Tuition


Tuition is billed by credit hours and will be paid to Auburn University

• Wildlife students register for 8 credit hours
• Forestry students register for 11 credit hours

To calculate tuition, please utilize the Auburn University Tuition Calculator.

Students should contact Student Financial Services with questions about Tuition or Financial Aid.

Summer 2024 Practicum Fees


Practicum fees are paid to the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center. Fees are approximate and subject to change.

Wildlife students 6-week Practicum  (May 6 – June 14)
Housing, Food & Technology                     = $2000.00
Damage Deposit (Refundable)                = $ 150.00
TOTAL                                                     = $2150.00

Payment may be made by check or credit card.

Payment will be taken the week before practicum by Ms. Suanne Gilbert in CFWE room 3301L.

Forestry students 8-week Practicum (May 13 – July 12)
Housing, Food & Technology                       = $3050.00
Damage Deposit (Refundable)                  = $  150.00
Equipment fees, including tax                   = $  550.00 **
TOTAL** Approximately                     = $3750.00

Payment may be made by check or credit card.

Payment will be taken upon arrival at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center.

*Damage Deposit – This refundable damage deposit will be returned after the conclusion of the summer practicum after damage assessments of facilities have been completed.

**Equipment Fees – The final cost of forestry equipment fees has not yet been determined, and the above fee is approximate only. The final cost will be a function of the retail prices at the time of purchase. Specific items are listed below.

Supplies


Required for Forestry students (available for purchase at practicum and included in fees above as Equipment Fees**):

Loggers tape 100ft., cruiser’s vest, engineer’s scale, Sunnto clinometer (percent and topographic), lab manual for FORY 3020 and FORY 3050,  USGS Dixie Quadrangle and symbol sheet, Mesavage & Girard Volume Tables, Leitz field book, journal book, compass MC2, 10 BAF prism, 12” ruler, and 3-H pencils.

Required for Forestry students (not available on-site and should be purchased before practicum):

Hand-held calculator that will perform trig and metric functions (for field work) which can be purchased at most popular stores. The following three textbooks are available from the AU Bookstore or Amazon.

Required for Wildlife students (not available on-site and should be purchased before practicum):

Backpack, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle, pencils, multi-tool/pocket knife, binoculars, ID books (plants, birds, etc.), notebooks (’write in the rain’ notebooks are best), calculator, bath towel, laundry detergent, checkbook, and clothing appropriate for field work (long sleeves, long pants).

Recommended for Forestry AND Wildlife students (not available on-site):

  • A general collegiate-type dictionary and thesaurus
  • Leather boots, 6 inch or higher (2 pairs are recommended)
  • Poncho or other rain gear
  • Insect repellent (several containers)
  • Snake leggings (optional)
  • Hydration pack (Camelbak or other)
  • A set of old clothes and a pair of old shoes for Forested Wetland Field Tour
  • Clipboard
  • Stick/Flash drive
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Laptop computer (wireless service is available)

Other essential and more expensive equipment will be checked out to students. Students will be financially responsible for any lost or damaged equipment and property. Some equipment will be checked out to crews. In such cases, the crew as a whole shares responsibility for loss or damage.

If you have any questions, please contact Ginger Donaldson at gad0029@auburn.edu.