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Costs & Scholarships



The cost to attend FTE residential student programs is $2,100 which includes room and board. Students are responsible for their own transportation costs to and from the program location.


Cancellation Policy

Full tuition is due at the time of enrollment. For participants who voluntarily withdraw, refunds will be made according to the FTE stated refund policy and schedule. The registration fee will be refunded 50% for cancellations made prior to May 19, 2023. After May 19, no refunds will be issued.


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 $1500. Please note that full-tuition scholarships are extremely rare, and requests for assistance based strictly on merit are generally not considered.

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 three weeks of submission.

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