Dates, Rates, and Financial Aid

Summer Session students write Best Summer Ever in chalk on a campus sidewalk

Summer Session 2024 will begin on Saturday, June 29, and end on Saturday, July 27, 2024. Tuition and Financial Aid information is below!

Tuition for 2024 Summer Session

Tuition includes classes, meals, activities, weekend trips, supervision, and for residential students, linens and laundry service. Health insurance is also included for international students.

Total Costs

Personal Expenses

An Expense Deposit of $500 for boarding students and $250 for day students is due along with the signed Enrollment Agreement. This deposit is in addition to the tuition fees and is non-refundable in case of withdrawal. When the student arrives on campus, these funds will be transferred into their personal account and will be used to pay for school store purchases, and optional, off-campus activities. Any unused balances will be returned to the family at the conclusion of the program.

Submitting your Expense Deposit is an important step in the enrollment process. It reserves your spot for Summer Session and provides you access to additional enrollment actions such as course selection, optional activity sign-ups, and permission and health forms. 

Transportation Expenses

Cardigan can arrange for ground transportation for students to and from JFK Airport in New York City and Logan Airport in Boston. There is a one-way fee for this transportation: Logan Airport in Boston ($110) and JFK Airport in New York City ($220). These charges will be applied separately to the student's account. Families should schedule arrivals and departures between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in order for their student to take the Cardigan bus. Private car service is also available.

For more information about student travel to and from campus, please visit the Summer Session Travel Page.

Financial Aid

Cardigan Summer Session provides tuition assistance on an as-needed basis. Financial aid decisions are made independently from admission decisions and do not affect a candidate's chances for enrollment in Summer Session. Individual circumstances will vary. While financial aid is limited, approximately 20% of Summer Session students receive financial aid.

To Apply for Financial Aid

Cardigan uses School & Student Services (SSS) to collect the information we need to make financial aid decisions. The Cardigan Summer Programs Financial Aid Information Guide provides step-by-step information on creating an SSS account and applying to Cardigan for aid. You will be prompted to enter Cardigan's Summer Session code: 152943 and be required to upload your most recently filed tax documents to your SSS account: 1040, 1040A, or 1040 EZ; W2; 1099; SSS Business/Farm Statement (if applicable). 

Completed Financial Aid applications are due Friday, February 9, 2024.

Financial aid award notifications will be sent to applicants beginning March 1, 2024 and continue as funds remain available thereafter. Upon receipt of award notification, families will have two weeks to accept the aid award and confirm enrollment. Your child will not lose their place in the program while their Financial Aid application is in process, and you will not be asked to sign an Enrollment Agreement until you have received, reviewed, and chosen to accept your aid package.

Summer 2024 Dates

Summer Session 2024 will begin Saturday, June 29 and end Saturday, July 27, 2024.


How can we help you?

Matt Rinkin
Director of Summer Programs
(603) 523-3526