No Matter Your Situation - You CAN Attend GIV!

GIV offers a "pay-what-you-can" tuition for winter 2022 to make sure every young Vermonter can participate.


Tuition for GIV’s 2022 Climate Change Sprint is pay-what-you-can and the suggested tuition is $159. Our goal is to make sure every high school age Vermonter has the opportunity to participate, regardless of their family’s financial situation.

That means:

  • You choose the amount that your family can afford – no strings attached.
  • There’s no financial aid application needed.
  • Any amount above the suggested $159 level will be considered a donation, which helps less-fortunate students attend too.

Pay-what-you-can tuition was a success for our 2021 online programs and we are very grateful to all the families that were able to pay at or above the suggested tuition price. Your support of GIV allows us to focus on continuing to empower young people across Vermont by inspiring their academic and creative passions!

Pay Online or By Check

To pay online:

  • Fill in the name of the student and the program they are planning to attend
  • Click “Pay Now” button
  • Enter the amount you would like to pay in the box labeled “Price per item” and select continue (please enter $159 if you are able)
  • Select “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” or login to pay using a PayPal account
  • Enter required info and select “Pay Now”


To pay by check:

  • Make your check out to “Governor’s Institutes of Vermont”
  • Please include the name of your student and the program on the memo line
  • Mail to the address below:

Governor’s Institutes of Vermont
20 West Canal St, Suite C5
Winooski, VT 05404


Payment for services provided are not tax-deductible, but any amount you contribute above $159 can be deducted from your taxes.

Students must submit an online application to be considered for GIV programs; payment prior to acceptance does not entitle student(s) to attend.

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Planning for Winter 2022

You can apply in confidence knowing that if your program is cancelled for any reason, including COVID-19, all money you have paid towards enrollment will be refunded. 

If you decide not to attend and we receive written notice of this at least two weeks prior to the start of the program, we will refund your payment.

If you have questions or additional concerns, please reach us at [email protected].

Can You Be a Tuition Hero?

Help GIV enroll a student who cannot afford full tuition by contributing scholarship funds today. Your one-time or yearly gift helps make sure that GIV is open to all young Vermonters with a passion for learning, plus it’s fully tax-deductible. For more information, contact [email protected].

Out-of-State Students

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.

*Please Note – Scholarships are not redeemable for cash.

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