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Make Your Course a Reality

Make your course a reality with our various financial aid options. Browse the links below to find the option that’s best for you and they course you’ll be taking.

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529 Plans & AmeriCorps Awards

You are eligible to use your 529 College Savings Plan or AmeriCorps Education Award to cover the costs of your course, thanks to NOLS’ partnership with Western State Colorado University.

All expeditions are eligible for you to use the AmeriCorps education award, and for a semester or yearlong expedition, NOLS will match your education award up to $2,000 dollars. AmeriCorps awards can be combined with other financial aid, like scholarships and veterans’ benefits.

Registration for 529 and AmeriCorps (pdf)