How to Register and Make Payments

We offer two pricing options for joining the Foundations of Herbalism 2021 online program. Please read the information about what is included with each before completing a Program Application.

Full Access: $1800

Full Access students receive these program features:

  • Weekly live-streamed classes with program teachers available for questions and discussion
  • Access to recordings of all classes for one year after the program begins.
  • Membership in a private online student discussion group monitored by program teachers.
  • Access to “Office Hours” with Patricia each month for live questions and discussions.
  • Student discounts with herb suppliers and organizations including Frontier Herbs, Herbalist and Alchemist, and the American Herbalists Guild.
  • Opportunity to earn a “Certificate of Completion” if all program requirements are met.

On-Demand Access: $1200.00

On-Demand students receive these program features:

  • Access to all class recordings and handouts released monthly beginning March 1, 2021, and ending on December 3, 2021. Each of the ten modules contains four or five recorded classes and all program handouts.
  • Access to all class recordings for one year after the program begins through our Online Classroom.
  • Access to “Office Hours” with Patricia each month for live questions and discussions.
  • Student discounts with herb suppliers and organizations including Frontier Herbs, Herbalist and Alchemist, and the American Herbalists Guild.
  • Opportunity to earn a “Certificate of Completion” if all program requirements are met.

How to Register

To register, submit a Program Application, along with a non-refundable deposit of $100. Tuition payment in full is due on February 1, 2021, for Full Access Students, or March 1, 2021, for On-Demand Students, unless you have made arrangements for a payment plan.  You may also choose to pay the tuition in full when you register to receive a special discounted tuition price. 

About Payment Plans

We offer payment plans in the form of a subscription payment system. Full Access Students have the option of making ten monthly payments (February to November 2021). On Demand Students have the option of making ten monthly payments (March to December 2021).

Full Access Student Payment options:

  • $100 deposit when you register. Tuition balance ($1800.00) due on February 1, 2021.
  • Tuition payment in full when you register, $1700.00.
  • $100 deposit when you register and payments of $195.00 per month beginning February 5 and ending November 5, 2021

 On Demand Student Payment option:

  • $100 deposit when your register. Tuition balance ($1200.00) due on or before March 1, 2021.
  • Tuition payment in full when you register, $1100.00
  • $100 deposit when you register and ten payments of $135.00 per month beginning March 5 and ending December 5, 2021.

All subscription tuition payments are automatically processed using your debit or credit card on the 5th day of each month. To take advantage of our payment plan, indicate this option on your Program Application.

Discounted Tuition Options 

We have a limited number of openings for students to apply for sliding scale tuition pricing. 

Sliding scale thrives on trust; we trust you to be honest in your assessment of your economic reality and only request this if you genuinely need it to attend the program. We are committed to sharing our teachings with the community and trust that each student will compensate us for our efforts to the best of their ability. Read on to see if you qualify to apply.

Full Tuition: This is the price we feel that the program is worth. If you own property, have health insurance for you and your family, or have personal savings, you do not qualify for sliding scale discounted tuition; we ask that you plan to pay the full tuition price. 

Discounted Tuition: We offer a limited number of tuition discounts to BIPOC, those with limited resources, no income, disabilities, or who are responsible for dependent family members and as a result could not attend without an option that allows for their economic reality. If you don’t honestly find yourself in the category of those who would expect to pay full tuition, you belong here.

However, if you have people in your life you could tap for financial support to make it possible for you to attend, such as family members, partners, or friends, please consider using your resources first. 

Note that we do not have any options for free tuition. Each student must pay some portion of the full tuition.

To Apply: Use the criteria above to determine if you qualify to apply for a tuition discount and complete a Financial Assistance Application. Please allow at least one week for our reply.

Barter and Trades

We offer a limited number of barter and trade options and recommend that you apply early. It may be possible to waive up to $400 of your program tuition for an equivalent amount of barter or trade. The deadline for completing all work exchange, barter or trade agreements for the 2021 Foundations of Herbalism Program is November 1, 2021. After this date, all agreements are void, and the dollar amount equivalent to any remaining work exchange, barter, or trade is due in full before you can attend class or take the final exam.

To Apply for Barter or Trade

Send us an email with a detailed description of the services or items you are offering and their value (in dollars) before you register. Feel free to include photos if relevant. Please don’t send us vague or general offers such as “helping out” or “yard work.” Be very precise. For example, “Five hours of yard work, using my tools, on these dates and times,” “Two one-hour foot reflexology sessions at the location of your choice,” or “Handmade lamb’s wool shawl,” etc. Once we receive your detailed proposal, we’ll contact you. Barter or trade credits are applied to your tuition balance, which is due at the first class unless you have requested a Payment Plan. 

Questions? Send us an email.