North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program > Program Finances

Ben with chickens The cost of participating in the North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program (NABDAP) includes an enrollment fee, due with the application, and tuition for the participating classroom study program of the apprentice's choice:

  • $100 enrollment fee: Once an apprentice has made an arrangement with a mentor farm, they may formally enroll in the program by submitting an application and $100 enrollment fee to the NABDAP Coordinator.

For apprentices who are not already members of the Biodynamic Association, a complimentary one-year introductory membership is included with the enrollment fee.

The $100 enrollment fee is valid for 3 years, allowing apprentices ample time to complete their on-farm training and classroom study work.

  • Tuition for Classroom Study Course: Apprentices pay tuition directly to the classroom study course of their choice. For details and current tuition rates, please see the classroom study section of the NABDAP website. A payment schedule is arranged with the chosen classroom study program.

Scholarships: If tuition for the classroom study program presents an economic hardship, apprentices may apply for financial assistance through the Biodynamic Scholarship Fund.

  • On-Farm Training Component: Apprentices make their own arrangements with their mentor farms regarding any compensation, which may include room, board, and/or a stipend.

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