Financial Policies- GAP Year
Application Fee & Enrollment Deposit:
A $100 application fee is required with application submission. A $2,000 deposit is due upon acceptance and to confirm enrollment into the program. The application fee and enrollment deposit are non-refundable. We accept check, money order, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover. The enrollment deposit will be applied toward the tuition balance.
After a participant 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.
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 program start date.
Any participant enrolled at SOAR is expected to complete the program. Withdrawal or dismissal of a participant before the close of the program 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 program.
Private Loans are available for qualified applicants through American Healthcare Lending. Click here for more information.
Participants will be required to come to SOAR with access to a debit account with funds in the amount of $1000 ($500 per semester). This will be used to help teach fiscal responsibility, budgeting, and accountability. These funds are not included in the tuition cost.
Damage to SOAR Equipment:
Although we take precautions to ensure gear is treated respectfully, SOAR will collect a damage deposit in the amount of $250 per participant. 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.
Participants may incur additional expenses. This includes prescription medication costs, doctor visits, 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 participant’s debit account, or will contact parents and charge the payment method on file.