Cost of Attendance
What is the cost of tuition for Wayfinding Academy?
Wayfinding Academy strives to offer an affordable college experience. The estimated full cost of tuition for the 2-year program is $22,000 based on a cost of $11,000 per year. We work diligently with each student to craft a payment plan most suited to their individual needs and financial situation and we strongly believe finances should not be a barrer to anyone who is a good fit having the opportunity to come to Wayfinding. So, please do not let the tuition cost deter you from applying - we can work with most any budget to create a custom plan for you.
What other expenses can I expect?
Every student’s experience will be slightly unique, but you can anticipate additional expenses for normal cost of living including room and board, transportation, and other personal costs. These costs can vary depending on a variety of factors, such as if you're living at home, moving across the country, have a car, if you eat out or not, personal lifestyle habits, etc. We anticipate living expenses around $19,200 a year in the following areas:
- around $8,400 for rent + utiltiies
- around $4,800 for food (not eating out)
- around $1,800 for transportation (may vary depending on travel, car payments, etc.)
- around $2,400 for health insurance costs (this will vary depending on your personal situation)
- around $600 for phone
- around $1,200 for personal costs (clothes, toiletries, etc.)
Also, during our breaks three times a year (December, April and August), students will have an opportunity to participate in Learn + Explore trips or other experiences designed specifically by them. These trips or other experiences may have fees associated with them and students will have the option of signing up for them.
Do you offer scholarships?
Yes. We have several designated scholarships for students. To be eligible for any Wayfinding Academy scholarship, students must first have submitted a completed student application and indicated their desire to be conisdered for these. To learn more about scholarships we've offered go to our scholarships page. Once you have let us know that you plan to join us as a student, we will send you a list of lots of other scholarship opportunities we have found that you could apply for outside of Wayfinding.