TUITION ASSISTANCE & DISCOUNTS

Survival Courses For Everyone Capable

We believe that BOSS should be accessible to anyone capable of the challenge. Check out the variety of options we have to help realize your goal of attending a BOSS course.

For any questions on how to apply for tuition assistance, please contact us.

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Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance is offered based on need, merit, and motivation. The amount of aid awarded can range from 20% to 50% of the tuition cost. We accept and review tuition assistance applications on a rolling basis. Apply for tuition assistance early, as we have limited space in each course set aside for students receiving tuition assistance.

We award assistance on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants are responsible for paying a $400 deposit for their course. The deposit is refundable within seven days of application acceptance, and refundable if the application is denied.

Students who receive tuition assistance will not qualify for any additional discounts.

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Apply For Tuition Assistance – The Steps

Step 1:

Choose the course you want to attend on our course schedule and hit the “register” button next to it.

Step 2:

Go through the enrollment process and fill out the “Tuition Assistance Application” section.  You will need to upload your latest 1040 tax form at the end to complete the application.

Step 3:

Pay the deposit to submit your application. The deposit applies to the course tuition, and secures your place on the course. We will respond within 2 weeks, and you have the option to receive a refund if your tuition assistance application is denied.

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Discounts

Students can receive a discount on their tuition if they qualify for any of the categories listed below. Military and Student/Educator discounts require verification. Only one discount applies. Recipients of tuition assistance do not qualify for any additional tuition discounts.

We apply discounts to your remaining tuition balance after registering, placing the deposit, and submitting verification documents. If you pay the full tuition upfront, you will receive a refund for the discount amount upon verification.

Alumni Discount: BOSS alumni receive an annual 20% off future BOSS courses (excluding Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness First Responder Recertification, and Slickrock Gathering courses) and can transfer that discount to a friend each year.

Military Discount: All veterans and active military receive a 20% discount (excluding Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness First Responder Recertification, and Slickrock Gathering courses). Documented verification is required. 

Student/Educator Discount: All educators and currently enrolled students receive 20% off their BOSS course (Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness First Responder Recertification courses excluded). Proof of paid, current employment, or enrollment in an educational institution required.

For more information on how to apply for tuition assistance, please contact us.

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529 savings and Americorps Education Award funding

529 college savings account funds

Our program can accept 529 College Savings Plan funds through Western Colorado University’s Extended Studies program.

You do not have to be a current Western Colorado University student, and registration is easy and quick. And, as a result, you will earn academic credit for your programs education course.

Americorps Education Awards

You can use your AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for qualified student expenses at BOSS, including tuition and gear.

We accept AmeriCorps Education Awards through Western Colorado University’s Extended Studies program.

You do not have to be a current Western Colorado University student, and registration is easy and quick. And, as a result, you will earn academic credit for your programs education course.

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College Credit & Americorps

Students can receive academic credit for a BOSS course through Western Colorado University’s Extended Studies program. Visit the WCU website to learn more about it.

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