EXPLO at Wheaton: Tuition and Rates - EXPLO

Tuition and Rates

The following are the 2018 tuition and rates for EXPLO at Wheaton. Please visit deposit rates and payments for details about deposit rates, our refund policy, and payment plan options.

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

Residential Tuition

One Session Two Sessions
BASIC TUITION $6,135 $11,530
Room and Board (3 meals a day) Included Included
Courses, Workshops and Supplies Included Included
All-Program Evening Trips and Entertainment Included Included
Linens and Bedding Included Included
Personal Laundry Service Included Included
Tuition Refund Insurance Included Included
 

Required Charges

Dormitory Damage Deposit $100 $100
Trips + Sundries Account $350 $700
 

Optional Charges

Transportation to/from Airport $50 One-Way
$100 Round-Trip
$50 One-Way
$100 Round-Trip
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) $500 $1,000

 
 

Day Tuition

One Session Two Sessions
BASIC TUITION $2,840 $5,340
Courses, Workshops and Supplies Included Included
Lunch Included Included
Extended Day and Overnight Opportunities Nominal Meal Fee Nominal Meal Fee
Evening Entertainment (On-Campus) Included Included
Tuition Refund Insurance Included Included
 

Required Charges

Trips + Sundries Account $350 $700
 

Optional Charges

Bus Service Included Included
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) $500 $1,000

Deposits and Payments

Application deposits are required to reserve a space at EXPLO and are credited to the student’s final balance. (Deposits are not required for scholarship candidates.) Click here for more information about deposit rates and payments.

Deposit Rates
EXPLO at Wheaton (Residential) $750 per session
EXPLO at Wheaton (Day) $350 per session

Notes on Required Charges

The Residential 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 their Trips + Sundries Account. If there is no damage or balance due, the damage deposit will be refunded to the person responsible for billing by late September.

Trips + Sundries Accounts for Residential Students are used to cover weekend trips, sundries, and student spending money (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.

Trips + Sundries 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 and Overnight Opportunities

EXPLO at Wheaton offers an extended day program for day students. Students may arrive as early as 7:30 a.m. and eat breakfast at the program. Some families may have commitments that make it difficult for students to return home before dinnertime. To help meet family needs, day students are welcome to stay for the evening events as long as they sign up for the Late Bus or have a ride home. They may eat dinner at the program and then participate in evening activities until 8:45 p.m. each night. Day students are encouraged to spend one night each weekend sleeping at EXPLO at Wheaton.

Meal Fee: Students arriving for breakfast, or staying for dinner or an overnight are charged a small additional fee to cover dinner and/or breakfast. This fee is deducted from the student’s Trip + Sundries 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.

Deposits and Payments

Application deposits are required to reserve a space at EXPLO and are credited to the student’s final balance. (Deposits are not required for scholarship candidates.) Click here for more information about deposit rates and payments.

Deposit Rates
EXPLO Focus $750 per session

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 sundries account. If there is no damage or balance due, the damage deposit will be refunded to the person responsible for billing by late September.
Sundries Account is used to cover sundries and incidentals. 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.


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, $150 per 2-week Focus session, and/or $75 per 1-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.
Students whose parents are employed by Yale University, Wellesley College, or Wheaton College receive a discount. Please contact our Admission Office for details.


Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit

If your child is under the age of 13, the cost of our day program may be eligible for a child and dependent-care tax credit and/or reimbursement through a tax-saving, child-care flexible spending account. If you are planning on claiming the credit, please contact EXPLO for our tax identification number.

Please note: residential program costs are not eligible for the tax credit.


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 $50 per session for a short term accident/health policy.