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Tuition Assistance

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.

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Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance is offered based on need, merit, and motivation. The amount of assistance awarded can range from 10% to just over 40% of the tuition cost. We accept and review tuition assistance applications on a rolling basis. Apply 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 $250 deposit for their course (refundable minus processing fees within 7 days). The deposit is applied to the course tuition if assistance is granted, and is returned if not. Students who receive tuition assistance will not qualify for any additional discounts.

For our 2021 season, with the help of the Shop in Utah grant, we are able to offer a limited number of course tuition discounts of 20-50% for courses starting before June 21st 2021. Please contact us to get more details and see if you qualify for one of these grant-supported discounts.

Application Steps


  • Step 1: Follow the link below that matches your desired course length.

  • Step 2: Go through the checkout process to fill out your application.

  • Step 3: Pay the deposit to submit your application. The deposit applies to the course tuition.


7-day Tuition Assistance

14-day Tuition Assistance

28-day Tuition Assistance


College Credit & Americorps

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

Students can use AmeriCorps awards through WCU.


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 discounts on tuition.


Alumni Discount: BOSS alumni receive an annual 10% off future BOSS courses (excluding Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness First Responder Recertification, and Slickrock Gathering courses) and can gift 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 required. 

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


For more information, please contact us.

See some of our past scholarship recipients here.


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