fees & financial aid


The all-inclusive cost of the 2024 Glacier Bay Semester is $28,100. This includes all tuition, room, board, excursions & activities, and up to a semester’s worth of college credit.

Costs that are not covered include health insurance (required for all participants), travel to and from Alaska, books and other course materials, and suggested spending money.


Tidelines Institute remains committed to ensuring that our cohorts represent students from all walks of life. For students requiring financial aid, we strongly encourage you to attend the Glacier Bay Semester as a “study away” semester taken as part of your college experience. With approval from your home university, you likely will be able to apply all or part of your current financial aid package to your experience at Tidelines. If the Glacier Bay Semester is not currently approved by your institution, please speak with your study abroad office to see if your school offers a petition process for other programs to become approved on a one-off basis.

Some financial aid may be available through Tidelines Institute. If you are unable to secure financial aid through your home university, please contact Co-Executive Director Laura Marcus (laura [at] tidelinesinstitute.org) for further information.