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Tuition and Financial Aid



The nine month program consists of two semesters of 18 units each (36 total for the year).

All students pay enrollment fees (per unit), a health fee, a student representation fee, and a student center fee. Out-of-state/non-resident/international students pay non-resident tuition fees in addition to enrollment fees. If you have any questions about the total cost, please visit the Mendocino College fees page to ascertain the current fees:  https://www.mendocino.edu/admissions-aid/registration/fees-and-tuition

For the school year 2023-24 students with California residency paid approximately $845 per semester and non residents paid approximately $5885 per semester. These fees typically go up slightly every year, so be sure to confirm the total cost of enrollment.


In order to claim California residency for tuition purposes you will need to provide proof that you have resided in the state for at least one year prior to attending. For information regarding this please Go here: https://www.mendocino.edu/enrollment-services/admissions/residency

The Krenov Foundation is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to continue the legacy of James Krenov, his values, approach to woodworking, and teaching. They are also dedicated to the art and craft of fine woodworking, and offer several scholarships to incoming students, both first and second years.

Application for these scholarship should be made to the Foundation in the same timeframe as applying to the Program. The closing date for scholarship applications is March 31.

The following is a list of scholarships that were offered last year. This will be similar hopefully, but there will surely be some changes.

  • Jack Romine. $5000 to an incoming first year student.
  • Smith-Sorenson Scholarship. $2500 to an incoming first year student. $2500 to an incoming second year student.
  • David Welter Scholarship. $3000 to an incoming second year student.
  • Burns-Budlong Scholarship. $2500 to an incoming first year student. $2500 to an incoming second year student.
  • Peter Mich Award. $3500 to an incoming first year student. $3500 to an incoming second year student. Women only are eligible for this award.
  • Lie-Nielsen Year 1 or 2 $2,500
  • Woodcraft Year 1 or 2 $1,000

If you are interested in applying for Krenov Foundation Scholarships, visit https://www.thekrenovfoundation.org/scholarships-1 to learn more and apply.

There are also scholarships available from the Mendocino Foundation, but for various reasons, their application deadline (early March) occurs before you would even apply to our program. In order to be eligible for those funds, you would need to apply early to become a student of Mendocino College, which is separate from applying to our program. Go here to do this: https://www.mendocino.edu/enrollment-services/admissions/apply-mendocino-college This will allow you to apply for scholarships for the upcoming Fall semester. Go here for more information: https://www.mendocino.edu/enrollment-services/financial-aid/scholarships to apply. If you are then awarded a scholarship, but do not make it into our program, the money will be passed on to other students. Contact the foundation at (707) 467-1018 or scholarship@mendocino.edu for more information.

Financial Aid

General Mendocino College financial aid and scholarship information is available online at: https://www.mendocino.edu/enrollment-services/financial-aid

Scholarships 2022-23