SFS strives to make study abroad affordable. Find our cost information below and remember that we offer generous financial aid to support students attending our programs.
Please visit our Financial Aid page for more information on need-based scholarships, grants, and loans.
SFS program fees cover room and board, program-related transportation (including ground, water, and domestic air travel), park entrance fees, field equipment, supplies, orientation, and pre- and post-program advisory services.
Total program cost does not include transportation to and from the program site (i.e. flights between the U.S. and designated in-country airport).
SEMESTER PROGRAM COSTS Fall 2017 – Spring 2018
Room and Board
Total Program Cost
Turks & Caicos
Program Commitment Deposit of $500 is due no later than 10 business days after acceptance, in order to reserve a place on the program.
SUMMER COSTS 2018
Room and Board
Total Program Cost
Turks & Caicos Islands
Program Commitment Deposit of $250 is due no later than 10 business days after acceptance, in order to reserve a place on the program.
Students participating in two sessions are eligible for a $1,000 discount.
Alumni Discount: We encourage our alumni to participate in another SFS program and are happy to offer our alums a $1,000 discount for any summer or semester program.
Note: Program costs are released in March for the upcoming academic year (fall through summer).
Consider the following (in addition to tuition costs) to determine the total cost of your participation:
Clothing and equipment
Physical examination, immunizations, and medical insurance
Personal expenses (e.g., semester program break)
Passport and Visa (Your passport must be valid for at least six months after the program ends.)
Program Commitment Deposit
Upon acceptance to the program, students will be sent an invoice for the Program Commitment Deposit. This is the first payment toward your SFS tuition and not an additional fee. Either you or your home school must submit the Program Commitment Deposit ($500 for semester programs/$250 for summer programs) within 10 business days of acceptance in order to secure a place on the program. Please check the billing policy information included in the acceptance email from your Admissions Counselor.
If your home school will pay this deposit for you, we will send an invoice to that institution for the deposit amount. Your acceptance email will indicate who is responsible for making this payment to SFS. If you or your home school have any questions about the deposit, please contact us.
Payment can be made using a credit card by calling Joan Cluster, Staff Accountant, at 978.219.5109 or by mailing a check made out to “The School for Field Studies” to the following address:
The School for Field Studies
100 Cummings Center, Suite 534-G
Beverly, MA 01915
Students are not considered enrolled in the program, and financial aid applications will not be reviewed, until this deposit is received.
The SFS Billing Policy
Students will receive an invoice from our billing department via mail or email, about 30 days prior to the billing deadline for their session (listed below). You will not be allowed to participate in the program with an outstanding tuition balance. For applicants who apply after these deadlines, tuition is due upon receipt of the invoice.
SFS Billing Timeline and Deadlines
The deadlines for tuition and room & board payments due to SFS are as follows:
Summer I or Summer Combined: April 1 Summer II: April 30 Fall Programs: June 1 Spring Programs: October 30
Please note that these are not application deadlines and we will work with students on an individual basis if they apply to a session after these dates have passed.
If your home school will make these payments for you, we will send an invoice to that institution. Your acceptance email will indicate who is responsible for making these payments to SFS.