Cost & Financial Aid

In 2017, the cost for FOP will be $440.  FOP will match the percentage of aid participants receive from the University. Financial aid amounts will be distributed on a rolling basis, shortly after registrations are received.

Payment

The charge for FOP will appear on students' August term bill. Any student receiving financial aid for FOP will also see a credit for the aid amount on that term bill. Charges related to rental equipment will appear on students' September term bill (in order to ensure that students are charged for only the gear they actually take into the field).

At this time, we cannot accept payment by credit card or check.

Refund Policy

 

For summer 2017, our refund policy is being waived. Students may drop from FOP at any time without a fee.

 

As the summer progresses, the costs to us of students who drop out of the program increase steadily. We buy food, arrange equipment, and purchase permits, and it becomes increasingly hard to fill vacant spots from the waitlist. To cover our costs, we have instituted the following policy:

If you drop out... ...you will be responsible for x% of the program fee.
Before July 1 0%
July 1 to August 1 25%
After August 1 50%

Exceptions to this policy may be made in extraordinary circumstances (e.g., illness, family emergency) jointly by the Program Director and the Dean of Freshmen.