Naropa University 2016 Summer Writing Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend the Summer Writing Program?

SWP is open to anyone over the age of eighteen for noncredit.

Can participants under eighteen attend the SWP?

Students under eighteen are able to take the program; however, the program is designed for adults and there are a several stipulations. Students under the age of 18 need to submit a letter of consent from a parent or guardian, as well as a letter of recommendation from a writing mentor. There are also weekly check-ins with SWP staff. Additionally, an interview or writing sample may be requested as part of the registration process. Please contact the SWP office for additional information:

When and where is the program?

The SWP is held on Naropa University's Arapahoe Campus in Boulder, Colorado. The program runs Monday through Saturday each week.

When can I register?

Public registration will open March 7, 2016. Participants may enroll in the program until Friday at 3:30 p.m. of the previous week before the course.

How much is the program?

The price of the course depends if you are taking it for credit or noncredit. For 2015, each week for noncredit students is $500 (a small discount of $1900 for all four).  For-credit pricing is $995 per credit with 2 credits per week for graduate students and 1.5 credits per week for undergraduates.

2016 Tuition Rates

    • Noncredit = $500 per week
    • For credit = $995 per credit hour
    •  $1,990 per week for grad credit (2 x $995)
    • $1,492.50 per week for undergrad (1.5 x $995)

Is housing available?

Weekly housing is available for SWP students at Snow Lion. Housing is available for one, two, three, or all four weeks of the SWP.

Reservations are made by completing the Summer Writing Program Snow Lion Reservation form.

Summer Housing Rates 2016:

  • $350 per week (shared room)
  • $525 per week (private room)
  • $700 per week (private apartment)

What is included in tuition?

Tuition covers the course curriculum only.

Are there meal plans?

SWP does not offer meal plans at this time. However, our on-campus café offers many low cost meals and snacks, including gluten free and vegan options.

Is there financial aid?

Yes! For both credit and noncredit students. Please visit our financial aid page for more information, and/or email us with questions.