Viridis Graduate Institute

Ecopsychology and Environmental Humanities

Tuition & Fees

Masters Program Tuition and Fees 

Viridis Graduate Institute believes that all individuals – regardless of income, socioeconomic background, or geographic location – should have access to quality, cost-effective higher education. Therefore, an essential part of our mission is to keep tuition very affordable.

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 your 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: Master of Arts in Social Sciences with an Emphasis in Ecopsychology and Environmental Humanities

Standard Number of Competency Units (credit equivalents) for this program: 60

Time Commitment for Degree

Students must complete coursework in no less than eighteen months (18) months (6 quarters) from the date of enrollment. The thesis project must be completed in six (6) months from the end of final spring quarter.  The maximum time to complete the program is 2 years (2 terms).

TUITION

Year 1 program cost (tuition + fees): $7,050 for the initial first term (11 months), which is based upon the tuition rate in effect on the Scheduled Start Date.

Year 2 program cost (tuition + fees): $6,475 for the second term (9 months), which is based upon the tuition rate in effect on the Scheduled Start Date.

TOTAL PROGRAM COST : $13,525

Tuition Summary

Fee 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 Year 1 $5,500 $5,500 One-time fee Yes
ReWilding Experience Fee (2x Fall and Spring qtr) $475 $950 One-time fee Yes
Summer Internship fee $200 $200 One-time fee Yes
e-Library fee $100 $100 One-time fee Yes
Technology fee $300 $300 One-time fee Yes
Sub-total Year 1     $7,050
Tuition Year 2 $5,500 $5,500 One-time fee Yes
ReWilding Experience Fee (1x Fall qtr only) $475 $475 One-time fee Yes
Thesis Project Fee $500 $500 One-time fee Yes
Subtotal Year 2 $6,475
TOTAL COST $13,525

Tuition Payment Plan Options

Students may select a payment plan option that best meets their needs.

One-time Enrollment Fee of $100.00. Students make the $100 (one hundred dollar) enrollment fee payment upon submission of this Student Enrollment Agreement.

Biannual Tuition Payment ($13,525). Four (4) payments of $3,381.25 over my two (2) term/year program. Payments are due July 1 and December 1 of each term/year. (This includes Tuition, ReWilding fees, Summer Internship fee, Thesis fee, e-Library fee, Technology fee).

Biannual Tuition Payment – ReWilding Fees Paid Separately ($12,100). Four (4) payments $3,025 over my two (2) term/ year program. Payments are due on July 1 and December 1 of each term /year.   (This includes Tuition, Summer Internship fee, Thesis fee, e-Library fee, Technology fee). ReWilding fee is paid separately. *This is a better choice for international students that may not be able to attend all ReWilding Experiences.

Monthly Tuition Payments ($13,525). Thirteen (13) monthly payments of $1,000 and a final monthly payment of $525.00 the following month. Payments are due on the 5th of each month, starting on August 5th of program start year. (This includes Tuition, ReWilding fees, Summer Internship fee, Thesis fee, e-Library fee, Technology fee).

ReWilding Experience Fee ($475). $475 thirty due (30) days before each ReWilding start date.

ReWilding Experience Fee: $475 per trip. 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 ReWilding. ReWildings take place in National Parks or areas where food is easily available. Estimated meal cost per day: $45 (forty-five dollars). The Fee is paid in full 30 days before the date of the ReWilding.

Summer Internship Fee: The Summer Internship fee and Thesis Project fee covers faculty and administrative costs for support and time working with students throughout the process of their internship and thesis.

Graduate Research 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.

Thesis Project Fee: The Thesis Project fee covers faculty and administrative costs for support and time working with students throughout the thesis process.

 Interest Fee $0: Viridis Graduate Institute does not charge interest on the balance owed on student payment plans.

Viridis Graduate Institute does participate in state or federal financial aid funds. 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 

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

Returned Check Fee: $30.00

Diploma Replacement: $75.00

Student ID Replacement: $25.00

TOTAL CHARGES FOR THE CURRENT PERIOD OF ATTENDANCE: $13,525

ESTIMATED TOTAL CHARGES FOR THE ENTIRE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM:

Total Tuition & Fees: $13,525

Estimated books: $700.00

Graduation fee: $50.00

Estimated entire TOTAL: $14,275

TOTAL CHARGES THE STUDENT IS OBLIGATED TO PAY UPON ENROLLMENT: $100

Refund Policy and Student Right to Cancel

 

 

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