experience courses are from Thursday – Sunday (Thursday arrival – Sunday departures). Lodging is included in ReWilding fee. 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

STUDENT TUITION RECOVERY FUND

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

Reactivation Fee: $50.00

Return Enrollment Fee: $100 (within 1 year)

Returned Check Fee: $30.00

Diploma Replacement: $75.00

Student ID Replacement: $25.00

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

Refund Policy and Student Right to Cancel

VGI’s interdisciplinary programs in ecopsychology and sustainability create a new framework for global citizenship and for being residents on the planet.