Affordable Tuition

The School’s affordable tuition rates cover all courses, training, and admission to special Garden symposia and seminars, as well as basic tools. Federal financial aid—Pell Grants and Direct Loans—is available to qualified students.

Tuition and Fees

Application fee (non-refundable): $75
Tuition (two-year total): $15,000

Tuition and fees are subject to Administrative Committee approval and may change.


  • Registration for required courses
  • Registration for Garden symposia and lectures
  • Special workshops and seminars
  • Basic tools (soil knife, hand lens, and hand pruners)

Does not include

  • Books: $2,000
  • Drafting Equipment: $300
  • Field Trip Expenses: $200
  • Safety Shoes: $150
  • Personal living expenses

Payment Schedule

1st Year
$75 application fee (non-refundable) due by August 1
$200 tuition deposit (refundable)
$3,550 due by first day of Orientation
$3,750 due by June 15

2nd Year
$3,750 due by January 15
$3,750 due by June 15

Please refer to the School’s Catalog for the payment schedule, payment methods, collections, and refund policies.