Dates and Cost

Program Dates

Update on Deadlines for 2024

Due to the challenges posed by the FAFSA rollout this year, which has necessitated a change in the College’s deposit date, LandSea deadlines for 2024 have been adjusted. The new deadlines are:
Scholarship DeadlineJune 15
Payment & Paperwork DeadlineJuly 15
Due to the last-minute nature of this date adjustment, some print and electronic materials related to LandSea may still show the previous dates of May 22 and July 1.

LandSea Kalamazoo

September 4 – 9, 2024

  • Check-In (on campus): Sep. 4
  • Transport to Pretty Lake Camp and Program: Sep. 4 – 9
  • Return to campus: Sep. 9

LandSea Adirondack Basecamp

August 22 – September 9, 2024

  • Check-In Day (On Campus): August 22
  • Transport to NY: Aug. 22-23
  • LandSea ADK: Aug. 23-Sep. 8
  • Transport back to campus: Sep. 8-9

LandSea Adirondack Expedition

August 22 – September 9, 2024

  • Check-In Day (On Campus): August 22
  • Transport to NY: Aug. 22-23
  • LandSea ADK: Aug. 23-Sep. 8
  • Transport back to campus: Sep. 8-9

Which program is best for me?


2024 Cost based on Student Aid Index (SAI) – formerly known as the EFC

The cost of LandSea is on a sliding scale based on a student’s Student Aid Index on their FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Federal Student Aid website has information on where to locate the SAI amount on the FSS. Below you can find how much each LandSea program will cost based on your SAI. Additional scholarship funding can be requested by any student registering for LandSea which will lower the cost beyond the sliding scale discounts. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us – we have scholarship funding available and want to work with you to help you attend LandSea.

Student Aid Index
(from FAFSA)
Cost of LandSea KalamazooCost of LandSea Adirondacks
(Expedition or Basecamp)
$0 – $6,000$95$95
$6,001 – $10,000$195$195
$10,001 – $15,000 or International Student$395$395
$15,001 – $25,000$495$895
$25,001 – $35,000$600$1,595
$35,001 – $50,000$675$1,795
$50,001 and above OR no FAFSA$725$1,995

Additional scholarship funding beyond the sliding scale cost above can be requested upon registration for LandSea.

LandSea Scholarships

In order to be eligible for scholarship consideration, students must complete & submit the LandSea registration form, indicate on the registration form that you would like to be considered for a scholarship, and complete the $25 deposit by June 15, 2024. Please note that registering and depositing by the deadline does not guarantee a scholarship.

If you have questions or concerns about funding and scholarships, please contact us – we are more than happy to discuss options with you.

Register for LandSea


All LandSea paperwork and final payment is due by July 15th.

Payment Method

  • Payments can be made by check or online.
  • Online payments for LandSea can be made like regular tuition payments through the Hornet HQ student portal by e-check or credit card (additional charges apply to credit card payments)
  • Students can allow parents/guardians to view the Hornet HQ and make payments by setting them up as a proxy
  • If paying by check, please make it out to “Kalamazoo College” and mail to:

Kalamazoo College
New Student Forms
1200 Academy St
Kalamazoo, MI 49006

Cancellation Policy

Due to the fixed costs associated with the LandSea Program, if for any reason (including, but not limited to: sickness, injury, or personal/family emergencies) you cannot participate in LandSea after completing your deposit, our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • All deposits are non-refundable.
  • If you notify us between July 16-31, you are responsible for 50% of the cost of the trip.
  • If you notify us by August 1 or after, you are responsible for the entire cost of the trip.
  • LandSea prohibits the use of alcohol, cannabis, drugs, or tobacco/nicotine products while on the program (nicotine patches are OK). Students found using these substances during LandSea will be immediately removed from the program and returned home at the cost of the participant (including forfeiture of fees and transportation home). 
  • Please note that if you arrive on campus and are ill or are displaying signs of a fever you may not be able to participate in the program for your own health and safety, as well as the health and safety of other LandSea participants and staff. If you arrive on campus and are unable to participate in the program because of illness you will not be able to stay on campus and will be required to return home, providing your own transportation and travel accommodations. The general cancellation policy for the LandSea Program that is listed above will be applied to cases like these. We encourage everyone to stay healthy and safe over the weeks prior to the trip in order to ensure that you can join us for the program.