Money Basics

The following information applies to EATs in the U.Ss— EAT UK and EAT in Canada have somewhat different parameters.

Sliding scale tuition varies for every course.

Cob BuildingPlease register early by paying a deposit on your tuition (details below). The minimum deposit will be listed as an option in the payment drop-down menu. We need to have your deposit in hand before we can consider you registered for the course.

Tuition balance for all registrants is generally due 30 days before the session; each course will list the specific due date. If you are registered and need a little more time, please contact us for options.

Loans for tuition are available at favorable rates from the Permaculture Credit Union. Details are on the loans page.

The Deposit

The deposit reserves your space in the EAT course. It is nonrefundable (for those applying for work-trade, please see below). However, with enough notice, we can switch your registration to a different session. In the unlikely event that we cancel a session, all monies paid, including your deposit, will be refunded.

If you have applied for work-trade and we are unable to accept you in that role, and you are unable to pay on the regular sliding scale, we will refund your deposit.

“My attendance at EAT opened wider and deepened my spiritual connections. The demonstrated practical methods of creating a life-honoring society are inspirational. I suggest people plan attendance with friends for more support, especially for bringing it home. EAT has been a life changing experience. I would strongly recommend doing what it takes to attend.”

Scott McCandless, green builder
Berkeley, California
May 2001 EAT

We now have both online registration and online payment options available; please see individual courses for links. If you prefer to pay by mail, we ask folks to email us with their registration form and a note stating that their deposit is in the mail. In the case of work trade or scholarship applications we also require a personal letter (see Work Trade and Scholarships page).

Work Trade & Diversity Scholarships

planting-a-new-gardenWe understand that many of the very people we most want in the course—activists, youth, small farmers, people from poor communities— just don’t have a lot of money. So we work hard to make this training accessible. A limited number of EAT work-trade positions and diversity
scholarships are available to help. Currently between 40-50% of our students receive work-trade assistance.

If you’re interested in applying for a work-trade or scholarship, please carefully read the Work Trade and Scholarships page for detailed information on how to apply.

For questions or additional information, please contact us at info@earthactivisttraining.org