Deposits and Payments

Deposit Rate Table

Deposit Rates
3-Week Residential Option $750 per session
3-Week Day Option $350 per session
1-Week Day Option $150 per week
1- or 2-Week Concentration $750 per session
English Immersion $750 per session

In order for a student to be enrolled, their application must include a deposit.
Deposits are credited to the student’s final balance.

Please note: application deposits are not required for scholarship candidates.

Credit cards are our preferred payment type for online deposits.
A credit card deposit will expedite our ability to process your application. If you pay your deposit via check or bank wire, we will not be able to process your application until we have received payment.

Due to the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 pandemic, we have updated our payment and refund dates for 2020.
Final tuition and fee payments will be due May 21, 2020. If come May 1, 2020, an enrolled family feels the need to withdraw due to Coronavirus, we will grant a full refund. The family simply needs to contact us via e-mail between May 1 and May 7 to request a refund.

Final payments must be received in full by May 21, 2020 for all students, regardless of which session they will attend. Students applying after the final balance due date of May 21, 2020 must pay the entire bill immediately after acceptance. Students enrolling after June 1, 2020 must pay by certified check, wire, or credit card.

In the event that space is not available at a program, families will be notified in writing that the student has been placed on a waitlist and EXPLO will hold the deposit. If space does not become available for the student, or if the family wishes to be removed from the waitlist, EXPLO will return the deposit in full.

Any returned checks will result in a charge of $35.

Refund Policy

Deposit + Tuition
May 1: For families needing to withdraw due to Coronavirus, please send a refund request via email between May 1 and May 7, 2020, and a full refund will be granted.

May 21: Final balances are due on this date. All payments made, with the exception of the Trips + Sundries Account and the Damage Deposit, are no longer refundable.

Refund Insurance
While no one expects their child to depart early from a program session, from time to time unexpected things happen. Each year, students leave programs for a variety of unforeseen reasons including illness, homesickness, family emergencies, etc. Your financial obligation to EXPLO is for the full tuition as stated in the program registration material. The program has fixed expenses whether a student completes the program or not and, therefore, EXPLO will not refund the tuition or fees if your child departs early.

Every student enrolled in an EXPLO program with a session length longer than one week is automatically covered by tuition refund insurance administered by A.W.G. Dewar, Inc., and underwritten by the member companies of Atlantic Specialty Insurance Company. This plan does not provide coverage for any event or circumstances prior to the first day of the student’s session. Through the EXPLO Tuition Refund Plan, partial financial relief may be available if your child withdraws early from the program session. Timely claim applications must be completed and submitted. Should A.W.G. Dewar make a claim payment, it will be paid to EXPLO for credit to your account. Click here for terms and conditions of the policy.

Please note that this tuition insurance plan does not cover students for their enrollment in our one-week options: EXPLO Mini and the Medical Rounds Concentration.

Payment Information

Final payments can be made via check, wire, or debit/credit card. Families wishing to make final payments via wire or debit/credit card may do so, but will incur a processing fee from the third party administrators EXPLO uses to process these forms of payment.

Checks must be drawn on U.S. Banks in U.S. funds. We will not accept checks drawn on a foreign bank.

Make checks payable to Exploration School. Include the name of the student and program they are attending on the check (e.g. Jane Smith, EXPLO Chicago).

Mail to:

Exploration Center
932 Washington Street
Norwood, MA 02062

Financial Aid

EXPLO offers need-based financial aid in the form of grants and scholarships. Click here to learn more about financial aid at EXPLO.

Payment Plan

Families interested in setting up a payment plan for their final balance should contact the program registrar for details at 781.762.7400. Payment plans must be set up by March 15, 2020. Please be aware that final payment under any payment plan must be received by May 1, 2020.