No Matter Your Situation - You CAN Attend the Governor’s Institutes!

GIV offers a sliding scale tuition structure to make sure every young Vermonter, from any background, can participate. This tuition calculator is automatically applied once accepted without the need to fill out forms or seek out your own funding sources.

Sliding Scale Tuition Calculator

Accepted and Need Additional Financial Aid?

  • Once accepted, you will be prompted to fill out online enrollment forms which will include determining your sliding scale tuition. During that process you’ll have the opportunity to request additional financial aid and inquire about payment plan options.
  • If your 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 $2,350 (short course) or $2,650 (long course).
  • Some Institutes may offer the option to earn college credits. GIV will help you navigate this if you are accepted and want to pursue college credit.

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 about Dual Enrollment funds in Vermont, click here.

Further information can be found on our Academic Guide here.

Helpful Hints

  • For a split household, please combine both family incomes when calculating your total annual family income.
  • Extenuating circumstances can include anything that affects your family’s ability to pay, such as job loss, family size, elder care, siblings in college, illness or injury, etc. Please send us a note describing the situation so that we are best able to help.
  • Some schools and foster care agencies pay for tuition, as does Vocational Rehab.
  • We’ll be happy to send you a donation receipt for any amount you choose to pay over your tuition.

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].

Refund Policy

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, GIV has the following policies in place for the organization’s financial sustainability:

  • If your student decides not to attend and we receive written notice by June 1st, we will refund 100% of your payment.
  • If your student leaves the Institute early at the participant or parent/guardian’s request, no refund will be issued.
  • If GIV asks a student to leave an Institute early due to a breach of code of conduct, no refund will be issued.
  • If GIV asks a student to leave an Institute early due to communicable illness (e.g. COVID-19), we will offer to refund a prorated portion of your payment, based on the number of days spent at the program, as determined by GIV.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • If GIV must cancel an Institute before it begins, we will offer to refund 100% of your payment.
  • If GIV must cancel an Institute once it has begun, we will offer to refund a prorated portion of your payment, based on the number of days spent at the program, as determined by GIV.
  • Scholarships are not redeemable for cash.

Out-of-State Students

We also accept students from schools in NH and NY that have reciprocal education arrangements with Vermont school districts.

Examples of such schools include Groveton High School, Kimball Union, Hanover High School, and Salem NY High School, among others.

Contact us with questions about your eligibility!

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