GIV offers a sliding scale tuition structure to make sure every young Vermonter, from any background, can participate.
GIV’s sliding scale tuition makes it affordable for all students! Check the chart below to see where your family’s regular tuition level falls.
You can choose to pay any amount in the white-shaded area without submitting a financial aid form. For amounts in the brown-shaded area, there’s a brief financial aid application to qualify.
If a third party like a school or club is paying your tuition, we ask that they cover the full tuition amount.
|SLIDING SCALE TUITION ENSURES THAT GIV IS AFFORDABLE FOR ALL VERMONT FAMILIES!|
|Annual Family Income||$0-$25,000||$25-$45,000||$45-$65,000||$65-$85,000||$85-$105,000||$105-$125,000||$125,000|
Astronomy; Engineering; Entrepreneurship; Health & Medicine; Environmental Sci/Tech; Math
Arts; Global Issues & Youth Action; Technology/Design/Coding; The Governor’s School
Girls in STEM, Tech & Business
Architecture/Design/Building (GS); Astronomy; Engineering; Entrepreneurship; Math; Technology/Design/Coding
Boys in Arts & Humanities
Arts; Global Issues & Youth Action; Philosophy (GS); Writing (GS)
To qualify for a rate in the brown-shaded columns, you must provide a financial aid worksheet and income tax documentation. If your income does not qualify you for lower tuition but you have extenuating circumstances, submit the same financial aid worksheet and tax documentation plus a note describing circumstances to request a lower rate.
The Governor’s Institutes recognizes and will be responsive to the threat of COVID-19 from now through the Institutes’ completion in July. You can apply in confidence knowing that if your Institute is cancelled for any reason, including COVID-19, all money you have paid towards enrollment will be refunded, including your application fee.
If you have questions or additional concerns, please reach us at (802) 865-4448.
Send us an email explaining the situation, along with income tax documentation to [email protected] and we will work with you to make GIV more affordable.
If tuition is being covered by a third party such as an agency or school, the third party does not qualify for sliding scale tuition discounts. The third-party rate is $1695 (short course) or $1985 (long course).
Some Institutes may offer the option to earn college credits. Please note that colleges charge an extra fee on top of GIV tuition for granting credits, but most students can utilize a Dual Enrollment voucher to fully cover that fee. The Dual Enrollment program guarantees free college credits for VT juniors and seniors. Dual Enrollment funds by law may not be used to pay GIV tuition, which is due separately. To learn more, click here.
Residents of states other than Vermont accepted to GIV Institutes are not eligible for subsidized tuition. Students from border schools in NH, NY and MA which serve a significant proportion of Vermonters may submit an application for reduced tuition to GIV to be considered for any scholarship funds that may be available to those specific locations.
Once a student has been accepted, tuition is non-refundable. Scholarships are not redeemable for cash.