Tuition and Financial Aid
TuitionThe 2016 tuition for UPPER SCHOOL boarding students is $8,400, which covers tuition, room and board, and a medical insurance policy. UPPER SCHOOL day students can take one, two, or three courses at a fee of $1,280 per course, which covers tuition, meals, and a medical insurance policy. The Academic Approach® SAT Preparation course is an optional extracurricular course and requires an additional $995 fee.
The 2016 tuition for ACCESS EXETER boarding students is $8,775, which covers tuition, room and board, required excursions, and a medical insurance policy. ACCESS EXETER day students pay a fee of $5,450, which covers tuition, meals, required excursions, and a medical insurance policy. The Academic Approach® SSAT Preparation course is an optional extracurricular course and requires an additional $800 fee.
ExpensesIn addition to the above charges, each student should bring at least $700 for books, supplies, optional excursions, personal laundry, and incidentals. We strongly advise that students enroll in our on-campus pre-paid spending account (LionCard) to avoid having large amounts of cash in dormitory rooms. Students may also use an automatic teller machine (ATM) located on campus. Further details about the LionCard will be available to accepted students prior to the start of the session.
The Exeter Bookstore, which is owned and operated by Barnes and Noble, accepts personal checks, the LionCard, travelers checks, and honors most major credit cards.
Please see the list below for some general information about Summer School expenses:
Required Tuition Fee What This Fee Covers 2016 UPPER SCHOOL Boarding Student Tuition $8,400 Tuition, room & board, and enrollment in the Student Accident and Sickness medical insurance 2016 UPPER SCHOOL Day Student Tuition (per course) $1,280 Tuition, lunch, and enrollment in the Student Accident and Sickness medical insurance 2016 ACCESS EXETER Boarding Student Tuition $8,775 Tuition, room & board, enrollment in the Student Accident and Sickness medical insurance, and fees for the required Excursion 2016 ACCESS EXETER Day Student Tuition $5,450 Tuition, lunch, enrollment in the Student Accident and Sickness medical insurance, and fees for the required Excursion Optional Additional Courses Please see the Summer School Catalog for information about these courses SAT $995 UPPER SCHOOL Boarding students may enroll in this course as an additional 4th course. UPPER SCHOOL Day students may enroll in this course as a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th SSAT Preparation $800 Open to all ACCESS EXETER students Rowing/Crew Program $995 Open to all UPPER SCHOOL and ACCESS EXETER students Seacoast United Soccer Club $995 Open to all UPPER SCHOOL and ACCESS EXETER students Private Music Lessons - Full Lesson $375 Open to all UPPER SCHOOL and ACCESS EXETER students Private Music Lessons - Half Lesson $225 Open to all UPPER SCHOOL and ACCESS EXETER students Additional Expenses Students and their families are responsible for the following additional expenses Textbooks, required course supplies, personal expenses, and optional off-campus field trips $700 This is an approximate amount. The cost of textbooks and course supplies varies from course to course and from year to year. Accepted students will receive information about the LionCard, an on-campus spending account Travel expenses and arrangements to and from Exeter varies
Within two weeks of acceptance, the student must pay a non-refundable $1,500 deposit ($500 for day students). The deposit is credited toward the tuition charge. To secure the applicant’s space, all balances are due on or before April 15th. Students who are accepted after May 1st must submit payment in full. (The payment includes the non-refundable deposit.)
Commitments to faculty and staff, arrangements for students’ room and board, and other provisions for use and maintenance of Academy facilities are made in advance of Summer School. They are based on anticipated student enrollment and are not subject to change. Students who, after the opening of Summer School, voluntarily withdraw for whatever reason or are required to withdraw by vote of the faculty will receive no refund of fees paid.
The Summer School seeks qualified and motivated students from a variety of backgrounds. While financial aid funds are limited and the Summer School is unable to admit students need-blind, we are committed to making the Summer School affordable to families with a range of incomes. Awards are determined by demonstrated need and do not cover the cost of incidentals, travel, books, SAT or SSAT Prep courses, Rowing/Crew Program, Seacoast United Soccer program, or private music lessons. Please be aware that being a candidate for financial aid places a student in a more competitive situation for admission. Unfortunately, our limited resources preclude offering financial aid to international students. Students who have received Summer School financial aid in the past are not eligible to receive financial aid again.
In order to be considered for financial aid, the following information must be submitted by all parents/guardians who are financially responsible for the applicant: Parents' Confidential Financial Questionnaire, copies of 2014 or 2015 IRS 1040 forms, and all supporting W2 forms and/or 1099 forms (from the same year as the IRS 1040 form). These materials, along with the completed Summer School Application including all letters of recommendation, current transcript, and essay, must be received by March 1st. Incomplete applications cannot be considered; applications received after March 1st, may be considered only upon cancellation of earlier awards. Notification of financial aid admissions will be mailed no later than April 30th.
Applicants not admitted with financial aid may request to be reconsidered as regular full-pay applicants.
*Please apply for financial aid only if such aid is absolutely necessary.*
The Parents’ Confidential Financial Questionnaire will be emailed to the applicant's preferred email address upon submission of a completed online application indicating that financial aid is being requested. Financial Aid forms may be submitted by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mailed to PEA Summer School, 20 Main Street, Exeter NH 03833.