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Tuition and Funding

Tuition & Funding

Welcome to our page dedicated to all of our financial information, here to help answer all of your questions, alleviate your concerns, and help you as you learn more about the funding process.

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SSA travelers will be provided with opportunities for fundraising that are easy and fun to implement and take part in. You will receive a free Fundraising Guide to help you find new sources of funding.

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Financial Aid

We believe that cost should not prevent enthusiastic students from being able to travel on an SSA program. For this reason we are always try to improve and update our offerings for fellowships, scholarships, and discounts. Click here to learn about our financial aid options for Open Enrollment program participants.

Note: Financial aid applications will be sent once a participant application has been completed.

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Refer A Friend

If you have a friend, colleague, family member, or acquaintance who you think would benefit from learning about our programs, please let them (and us!) know. Not only will they be grateful that you told them about your life-changing adventure, but SSA will also send you a referral bonus to show our appreciation. Click here to learn how you can earn free travel for each referral!

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Refunds & Discounts

To learn more about SSA’s deposit, discount, and refund policies, simply click on the link below. You can also direct questions to our team by calling 303-242-8541 or by emailing info@SmithsonianSA.com

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Open Enrollment Tuition

For individual high school students wanting to travel with other students from across the country, click here to explore and learn more about available Open Enrollment programs. You will find information regarding tuition costs, destinations, and dates for all Open Enrollment programs currently accepting applications.

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Custom Group Sample Tuition

For educators and organizers wanting to plan a customized group travel program tailored to your goals and interests, check out a collection of sample program itineraries to see what average custom group tuitions have looked like for groups in the past. Tuition starts at $1,500 per student and will vary depending on program length, destination, and other activities and inclusions.

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