Summer Institute Financial Information

Cost

Weekend Program: $275 per participant (including $25 application fee)

Week-long Program: $425 per participant (including $25 application fee)

Single Session: $60 before April 1, 2015, $75 on or after April 1, 2015

Discounts

Early Bird Registration: Receive $25 off the tuition costs by registering (including $100 registration deposit) by April 1, 2015

Refer-a-Friend: If you refer a friend who enters your full name in the other section of the registration form, you both receive a $25 discount on registration (only if both participants register and pay their deposit by the May 1, 2015 deadline)

SFSU Discount: Currently enrolled SFSU students are eligible for a $25 tuition discount.

Scholarships

CREGS offers a limited number of partial scholarships, awarded at the discretion of CREGS SI Staff. We encourage SI participants to fund raise from other sources. All applicants are welcome to apply for scholarships. In order to support access for people who are often denied access to educational opportunities, we will give priority to applicants with significant financial need, people of color, and applicants who are transgender/gender-variant (inclusive).

We have a separate application for scholarships and we encourage those interested to complete the application early, as we have limited funding.

Our scholarship application will be available on February 1, 2015.

Here are some external organizations that offer scholarships:

Third Wave Foundation

More to come soon.

Fundraising

We encourage Summer institute participants to fundraise from multiple sources.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Money

Asking for funds can often be hard, but you would be surprised how well it can work. For best results, keep your asks polite and specific.You won’t know until you ask!

If you are a student currently enrolled in school, we recommend that you check with your Academic Department for funding opportunities.

Often times employers have money set aside for educational training. Ask your boss if they could help you attend the Summer Institute.

14 for $14 Campaign

In honor of the 14th Annual Summer Institute we encourage you to start a 14 for $14 campaign to raise $196 (over two thirds of  the weekend registration and almost half of the week-long registration). Here is how you do it!

1. Make a list of 14 friends or family members who you think would support your education at the Summer Institute.

2. Check out our sample letter here and personalize it for your friends and family.

3. Send the letters with a self-addressed, stamped return envelope enclosed

4. Write Thank-you notes to all your donors!k We recommend following up with them after the Institute as well.

Tips for Saving

Check back soon for some money saving tips.

Check out this great blog with 100 Great Tips for Saving Money.