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Membership Options

You may become a BOLLI member at any time. BOLLI courses and activities are for members only. The one exception to this policy is the Brandeis Faculty Seminars, which are open to the public for a fee.

Seasonal Memberships

BOLLI memberships are available in six or twelve month durations, with the exception of the Trial Membership, detailed below. You may purchase a seasonal membership for the following 6 month terms: summer/fall (June 1 - November 31), fall/winter (September 1 - February 28), winter/spring (December 1 - May 31), or spring/summer (March 1 - August 31). 

Annual Memberships

Annual memberships are available in any registration period. An Annual Membership is valid for four consecutive seasons. Annual memberships are discounted 5%.

Fall or Spring Trial Membership 

For only $85, enjoy five full weeks of learning and friendship at BOLLI. This trial offer, for new members only, allows you the unique opportunity to sample BOLLI by enrolling in one five week course and to participate in all BOLLI community activities, including lunch time programming and special interest group meetings, during your five week course enrollment period.  

As an additional benefit, apply your trial fee toward the total cost of standard membership options-- click here for further details.

Summer or Winter Trial Membership

For only $85, enjoy a five day lecture series in the summer or winter. This trial offer, for new members only, allows you the unique opportunity to sample BOLLI by enjoying five sessions of a select lecture series. Trial Members may attend one of the five day lectures marked with an asterisk. Summer and winter trial members are invited to participate in all BOLLI community activities, including any programming and special interest group meetings, during your five day enrollment period.  

As an additional benefit, apply your trial fee toward the total cost of standard membership options-- click here for further details.

Membership Level

Cost 

10 week Study Groups Included

Discount on Brandeis
Faculty Seminars

Annual Comprehensive

$775

4

50%

Annual Lecture & Activities

$500

0

50%

Seasonal Comprehensive

$410

2

25%

Seasonal Lecture & Activities**

$265

0

25%

*Effective June 28, 2021 membership fees reflect a modest increase of about $50 per six-month affiliation from previous fees.  


**Special discounted rate of $200 available for Waltham residents

Financial Aid

Need-based financial aid is available. In the membership selection area of the registration form, you will notice two financial aid related questions. The first question will provide you with the opportunity to elect a 15% price reduction based on self-assessed financial need -- no further approval is required. The second question will provide you with the opportunity to request a 25% or 50% reduction in cost based on your financial need. 

 

Special Alumni Offer

In Fall 2021 we are offering a one-time special offer for Brandeis Alumni who have never been BOLLI members before. Beginning August 5, we will register the first 25 Alumni for an open five or ten week course of their choice at no charge. Participating Alumni will pay an administrative fee of $25 to reserve their seat, as a demonstration of intent to participate. Verification of Alumni status required. Please click here for more information.

Learn More

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