Tuition and Rates

The following are the 2015 tuition and rates for Explo at Yale. For additional information about deposit rates, our refund policy, and payment plan options, please visit the deposits + payments section of our site.

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Early Bird Discount Now Available!

We are currently offering discounts for students who apply to Explo by December 19, 2014. The per-session discount for our three-week programs is $250 off of residential tuition and $125 off of day tuition.



Residential Tuition

One Session Two Sessions
BASIC TUITION $6,010 $5,760 $11,190 $10,690
Room + Board (3 meals a day) Included Included
Courses, Workshops + Supplies Included Included
All-Program Evening Trips
+ Entertainment (On-Campus)
Included Included
Linens + Bedding Included Included
Transportation To/From Airport Included Included
Tuition Refund Insurance Included Included


Required Charges
Dormitory Damage Deposit 150 150
Miscellaneous Account 325 650


Optional Charges
Princeton Review 565 565 per course
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English for Speakers of Other
Languages (ESOL) Instruction
500 1000
 

Day Tuition

One Session Two Sessions
BASIC TUITION $2,755 $2,630 $5,080 $4,830
Courses, Workshops, + Supplies Included Included
Lunch Included Included
Evening Entertainment
(On-Campus)
Included Included
Extended Day Options* Included* Included*
Tuition Refund Insurance Included Included


Required Charges
Damage Deposit 75 75
Miscellaneous Account 325 650


Optional Charges
Princeton Review 565 565 per course
Special Weekend Events See Listings See Listings
Sports Clinics See Listings See Listings
English for Speakers of Other
Languages (ESOL) Instruction
500 1000



Notes on Required Charges

The Dormitory Damage Deposit is required to offset any charges incurred for damage to a student’s room, furnishings, or pro-rated shares of extraordinary damage to common facilities in the dormitories. Families may be charged if a student’s room is left dirty or in a state of disarray. Parents are responsible for any damage beyond the deposit. The damage deposit may also be debited if a student overdraws his/her Miscellaneous Account. If there is no damage or balance due, the damage deposit will be refunded to the person responsible for billing by late September.

The Day Student Damage Deposit is required to offset any charges incurred for pro-rated shares of extraordinary damage to common facilities in the buildings and dormitories, which day students can access with their keys and prox cards. Parents are responsible for any damage beyond the deposit. The damage deposit may also be debited if a student overdraws his/her Miscellaneous Account. If there is no damage or balance due, the damage deposit will be refunded to the person responsible for billing by late September.

Miscellaneous Accounts for Residential Students are used to cover weekend trips and sundries (excluding travel expenses). This account can be supplemented by parents at any time. All unused amounts, except those covered by scholarship, will be returned to the person responsible for billing by late September.

Miscellaneous Accounts for Day Students are used to cover evening and weekend trips, sundries, and additional meals for extended days and overnights. This account can be supplemented by parents at any time. All unused amounts, except those covered by scholarship, will be returned to the person responsible for billing by late September.


Extended Day Options

Explo at Yale offers an extended day program for day students. The "regular" day for day students begins at 8:15am and ends at 6:15pm; however, day students are welcome and encouraged to begin earlier and stay later. Students may arrive as early as 7:30am and eat breakfast at the program. Day students may also eat dinner at the program and then participate in evening activities until 10:15pm each night. In addition, day students are encouraged to spend up to three nights a week sleeping over at Explo at Yale.

Students arriving for breakfast, or staying for dinner or an overnight will be charged an additional fee to cover dinner and/or breakfast. This fee will be deducted from the student's Miscellaneous Account.


Rates and Discounts

All fees are in US dollars.

There is a $75 application fee for all international student applicants to cover the cost of student interviews, language assessments, additional staffing, and additional costs.

The tuition rates include a discount given to students enrolling in both sessions.

If two students in a family are attending any 2- or 3-week Explo program(s), each student will receive a discount of $200 per 3-week residential session, $100 per 3-week day session, and/or $150 per 2-week Focus session. If one of the siblings is attending Explo Mini, please refer to the Explo Mini tuition page for details about our Explo Mini sibling discount. If more than two siblings are attending Explo programs, each child will receive one sibling discount (the largest discount for which the student is eligible).

Students whose parents are employed by Yale University, Wellesley College, or Wheaton College receive a discount. Please contact our Admission Office for details.


Health Insurance Information

All participants are required to have coverage from a U.S. based accident and health insurance provider. International participants and others without this coverage will be billed each session for a short term accident/health policy.