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Information for Summer 2019

Tuition Schedule

In 2019, the Great Books Summer Program is offering one, two, and three and four-week programs at Amherst College and Stanford University; and one-week program at Northwestern University.  We will also offer a two-week session at Oxford, a one-week session in Dublin, Ireland and special two-week sessions in Beijing. See our Day Program tuition options at Amherst, Northwestern, Stanford and Beijing.

2019 Tuition 

Amherst College
One Week
Amherst College
Two Weeks
Amherst College
Three Weeks
Amherst CollegeFour Weeks$7680
Amherst CollegeFive Weeks‚Äč$9575
Northwestern UniversityOne Week$2295
Tall Ship AdventureOne Week$2495
Oxford University
Two Weeks
Literary Dublin
One Week
Oxford and Dublin
Three Weeks
Stanford University
One Week
Stanford University
Two Weeks
Stanford University
Three Weeks
Stanford University
Four Weeks
Stanford Center in Beijing (Day)One Week$2100
Stanford Center in Beijing (Day)
Two Weeks

Tuition includes all instruction, accommodations, supervision and recreational activities, and three meals per day with snacks provided. Additional fees below also apply.  (Beijing Day Program includes lunch and does not include accommodations.)

Registration Fee

All applicants incur a non-refundable $250 registration fee payable with their tuition deposit.

Materials & Events

There will also be a materials and events fee of $225 for one-week students, $295 for two-week students, $365 for three-week students, $440 for four-week students, and $515 for five-week students.  Materials include the rental of an e-reader loaded with our reading anthology, a book featured in the weekly curriculum, a digital copy of the anthology, a notebook, t-shirt, book bag, water bottle and all other necessary elective supplies. Snacks and special meals are also provided during the session.

Weekend & Excursions

Students attending two week sessions and students attending our Tall Ships Adventure will have a $225 excursion fee. Students attending three-week sessions will have a $450 excursion fee and student attending four-week sessions will have a $675 excursion fee. Students who attend the Beijing residential program will have an excursion fee of $650.  Students attending our Oxford program will have an excursion fee of $750 to cover excursions to Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon as well as daily outings. Students attending the Dublin program will have an excursion fee of $350 to cover daily excursions throughout the city. The combined Oxford and Dublin program will have an excursion fee of $1,100. 

Airport Transfers

Arrangements for airport transportation to and from Amherst and Stanford can be made for an additional $100 each way.  Students who apply to our Beijing, Oxford or Dublin programs will receive information about travel upon registration.

International Application Processing

An international fee of $175 will be added for each student arriving from outside the US, UK, or Ireland. Chinese students attending our program in Beijing will not incur an International Application Processing fee. 

Sibling Savings

If two or more siblings attend, each sibling receives a savings of $100 on their tuition.

Referral Discount

For each first-time attendee you refer to the 2019 Great Books season, you will receive a $100 savings on tuition.

Payment Schedule

To be considered for enrollment, a student's application must include a $500 deposit.  This includes a $250 tuition deposit which will be credited toward your total tuition fee and a $250 non-refundable registration fee.  The payment schedule for the Great Books Summer Program is as follows:

Deposit of $500 is due with your application.
Please note that this includes a tuition deposit of $250 which is fully refundable until March 13, 2019. It also includes a $250 registration fee which is non-refundable.

Final Payment:  Families paying by credit card have the option to pay in full at the time of enrollment, pay in monthly installments leading up to a final payment deadline of May 3, 2019, or may request that the balance be automatically charged to their account on April 5, 2019. 

An application submitted after May 3, 2019 requires full payment at the time of enrollment.  Enrollments will continue to be accepted as long as space is available.

Refund Policy

All cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing to Great Books Summer Program Admissions, PO Box 743, Fairfield, CT 06824 or faxed to 1- 203-255-0675.  You will receive a confirmation of your refund request within one week of receipt. There are no refunds for cancellations after March 13, 2019.  



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