Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

Costs

The OLP certificate ranges from 32-40 credits. Student health insurance is an additional annual cost which students may be eligible to waive.

32 credits 40 credits
IS NEBHE OOS IS NEBHE OOS
Tuition $832 $1248 $8992 $1040 $1560 $11240
College Service Fee $6112 $6112 $6112 $7640 $7640 $7640
Registration Fee $40 $40 $40 $40 $40 $40
Health Records Fee $22 $22 $22 $22 $22 $22
Student Activity Fee $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60
Field Service Fee $3500 $3500 $3500 $3500 $3500 $3500
Total $10,566 $10,982 $18,726 $12,302 $12,822 $22,502

Basic personal expenses

While the initial equipment expense of entering the field is considerable, your purchases will carry you for many years to come. Options exist for renting or borrowing some of the more expensive items like winter sleeping bags, double plastic boots, and dry suits. OLP does not want equipment to be a limiting factor in your education. We will make every effort to find ways to get you outfitted for the year. Please inquire directly with the staff.

You are wise to explore advertised sales at discount houses such as Sierra Trading Post and Campmor and the 20% pro deals offered to OLP students at some local outfitters. Other strategies to reduce expenses include sewing some of your gear and borrowing or renting items such as winter sleeping bags.

  • Backpack (6000+ cu. inches) – $175-475
  • Bivy sack – $75-150
  • Fleece pants – $60-80
  • Fleece pullover – $60-80
  • Fleece vest – $35-60
  • Headlamp $20-60
  • Hiking boots – $150-250
  • Raingear (tops & bottoms) – $70-150
  • Synthetic long underwear (tops & bottoms) – $40-70
  • Expedition-weight long underwear (tops & bottoms) – $70-90
  • Sleeping bag (rated below 0°) – $250-550
  • Sleeping pad – $15-55
  • Sunglasses – $30-65
  • Windbreaker – $40-80
  • Winter parka – $150-400
  • Winter gloves or shell mitts – $30-50
  • Miscellaneous gear – $20-400
  • Total – $1,240 – $2,965

Additional trip expenses

  • Crampons (mountaineering option, rentals available) – $140-175
  • Gaiters (backcountry ski option) – $30-60
  • Plastic boots (mountaineering option, rentals available) – $250-350
  • Plastic sled (both trips) – $20-30
  • Super gaiters (mountaineering option) – $90-100
  • Sorels (backcountry ski option) – $50-90
  • Drysuit (river crossing & whitewater course) – $200-350
  • Miscellaneous gear – $200-300
  • Total – $1,000 – $1,495

Other educational expenses

  • Books – $300
  • Certification fees – $350
  • Leader’s First Aid Kit – $30-45
  • Total – $700
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