Tuition and Course Credit

Page - August 15, 2011
Read below for details on the tuition and options for course credit for the program.

Tuition and Expenses

Program tuition makes it possible for Greenpeace to provide such a unique training program. 

Tuition covers:

- staff and training materials (office supplies, books, postage, etc.)

- group travel during the program (vehicles, flights, fuel, food, entrance fees, lodging)

 Tuition does not cover:

- room and board in Washington D.C.

- travel to and from Washington D.C. before and after the program

 Estimated costs per term

*Please note these estimates are on the high end and will vary depending on distance to Washington D.C. and housing.

 Spring/Fall

$4200                     Tuition

$2250                      Rent (avg. $750 per month for three months, incl. utilities)

$1000                      Groceries/Restaurants

$350                        Cross-country round trip flight to DC

$500                        Miscellaneous expenses while in DC (metro fare, personal items)

 $8300                     Total estimated cost

 Summer

$2200                     Tuition

$1000                      Rent (avg. rent for 5-6 weeks incl. utilities)

$350                        Groceries/Restaurants

$450                        Cross-country round trip flight to DC (fare is higher in summer months)

$200                        Miscellaneous expenses while in DC (metro fare, personal items)

$4200                      Total estimated cost

Financial Aid/Fundraising

There are many ways to defray some or all of the costs of the Greenpeace Semester: 

- Apply for a Greenpeace Semester scholarship.  We are committed to making the program available to as many people as possible through our scholarships.

- Many participants who get course credit for the program also get their university’s or private financial aid to cover some or all of their expenses.  Individual departments or programs often offer scholarships, so be sure to ask.

- Other scholarships, individual grants, etc. may be given to participants who meet the criteria of grant-making institutions.  The Davis-Putter scholarship, for example, is especially for student activists.

- Individual fundraising is by far the most common way that participants pay for the program.  Many reach out to family and friends to chip in and support their effort; many hold fundraising events. Our fundraising toolkit has lots of ideas.

Course credit

The Greenpeace Semester staff is available to work with accepted participants to obtain course credit if they are enrolled in or are planning to enroll in a college or university.  Students most commonly get internship or independent study credit for completing the program.  The process varies from campus to campus, as does the number of credit hours available to students.

If you are interested in obtaining credit for the program, we suggest you download our course credit guidemake an appointment with a campus advisor to find out about your options.

Please if you have any questions about obtaining credit for the program.

Download course credit guides:
Summer | Spring and fall