Community Learning course fees, and the Wilmette Institute's Tuition Support Policy

The fee for a typical 7 or 8 week course is $95. If this will be your first course with us, you will receive a 30% discount - just choose "First-Timer Discount" on the fee selection page when you register. The Wilmette Institute is independent of the Baha'i Fund, and must cover its expenses to keep its doors open. Tuition support funds are obtained from generous donors. The Institute asks each student to consider their expenses very carefully, and let it know how much he or she can afford. You can expect a response from the Registrar's office within 48 hours of your application.

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* 1. For which course are you applying for tuition support? Visit this page if you need to browse the current listing: Community Learning courses.

The Wilmette Institute offers easy interest-free installment payment plans. How it works: the Registrar will send you a unique discount code. You will register and make the down payment by credit card.  The Institute will schedule the remaining payments once a month to your credit card, on the same date of the month as the day you registered. Often, people find that installments solve their payment problem without the need to ask for tuition support. 

Note: All fees are quoted in US dollars. Payment by credit card is required for self-registration in our courses. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express, If you need to pay by check or money order, contact the Registrar for a deferred payment code.
Section A: Installment Plans (no discount)

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* 2. After an initial credit card down payment ($10 minimum) your balance will be divided into 3 or 4 equal payments and charged to your credit card once per month. How much do you want to pay down?

Section B: Full Scholarship and Deep Discounts (payment on registration)

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* 3. How much can you afford to pay in total for the course? For this option, you can either pay the full amount at registration, or make a down payment of $20 and pay the balance in equal installments, as above.

If you are requesting a full scholarship, you may skip to the next page.

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* 4. Can you pay by credit card? We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. This includes Debit cards. We can also accept checks. If you check "No" the Registrar will be in touch soon with further instructions.

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