Costs for SPI

The 2018 Summer Peacebuilding Institute is now over.

The information on this website is from SPI 2018. Course offerings and costs at SPI 2019 may vary from this. For complete information on SPI 2019  please return to our website in late October.

Estimated Costs for SPI 2018

Costs Payable to Summer Peacebuilding Institute

Training Fee:
7-day course $1,330


5-day course $1,050

                                                                                                                3-day course $630


Academic Tuition Fee (MA level):
3 credit hour course $2,230


($700/credit hour)
2 credit hour course $1,530


  • Participants pay either training or academic tuition fee.
  • Fee includes $130 per course to cover special supplies, guest speakers, coffee breaks, snacks, etc. (Cost is $30 for three-day training workshops)
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee is due at the time you apply and is required as part of a complete application to be considered for admission. See here for more information.
Lodging: (per course fee, Includes weekday noon meal)

Shared bedroom
7-day course (up to 10 nights) $550
5-day course (up to 6 nights) $330
                                                                                                                                                                                                     3-day course (up to 4 nights) $200


Single bedroom
7-day course (up to 10 nights) $650


5-day course (up to 6 nights) $400

                                                                                   3-day course (up to 4 nights) $250
Additional nights are $55 for shared room and $65 for single room.


$30-190 one way

Read more about travel-related costs for specific transportation costs.
Health Insurance:

SPI participants are required to have health insurance that is valid in the U.S. The cost of purchasing health insurance through SPI is $35 per session. 
Read more about health insurance for more information.


Personal Funds Needed by Participants


Food: (estimated)
$12 per day

Costs will be higher if not living on campus and receiving weekday lunch meal.
Books: (estimated)

$50 per course
$150 per course

Non-credit participants (optional)
For-credit participants

Please account for other costs you may incur, such as visa and courier fees, gifts, entertainment, etc.


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