Tuition and Rates

2020 TUITION

Courses + Electives Concentrations
3-Week Residential 3-Week Day 2-Week Residential
Early Bird Discount

discount ends Dec 29

$6,700 $3,325 $5,500
Basic Tuition $6,950 $3,450 $5,700
Courses 2 courses 2 courses 1 course
Electives 2 electives 2 electives
Activities
Evening Events
Weekend Trips Available

What’s included?

Course Supplies
Room + Board
Meals Breakfast Available
Lunch Weekdays Weekdays Weekdays
Dinner Available
Evening Entertainment Available
Early Arrival Available
Late Pickup Available
Tuition Refund Insurance
Early Bird Discount

discount ends Dec 29

$6,700 $3,325 $5,500
Basic Tuition $6,950 $3,450 $5,700

REQUIRED CHARGES

Courses + Electives Concentrations
3-Week Residential 3-Week Day 2-Week Residential
Dormitory Damage
Deposit
$150 $75 $100
Trips + Sundries Account $425 $425 $250

OPTIONAL CHARGES

Courses + Electives Concentrations
3-Week Residential 3-Week Day 2-Week Residential
Transportation to/
from Airport

Transpor-
tation
to/from
Airport

$75 One-Way
$150 Round-Trip
$75 One-Way
$150 Round-Trip

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.

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. 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. 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 lost keys or prox cards. This account can be supplemented by parents at any time. If a student has a low balance or overdraws the Trips + Sundries Account, our main office will be in contact with you to arrange payment. 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. If a student has a low balance or overdraws the Trips + Sundries Account, our main office will be in contact with you to arrange payment. All unused amounts, except those covered by scholarship, will be returned to the person responsible for billing by late September.


Extended Day Opportunities

EXPLO Chicago offers an extended day program for day students. The “regular” day for day students begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 6:15 p.m. However, day students are welcome and encouraged to begin earlier and stay later. Students may arrive as early as 7:30 a.m. and eat breakfast at the program. Day students may also eat dinner at the program and then participate in evening activities until 10:15 p.m. each night.

Meal Fee: Students arriving for breakfast or staying for dinner are charged a small additional fee to cover the cost of their additional meals. This fee is deducted from the student’s Trips + Sundries Account.


Rates and Discounts

All fees are in U.S. 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.

Multi-Session Discounts: Students enrolling in multiple sessions of EXPLO receive a discount of 10% off of base tuition for each additional session (discount applied to the lower-priced session(s)). Students enrolling in our 1-week day session at EXPLO Boston will instead receive $20 off each 1-week session enrolled after the first session. Contact our Admission Office for additional details.

Sibling Discounts: If two students in a family are attending an 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 residential session
  • $75 per 1-week residential session

If one of the siblings is attending our 1-week day option at EXPLO Boston, please refer to the EXPLO Boston tuition page for details about our EXPLO sibling discount for 1-week day students.

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).


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 are required to purchase health insurance that covers them while they are in the United States. EXPLO has identified affordable $0 deductible plans to make it easy on families should medical services need to be used.

Please Note: Enrollment in this health insurance plan opens on March 1.

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.