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Age Range * Under 18 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older Will this be your first Wilmette Institute course? * A. Wilmette Institute's Tuition Support Policy
The fee for a standard 6 to 9-week course is $75.00 for Individuals, with discounts for seniors (65+), full-time students, and Baha’i pioneers or volunteer staff. 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.
A1. I can pay (choose one) * A2. I am requesting a full scholarship (maximum 500 characters).
If you need a full scholarship, please tell us briefly why you are unable to contribute to the cost of the course.
B. Installment Plan Options B1. Choose an option or design your own
The WIlmette Institute can arrange a series of partial payments to your credit card. It is easy for us to charge the credit card already on file; we just click on “card ending in xxxx” (all we can see is the last 4 digits), enter the amount, and click the charge button. Please choose from the following options.
B2. Design your own installment plan
Use the fields below to tell us how much you can pay. Up to four installments are acceptable, over a four-month period. The minimum payment per installment is $10.00. Set the date of the first installment, and subsequent installments will be scheduled for the same date each month.
My Downpayment (amount in US$)
Minimum is $10.00. You must pay this before you can start the course.
Date of my first installment
Choose any day of the month. Payments will be scheduled on, or up to 2 days after, this date. Subsequent payments will be scheduled for the same date each month (or on the final day of the month if you choose the 31st).
Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
My first installment (amount in US$) My second installment (amount in US$) My third installment (amount in US$) My fourth installment (amount in US$) Remember to Factor in Discounts
Please check that your total installments add up to the amount you will owe for the course, taking into account the following discounts:
seniors (65+) OR full-time students OR Baha’i pioneers:
20% off (not cumulative).
Early registration (usually 4 weeks before the start of the course): 10% off, in addition to the above discount.
If you are not sure how much the course will cost, contact the Registrar.
C. Identify your course
Please choose the course for which you are applying for tuition support from the drop-down boxes below. You must apply using a fresh form for each course you are taking. The deadline for tuition support applications is the first day of the course (date displayed in brackets). In order to maintain the quality of its courses, the Wilmette Institute reserves the right to restrict tuition support to one course per person per term.
Bicentenary Courses (special category) The Writings of the Báb (August 25) Celebrating the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb with Children (September 16) Department of Baha'i History and Texts Bahá'u'lláh’s Proclamation to World Leaders: The Summons of the Lord of Hosts (November 20) The Advent of Divine Justice: Guidance for Winning Five Year Plan Goals (December 12) Department of Marriage and Family
Note: Some courses in this Department, including all 24/7/365 courses, are shorter and cost less than the standard $75. courses. You may wish to double check the fees for your course, and adjust your application accordingly.
What Is Bahá’í Courtship and Marriage? (November 5) Youth: Learning about Bahá’í-Based Relationships (Date to be confirmed) Thinking of Relationships and Marriage? 24/7/365 Are We Ready for Marriage? 24/7/365 Engaging in Parental Consent for Marriage 24/7/365 Nurturing your Baby Spiritually During Pregnancy 24/7/365 Building Intercultural Understanding as a Couple 24/7/365 Making Time and Service Choices as a Couple 24/7/365 Department of Religion, Philosophy, and Theology Hinduism for Deepening and Dialogue (September 10) The Bahá’í Faith: A Comprehensive Introduction (September 15, college course) Racism in America: The Most Vital and Challenging Issue (October 10) Zoroastrianism for Deepening and Dialogue (December 9) Christianity for Deepening and Dialogue (December 15) Department of Social Transformation Sustainable Development and the Prosperity of Humankind (September 5, college course) Building a World Federation: The Key to Resolving Our Global Crises (October 1) Economic Justice and the Bahá’í World Order (October 5) The Equality of Women and Men (November 10) The Promise of World Peace (December 1) Independent Sections: The Arts, and Baha'i Community and Administration Writing about the Writings: The Art and Craft of the Personal Reflection Piece (September 20) An Excellent and Priceless Heritage: The Three Covenants of the Bahá’í Faith (September 25) Writing Biographies and Histories: Recording Stories of People and Places (November 12) The Seven Valleys and the Arts of Transformation (November 15)
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