How to Sign Up
STEP 1: Complete your Archis’s Institute for Sustainable Agriculture registration.
Click on “Register for Class” near the top. Complete it and click SUBMIT. This holds your seat in the class of your choosing and enters you into our system.
STEP 2: Compete the short University of Minnesota Crookston application.
Email Laura@ArchisInstitute.com for details.
STEP 3: Confirm which payment method you will use.
-Payment of $5816 to University of Minnesota Crookston (check or credit card). Email Laura@ArchisInstitute.com for details.
-SkillBridge permits you to use up to the last 180 days of Service to train and learn with an industry partner. During SkillBridge participation you continue to receive military compensation and you are covered by your military benefits. We will work with the UMC certifier to use your military benefits.
-Our enrollment Coordinator will send you a Letter of Acceptance for your command to sign off on once the AsIA application is complete. Please follow the Skillbridge process for your Installation. Let us knowonce your have obtained your signatures. Once you have the signatures, take it to back to Skillbridge office. They will need this NLT 2 weeks prior to the class start date.
-Go to www.ebenefits.va.gov and request an official COE. This will take 30 days to process so in the meantime send a screenshot of your COE months remaining to the Enrollment Coordinator. When the official COE arrives please email to the Enrollment Coordinator.
-Tuition Assistance is a government program where your tuition is covered at accredited institutions. Depending on your branch of military, tuition could be covered up to $4000-$4,500. If you active military and your command does not approve the day class you may take the Night & Evening class and use TA to help pay.
-Class cost can be covered by your military benefits. We will work with the UMC certifier to use your military benefits. Go to www.ebenefits.va.gov and request an official COE. This will take 30 days to process so in the meantime send a screenshot of your COE months remaining to the Enrollment Coordinator. When the official COE arrives please email to the Enrollment Coordinator.
*Students will be entitled to a full refund of the tuition ONLY if they drop class PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY. There are NO REFUNDS as of the FIRST DAY of the program. All students are ultimately responsible for the total cost of tuition, regardless of veteran benefits, grants, or other financial aid that may be used. Archi’s Acres or University of Minnisota Crookston ARE NOT financially responsible for the costs of your tuition for this program.
You will need a laptop (not a tablet) to complete the work. You will receive a welcome email from the instructor Tony Lattner about 3 days prior to the class start date with details. Zoom times with speakers are Monday, Thursday 9am-1pm PST for the day classes and Tuesday 6-9pm for nights & weekends classes with the remaining class time spent with the instructor, on coursework, and completing your business plan.
As you complete each step of this process, you need to let your Enrollment Coordinator know so they can update your enrollment status with University of Minnesota Crookston.
*** ARCHI’S ACRES and ARCHI’S INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE DOES NOT ENDORSE ANY LODGING FACILITY. WE ARE ONLY ASSISTING YOUR SEARCH FOR LODGING CLOSE BY, AND HAVE AGREEMENTS WITH SOME LOCAL BUSINESS’S FOR DISCOUNTED PRICES FOR STUDENTS ***
WOUNDED WARRIOR HOMES
POC: Stacy Pauley 760-205-5053
Mahogany Drive, Oceanside, CA,
York Drive, Vista, CA
Both homes are centrally located to shopping, restaurants and other amenities. Assignment of room is based on site availability. Service Dogs are welcome.
$250.00 per week for 6 weeks, plus a $100.00 non-refundable cleaning fee. Includes a fully furnished private room, free WIFI, electricity, laundry facilities, shared bathroom and fully furnished kitchen. WWH will use your COE from GI Benefits as a ‘promissory note’ of payment.
RV PARK – CHAMPANGE LAKES RV RESORT
POC: CJ Williams at 949-500-5674
http://www.champangelakesrvresort.com -10 minute commute to school /farm
This is if you have your own RV.
Requires a returnable security deposit $300 -$65 a night / $390 weekly rate includes electricity, cable, wifi
SAN DIEGO STUDENT HOUSING
– Fully furnished rooms
– Between $600-$900 MONTH and in great locations by beach, Trader Joe’s…. etc.
SAN DIEGO YOUTH HOSTEL
POC: Kayla 619-955-7723
3751 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 (Cross Streets: Near the intersection of 6th Ave and Evans Pl)
– Rates are $17-$27/night depending on number of beds per room. There are 2, 4, 6, and 8 beds/room choices
-Free breakfast daily, WIFI, gym, music center, pool table, kitchen, TV
Private Homes on Organic Farms and Local Area Room Rentals:
 Soleil Develle, Panorama Farms
Fallbrook, certified organic farm, 5th Wheel Trailer (Wifi, heat, AC, laundry) – $1275.00 (6 wks)
 Marsha Burack
Encinitas, studio, Airbnb listing https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5695506