The fee for all WA trips is $475. This fee directly covers all aspects of your trip, from food, to transportation, to gear.
Financial assistance is available (provided by Outdoor Education and not a part of your Colgate financial aid package) for those receiving need-based aid from Colgate. All students who receive need-based aid from Colgate are also eligible to receive financial assistance from Outdoor Education to reduce the WA trip fee. We provide aid at a level similar to your need-based financial aid.
To be considered for financial aid, you must indicate so when you register and complete a consent to release form with the Financial Aid Office by following the instructions described here. Note: this form is not accessible by new students until early May. You will be informed of your assistance amount and total due when you receive your trip assignment. If you are concerned about the amount due, please contact us.
We know that just obtaining all the gear to go on a WA trip can be another significant cost. As such, students are able to borrow much of the required gear from Colgate at no charge. Check out the Gear List for each trip to learn what gear can be borrowed from Outdoor Education. You will receive a gear request form along with your trip assignment.