COLLEGE CREDIT

BOSS Courses Earn Credit

BOSS courses earn credit through Western Colorado University. Our courses focus on field survival and wilderness skills and the ecology and anthropology of the Desert Southwest. We believe in hands-on, contextual learning. Every lesson we teach is also a skill we rely on in the field. BOSS has been a leader in experiential education since 1968. 

College Credit Through Western Colorado University

BOSS partners with Western Colorado University to offer college credit for our courses. Depending on the length of the BOSS course, students are eligible for up to three semester credits. To earn the credits, students must pay a per-credit fee to Western, and complete a reflection paper after the course. The credits are recorded as ROE 397, Special Topics in Recreation and Outdoor Education. Contact your academic or departmental advisor to see how this can support your degree.

529 funds and BOSS courses:

We accept 529 funding through our partnership with Western Colorado University. (Details below)

AmeriCorps education awards:

We also accept AmeriCorps education awards through our partnership with Western. (Details below)

For more information:

Please contact Western Colorado University’s Extended Education office:

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529 savings and Americorps Education Award funding

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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.

tuition assistance applications

Western Colorado University partners with BOSS to grant credit for our courses, and allow our students to use 529 savings plan and Americorps Education Award funds for our courses.

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BOSS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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