Financial Aid

Financial Aid

General Aid

General Financial Aid has been exhausted for the 2017 summer. Aid is available on a first-come, first serve basis to in-need students at our US sites. Students who would rely on general aid to attend are encouraged to see if they qualify for scholarships offered by our partners (listed below) or to apply for the Academies early during the 2018 summer enrollment cycle. 

Financial aid funds are awarded to families on a sliding scale based on salary, geography, cost of living expenses and the number of family members in a household. We encourage families seeking financial aid to apply early, as our awards are given on a first-come, first-served basis starting in October. Since financial aid awards are distributed on a rolling basis, there is no guarantee financial aid funds will remain through to the end of our open enrollment period in May. We do not offer financial aid for our study abroad programs.

Scholarships Offered by our Partners

Additionally, the Academy in partnership with QFI (Qatar Foundation International) and our study abroad partner, IES (Institute for the International Education of Students) offers scholarships to students demonstrating significant financial aid, and/or academic and language achievement:

  • QFI: Students demonstrating financial need and the ability to continue the study of Arabic outside the Academy. For Arabic Academy at St. Michaels only. Details here.
  • IES: Two scholarships available for students attending the Nantes, Granada, or Salamanca Academy. Granted to a student demonstrating significant financial need. Download the application here.

Does an application for financial aid affect my chances of being admitted to the Academy?

The Academy’s admission process is “need-blind.” This means that Admissions does not know of your family’s finances when your application is being assessed.

What is need-based aid?

Need-based aid is intended to help defray the cost of Academy attendance for families in need and is awarded on a sliding scale. Available funding is limited with the purpose of helping as many families as possible who demonstrate need. We encourage those interested in receiving aid to apply as soon as possible.

When will I know if I qualify?

After acceptance to the program has been received and your completed financial aid application has been submitted, a decision will be issued in no more than two weeks.