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How to Apply

  1. Explore courses by interest, affinity, skill type or location using the Course Finder. Speak to an advisor for a first-hand experience. 
  2. Choose your course and apply online ($65 application fee).
  3. Your space is reserved! You’ll get an email confirmation and an Admissions Officer will be in touch shortly to guide you through the enrollment steps.

Financial Aid

NOLS supports dreams by providing more financial aid than any organization in the industry. Options include scholarships, VA Benefits, AmeriCorps Awards, and federal financial aid from your school. 



Frequently Asked Questions

See frequently asked questions about NOLS Expeditions.

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