Tuition and Scholarships

North Cascades Institute is committed to making our programs accessible to students from all backgrounds by offering tuition on a sliding scale and scholarship to those in need.

Age100%70%*50%*Less than 50%*
Ages 14-18 (8-day)
$985 $695 $495 See scholarship application
Ages 16-18 (16-day)
$1845 $1285 $925 See scholarship application

*Scholarships are available if your family cannot afford to pay 100%.

If you need financial assistance, please have your parent/guardian fill out and send in the Scholarship Application. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and application merit. Up to 80% of participants will receive a full or partial scholarship.

Scholarship applications are due March 24, 2015. Scholarship recipients and parents/guardians will be notified via email by April 24, 2015. All scholarship recipients must submit a $50 fee upon acceptance to the program. Please see our Payment and Cancellation policies.

Send the completed/signed Scholarship Application to:

North Cascades Institute
Attn: Youth Leadership Adventures
810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
fax: (360) 856-1934

 Questions? Please see our FAQ page or contact North Cascades Institute at (360) 854-2579 or

Student Voices


Youth Leadership Adventures is a program that opens up a whole new perspective on the way we view nature, a program that tests your limits while still creating a strong community for support and trust."

-- Flor Hernandez, 2014 Participant


Field Guide to North Cascades Institute