The GDI Online Competitive Tuition, Discounts and Scholarships
For decades GDI has been a leader in providing a high-quality debate education at a reasonable price. A benefit of GDI online will be the cost reduction. If you have already enrolled in GDI we will send you an updated invoice reflecting those reductions.
|Program||Dates||In-Person Campus Resident
| Sophomores CX/Policy
| Varsity CX/Policy
| Two Week (Vars/JV/Nov) CX/Policy
| One Week (Vars/Beginner) Lincoln Douglas/Public Forum
|Two Week Online Varsity and Beginners Program-CX/Policy
The GDI Online Scholarship and Discount Notes
The GDI offers many options for students to lower their costs of attendance. There is space on the application to indicate if you wish to apply for any of those. Those include the following:
A scholarship can be awarded for previous success and/or achievement in academic debate or students demonstrated financial need. To be considered for these scholarships students must submit a letter requesting an offer making an argument why they should be offered a scholarship. In addition, students must submit a letter of recommendation from a coach or former lab leader (or parent/legal guardian if the request is based on financial circumstances). These scholarships range in value but the average offer is approximately 10-15% of the total cost of attendance. Please note that your scholarship request can only be processed once the supporting materials are received. Please submit your scholarship application and upload documents here.
All students representing schools that belong to the Urban Debate League schools are eligible for a scholarship amounting to a 10% of the cost of their attendance. If you do not attend a UDL sponsored school you are not eligible for this discount.
Returning GDI alumni are eligible to receive a 5% discount of the cost of their attendance (after any scholarships have been applied). There is no documentation or application needed for this scholarship.
Students from any school that send four or more students to the GDI will receive a 5% discount (after any scholarships have been applied) off the cost of attendance. Students must be registered and have paid their deposit to count towards the four.
Early Application Discount
All students applying before January 15th will receive a $50 discount off the cost of attendance.