Determining the Tuition
Full tuition for the eight-month Through the Seasons PDC is $1,250. A $100 nonrefundable deposit is due with registration and counts towards tuition. Tuition can be discounted for paying in full early ($1,050 paid by Dec. 31 and $1,150 paid by the middle of Feb.)
Lump Sum or Installments
For those who can pay in one lump sum, tuition for the course is payable in full at the appropriate deadline. Pikes Peak Permaculture is willing to break full tuition into installments for those who need the cash-flow assistance. Tuition can be broken into 10 installments of $95 if you register before Dec. 31 and the first payment is received by Jan. 1. Payments will be due the first of February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October.
If you need to reduce the total tuition, one way is to work on our PDC crew in trade. We can offer a limited number of $600 scholarships for work-traders who perform 60 hours worth of tasks. Some tasks need to be done in preparation for the PDC, some to be done during the course weekends. Work-traders work as a team and complete monthly hour-logs for work performed. Deadline to apply for a work-trade position is Nov. 30!
The work we need includes meal and kitchen coordination, hands-on project coordination, administrative and program assistance.
Click here to apply for a work-trade scholarship.
Other Financial Assistance
• Ask friends and family to help with tuition, perhaps as a birthday/holiday scholarship fund or in trade for your future Permaculture expertise.
• Approach an employer or other business to sponsor you for this continuing education/training experience. We can help you with sponsorship letters and ideas.
For more information on financing options, email Steve Saint.