Academy at SOAR Financial Policies
Applicants will be required to submit a $2,000, non-refundable registration deposit along with their application for admission. (This includes a $1,000 deposit for each term). We accept check, money order, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover. The registration deposit will be applied toward the tuition balance. It will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted.
After a student is enrolled, if they must cancel for any reason, the non-refundable registration deposit may be used for another SOAR program, or can be considered a tax-deductible donation.
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. Full payment is due one month prior to the course start date, and will be calculated according to the selected enrollment option (see Enrollment Options).
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.
A limited number of scholarships are available to students based on financial need. Applicants are encouraged to contact SOAR early for necessary forms. SOAR’s scholarship fund is raised from donations made by parents of current and former campers and students. If you are interested in contributing to this worthwhile fund, you can make a donation here! Your contributions are tax deductible.
Private Loans are available for qualified applicants through Prosper Healthcare Lending. Find out more here.
Students will be required to come to the Academy at SOAR with access to a debit account with funds in the amount of $1,000 ($400 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, the Academy at SOAR will collect a damage deposit in the amount of $250 per student. 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 occurred. Any remaining funds will be refunded approximately two weeks after the end of the program.
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.