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Costs & Scholarships



The cost to attend the Economics for Leaders (EFL), Economic Forces in American History (EFAH), or Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy (EGE) residential programs in-person is $2,000. If your in-person program is moved online due to COVID-19 restrictions, the tuition will be adjusted to $700 for the virtual program.


Scholarship Information

FTE strives to make its programs accessible and affordable to the best and brightest students, regardless of financial status. Scholarship funding is awarded based on a combination of factors, including:

  • Financial need
  • Leadership activities
  • Academic and extracurricular achievement
  • Site selection

Scholarship assistance typically ranges from $100 to $1000. Please note that full-tuition scholarships are extremely rare, and requests for assistance based strictly on merit are generally not considered. Also, scholarship funding is not the same at all sites. Popular sites such as Yale, UCLA, and Brown have very limited funding available. If you know you need financial assistance to attend, please consider applying to alternate sites, as your chances will be higher of receiving aid.

Students are only eligible to receive scholarship funding for one FTE program during the course of their high school career. If a student is attending more than one program in a given year, funding will only be applied to one program.

Finally, scholarship requests to attend program sites that are a significant distance away will not be considered favorably, especially if there is a much closer site to your home. (For example, if you live in California but are asking for scholarship help to go to EFL at Yale University, your chances of receiving aid are less than if you ask for aid to attend EFL at UCLA.)


To Request Scholarship Assistance

To apply, please fill out the scholarship section when completing the Student Application. Applications are reviewed for scholarship funding at the same time as program admission. Admission and award notifications will be received via email within two weeks of submission.

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