Typical awards range from 10 – 30% off of tuition prices and are based on an individual student’s need. Tuition reduction is offered on a first-come, first-served basis beginning in the fall and continuing as long as we have funds available.
Answer “yes” to the question “Do you want to be considered for financial aid?” in the payment section of the online enrollment form.
Submit $500 Deposit, this deposit is fully refundable in the event you do not qualify for Tuition Reduction and need to withdraw your enrollment
After applying, you will receive an enrollment email from your course advisor including a link to the Tuition Reduction Application. Please submit this form along with your course application. Documentation including 1040 tax forms and a statement of need will be requested. If you are accepted onto the course, we will review your application and send an offer letter. If the offer is not sufficient to meet your needs, we will refund the full $500 deposit.
If you cancel before an offer is made, or if you are unresponsive to communication from your course advisor, you will forfeit the $150 enrollment fee.
To inquire about tuition reduction, please call 415-933-6222 or email: [email protected]
Outward Bound helps thousands of returning service members and recent veterans** readjust to life at home through powerful wilderness courses that draw on the healing benefit of teamwork and challenge through use of the natural world. These courses are fully funded, including travel..
Through Western State Colorado University, Outward Bound California participants can utilize a 529 College Saving Plan to fund their course and gain college credit. Find more information and apply at 529 COLLEGE SAVINGS PLAN.
We offer tuition reduction to schools and non-profit groups which work with low income populations looking to expand experiential education. Please review the Group Page for more information.
For more information or to inquire about school or group programs, please contact Emma Rapp at [email protected]or 415-316-0564
Youth Leadership Corps
The Youth Leadership Corps is a one year leadership and service focused program that starts with a 12-day expedition including rock climbing, backpacking, camping, navigation, and a unique solo experience.
It is open to Bay Area high school students (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) who want to continue to develop their leadership skills and gain service experience.
All students who apply and are accepted into the program receive a full scholarship to participate.