No Matter Your Situation - You CAN Attend GIV!

GIV offers a "pay-what-you-can" tuition in 2020 to make sure every young Vermonter can participate.


The Advanced Leadership Immersion will be held online, so without room and board costs we’re able to make the tuition more affordable. Tuition is “pay-what-you-can” and there’s no financial aid application needed!

While suggested tuition is $600, it doesn’t matter if your family can only pay $25 or $250, the choice is up to you. For those able to contribute over $600, your donation will go to help less-fortunate students attend.

Pay Online or By Check


To pay online:

  • Fill in the name of the student that has been accepted to the Immersion
  • Click “Pay Now” button
  • Enter the amount you would like to pay in the box labeled “Price per item” and select continue (please enter $600 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”


Checks can be made out and sent to:

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 $400 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.


Payments are no longer being accepted now that applications are closed.

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Planning for Uncertainties in 2020

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, refunds can be provided if we are given at least two weeks notice prior to the start of the program.

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.

So What Are You Waiting For? Join a GIV Institute Today!

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