At EXPLO, we believe in delivering the best experience possible, which includes being transparent about the pricing of our programs.
Tuition at EXPLO is all-inclusive in nature: it includes all programming costs, course supplies, room and board, entertainment, and tuition insurance throughout a student’s stay on campus. Any additional fees that are based on individual student circumstances and student choice while at the program are outlined below.
With the safety of our students and staff being of the utmost importance, EXPLO is currently only offering residential summer programs in 2021. When safety allows, we may offer day programming as well in certain locations.
3 week session
3 week session
2 week session
At time of applying to EXPLO, a $750 deposit is required for each session the student attends. The deposit will be applied to your tuition, and will be deducted from your final payment due by May 1, 2021. The deposit is refundable until April 1, 2021, after which time it becomes non-refundable.
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.
While many of our students arrange for private transportation, EXPLO staff will be ready to meet any student upon arrival to ensure safe transportation to campus. The airport pick-up/drop-off charge is $75 one way, or $150 round trip. We provide this service for students arriving at Boston Logan airport (BOS) and New York JFK airport (JFK).
For students who arrive off-hours or who choose to use a different airport, EXPLO can help arrange transportation to campus through our trusted travel partner. (Additional fees may apply.)
Extended this year to be available through 11:59 pm EDT, February 15, 2021.
EXPLO offers a rolling returning discount for students who have previously attended an EXPLO campus based summer program. New for 2021: the Alumni Discount can be combined with the Early Bird discount for additional savings through 11:59 EDT, February 15, 2021.
Multi-session discounts are available at all residential programs. Please see the residential tuition table above for multi-session tuition rates. For students attending multi-sessions of different program types, a 10% discount will be applied to the lower priced session.
If two or more students in a family are attending an EXPLO program(s), each student will receive a discount of:
Have any questions regarding any of the discounts offered above? Please contact our Admissions team and they will be happy to assist.
In addition to the base tuition to attend our summer programs, the following charges apply:
Final balances are due on May 1, 2021.
Final payments must be received in full by May 1, 2021 for all students, regardless of which session they will attend. Students applying after the final balance due date of May 1, 2021 must pay the entire bill immediately after acceptance. Students enrolling after June 1, 2021 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.
Final payments can be made via check, wire, or debit/credit card.
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, Grades 10-12).
Any returned checks will result in a charge of $35.
Deposit + Tuition
Families can get 100% of their deposit or prepaid tuition refunded until April 1, 2021, for any reason. Please submit a request in writing to [email protected].
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.
EXPLO offers need-based financial aid in the form of grants and scholarships. Click here to learn more about financial aid at EXPLO.
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, 2021. Please be aware that final payment under any payment plan must be received by May 1, 2021.