Tuition & Financial Aid

2020 Tuition: $3,275 – NO INCREASE FOR 2020!

2020 Room & Board: $1,850

2020 Premium for a Single Room: $350 payable with tuition

Deposit: $500 non-refundable deposit due 14 days after acceptance

No deductions or refunds will be granted for late arrival or early departure.

*Festival alumni who reapply and are admitted by March 15st 2020 will receive a $500 tuition credit.

Financial Aid

Generous endowment support allows us to offer assistance to students based on merit and financial need. All students wishing to be considered for assistance must submit a completed financial aid application (part of the Admission Application) by March 15, 2020. Applications received after this date may be considered if funds are available. Financial aid and scholarship awards are limited. Students wishing consideration for aid are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Students are also encouraged to explore funding sources in their own communities and through various organizations, corporations, foundations, and businesses. For more information and a complete listing of currently available SSMF scholarships, visit our scholarships page

*Festival alumni who reapply and are admitted by March 15th 2020 will receive a $500 tuition credit. This is in addition to any other scholarship offered by the Festival. 

Payment Schedule

Payment Schedule
  • Within 14 days of dated acceptance letter: Non-refundable deposit of $500 will  reserve your place both in the residence hall.  Students who do not deposit within 10 days will not be guaranteed housing.
  • May 21, 2020: Last day to withdraw and receive 50% refund of tuition, less housing costs and deposit.
  • June 1st, 2020: Full payment of all fees, less any scholarship required. If payment is not received by this date, the student will forfeit their place to a student on the waiting list.

Absolutely no refunds, for any reason, will be given after May 21st, 2020

 

 Payment Plans
Once you have been admitted and moved from the deposit stage to the tuition stage, you will be able to make partial payments on your tuition balance, as long as your final payment is completed by May 1st. 
Please ‘Continue’ your application to complete the tuition payment and additional information. If you are not ready to make the full tuition payment, you may make partial payments from now until the deadline. Before the deadline, the full tuition must be paid and all additional information must be submitted.
To make partial payments:
  • In the application, select ‘Pay & Submit’
  • Insert the amount you would like to pay at that time > Pay
  • You will receive a confirmation with the amount that you have paid and what the remaining balance is
  • Repeat these steps until the full payment is complete (before the deadline)