Hearts Open Wide:  With You in Mind

Tuition Assistance Program at the Center for Mindfulness

In the spirit of generosity, we, at the Center for Mindfulness, are committed to creating broad access to all of our programs for those who are committed to exploring the benefits of learning and teaching mindfulness practice, and who cannot afford to pay full tuition. We recognize that all individuals and families experience unanticipated fluctuations and/or challenges in their financial lives, and we do not want cost to be the sole determining factor in whether or not you participate in our programs. Therefore, if you are interested, and feel you cannot attend a program due to its cost, you are strongly encouraged to apply for tuition assistance.

A designated evaluation and assessment team for each program reviews your application, financial need and the fundsPracticum - 9 Day Intensive available. You may apply for tuition assistance for up to two programs per year. Priority, however, is given to those applying for the first time. A separate tuition assistance application is required for each program.

Assessment for eligibility and award of tuition assistance begins with completing the application and registering for the program you wish to attend by the designated deadlines. Because of the volume of requests for tuition assistance and our wish to support as many as possible, the full cost of a program is rarely covered by one of our scholarships.

While we cannot guarantee that every application will result in
tuition assistance, we make every effort to provide some amount
of assistance, though it may not be Stress Reduction Program - All Day Sessionthe full amount requested.

Please note that completing the application for tuition assistance does not register you for the course.

  • For Oasis Institute programs, please click here for information and application.
  • For Stress Reduction Program information and application, please click here.
  • For Stress Reduction Program tuition assistance application due dates and award notice dates, please click here

Tuition assistance is made available to our community through the generosity of Center for Mindfulness donors who make contributions to our Hearts Open Wide fund. Often, the same people who have benefited from tuition assistance later make contributions to honor the difference that a program made in their lives, and thereby make it possible for others to benefit in similar fashion. This cycle of generosity is a hallmark of our community and its values.  

Hearts Open WideTo donate to our Hearts Open Wide tuition assistance fund, please click here.