Academy At Soar Financial Policies

2023-2024 Academy at SOAR Tuition: $67,000

Application Fee & Enrollment Deposit

Applicants will be required to submit a $100 non-refundable application fee.   Within two weeks after acceptance, a $2,000, non-refundable enrollment deposit is due. (This includes a $1,000 deposit for each term). We accept check, money order, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover.  The enrollment deposit will be applied toward the tuition balance.

After a student is enrolled, if they must cancel for any reason, the non-refundable enrollment deposit may be used for another SOAR program, or can be considered a tax-deductible donation.

Fee Payment

When completing your application, you will be required to submit payment information for all future billing, including tuition balances and additional expenses that may occur. A minimum payment of 50% of the full year tuition is due on or before July 15th for fall semester, with the remaining 50% of the full year tuition due December 1 for spring semester. (Tuition is due within two weeks of acceptance if admitted after this date).  Families who pay tuition for the entire year by July 15th will receive a tuition reduction of $1,000.  No services will be delivered to the student until both the tuition and $350 refundable damage deposit have been received.

Refund Policy
Any student enrolled in the Academy at SOAR is expected to complete the Academic Term. Withdrawal or dismissal of a student before the close of the Academic Term will result in forfeiture of the unused paid portions of the tuition, fees and costs, and the family shall remain obligated to complete payment in full for tuition, fees and costs for the entire academic term.
Spending Money
Students will be required to come to the Academy at SOAR with access to a debit account with funds in the amount of $1,200 ($600 Fall Term / $600 Spring Term). This will be used to help teach fiscal responsibility, budgeting, and accountability.
Damage to SOAR Equipment

Although we take precautions to ensure gear is treated respectfully, we reserve the right to charge students for damage done to SOAR equipment due to negligence or non-compliance. This may include damage to tents, rental vans, cabins, etc. Parents will be notified of the damage that occurred.

Additional Expenses

Your child may incur additional expenses. This includes prescription medication costs if your child gets sick, damage fees for intentional damage done to SOAR property in excess of the damage deposit, or additional airline expenses traveling to or returning home from the program. In the event, any additional fees occur, SOAR will either use the student’s debit account or will contact parents and charge the payment method on file.

Accepted Payment Methods

SOAR accepts payments made by check, credit card, direct deposit, or 529 Savings Plan. For more information please call our office at 828-456-3435.

Financial Assistance

Please see our Financial Assistance page for more information: 

Non-refundable Tech Fee

A $350 tech fee will be required at enrollment. The tech fee covers the student’s computer and numerous applications the student will need during the school year.